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Video Interview Questions


Video interview questions should aim to show a candidate’s personality and demonstrate critical thinking skills. The best questions reveal both. Below is a list of 100 questions to get you started.


Personality and Values:

  1. What motivates you?
  2. Tell me about yourself.
  3. Are you easy to talk to?
  4. How do you handle change?
  5. What are your core values?
  6. What are you most proud of?
  7. What are you passionate about?
  8. Who do you admire most and why?
  9. What is your motivation in life?
  10. What was the last book you read?
  11. What are the“words you live by”?
  12. Describe yourself in three words.
  13. What would you do with $1Million?
  14. What is your favorite color and why?
  15. What was the last costume you wore?
  16. What is your favorite movie and why?
  17. What do you do for recreation or fun?
  18. Is the glass half full or is it half empty?
  19. What are you passionate about and why?
  20. What would be your superpower and why?
  21. Do you have a hero? If so, who is it and why?
  22. If someone played you in a movie, who would it be?
  23. What’s the funniest (tasteful) joke you’ve ever heard?
  24. What has been the greatest disappointment in your life?
  25. Is there any question I haven’t asked you that I should?
  26. When was the last time you were angry? What happened?
  27. If you met a genie in a bottle what would be your 3 wishes?
  28. If you could start over again, what would you do differently?
  29. If you could be any character on TV who would you be and why?
  30. Tell me one thing about yourself you wouldn’t want me to know.
  31. Who is your biggest influence? It can be anyone, famous or not.
  32. If you could change anything in the world what would it be and why?
  33. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  34. If you could choose any actor to play you in a movie who would it be and why?
  35. What is the best advice you’ve ever received, whether it be personal or professional?
  36. Please fill in the blank, yesterday I was _____, today, I am_____, and tomorrow I will be______.
  37. If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you have to have with you to survive?


Areas of Strength and Weakness:

  1. How do you evaluate success?
  2. Is the customer always right?
  3. How do you handle a challenge?
  4. What is your greatest weakness?
  5. How do you compensate for your weaknesses?
  6. What are 3-5 strengths you bring to this organization?
  7. What is your greatest strength?
  8. How do you take advantage of your strengths?
  9. What is your definition of service?
  10. How do you handle stress and pressure?
  11. How would you describe your work style?
  12. What does customer service mean to you?
  13. How do you handle meeting a tight deadline?
  14. How do you prioritize your list of “things to do”?
  15. Did you ever postpone making a decision? Why?
  16. What do you do if you disagree with a co-worker?
  17. Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?
  18. What would you do if you were running late to work?
  19. How do you identify, as a team member or as a leader?
  20. Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
  21. Give an example of how you set personal goals and achieve them.
  22. How do you handle working with people who annoy you?
  23. What do you find are the most difficult decisions to make?
  24. How do you de-stress after a long, labor-intensive work day?
  25. When there is a stressful situation at work, what is your mantra to get you through?
  26. If you knew your boss were 100% wrong about something, how would you handle it?
  27. Have you ever had a case of “the mondays”? How do you get your week off to a great start?


Behavior and Competency:

  1. Describe a difficult work situation and how you overcame it.
  2. Give an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it?
  3. Have you been in a situation where you didn’t have enough work to do? What did you do?
  4. Share and example of how you were able to motivate employees or co-workers?
  5. Describe a decision you made that was unpopular and how you handled implementing it.
  6. Share an example of when the customer asked you to bend the rules. How did you respond?
  7. Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it?
  8. Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it?
  9. Tell me about a work incident in which you were totally honest, despite a potential risk or downside.
  10. Describe a time when you were asked to do something you weren’t trained to do. How did you handle it?
  11. Walk us through a situation where you did your best and the customer was still not satisfied. How did you handle it?
  12. If a customer was being unreasonable or aggressive with you or someone else on your team, how would you handle that situation?


Work Experience and Future Goals:

  1. What’s next for you?
  2. Describe a typical work week.
  3. Give some examples of teamwork.
  4. What is your greatest accomplishment?
  5. Tell me about your proudest achievement.
  6. What are your work goals, short term and long term?
  7. What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
  8. What’s one thing you would like to do better? What’s your plan for improving?
  9. Have you ever tried hard to achieve something and failed? What did you learn?
  10. What is the biggest obstacle you’ve faced working and what did you learn from it?
  11. Briefly talk about your responsibilities at your most recent job.
  12. What’s one thing you liked and disliked about your most recent job?


Interest in the Company and Job:

  1. What attracted you to this company?
  2. What do you look for in a supervisor?
  3. What do you know about this industry?
  4. Why are you interested in this position?
  5. What do you look for in terms of culture?
  6. What type of work environment do you prefer?
  7. What is our company mission and how do you feel about it?
  8. What’s your greatest fear about this opportunity?
  9. What will make you love coming to work here every day?
  10. What is there about this opportunity that most excites you?
  11. What do you see yourself doing within the first 30 days of this job?
  12. If you were interviewing someone for this position, what traits would you look for?