Career and Leadership Development

Questions Employers are Likely to Ask:

These questions are good to review as you prepare for the interview.

  1. Why are you interested in this position?
  2. Tell me about yourself?
  3. What are your career goals?
  4. What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
  5. What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  6. What motivates you to put forth your best effort?
  7. Describe your most rewarding experience during college.
  8. What are your accomplishments that have given you your greatest satisfaction?
  9. How do you handle stress?
  10. Describe a time when you had to be creative. What did you find challenging and/or exciting about this?
  11. List three things that former co-workers would say about you.
  12. How do you work under pressure?
  13. Who do you most admire and why?
  14. What things are most important to you in the job?
  15. Do you have a geographical preference? Please explain.
  16. Describe a failure you have had. What did you learn? How have you handled similar situations since?
  17. What interests you about working for this organization?
  18. Describe a time when you helped facilitate teamwork.
  19. How would you describe your leadership style? Give specific examples of how you practice this style.
  20. What has been your favorite extracurricular activity in school and why?
  21. What qualities do you look for in a supervisor?
  22. What has been a high pressure situation you have experienced in recent years. How did you handle it?
  23. How do you determine or evaluate success?
  24. What qualifications do you have that make you successful?
  25. In what kind of work environment are you most successful?