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Questions to Consider

The following are some questions to think about before going into the interview:

  • What specific goals, other than those related to your occupation, have you established for yourself for the next ten years?
  • What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
  • What do you really want to do in life?
  • What are your long range career objectives?
  • Which is more important to you, the money or type of job?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • How has your college experience prepared you for a business (or whatever), career?
  • Why should I hire you?
  • What Qualifications do you have that make you think that you will be successful in business?
  • In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our company?
  • What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why?
  • Describe your most rewarding college experience.
  • If you were hiring a graduate for this position, what qualities would you look for?
  • What college subjects did you like best? Why?
  • What college subjects do you like least? Why?
  • Do you have plans for continued study? An advanced degree?
  • Do you think that your grades are a good indication of your academic achievement?
  • What have you learned from participation in extracurricular activities?
  • In what kind of environment are you most comfortable?
  • Why did you decide to seek a position with this company?
  • What do you know about our 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?
  • Do you have a geographical preference? Why?
  • How much are you willing to travel? How many days per month can you be away from home?
  • Can you give an example of where you had to influence someone to take action?
  • Why do you think you might like to live in the community in which our company is located?
  • What major problem have you encountered and how did you deal with it?
  • What are your weaknesses and strengths?
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • How well do you work under pressure? Give and example.
  • Why did you decide to attend Austin Peay State University?
  • What do you think determines and individual's success in a work situation?
  • How do you determine success?
  • Do you prefer working alone or with others? Why?
  • What do you expect from an employer?
  • What kind of work environment do you prefer?
  • Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor and subordinates?
  • Do you consider yourself a leader or follower? Why?
  • What is your philosophy of management?
  • Why didn't you do better in college?
  • If you could start again what would you do differently?
  • What new goals or objectives have you established lately?
  • How have you changed the nature of your job?
  • How would you describe the essence of success?
  • Are you creative? Give an example.
  • Are you analytical? Give an example.
  • Are you a good manager? Give an example.
  • Have you helped reduce cost? How?
  • Have you fired people before?
  • Have you hired people before? What do you look for?
  • Have you ever been fired?
  • Why do you feel you have top management potential?