Questions an interviewer may ask you

When you prepare for an interview, you may be considering which questions the employer is going to ask you. Well here are several popular interview questions you can expect to be asked.

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why did you select your college or university?
  • Why did you choose the career for which you are preparing?
  • Describe your most rewarding college experience.
  • What led you to choose your field or major of study?
  • What subjects did you like best in college? Why?
  • What subjects did you like least in college? Why?
  • Do you think your grades are a good indication of your academic achievement?
  • Do you intend to pursue a graduate education? How? When?
  • What have you learned from participating in extracurricular activities?
  • What part-time or summer jobs have been the most interesting? Why?
  • Please discuss your strengths and weaknesses.
  • What is your greatest asset? Liability?
  • What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why?
  • What major problems have you encountered and how did you deal with them?
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • What types of decisions are most difficult for you?
  • How do you react to pressure?
  • When working with a team, would you describe your typical role as a motivator, a thinker, a leader or a worker?
  • Explain your answer.
  • When you are given a task or project, how do you organize your time and what are the steps you follow to complete that task or project?
  • What has been your biggest frustration to date?
  • Tell me about a time when you had a disagreement with a co-worker or supervisor and how you handled it?
  • Describe a difficult event or situation in your life. How did you handle it?
  • What makes you stand out from others applying for this position?
  • What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
  • Why should I hire you?
  • How have your education, prior work experiences, and internships prepared you for this job?
  • Highlight one thing on your resume that separates you from everyone else.
  • Why did you decide to seek a position with this company?
  • What do you think it takes to be successful in this company?
  • What two or three things are most important to you in your job?
  • What criteria are you using to evaluate the company for which you hope to work?
  • What do you know about our company and why are you interested in working for us?
  • What do you know about this field?
  • What challenges does this position present?
  • Do you like working with people?
  • Would you prefer to work independently or as part of a team? Why?
  • Have you ever supervised anyone in a work setting? Have you ever fired or hired anyone?
  • What do you do in your spare time?

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