I do lot of interviews in these days. Interviewing also gets outsourced today. I'm on one of those assignments and I do interviews for very very big companies. While I do follow some pattern based on the job role and the technologies required for the specific job and experience level, I do have some common questions which I ask and watch keenly what the candidate tells about it.
One of the these common questions is "What do you want to do?" is one of the very important question. I do very keen and observe closely what the candidate thinks about this question and what answer he give.
I do ask this question just after general introduction questions. Based on the answer to this question I will know about the candidate much more than he thinks about the job and he s enthusiasm and future plans and his interests and passion about doing something in life.