Some Practice Interview Questions

Answer these to yourself, in preparation for behavioral part of an interview.

I also recommend recording yourself on video while answering the questions – basically talking out loud, and recording it. Later on, maybe in a week, go back and watch the recording. Is this how you want to appear to the interviewer? Are there any aspects of your appearance that you would like to change? It is a good time to analyze them now.

There is this thing called one-way video interview (and it’s terrible). The recruiter has a list of questions and invites you to record yourself answering them. I won’t go into details why self-respecting candidates should not follow this process. However, the idea itself is interesting. If the only recipient of the one-way video interview is yourself, and it’s a practice interview, then it may be a valuable tool to help you study, to get a glimpse of how you appear to someone else.

And now, the questions.

Tier 1

What type of company and work environment are you seeking?

Which company did you enjoyed working at the most working at and why?

Which company did you enjoy working at the least and why?

Do you prefer to work in a team setting or independent setting?

Do you prefer to interface with other business units / customers as well or just stay mostly within your own team unit?

Do you prefer to wear a lot of hats and work on multiple projects at the same time or stay focused in one area and move onto the next when it is complete.

If given a choice of having full detailed step-by-step clear instructions on how to build something vs having a clear vision of the end product and needing to develop your own step-by-step instructions to build it; which would you prefer?

Tier 2

What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?

What is your ideal work environment?

Tell me about yourself

Why do you think you are a good fit for this position?

Why are you pursuing this job?

What is your greatest career accomplishment?

Tell me about a big mistake, how you dealt with it, and what you learned from the experience.

What type of work environment do you prefer?

Tell me about a time you went over and above to get a job done.

How do you evaluate success?

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