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Possible Interview Questions

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This is a list of possible questions for the interview. Your instructor will customize your interview for your position. Standard. Tell me about yourself.

    Possible Interview Questions for In-Class

    Interviews

    This is a list of possible questions for the interview

    Your instructor will customize your interview for your position

    Standard

? Tell me about yourself.

    ? Why should we employ you?

    ? What are your greatest strengths?

    ? How would a colleague describe you?

    ? What are your greatest weaknesses?

    ? What would a friend/co-worker say are your

    greatest weaknesses?

    ? Where do you see yourself five years from now?

    ? Why should I hire you over someone with equal

    qualifications?

    Behavioral Interview Questions Samples

    ? Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses that

    tested your coping skills.

    ? Tell me of a time that you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in

    order to get a job done.

    ? Sometimes it is easy to get in over your head. Describe a situation where

    you had to request help or assistance on a project or assignment. ? Give me an example of an important goal which you had set in the past

    and tell me about your success in reaching it. ? Give an example of how you applied knowledge from previous coursework

    to a project in another class

    ? Tell me of a time when you had to work with someone that you didn’t like

    and how you worked it out.

     Most Asked Interview Questions

    For your reference and reading pleasure

    Taken from 4 major companies, from the University of Arkansas’ most asked

    questions list, and from Academic sources that report the most frequently asked

    questions.

    Interview Questions

    ? Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses that

    tested your coping skills.

    ? Tell me of a time that you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in

    order to get a job done.

    ? Sometimes it is easy to get in over your head. Describe a situation where

    you had to request help or assistance on a project or assignment.

    ? Give me an example of an important goal which you had set in the past

    and tell me about your success in reaching it.

    ? Give an example of how you applied knowledge from previous coursework

    to a project in another class

    ? Tell me of a time when you had to work with someone that you didn’t like

    and how you worked it out.

    ? What have you done in the last year to grow professionally?

    ? What kinds of things cause you stress and upset you on the job?

    ? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? ? Why did you leave your last job?

    ? What do you think of your old boss?

    ? What was a major obstacle you have overcome?

    ? Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to

    successfully convince someone to see things your way.

    ? Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation that

    demonstrated your coping skills. What led you to choose your field of

    study?

    ? Do you think that your grades a good indication of your academic

    achievements?

    ? Tell me about your most recent accomplishment. ? Describe your best boss.

    ? What is the most useful job related criticism you’ve ever received?

    ? What level of pressure are you willing to tolerate on the job?

    ? Tell me about any experience you’ve had in turning a stagnant or failing

    operation into a success.

    ? What do you believe is the proper balance between employee freedom

    and supervisor control?

    ? Tell me about a difficult problem you were able to solve.

? What area of your work do you think needs improvements or what skills do

    you feel you still need to develop? ? If I had three of your colleagues here, how would they describe you?

    ? In what type work environment do you feel you are most productive?

    ? Regular work schedules are often upset by unforeseen

    circumstances. Can you tell me about a disruption recently? How did you

    handle it?

    ? What pressures do you feel in your job? How did you handle it?

    ? Why do you think you’re a better worker than most?

    ? Why should I hire you instead of other candidates who have similar

    credentials?

    ? If I called your current supervisor for a reference on you, what would he

    say about you?

    ? If you could design your own job, what would your major responsibilities

    entail?

    ? List three characteristics of a good supervisor. ? What kind of boss don’t you like? What kind of boss do you like? Which

    is better?

    ? How do your co-workers see you and what would they say is your

    strongest personal characteristic? ? Tell me about a time when you had an adversarial relationship and how

    the differences were resolved.

    ? If you could write your own job description for this position, what would it

    say?

    ? Tell me about a risk you have taken, what was the outcome and how did

    you deal with it?

    ? Describe an experience where your employer/company was criticized

    internally or externally. What was your involvement in that situation? How

    did you respond? What was the nature of the criticism? What was the

    final outcome? How did you feel about it? ? Describe your personal philosophy about business-like appearance and

    grooming for the work place.

    ? Describe the most significant change you have had to adjust to in your

    previous employment. What was the change? Why did the change

    occur? What adjustments did you have to make in performing your

    duties? Was the change justified? Was the change successful? What

    were the results for you, your co-workers and the company?

    ? Share with me the most successful experience you have had in

    completing a project or assignment. What direction and guidance did you

    have? How did you prepare the follow through? Did you have to depend

    on others? What was the result? Were you recognized for your efforts?

    ? Relate to me a time when your initiative positively affected the outcome or

    results of a situation in the work place. What was the problem or

    situation? What responsibility did you have to the company? Why did you

    think it was appropriate or necessary for you to get involved? How did

    others perceive your initiative? Did you make a difference in the

    outcome? Why do you think you did the right thing? What would you do

    differently next time?

    ? Give me an actual example of when others were wasting time and you

    were affected in getting your work done. How did you react to this? What

    did you think about being involved in this situation? How did you feel

    about those co-workers who were wasting time? What resulted from the

    problem?

    ? Give me an actual example of a time when you feel you contributed to a

    positive work environment. What did you do, in your opinion, that

    contributed to good employee relation? What do you think the perception

    of your manager would be in this regard? Were your efforts at employee

    relations consistent with the goals and philosophy of the company? What

    levels of staff were you relating to at the time?

    ? Tell me about the greatest accomplishment you have experienced as a

    member of a team. How did you feel about the success of the

    team? What recognition or reward was their individually or

    collectively? Who really deserved the credit for the team’s

    success? What made the team so successful?

    ? Share with me a situation in your work experience where you believe your

    communicating effectively helped to avoid or solve a problem. Who did

    you communicate with? How complicated was the problem? In what kind

    of setting did most of the communication take place? What course of

    action was taken to avoid or solve the problem? How do you think others

    perceived your communication in that situation?

    ? Describe a situation where it was important for you to communicate with

    someone you did not particularly like. How did you approach the

    situation? What barriers did you have to overcome? How did the other

    person respond? What were the results?

    ? Tell me about your most gratifying experience while involved in community

    activities. What did you gain from it personally? How did others benefit

    from the activity? What business benefit was there from your

    involvement? How did it contribute to the quality of life in your community?

    ? How long would you stay with us? (Tip: Be positive. Say something such

    as "I look at this opportunity as the beginning of a permanent relationship").

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