Michelle Cox Our interviews start with welcoming the applicant and thanking them for coming in. We then ask them to give us a brief description of their work history. I like to tell them what the job is about and what my expectations are. Some typical questions are: 1) Tell me about a difficult work situation and how you overcame it. 2) What skills make you the most qualified for this position? 3) How would your current/most recent employer describe you? 4) How would you describe your own working style?