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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.

Frequently Asked Interview Questions

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What do you know about our organization?
  3. What are your long-range career goals, when and why did you establish these goals, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve them?
  4. What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  5. How has your college experience prepared you for a career?
  6. We have a number of applicants interviewing for this position, why should I hire you?
  7. What qualifications do you have that will make you successful in this career field?
  8. In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our organization?
  9. Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor and subordinates.
  10. What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction and why?
  11. What led you to choose your major field of study/your college?
  12. What have you learned from participation in extracurricular activities, or part-time/summer work?
  13. In what kind of a work environment are you most comfortable?
  14. What do you expect from your supervisor?
  15. What two or three things are most important to you in your job?
  16. Do you have a geographical preference? Why? Will you relocate?
  17. How do you think a friend or professor who knows you well would describe you?
  18. Describe your most rewarding college experience.
  19. How have you handled pressure in past work or school situations?
  20. Why did you decide to seek a position with this organization?
  21. What specific skills do you have that relate to the job?
  22. Why are you interested in this position?
  23. How do you give back to the community?
  24. Why do you want to work with a specific population (elderly, children) or products (computers, illustration)?
  25. How have you managed conflict with co-workers?
  26. Tell me about your experience with technology?
  27. How would you describe the ideal job for you following graduation?
  28. What type of people do you work with most effectively?

Updated: 09/2012