Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what questions you would be asked in a job interview? Even the most qualified candidate can be thrown off by a random interview question. Our advice? Prepare and practice! We’ve compiled some of the most common questions that might get asked during an interview. Write out your answers and practice out loud with a friend or a Career Development Advisor. 

Commonly asked interview questions

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why did you choose your major?
  • How has what you learned in school prepared you for this position?
  • What are your top three strengths?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • How do you think a friend, classmate or professor who knows you well would describe you?
  • Why should I hire you?
  • What qualifications do you have that make you think you will be successful in this job?
  • In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our organization?
  • What work environment are you most comfortable in?
  • Tell me two or three accomplishments that have given you the most satisfaction. Why?
  • Describe an ideal relationship between a supervisor and subordinates.
  • Why did you decide to seek a position with our organization?
  • What were the most important contributions you made in your last job?