Here are the questions hiring managers ask to test your personality

Posted on 31st Jul 2015 | 1004 views

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Sometimes job interviews are more casual, questions are completely on target, other times, and they seem to come out of nowhere. Certain job interviews looks like conversations rather than a typical job interview. There are limitations to what questions to be asked by recruiters at interview like Questions about your age, origin, religion, arrest record, your plans to (or not to) have children and a variety of others are off limits.

Here are the questions hiring managers ask to test your personality

But these are the questions about your personality that may show how you would fare if asked any of the questions below in a job interview.

  • What are some of your hobbies?
  • When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • What is your favorite quote and why?
  • What is your favorite novel and why?
  • What is your favorite movie and why?
  • What is your favorite TV show and why?
  • If you retired tomorrow and wanted to start a wildly different second career, what would you do?
  • Tell me about your proudest non-work achievement.
  • What is your greatest fear?
  • Which is worse to regret: a mistake you made or not having tried something?
  • Do you enjoy travel?
  • Where is your favorite place to visit?
  • Describe a personal hero of yours.
  • Are you a morning person or a night owl?
  • Have you ever played on a sports team?
  • If your best friend was sitting here, what would they say is the best part about being your friend?
  • If you could change one thing about the way you approach challenges, what would it be?
  • If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
  • What has the most satisfying moment in your life been?
  • How would your last supervisor describe you in three words?
  • What drives you in your professional life?
  • What drives you in your personal life?
  • What types of hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?
  • Can you take me through a scenario at work that was particularly stressful for you, and how you handled it?
  • If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be and why?

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