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Sample General Interview Questions

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your major strengths/weaknesses?
  • Why should I hire you over other candidates?
  • What kind of professors did you like?
  • Do you work well under pressure? How do you handle it?
  • What have you done to show initiative and innovation?
  • What supervisory or leadership roles have you had?
  • What have been your most satisfying and most disappointing experiences?
  • Why did you decide to interview with us?
  • Why are your grades low? Do they reflect your ability?
  • What do you know about our organization?
  • What interests you about this specific position?
  • What qualifications do you have that make you feel you would be successful?
  • What have you learned from some of the jobs you have held?
  • What is not on your resume that you would like to tell me?
  • What have you read recently?
  • In what school activities have you participated? Why?
  • Which school activities did you enjoy the most?
  • How did you spend your vacations while in school?
  • If you were starting college all over again, what would you do differently?
  • Do you think your extracurricular activities were worth the time you devoted to them? Why?
  • What are your long-range/short-range goals? How do you plan to achieve them?
  • What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
  • Why did you choose the career for which you are preparing?
  • If you were hiring a graduate for this position, what qualities would you look for?
  • Why did you select Miami University?
  • What major problem have you encountered and how did you deal with it?
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • What criteria are you using to evaluate the organization for which you hope to work?
  • What other employers are you interviewing with?
  • What types of positions are you considering?
  • What would be your ideal job?
  • Why did you select your particular major?