"Tricky" Interview Questions

Business Insider has compiled "17 interview questions that are designed to trick you." Interview-2

Depending on your experience and comfort level answering questions, you may find some easier than others. Of course, some of these, technically, would require a yes-or-no answer, but that's not the intent.

  • Can you tell me about yourself? 
  • How would you describe yourself in one word?
  • How does this position compare to others you are applying for?
  • Can you name three of your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why do you want to work here?


    Why do you want to leave your current job?

  • What are you most proud of in your career?


    What kind of boss and coworkers have you had the most and least success with, and why?

  • Have you ever considered being an entrepreneur?


    If you could work for any company, where would you work?

  • Why were you laid off?


    What would you do if you won $5 million tomorrow?

  • Have you ever been asked to compromise your integrity by your supervisor or colleague? Tell us about it.


    Can you give us a reason someone may not like working with you?

  • Why have you been out of work for so long?


    How did you make time for this interview? Where does your boss think you are right now?

  • Tell me about a time you disagreed with a company policy.

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Discussion Starters: 

  • Which do you find most difficult and easiest? 
  • Do you agree with Business Insider's advice for handling each question?
  • With a partner, try to answer each question that is relevant to you. How do you do?