Job Interview Quiz

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Interview Quizzes & Trivia

How prepared are you for your next job interview? By answering 20 simple questions, this free career assessment will help you learn and review top job interview skills. Take this free assessment to rate your preparedness and to increase your chances for success.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Dress comfortably

    • B. 

      Wear a formal suit

    • C. 

      Bring a sport coat, in case you need it

    • D. 

      Be trendy

  • 2. 
    What is the one thing you don't want to do during the first interview?
    • A. 

      Negotiate pay

    • B. 

      Connect with the interviewer

    • C. 

      Communicate why you are a good fit

    • D. 

      Close by arranging the next interview

  • 3. 
    How long does it normally take for the interviewer to determine whether you are a good match for the company?
    • A. 

      5 minutes

    • B. 

      20 minutes

    • C. 

      30 minutes

    • D. 

      At the conclusion of the interview

  • 4. 
    What should you NOT do to prepare for an interview?
    • A. 

      Research the company

    • B. 

      Learn the company's concerns and problems

    • C. 

      Practice top interview questions and answers

    • D. 

      Memorize key answers to interview questions

  • 5. 
    In behavioral interviewing, the R in the STAR technique stands for:
    • A. 

      Review

    • B. 

      Rehearse

    • C. 

      Results

    • D. 

      Return

  • 6. 
    Traditional interviews have only a 10% accuracy rate as predictors of future performance. Behavioral interviews have a ________ % accuracy rate.
    • A. 

      3%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      55%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 7. 
    Who is the most important person to greet in a friendly and respectful manner?
    • A. 

      The receptionist

    • B. 

      The secretary

    • C. 

      The interviewer

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      True – because all the interviewer cares about is past job success.

    • B. 

      False – because the interviewer also appreciates successes in other areas of life.

  • 9. 
    When answering interview questions it is important to:
    • A. 

      Be specific

    • B. 

      Be general

    • C. 

      Stretch the facts to look good

    • D. 

      Seize control of the interview whenever possible

  • 10. 
    If asked about any gaps in your work history you should respond by:
    • A. 

      Explaining the crisis that led to the gap

    • B. 

      Describing some volunteering and consulting you have done during that time

    • C. 

      State that family is your top priority

    • D. 

      Say that you work best when you have time off in between jobs

  • 11. 
    In every answer you give, the employer is looking for:
    • A. 

      How you will save them time

    • B. 

      How you will save them money

    • C. 

      How you will solve their problem(s)

    • D. 

      Any of the above

  • 12. 
    True or False: During the interview, it is appropriate to mirror the interviewer's personality and pace.
    • A. 

      True - because this will build rapport.

    • B. 

      False - because this is condescending.

  • 13. 
    True or False: Make sure to bring up your salary requirements during the first interview.
    • A. 

      True - because this will quickly reveal whether the company can afford you.

    • B. 

      False - salary negotiations should take place later in the hiring process.

  • 14. 
    If an employer asks an illegal question, you should:
    • A. 

      Refuse to answer.

    • B. 

      Take them to court.

    • C. 

      Answer the question.

    • D. 

      Use your best judgment depending on the question and the circumstances.

  • 15. 
    How much time should you spend rehearsing interview questions and answers?
    • A. 

      1 hour

    • B. 

      10 minutes

    • C. 

      3-5 hours

    • D. 

      3 days

  • 16. 
    As soon as the interview is over, you should:
    • A. 

      Go home and rest. You deserve it.

    • B. 

      Replay each question and answer in your mind.

    • C. 

      Send an immediate thank you note.

    • D. 

      Sit back and wait for the job offer to come in.

  • 17. 
    At the start of an interview you should:
    • A. 

      Try to find common interests.

    • B. 

      Look around the interview’s office for things to comment on.

    • C. 

      Shake the interviewers hand firmly and look him or her in the eye.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    True or False:  You should bring a copy of your resume to the interview.
    • A. 

      True – because the interviewer may have trouble locating theirs.

    • B. 

      False – because you will insult the interviewer by assuming he or she can’t find it.