Pre-interview Questions

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Pre-interview Questions

When looking for a new job, you’ll need to be thinking of the best ways in which to land good employment – part of that comes with preparation for your interviews. How do you intend to tackle the interviews? Let’s see!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did you fill downtime at your last job?
  • 2. 
    Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?
  • 3. 
    What situations kept you from fulfilling your job duties or from coming to work on time at your last job?
  • 4. 
    Describe a recent problem you had with one of your manager's decisions. Listen and then ask, how did you handle it?
  • 5. 
    What about your character makes you a good candidate for this job?
  • 6. 
    Priorities often change suddenly throughout the day. If you are asked to quickly do another task, how does that affect your mood? What if it's the third time before noon?
  • 7. 
    What do you feel is an acceptable amount of days to be absent in a calendar year?
  • 8. 
    How do you handle situations that could cause you to be tardy or absent?
  • 9. 
    How have you responded in the past when you found another employee was stealing?
  • 10. 
    How have you responded in the past when your replacement calls in sick and a substitute will take over an hour to come in?
  • 11. 
    24/7 operations are like relay races where you take the baton, run with it and then pass it on smoothly. How do you make seamless transitions on shift changes?
  • 12. 
    During the last year, when your replacement hasn’t shown up and your manager asked you to stay late, what percentage of the time have you stayed late?
  • 13. 
    Think about the last time your manager critiqued your work. How did you respond?
  • 14. 
    Give an example of when you did something without being asked. Can you give me another example?
  • 15. 
    Give an example of when you did something without being asked. Can you give me another example?
  • 16. 
    Tell me about your most frustrating experience as a __________ (job title). Listen and then ask, how did you handle it?
  • 17. 
    What situations, during the last year, have kept you from fulfilling your job duties and coming to work on time?
  • 18. 
    How do you handle situations that could cause tardiness or absenteeism?
  • 19. 
    Everybody misses work sometimes. What are some legitimate reasons to miss work?
  • 20. 
    During the last year, when your replacement hasn’t shown up and your manager asked you to stay late, what percentage of the time have you stayed late?
  • 21. 
    What outside situations would affect your dependability on the job?
  • 22. 
    Why do you think dependability is important for a temporary position at ATS?
  • 23. 
    When you do not show up for work, how does it affect your co-workers?
  • 24. 
    How many days did you call in sick with your previous employment?
  • 25. 
    How often are you late for work?
  • 26. 
    Where does your employment fall in your list of priorities?
  • 27. 
    Do you have your own transportation?
  • 28. 
    Could I call your previous employer and ask how your attendance was and what would they tell me about your attendance?
  • 29. 
    How would you handle not having everything in stock that you need to make the product you are assigned?
  • 30. 
    What about your character would help you do this job day in and day out?
  • 31. 
    Tell me about the hardest job you have ever had? How did it end?
  • 32. 
    What would your reaction be if your replacement didn’t show up?
  • 33. 
    What sets you apart from other applicants?
  • 34. 
    Tell me a little about yourself?
  • 35. 
    Are you eligible to work in the United States and can provide the necessary documents?
  • 36. 
    I understand that by taking this test it makes me eligible for employment at ATS, you I pass.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 37. 
    I understand that pay, hours and time may change at anytime, according to what the ATS client wants. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 38. 
    Are you at least 18 years old
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No