Recently I've been interviewed for jobs or done mock-interviews. Some of the questions that I've been asked though, I haven't had ready answers for them. Some of the questions, most of them probably, were designed to make you think but it still required you to think fast and on the spot. Below I've listed some of the questions that I hadn't heard before or thought about an answer.

  • Who is your role model and why? (For me, my role models haven’t been business women, but I managed to make their personal and social lives relevant to the interview.)
  • What characteristics do you admire about that role-model?
  • What do you think is important in being successful?
  • What do you think the most important quality in a person is?
  • What kind of business environment/culture do you think you would do best in? (A good question to think about. Also, you should probably have done a little research on the company to see what their culture is like.)
  • What has been your favorite college course and why?
  • What has been the most relevant college course you’ve taken?
  • How has college X affected you?
  • What did you learn from Company X about the way you like to work?
  • What has been the hardest thing about your job at Company X?
  • What has been your favorite part of working at Company X?
  • How would you react to negative social media comments? (Assuming you are going to be managing social media for Company X in the future).
  • What are you willing to argue over?
  • What is your dream job? (A silly one to not know the answer to, but there are so many possible answers.)

Hopefully thinking about some of these will help you in an interview one day. What are some interview questions you've been unprepared for?