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Equipping for the Job Search

  1. What goals, other than those related to your occupation, have you established for yourself for the next five years?
  2. Which is more important to you, the money or the type of job?
  3. Tell me a time when you used a personal strength in a tough Describe the situation. What action did you take? What was the result?
  4. How would you describe yourself?
  5. What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
  6. Why should I hire you?
  7. What qualifications do you have that make you think you will be successful in this job?
  8. What qualities should a successful manager possess?
  9. Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor and those reporting to him or her.
  10. Describe your most rewarding college experience.
  11. What college subjects did you like best? Why?
  12. Do you think that your grades are a good indication of your academic achievement?
  13. What have you learned from participation in extracurricular activities?
  14. In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?
  15. Tell me a time when you had to perform under pressure. What action did you take? What was the outcome?
  16. How would you describe the ideal job for you following graduation?
  17. What do you know about our company?
  18. What are two or three things most important to you in your job?
  19. What major problem have you encountered, and how did you deal with it?
  20. What have you learned from your mistakes?