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An interview is a dialogue and provides an opportunity for you and the interviewer to learn more about each other. You will probably be observed on how you react to certain questions and how you are able to “think on your feet” when answering. Preparation is essential to answer the common questions listed below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Tell me about yourself. How do you know about this job and this organization? What kind of work do you want to do? How do you plan your time? Give me a specific example of a time you displayed exceptional customer service. What kinds of obstacles to completing assignments on time do you most frequently encounter at work? Tell me about a time you dealt with an angry customer. What strategies have you devised to handle such obstacles? How will you handle the least interesting or least pleasant tasks of this job? Tell me about a time you sold someone a product, service or idea. What goals have you set for yourself and how are you planning to achieve them? Give me an example of a time that you worked long hours or put in the extra effort. How do you know you are doing a good job? What was the most useful criticism you ever received? Describe a time when you had to do many things all at once. Have you ever had to work with a manager who was unfair to you, or was just plain hard to work with? What are your expectations of your future employer? Tell me about a time when you worked closely with others to accomplish a goal or objective. Have you learned more from your mistakes or your successes? Give me an example of an aggressive goal you set for yourself. You want to go swimming in a pool. The water is a little colder than comfortable. Are you the type of person who jumps in or do you wade in? Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed. How did you handle it? Why? Were you happy with the outcome? What do you think makes a good employee? What was the best idea you came up with during your professional or college career? How did you apply it? What is something unique you offer that you don’t think others can? Tell me about a situation where you had to solve a difficult problem. What did you do? What was your thought process? What was the outcome? What do you wish you had done differently? How do you define success? Tell me about a team project when you had to take the lead or take charge of the project? What did you do? How did you do it? What was the result? Do you feel that you are a leader? Describe a situation where others you were working with on a project disagreed with your ideas. What did you do? Who do you consider a mentor and why? Tell me about a time you motivated others to accomplish a goal or task. What defines a leader? Tell me about a time when you had to adjust to a classmate’s or colleague’s working style in order to complete a project or achieve your objectives. What position of your work experience have you enjoyed the most and why? Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a deadline. What things did you fail to do? What were the repercussions? What did you learn? Do you perform better on your own or in a team? Why? What role do you often play? Give an example of a policy you conformed to with which you did not agree. Why? What will motivate you to do well in your career? Rusk Building, 3rd Floor  936.468.3305  

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