Interviewing

Questions Asked by an Employer

While you can never know for sure what interviewers will ask you, it is always helpful to think about your answers to some of the most common questions. Once you've put some thought into how you would answer a particular question, write down some of the key elements of your answer, and then practice answering the question aloud with friends, family, or a Career Counselor.

During the interview, listen carefully to what the interviewer is asking. If the question is unclear, ask for clarification. While it's important to keep your answers focused and on-topic, you also want some of your personality and passion for the job to shine through. The more prepared you are, the easier this will be.

Sample interview questions are provided below; to practice your answers to these (and other) questions, contact the Career & Co-op Center to schedule a practice interview or check out InterviewStream on our home page.

Types of Questions

Personal

Education

Experience

Career Goals

Personal

Education

Experience

Career Goals