Job Interview Questions Asked By Employers

Education

  • How has your college experience prepared you for this career?

  • Describe your most rewarding college experience.

  • Why did you select Muhlenberg?

  • What led you to choose your college major?

  • What college subjects did you like best/least? Why?

  • If you could do so, how would you plan your academic study differently? Why?

  • What changes would you make in your college? Why?

  • Do you have any plans for continued study? An advanced degree?

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

  • In what school activities have you participated? Why? Which did you enjoy the most? What offices have you held?

  • What have you learned from participation in extracurricular activities?

Experience

  • What qualifications do you have that make you think you will be successful in this position?

  • What two or three accomplishments are you most proud of? Why?

  • Tell me a time when you gave a presentation to a group.

  • Give me an example of a time you needed to work under pressure.

  • In what part-time or summer jobs have you been most interested? Why?

  • Describe a group project you were a part of. (What was your role?)

  • Explain a time you had a difficult time getting along with a professor/co-worker/student/supervisor. (How did you handle it?)

  • What did you enjoy most about your last employment? Least?

  • Give an example of a situation in which you provided a solution to an employer or supervisor.

  • What kind of supervision do you prefer?

  • Describe a time when you had to juggle multiple projects.

 

Characteristics/Self Knowledge

 

  • What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

  • How would you describe yourself?

  • How do you think a friend or professor who knows you well would describe you?

  • What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?

  • How do you spend your spare time?

  • In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?

  • What two or three things are most important to you in your job?

  • What major problem have you encountered and how did you deal with it?

  • Describe a time you failed. (What did you learn from it?)

  • Who are your role models?

  • What was the most difficult decision you ever had to make?

  • What was the last book you read?

 

Career Goal

 

  • What are your long and short range goals, when and why did you establish these goals?

  • How do you plan to achieve your career goals?

  • What are the most important rewards you expect from your career?

  • What do you expect to be earning in five years?

  • Why did you choose the career for which you are preparing?

  • How would you describe the ideal job for you following graduation?

  • What other types of positions are you considering?

 

Preparation/Knowledge of the Organization

 

  • Why should I hire you?

  • What do you think it takes to be successful in an organization like ours?

  • In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our organization?

  • What qualities should a successful manager possess?

  • What qualities do you think are important to be successful in this position?

  • Why did you decide to seek a position with this organization?

  • What do you know about our organization?

  • What criteria are you using to evaluate the organizations with whom you are interviewing?

  • Do you have a geographical preference?

  • Will you relocate?

  • Are you willing to travel?

  • Why do you think you might like to live in the community in which our organization is located?