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General Interview Question Examples 

  • Tell me about yourself...
  • What are your strengths/weaknesses?
  • What do you see yourself doing in 5 years from now?
  • Why did you choose the career in which you are planning?
  • What led you to choose your field of study?
  • Do you think your grades are a good indication of your academic achievements?
  • What are your long-range career objectives?
  • What do you really want to do in life?
  • How do you plan to achieve your career goals?
  • How would someone who knows you well describe you?
  • What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
  • What do you think it takes to be successful in a company like ours?
  • Describe your most rewarding college experience.
  • Why did you select your college or university?
  • What accomplishments have you given you the most satisfaction?Why?
  • In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?
  • How well do you work under pressure?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • Tell me about the most difficult experience you've faced and how you handled it.
  • What changes do you see your profession or industry making in order to stay competitive?
  • Describe a situation in which you had to quickly establish your credibility and gain the confidence of others? What did you do?
  • Who or what had the greatest influence on your career decision?
  • What skills and abilities do you possess that will make you successful in today's job market?
  • What personal factors do you consider most important when evaluating yourself?
  • What skills and/or special qualities do you possess for this job that would make you stand out from other candidates?
  • What do you see as your greatest challenge in starting a new career?
  • With what extracurricular activities have you been involved? How do you see these experiences carrying over into your professional life?
  • If you were hired by our organization, how would you identify the major roles and responsibilities of your new position?
  • Do you feel that grades should be used as an indicator of future career potential when an organization is considering a new college graduate?
  • What prior work experience have you had?
  • What would your last two employers say about you?
  • If I were to ask your previous employer what areas they thought you could improve upon, what would they say?
  • Are you willing to relocate?
  • What starting salary do you expect as an entry level employee?
  • When comparing job offers, what factors will be important to you to consider?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Do you have any questions for me?



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