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Interviews
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The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping students fulfill the lifelong pursuit of purpose by providing services, access to information, resources, and experiences that address individual career needs.

Questions to Ask in Interviews

  1. What is a typical career path in your organization?
  2. How is an employee evaluated and promoted? Is it organization policy to promote from within?
  3. How does my position fit with the mission and goals of this organization?
  4. Describe typical first year assignments.
  5. What are the greatest challenges this organization/person in this position faces today?
  6. What support does the organization provide to your new hires?
  7. What are the organization's/departments plans for future growth or change?
  8. What do you like best/least about working here?
  9. What makes your organization different from others in your field?
  10. What are the next steps in your hiring process and when might I expect to hear from you again?
  11. What are the organization's strengths and weaknesses?
  12. How would you describe the organizationís culture?
  13. What are your expectations for new hires?
  14. To whom would you report?
  15. How would you describe the ideal candidate for this position?
  16. Ask for clarification duties and responsibilities of the position that are unclear.
  17. Do you have any questions about my qualifications that I can address for you?

Updated: 09/2012