Here is a list of sample interview questions that will generally apply to an interview experience. In addition, here are some helpful links specific to careers in music.
- Ace Your Interview, by Gerald Klickstein on MusiciansWay
- The No. 1 Mistake Interviewees Make, by Gerald Klickstein on MusiciansWay
Sample Interview Questions
- Describe your role in your current organization.
- What impact would you say you have had on your current organization?
- Who do you define as your customers?
- What are your biggest challenges in your current position? Tell me how you handled them.
- What are some of the problems you encounter in doing your job? What do you do about it?
- In what ways do you think your current position has prepared you to take on greater responsibilities?
- What are some of the reasons prompting you to consider leaving your current position?
- In your current job, what kind of pressures do you encounter?
- What are some things you liked about your current position?
- What’s the size of your current organization?
- Tell me about the politics of your current employer.
- Why were you chosen for your current position?
- Describe your major deliverables in your current position. How did you accomplish them?
- What are some of the things in your job you think you have done particularly well or in which you have achieved the greatest success? Why?
- Describe how you have functioned in team environments or how you have worked in team settings. What role did you play in the team?
- Have you had opportunities to supervise employees? Describe the experience.
- What do you look for in a manager?
- Describe how you handle conflict.
- What kind of people do you like to work with?
- What kind of people do you find most difficult to work with?
- What are some things you would like to avoid in a job?
- What would you say is the most important thing you are looking for in an employer?
- What contributions or impact do you think you can make to our position?
- Why should I hire you?
- What attracts you to our open position?