General Interview Questions

Practice and prepare to answer common interview questions like the ones below.  Practice saying your answers out loud and making eye contact to convey confidence and respect.

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What is your major? Do you like it? Why or why not?
  • Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  • Why are you seeking a position in this company?
  • What do you know about this company?
  • What contributions can you make to our company?
  • What are your plans for continuing your professional growth?
  • What kind of work environment are you most comfortable in?
  • What type of position are you most interested in?
  • What have you learned from some of the previous jobs / positions you have held?
  • Give me an example of a work situation in which you were not proud of your performance. What did you learn from this situation?
  • What quality or qualities do you have that would enhance our staff?
  • Describe any school experience you have had that has prepared you for a full-time position at our school.
  • Tell me about a conflict with a coworker and how you resolved it.
  • What four words would you use to describe yourself?
  • What do you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why should this company hire you?
  • What questions haven’t I asked you that you would like to answer?
  • Do you have any questions for me?

 Note: General Interview Questions is available as a printable PDF