Common Interview Questions

Whilst the list below is not exhaustive and you can never really pre-determine what questions will be asked on the day, below is a selection of questions that you may come across in an interview scenario.


We advise that you prepare answers to the standard ones such as why do you want the job, what your career plans are and what you perceive are your strengths and weaknesses!


Please also note that the below interview questions are for all candidates and some will apply more for a Manager as opposed to a Therapist or Trainer.




  1. Why do you want this job?
  2. Tell me about yourself?
  3. Why should we hire you?
  4. Why did you leave your last employers?
  5. What is your main achievement in life both from a work and a personal perspective?
  6. Describe yourself to me in no more than three words?
  7. What do you perceive to be your strengths?
  8. What do you perceive to be your weaknesses?
  9. What do you know about our company?
  10. Where do you see yourself 3 years from now?
  11. What qualities do you look for in a Manager?
  12. What qualities would you use or change in your current Manager or superior?
  13. Describe your style of Management?
  14. How do you get the very best out of people?
  15. What motivates you?
  16. How would you approach this job?
  17. What ways would you incentive your team?
  18. How do you work in a team and where would you place yourself?
  19. How would you contribute to that team?
  20. In what ways have you changed in the last 5 years?
  21. How would your best friend describe you?
  22. What would your previous boss say about you?
  23. What would your colleagues say about you?
  24. Describe your ideal work environment.
  25. Give me an example of having to deal with a difficult scenario at work and how did you overcome it?
  26. What makes you happy?
  27. Describe to me a difficult situation you have had with another work colleague and what was the outcome?
  28. If you were given a choice from a list of tasks that needed doing, what would you do first?
  29. What would you do last, given the choice?
  30. What do you feel that you can offer this position?
  31. What do you feel you can bring to the company?
  32. You seem over/under qualified for this job.
  33. Your CV shows quite a lot of movement around – can you explain why this is?
  34. Why are you leaving your present job?
  35. What did you enjoy the most about your previous job?
  36. What were your frustrations in your previous job?
  37. What did you learn in your last organisation?
  38. Why have you been out of work for so long?
  39. What sort of salary are you expecting
  40. What do you think is your market value?
  41. If we asked for references, what would they say to us about you?
  42. How important is work to you and why?
  43. What other jobs have you applied for recently?
  44. What training courses have you been on recently?
  45. If you didn’t work, how would you choose to spend your time?
  46. What decisions do you find difficult to make?
  47. What decisions come easy for you?
  48. How long do you plan to stay in this company?
  49. How does our company fit into your career plan and progression?
  50. Which of your jobs have given you the most satisfaction?
  51. How do you react to stress? Can you give a current example?
  52. What support training do you think you may require for this job?
  53. What would you look forward to the most from this job if you were successful?
  54. Where do you see this industry going in the future?
  55. What challenges do you think that the industry will face?
  56. What excites you about the industry and your chosen field?
  57. What makes you think you can be successful with us?
  58. How does the job sound to you?
  59. What questions have you for us?
  60. What will you do if you don’t get this job?