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Sample Interview Questions
Tell me about yourself. This is an “ice breaker,” so don’t give the interviewer your life story. Keep your response short and related to the job. What interests you about the job/organization? In your response, demonstrate the
you have done your homework and know something about the organization. Tie your qualifications to the needs of the job and organization. Show your enthusiasm. Be positive.
What is your greatest strength? Greatest weakness? Both strengths and
weaknesses should be related to you as a professional, not to your personal life, and don’t talk more about your weakness than your strength. Relate your greatest strength to the job. In offering your weakness, answer honestly, but positively, and explain how you have worked to correct your weakness.
Give me an example of a problem you encountered either in school or at work, and explain how you solved it. State the problem, and explain the step-by-step
process you used to correct it. Don’t criticize a supervisor, professor, co-worker, or teammate in your response. Don’t complain.
Do you have any questions for me? You will be asked this, so be prepared. Base your
Make your answer positive—even if the question is negative.
questions on your research— taking care to edit out the ones answered in the interview—and on issues raised during the interview. (For some suggestions, see “Questions to Ask in the Interview,” page 48.)
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition
Job Choices - February 2013 Diversity Edition
Opportunities by Employer/Website Index
From Campus to Career
Timeline: From Campus to Career
Building the Skills That Employers Want
What Employers Want
Playing Fair: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker
10 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Job Search
The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters
A Step-by-Step Guide to a Winning Resume
Are You Demonstrating These on Your Resume?
What Belongs Where? Organizing Your Resume
The Successful Interview: Preparation and Practice Make Perfect
Quick Tips: The Video Interview
Sample Interview Questions
Questions to Ask in the Interview
Acing the Behavior-Based Interview
Disclosing a Disability in a Job Interview
Examples of Preemployment Inquiries Related to Disabilities
How Can You Find a Gay-Friendly Company?
The Critical First Year on the Job
Adapting to Corporate Culture
Selecting and Cultivating a Mentor
Opportunities by Occupation
Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition