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*Top 10 Interview Questions

Keep the following in mind:

-Avoid YES/NO questions.

-Take good notes.

-Organize your notes and include transitions between categories.

-Although you only need ten detailed facts, you might want to prepare more than ten questions.   It’s always good to have a back-up.


Category

Questions

Siblings

-Where are you in the birth order?   How many siblings do you have?  What are their names/ages/personalities?   If you’re an only child, would you like to have a sibling?   

Food

What’s your favorite kind of food?  Why? Where do you like to get it?    What’s your favorite restaurant? 

Sports

What’s your favorite sport?  Do you play?   Who first introduced you to the sport?   What sport might you want to play?   Who’s your favorite player/team?

Pets/

animals

Do you have pets?   What’s great/not great about your pet?   What kind/name/personality?   If you don’t have a pet, what would you want?   Why?

T.V.

What’s your favorite show?   What do you like about it?  What do you like to snack on while watching T.V.?

Hobbies

What do you do for fun?  Are you any good?  How long have you been pursuing this hobby? What new hobby might you like to try?

Video games/

games

Do you play any video games?   Which do you like/dislike?   If you don’t play video games, do you like any kind of game (i.e. board games, cards)?   

Phones

What’s your favorite app?   Why?   What new app would you invent?

School

What elementary school did you go to last year?   What was the best/worst part of elementary school?   What’s your favorite/least favorite subject?  Why?  What new subject would you add?

Music

What’s your favorite band/artist/song/genre?   Where do you listen to music?   Which band/artist would you like to see live?

Vacation spot

What’s your favorite vacation spot?  Why?   What new place would you like to visit?

Career

What job would you like to pursue when you’re older?  Why?   

College

Where do you plan on going to college?  Why?  What’s your planned major?

Super hero

Who’s your favorite superhero?  Why?   What superhero would you like?  Why?

Birth

What’s your DOB?   Where were you born?   Who are you named after?   What name would you choose for yourself? What’s your zodiac sign?   Does your personality match your birth sign?

Background

What’s your background - ethnicity, country of origin, etc.

Color

What’s your favorite color for ___ (home, hair, clothes, etc.)?

Home

What’s the best part about your house?   Where would you choose to live?  What kind of house?  

Age

What’s the best age?   Why?

Shopping

What’s your favorite store?   What do you buy there?  

Goals

What do you want to do when you grow up?   What life goals do you have?   What do you need to do to achieve those goals?

Seasons

What’s your favorite season?  Why?

Holidays

What’s your favorite holiday?  Why?

Celebrities

Who’s your favorite celebrity?  Why?

Family traditions

What are some of the cultural and/or family traditions in your family?   Do you know the origin?   If you can’t think of any, what traditions would you like to start in your family?


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