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Resume and Interview

Questions Asked by Employers


  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your hobbies?
  • Why did you choose to interview with our organization?
  • Describe your ideal job.
  • What can you offer us?
  • What do you consider to be your greatest strengths?
  • Can you name some weaknesses?
  • Define success. Failure.
  • Have you ever had any failures? What did you learn from them?
  • Of which three accomplishments are you most proud?
  • Who are your role models? Why?
  • How does your college education or work experience relate to this job?
  • What motivates you most in a job?
  • Have you had difficulty getting along with a former professor/ supervisor/ co-worker and how did you handle it?
  • Have you ever spoken before a group of people? How large?
  • Why should we hire you rather than another candidate?
  • What do you know about our organization (products or services)?
  • Where do you want to be in five years? Ten years?
  • Do you plan to return to school for further education?


  • Why did you choose your major?
  • Why did you choose to attend your college or university?
  • Do you think you received a good education? In what ways?
  • In which campus activities did you participate?
  • Which classes in your major did you like best? Least? Why?
  • Which elective classes did you like best? Least? Why?
  • If you were to start over, what would you change about your education?
  • Do your grades accurately reflect your ability? Why or why not?
  • Were you financially responsible for any portion of your college education?


  • What job-related skills have you developed?
  • Did you work while going to school? In what positions?
  • What did you learn from these work experiences?
  • What did you enjoy most about your last employment? Least?
  • Have you ever quit a job? Why?
  • Give an example of a situation in which you provided a solution to an employer.
  • Give an example of a time in which you worked under deadline pressure.
  • Have you ever done any volunteer work? What kind?
  • How do you think a former supervisor would describe your work?

Career Goals

  • Do you prefer to work under supervision or on your own?
  • What kind of boss do you prefer?
  • Would you be successful working with a team?
  • Do you prefer large or small organizations? Why?
  • What other types of positions are you considering?
  • How do you feel about working in a structured environment?
  • Are you able to work on several assignments at once?
  • How do you feel about working overtime?
  • How do you feel about travel?
  • How do you feel about the possibility of relocating?
  • Are you willing to work flextime?
This information was provided by NACE.
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