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 #2

Tell me about yourself.

Open-ended Questions

  • Why did you select your particular major?
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • What would be your ideal job?
  • Why did you decide to interview with us?

Behavior-based Questions

  • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an arrogant, condescending person or one who made you angry. What would you do differently? Why? (Conflict Management)
  • Walk me through the steps you went through to get clarification on vague or confusing information. Use an actual incident you encountered at school or work. (Effective Communication)
  • Describe a specific situation where you saw a need for change and came up with a good way for bringing it up. How did you persuade others in your group/office/class to embrace the change? Why do you think you were successful in getting people to change? (Sales Ability/Persuasiveness)
  • Tell me about a time when you made the wrong decision. What went wrong? Would you do it again knowing what you know now? (Decision Making)

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?