Notion – Job Interview Questions Template


This template is perfect for organizing interviews simply and ensuring you have the perfect set of interview questions available (from our comprehensive list of 150+ common & unique interview questions, organized by stage in the interview).

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Notion – Interview Questions Template

This template is perfect for organizing interviews simply and ensuring you have the perfect set of interview questions available (from our comprehensive list of 150+ common & unique interview questions, organized by stage in the interview). Hiring a top candidate is a win for them and your team. Without an organized hiring process, recruiting teams move slowly or leave interviewers unprepared. Poor experiences can mean losing out on key candidates. Instead, recruiting teams can rely on a consistent interview process so everyone has the right information at the right time. After all, it’s not just the candidate who wants to look professional in the interview.


What you need before purchase

  • Basic knowledge of how to use Notion
  • Paid Notion account if you’ve looking to add lots of content to your template / Notion account (sign up here). Not much content? You’re able to use their free account.


After purchase

After purchase you’ll be able to view the template immediately. The template can added to your Notion account by:

  • Click on the template download link in Gumroad
  • When viewing the Notion template, click on the “Duplicate” link in the top-right of your screen
  • The template will now be available in your own Notion account

For ongoing use, the steps are:

  • Login to Notion and select the template you want to view
  • Click on the Duplicate link in the top-right of your screen to create a copy to use
  • You’ll be able to retain the Notion template and work on the Duplicate (with a new name) and can repeat this process whenever you want to use the template again

A general format for the interview

  • intro / small talk / ask about candidate’s day
  • give a little more information on the role
  • give a brief background on the company and how the role fits into the company
  • ask candidates for any initial questions they have
  • outline the process of asking about them, about how they work and then answering any questions they have about the role, company or process
  • ask About You questions
  • ask About Your Work questions (and optionally Opinion questions)
  • ask Describe Situation questions
  • finish up this section with any Creative Questions
  • move on to Your Path, The Position, The Practical questions
  • end on Finishing Questions
  • outline Next Steps


About You (Common)

Could you tell me about yourself and describe your background in brief?
What do you like to do outside of work? or What are your hobbies and interests? or How do you relax?
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
What are your greatest strengths?
What do you consider to be your weaknesses?


About You (More Unique)

What was the last book you’ve read for fun? or If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What did you do in the last year to improve your knowledge?
What is your favorite website?
What makes you uncomfortable?
What are you passionate about?
What motivates you?
Who helped you get where you are today?
What’s your quirk?
Do you prefer to make plans or be spontaneous?
Who is your role model and why?
What is one thing at which you’re a true expert?
What are your pet peeves?
If you could only choose one, would you rather be liked or make an impact?
What would you change if you could go back?
Do you consider yourself successful?
How do you plan to achieve your career goals?
What makes you unique?
What is one misconception people have about you?
What’s your favorite quote?
What’s your best life hack?
When was the last time you found yourself informally teaching someone?
Describe yourself in 3 words
Tell me how you think other people would describe you.
How quickly do you adapt to new technology?
Do you come to work just to work or do you enjoy the social side of work?
Out of all the candidates, why should we hire you?
If I called your boss right now and asked them what is an area that you could improve on, what would they say?
How much time do you invest in your personal development?
If I was talking to your best friend, what is one thing they would say you need to work on?
Throw your resume aside and tell me what makes you, you.
Name a brand that represents you as a person.


About Your Work (Common)

What is your greatest professional achievement?
What do you like least about your current job?
What have you learned most from your current role?
What are you looking for in a new position?
What type of work environment do you prefer?
What’s your work style?
What is your leadership style?
When you’re balancing multiple projects, how do you keep yourself organized?
What inspires you to work in this industry?
Do you prefer working independently or on a team?
How do you prioritize your work? or If you had multiple projects and limited time, how would you go about managing your priorities?
How would your boss and coworkers describe you?
How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?
How do you like to be managed?
How do you handle stress?
What’s your dream job?
What kinds of people do you have difficulties working with, and why?


About Your Work (More Unique)

What are the best perks that you have ever had at a job?
Describe how you prepared for this interview
What is one word that you would use to describe your team?
Eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why?
How do you choose what companies and roles to apply to?
If you’re offered more than one job, how will you decide which one to accept?
Do you want to become a manager, leader or executive in our company?
Tell me about a time you had fun at work. What did it look like?
How do you influence others to work with you?
What kind of work would make you excited to get out of bed on Monday morning?
How do you run meetings?
Tell me about your first job – what did you do and what did you learn from it?
Who at your previous place of work gave you the most energy and why?
How would you explain your career to your parents?



Is it better to have a job done perfectly, albeit late, or merely good but on time?
What are the most important values a company can possess?
Where do you believe our industry/profession will be in 5 or 10 years?
What advice would you give to your former boss?


