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Hypothetical Interview Questions

Updated: May 30, 2021

Be prepared for this unique type of job interview question. These kinds of questions are usually framed in the context of actual job situations, inviting candidates to resolve imaginary situations or react to a given situation. Recruiters are looking for is a glimpse into the interviewee’s approach to solving problems and overcoming obstacles.

Check out these examples:

  • "If you were the hiring manager for this position, what skills would you be looking for in a candidate?"

  • "If you were asked to improve customer service across your previous/current company, what steps would you take?"

  • "If you had an opportunity to revise your early career path, what would you do differently?"

  • "If you could have anyone in the industry as a mentor, who would you choose and why?"


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