Traditional Interview Questions

  1. Do you prefer to work alone or in a group setting when working on projects?
  2. In terms of project methodology, what would be your greatest strength and also your biggest weakness?
  3. Relating back to your last position what did you like most/least about it?
  4. In three words or less how would you describe yourself to someone you just met?
  5. Do you believe that you are more of an introvert or extrovert? 
  6. What is your greatest achievement in your career so far?
  7. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
  8. What makes you the best option for my company to hire you?
  9. Do you suffer from stress or anxiety?
  10. How do you cope when under pressure from deadlines?
  11. Do you have trouble making friends at work?
  12. What kind of management do you work best under and why?
  13. Do you consider yourself to be a loyal person?
  14. What motivates you to do a good job?
  15. Tell me about a time you went "out on a limb" to get the job done?
  16. What makes a job enjoyable for you?
  17. Under what conditions do you work best?
  18. Describe a creative solution that you have developed to solve a problem.
  19. What do you find most frustrating at work?
  20. How well do you communicate with management, customers, and co-workers?
  21. Tell me about something you achieved in a group.
  22. How do you handle criticism?
  23. What value do you think you can add to this business?
  24. Tell me what you know about our company.
  25. What do you find most attractive about this position?
  26. What kind of remuneration are you looking for in this position?
  27. When would you be able to start?
  28. How do you determine realistic schedules for the project?
  29. Explain your methods for resource allocation.
  30. How do you manage suppliers?
  31. How do you inform all the stakeholders of the progress of the project on a regular basis?
  32. How do you monitor risks to the project and mitigate them?
  33. What tools do you use to monitor and control projects?
  34. What project management methodologies are you most familiar with?
  35. What qualifications do you have relevant to this position?
  36. What project software have you used?
  37. What change management processes have you used to ensure that change is introduced properly?
  38. What are the practices you follow for closing a project and meeting the conditions required to establish closure?
  39. What specific training have you had that would be relevant to this project manager job?
  40. When you last worked as a Project Manager what was the size of your team?
  41. What is the biggest budget that you have had control over?
  42. Have you ever worked as a Project Manager in this exact field?