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Frequently Asked Questions

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It would be helpful if you practiced these questions with a friend or career counselor so that you get a better feel for what information you want to convey, and how you will feel when presented with challenging questions.

Why Should I Hire You?

Although you will never be able to know exactly what the interviewer will ask, it may help to review these questions so that you can begin to think of what type of question could be asked.

Goal-Related Questions

  • What are your long-range and short-range goals and objectives?
  • Why did you establish these goals and how are you preparing to achieve them?
  • Are there personal goals that you have set for yourself in the next ten years?
  • How do you plan to achieve your career goals?

Future-Related Questions

  • What do you see yourself doing in the next five years?
  • What do you expect to be doing in five years?
  • What do you really want to do with your life?

Personality-Related Questions... Tell Me About Yourself

  • How would you describe yourself?
  • What do you consider your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  • What motivates you to give your best effort?
  • How do you determine or evaluate success?
  • How do you work under pressure?
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • How do you spend your spare time?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • Can you take criticism without feeling upset?
  • If I gave you $ 10,000,000 right now, what would you do with it?
  • What do you want me to know about you that is not on your resume?

Experience-Related Questions

  • What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why?
  • In what part-time or summer jobs have you been most interested? Why?
  • What major problems have you encountered and how did you deal with them?
  • What supervisory or leadership roles have you had?
  • What have you learned from your past work experience that would help in the position you are applying for?

Organization-Related Questions

  • What qualifications do you have that makes you think that you will be successful in an organization like ours?
  • In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our organization?
  • If you were hiring someone for this position, what would you look for?
  • Why did you decide to seek a position with the company?
  • What do you know about our company?

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