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Sample Interview Questions

Direction/Career Planning

  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • How did you establish these goals and how are you planning to achieve them?
  • How has your college experience prepared you for your career? What skills and knowledge have you gained?
  • What led you to choose your field of study?
  • How would you describe your ideal job for you after graduation?

Problem-Solving Ability

  • Name a problem you have encountered and how did you resolve it?
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • How do you work under stress?

Skills/Personal Qualities

  • What do you consider your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • How do you think a friend or professor would describe you?
  • What qualifications do you think will make you successful?
  • If you were hiring a graduate for this position, what qualities would you look for?

Values/Interests

  • What are the most important rewards you expect in your career?
  • How do you determine or evaluate success?
  • Describe your most rewarding college experiences.
  • What motivates you?
  • What two or three things are most important to you in your job?

Flexibility/Specifics

  • Do you have a geographic preference?
  • Are you willing to relocate? Travel?
  • Are you seeking employment in a company of a certain size? Why?
  • Are you willing to spend at least six months as a trainee?

Contact Academic and Career Advising

Academic and Career Advising Office
603-358-2500
Elliot Center
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435