General Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to work for us?
  • Why are you interested in this industry?
  • As described to you, what about this position appeals to you?
  • Why did you choose to attend Iowa Wesleyan College?
  • Why did you choose your particular major?
  • What have you gotten out of your extracurricular activities?
  • Describe your most rewarding college experience and tell me why it was so rewarding.
  • Relate your studies and/or experience to this job.
  • Tell me about a time where you showed initiative.
  • Give me an example of a time when you dealt with pressure.
  • Tell me about a time where you solved a difficult problem.
  • Give me an example of your analytical skills.
  • Tell me about a time when you persuaded a group to do something they were opposed to.
  • Tell me about a time that you had to organize and plan for a major project.
  • Tell me about a time when you worked with a difficult person.
  • How do you manage stress?
  • Tell me about a time that you had to handle criticism.
  • When have you failed?
  • Do you prefer working independently or on a team?
  • What is one lesson you have learned from a previous job?
  • In what ways has college prepared you to take on greater responsibility?
  • What personal characteristics are necessary for jobs in this field?
  • What is your biggest accomplishment?
  • What is the most difficult situation you have faced?
  • What would you like to be doing five years from now? Do you plan to attend graduate school?
  • Why do you think you would be successful in this field?
  • Tell me about a book you have read recently.
  • Do you make your opinions known when you disagree with the views of your supervisor? How?
  • Why should I hire you?
  • What qualifications do you have that will make you successful in the field?
  • Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor and subordinate?