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Practice Interview Questions

Practice Interview Questions

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This is a role-playing exercise for job seekers.

Best done in group of four job seekers; one is the job candidate, the other the hiring manager. The other two become observers for style and substance of the job candidate. Observers note the style [body language, voice/tone] of the candidates replies while observer notes the replies given to answer the questions.

The 'hiring manager' asks the questions from either set A, B, C, or D. After a mock interview, allow the job candidate to responsed first how the mock interview went from him/her. Then the others provide their critique.

After each interview rotate the roles.
This is a role-playing exercise for job seekers.

Best done in group of four job seekers; one is the job candidate, the other the hiring manager. The other two become observers for style and substance of the job candidate. Observers note the style [body language, voice/tone] of the candidates replies while observer notes the replies given to answer the questions.

The 'hiring manager' asks the questions from either set A, B, C, or D. After a mock interview, allow the job candidate to responsed first how the mock interview went from him/her. Then the others provide their critique.

After each interview rotate the roles.

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Career Transition Workshop Interviewer's Questions ­­ Set A

Practice, Practice, Practice

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Tell me a little bit about yourself. What do you consider is your greatest strength?   greatest weakness?   How  has that weakness affected your work? Comparing your boss, peers and subordinates, with whom did you work the  best?  the worst?  Why? What do you need in terms of compensation? What does your spouse do? Are you willing to go where the company sends you on assignments? Why have you changed jobs so frequently? What kind of decisions do you consider your most difficult ones? Why do you want to work here? Go back to your reasons for leaving again.   I know someone over there in  management.  What would they say were the reasons for your leaving?

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Rev. 03/20/00

Career Transition Workshop Interviewer's Questions ­­ Set B
Practice, Practice, Practice

1. 2. 3. 4.

Tell me a little bit about yourself. Of what are you most proud? What interests you most about this position?  least? What were you making in your last position and should we pay you more or  less? Tell me about your family. Sell me on hiring you. What travel limitations do you have? In what area with your last employer do you think they treated you unfairly? Has an employer ever fired you?  Explain. Do you know how to motivate people?

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Rev. 03/20/00

Career Transition Workshop Interviewer's Questions ­­ Set C
Practice, Practice, Practice

1. 2. 3.

Tell me a little bit about yourself. What makes you special? Not everyone enjoys working with everyone.  What types of people are most  difficult for you? If we were within 10% of your salary requirements, would you accept our  offer?  Well, then, exactly what are your salary requirements? We sometimes get behind the power curve and must work straight through  the weekends.  Would you have any problems with that situation? What is your opinion of the last company you worked for?   If you were in  charge what would you have changed? How do you feel about the progress of your career? What is the best type of working environment for you? Why should I hire you? What would you try to accomplish in the first 90 days with us?

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7. 8. 9. 10.

Rev. 03/20/00

Career Transition Workshop Interviewer's Questions ­­ Set D
Practice, Practice, Practice

1. 2.

Tell me a little bit about yourself. Why do you suppose you were selected for your last job rather than someone  else? What frustrates you most in your work? We have thought it over and have decided we would like you to work with us  ­­ join our team.  What salary level will it take to get you here? If you could have changed one or two things about the relationship between  you and your last boss, what would they be? One year from now we may have to transfer your position to Enid, Oklahoma.  What do you think about such a move? What other companies are you interviewing? Has an employer ever fired you?  Tell me about it. Do you want this job?  Why? Can you work under pressure?   What is the normal amount of hours you  work?

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7. 8. 9. 10.

Rev. 03/20/00

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