Interview Questions Employers Ask Listed by Occupation and Type of Job

By Alison Doyle

Updated June 27, 2016

In addition to common interview questionsthat employers ask job applicants and candidates, there are additional questions you should be prepared to answer. These additional questions are the job-specific questions or questions relevant to your education, training and work experience in your field. Job-specific questions determine how well you know certain tasks and responsibilities, as well as industry practices.

Your answers to job-specific questions help employers select the candidate whose expertise and knowledge most closely fit the job requirements, the level of the position the employer feels comfortable offering and maybe even the salary level. In some cases, your job knowledge may also determine whether you have promotion capabilities and how soon you might be eligible for a promotion.

Review typical employer interview questions that are asked of all applicants, plus interview questions for specific occupations and type of candidate for employment.

General Interview Questions and Answers

General Job Interview Questions and Answers
General job interview questions, plus sample answers you can use to practice for a job interview.

Types of Interview Questions
When you go on a job interview there are a variety of types of interview questionsyou’ll be asked. You’ll be asked about your employment history, your ability to work on a team, your leadership skills, your motivation, as well as other interview questions related to your skills and abilities.

Examples of job-specific questions might include how you perform a certain task, what level of your responsibility you had during your previous job or even whether you can teach others how to perform duties consistent with your expertise.

Employer Interview Questions for Specific Positions

Interview Questions Listed by Type of Job
Examples of interview questions for many different jobs that ask about the skills and expertise the candidate has that are specific requirements for the job the company is hiring for.

Before you study interview questions for your specific job type, gather a list of requirements for your job so that you have a comprehensive list of tasks that you might be expected to perform.

Interview Questions to Ask the Employer

Also be prepared with a list of questions of your own to ask the employer. Interviewing works both ways and you want to ask the employer questions, too, so you can ensure the job is a good fit.

Interview Questions to Ask the Employer
Have interview questions of your own ready to ask. You aren’t simply trying to get this job – you also are interviewing the employer to decide whether this is the company for you. As a job applicant, your job is to assess whether you’re suited for this job. Do you see yourself at this company for one year, five years or are you just looking for a paycheck until you find something in your field? Here are questions to ask the interviewer so you can ensure the company is a good match for your qualifications and interests.