Good Icebreaker Interview Questions

Introducing some good icebreaker questions during an interview can be a great way to break the ice and help you get to know the candidate, their motivation and drive, and help them feel more comfortable and at ease in the interview process. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

1. How did you first learn about this position and what made you decide to apply?
2. What do you find most inspiring about your current role?
3. If you got to create your dream job, what would it be?
4. What skills have you picked up throughout your career that you think will benefit you in the role you’re applying for?
5. What part of this job appealed to you the most?
6. Could you tell me about a difficult challenge that you faced in the past and how you overcame it?
7. What would you say was your biggest professional accomplishment?
8. Can you tell me about a failed project and what you learned from it?
9. How do you typically stay organized when working on multiple tasks?
10. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
11. What typically motivates you to perform your best?
12. What do you think it takes to be successful in a role like this?
13. If you could go back in time and mentor yourself on a certain topic, what would it be?
14. Who are the biggest influences in your career and why?
15. What do you think sets you apart from other candidates?
16. What areas do you think you need to improve upon or gain more knowledge in?
17. What do you think is the best way to handle conflicts or disagreements in the workplace?
18. How have you made a positive impact on a team?
19. What would make you most excited to take on this position?
20. If you had to describe yourself in three words, which words would you choose?