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Common Questions

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your career plans and goals (short and long term) and how do you plan to achieve them?
  • In what college activities have you participated? Which did you enjoy the most and why?
  • What extracurricular offices and positions have you held?
  • How do you like to spend your free time?
  • Describe a typical day.
  • What magazines, newspapers or journals do you read?
  • What's the last book you read?
  • What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction?
  • What jobs have you held? How were they obtained and why did you leave?
  • What jobs have you enjoyed the most? The least? Why?
  • What is your major strength? Weakness?
  • What have you done that shows your initiative and willingness to work?
  • What motivates you in a job?
  • What three words describe you best?
  • What type of person irritates you most?
  • Do you prefer working with others or by yourself?
  • What kind of boss do you prefer? What kind of people do you prefer to work with?
  • What geographic preferences do you have? Are you willing to relocate?
  • How do you feel about traveling on a job?
  • Do you have plans for advanced study?
  • Why did you seek a position with our company/agency?
  • What do you know about our company/agency?
  • Why should we select you for this job?
  • What can you offer us that other candidates can't?
  • What questions do you have about the job or our company/agency?
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