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INTERVIEW QUESTION

NO QUESTION ANSWER
ABILITY TO DEAL WITH ADVERSITY,
THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

What are your personal goals, and have


1 you achieved them? If not, why?

Who was the most difficult person you’ve


2 dealt with? How did you respond?

Describe a frustrating experience from


3 work. How did you deal with it?

What are some of the greatest personal


4 challenges you have faced?

5 How do you handle rejection?

What aspects of your past jobs were most


6 frustrating?

What life experiences have given you the


7 greatest reward?

Can you tell me about the toughest job


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you’ve ever had?

What was the most difficult aspect of


9 obtaining a college degree?

CAREER GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

10 What are your career interests?

What are your standards of


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success/goals for a job?

What are your goals and aspirations


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for the next three years?

What are your long-range goals and


13 how are you preparing to achieve
them?
If you could create the perfect job for
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yourself, what would you do?

Please tell me about your plans for


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the future.

What work would you like to do that


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really interests you?

What is your timetable for


17 achievement of your current career
goals?

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

What skills do you possess that will


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help make you successful in this job?

19 Why should we hire you?

Have you ever worked in a similar


position with another organization,
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and what did you enjoy most about
and least about it?

Please discuss some of your past


21 jobs and what you accomplished in
them?

What prior work experiences have


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you had?

What were your accomplishments in


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these prior work experiences?

Please tell me about the


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duties/requirements of your last job.

Elaborate on one of the work


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experiences listed on your resume.

What did you enjoy most about your


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previous job experiences? Least?

In addition to your educational and


professional experiences, what else
27 would you like us to know about you
in order to make an appropriate
decision?
What skills will you bring to the job
28 that will enhance our team or
company?

LEADERSHIP

What are your major strengths and


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weaknesses?

What did you see as your major


30 strengths and/or weaknesses on this
job?

What would your last two employers


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say about you, good and bad?

How would you describe your


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supervisory/leadership style?

Who or what had the greatest


33
influence on your life?

Describe the difference between


motivation and inspiration, and how
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these apply to you in the work
environment.

INITIATIVE AND FOLLOW-THROUGH

What are your greatest


35 achievements at this point in your
life?
Tell me about your accomplishments
35 during college that make you
proudest.
If friends/colleagues were to describe
35 you to a stranger what would they
say?

What do you consider most


35
important when evaluating yourself?
What were your most significant
35
achievements?

COMMUNICATION

How would you describe your style of


36
communication?

Tell me about a time you had to sell


37
an idea to someone else.

38 What do you enjoy doing most?

Tell me about a time you had to


present information to a large group
39
of people. How did you feel and how
successful were you?

WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH


OTHERS

40 How well do you work with others?

What are some of the pros and cons


41
of working on a team project?

When have you led a team to


42 achieve a specific goal, what were
the results?

What have you admired in people


who have previously supervised your
43
work? What haven’t you admired in
these individuals?

How would you resolve conflict in a


44
group situation?
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

What changes would you make in


45
your school’s academic program?

Tell me about a time you found a


46 new and better way of doing
something.
What was the largest, most creative
47 project you’ve been involved in to
date?
Tell me the most creative solution
48 you have come up with to solve a
problem.

Tell me a time when you had to bring


49
out the creativity in others.

DECISION-MAKING

Please tell me about a conflict and


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how you resolved it.

Tell me a time you had to make an


51
important decision with limited facts.

Tell me a time you had to make an


52
unpopular decision.

Tell me about a bad decision you


53 made and what you would do
differently?

DELEGATION AND ORGANIZATION

54 How do you organize your day?

Tell me about a time you delegated a


55
project effectively.
Describe to me a time when a
supervisor delegated a task to you
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when you had a full workload. How
did you handle the situation?

Describe what your closets and


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garage look like today.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SALES

What personal qualities do you bring


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to this firm?

Tell me about when you dealt with an


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irate customer.

What does the term “the customer is


60
always right” mean to you?

What’s the best example of


61 awesome customer service you’ve
provided?

GENERAL

What starting salary do you expect


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as an employee?
When comparing one company offer
to another, what factors will be
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important to you besides starting
salary?
Please tell me about yourself. How
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would you describe yourself?

Name three people who have


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inspired you and why.

What personal qualities do you bring


66
to this firm?

What do you know about our


67
company?
68 Why are you interviewing with us?

Why do you want to work in the


69
position you are seeking?

70 What are your expectations of us?

71 Why did you select us?


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