An image of students and employers conversing during the Miami University Career Fair 2015. An image of students and employers conversing during the Miami University Career Fair 2015.

Mock Interview Template #1

Tell me about yourself.

Open-ended Questions

  • How would your co-workers/team members describe your work style or work habits?
  • What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
  • What is your biggest weakness?
  • What do you think are the best and worst parts of working in a team environment? How do you handle those issues?
  • If you have a full plate and you are handed another project, how do you prioritize it given everything else that you have to do? Walk me through the steps you take.... (Organization, Planning, Time Management)

Behavior-based Questions

  • Give me an example of a project/task that you started on your own.
  • Give me an example of a time when you had to be quick in coming to a decision.
  • Describe a situation in which you were able to effectively “read” another person and guide your actions by your understanding of their needs and values.

Career/Job Specific Question(s)

(More specific questions available here)

  • What sorts of things have you done to become better qualified for your specific career?
  • In relation to your chosen major, what’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned in the past year? Why? What class or experience has most prepared you for this job?

What questions do you have for me?