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Common Interview Questions

If you are in a job search or you have been furloughed, we recommend you begin preparing answers for these possible questions you might be asked in a job interview.

General

• Tell me more about yourself?
• What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses?
• What specific goals have you established for yourself for the next five to ten years?
• What are the most important reward you expect in your career?
• In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?
• Tell me about a mistake you have made and what you learned from it.
• Tell me about a situation where you had a resolve a conflict with another person.
• What kind of people do you work best with?
• What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
• What five adjectives best describe you?

Academic

• Why did you major in ….?
• What were your favorite classes? Least favorite?
• How has your college experience prepared you for a career in ….?
• How has your college experience prepared you for a career in …?
• Tell me about extra-curricular activities you participated in and what you gained from them.

Past Employment
• Why did you leave your previous employed?
• What did you like most/least about your previous job?
• Describe the best / worst boss you ever had.
• If I called your manager, what is the first thing he/she would tell me about you>

Future Employment

• Why are you interested in this job?
• What can you contribute to this company?
• If you were hiring someone for this position, what attributes would you look for?
• Describe your ideal work environment.
• Why should I hire you for this job?
• What are your short and long-term career goals?
• What are you doing to achieve those goals?
• What do you know about our company?

 

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