Describe Situations (tell a story)

Tell me about a time you set a challenging goal for yourself and how you accomplished it.
Tell me about a challenge or conflict you’ve faced at work and how you dealt with it? or Tell me about the last time a co-worker or customer got upset with you. What happened?
Tell me about a time you demonstrated leadership skills.
Talk to me about a period in your life when you had to conquer a significant limitation that stood in the way of you accomplishing a goal.
Tell me about the toughest decision you had to make in the last six months.
Tell me about a time you disagreed with a decision. What did you do?
Tell me about a time you made a mistake at work.
Tell me about a time you feel like you failed.
Your boss has assigned you a daily task that seems unnecessary. Do you address this with them?
You’ve got an idea of how to change a company process to save time. What are the steps you’d take to make this change?
Your coworker keeps leaving their lunch in the office fridge, how do you react and work through the situation?
Describe a situation in which you worked as part of a team, but your team failed to accomplish the goal on time and within budget. What was your role? What did you learn?
Describe a situation working with a group or team where there was interpersonal conflict. Describe how you approached the conflict. What worked and what didn’t? How did you manage the outcome?
Have you ever dealt with someone with an ego in any of your previous roles?
If a client or manager asked you to do something outside your job role or what you’ve been training to do, how would you handle it?
If you arrived at your desk and had 1,000 unread emails but only had time to answer 100 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer?
Another staff member seems to speak down to other team members, do you confront them or how would you deal with the situation?
Tell me about a time where you didn’t feel empowered in your job.
How would you pitch our product/service to a person you meet on the street?
Tell me about a time you were the hero in your workplace.
If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do?
One of the staff you manage arrives late to every meeting, how would you deal with this?
Tell me about the most unique company event or outing you’ve ever participated In. What Made It So Unique And Did You Have Fun?


Creative Questions

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why?
If you could compare yourself with any animal, which would it be and why?
We finish the interview and you step outside the office and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million. What would you do?
If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all your human needs—such as food and water—were taken care of, what two items would you want to have with you?
If you could choose one superhuman ability, what would it be?
What was the last gift you gave someone? or What’s the best gift you gave someone?
If you could wave a magic wand, what problem in the world would you solve and why?
What TV or movie character would you most like to have lunch with?
Are you a cat or dog person? There is no wrong answer
If you could visit any country on the planet, where would you go and why?
Would you rather have a personal chef or a personal trainer?
Would you rather be a wedding cake or a fortune cookie?
Your friend’s birthday is coming up. Tell me how you go about picking out a gift for them.
If you could take anyone on a road trip with you, who would you take and why?
Would you rather have a lot of good friends or one absolute buddy?
Would you rather work more hours per day, but fewer days, or work fewer hours per day, but more days?
If you were a Microsoft Office program, which one would you be?
What would you title your autobiography? or If Someone Wrote A Biography About Your Life, What Would The Title Be?
If you could live anywhere, where would you choose?
What’s the most useless talent you have?
Which year of your life would you like to relive?
If you could only choose one, would you rather grow in creativity or in technical skills?
If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
How lucky are you, and why?
Are you the smartest person you know? If not, who is the smartest person you know?
Would you rather ride a giraffe to work or an elephant? What are the advantages and drawbacks of your preferred method of transportation?
What were you like in high school?
What’s your nightmare job?
Pitch my business to me as if you were me, and I was an investor interested in buying the company
In five minutes, can you explain something to me that you know well?
If I gave you $100,000 to build your own business, what would you do?
When is it okay to bend the rules?
What kind of sound do you think describes you?
What was the color of the receptionist’s shirt?
What are you working on to improve yourself?
What cause are you passionate about?
What is an unpopular opinion you hold?
Tell me about growing up. What was family life like?


Your Path

Why are you leaving your current job? or Why were you fired?
Why was there a gap in your employment?
Can you explain why you changed career paths?


The Position

How did you hear about this position?
Why do you want to work at this company?
Why do you want this job?
What can you bring to the company?
Why are you the right fit to succeed in this role?
How do you think this role will work better for you when compared to your current role?


The Practical

What are your salary expectations?
When could you start, if you were accepted?
How much notice do you have to give your current employer?
Are you willing to relocate?
Are you willing to travel?
Do you have anything booked in that would require time off in the next 12 months?


Finishing Questions (Common)

Is there anything else you’d like us to know? or What questions haven’t I asked you?
Do you have any questions for us?


Finishing Questions (More Unique)

What should I know that’s not on your resume?
How have your found the hiring process so far? Any suggestions for making our online and in-person experience better?
On a scale of 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer.


Next Steps

  • I’ll talk to my team about your application
  • We’ll make a decision on who gets the job (or moves forward to the next stage) by next Thursday
  • Whether you get selected or not, we’ll be in touch by phone or email on Friday next week to let you know how you went
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