As your job or internship interview approaches, you may begin to feel an abundance of emotions ranging from excitement to anxiety. Being prepared can help you settle your emotions and get on your game face. After you have prepared the perfect outfit, done a test run to the facility, and brushed up on your handshake (no one likes a limp handshake!), it’s now time to delve deeper into the interview process. It’s a good idea to anticipate what the interviewer will ask you so that you won’t be caught off guard. Here are ten common questions to help you prepare.
1. Tell me about yourself…
2. What is your biggest weakness?
3. Where do you see yourself in five years?
"Always remember that interviewing is a two-way street. As much as the company is trying to learn about you, you are trying to learn about them, and whether the company is the right fit for you. This gives you more control in the process.”" - Kevin Jankowski, Director of Career Center,
Rhode Island School of Design
4. Why do you want this position?
5. How are you unique from other candidates?
6. What is our mission statement?
7. Give an example of a time that you worked with a team.
"Interviewees should definitely bring a list of questions that they’d like answered. The questions should not cover information that could be researched beforehand. It is also important to think about their fit for the company and position, and strive to gain new insights into the company.”
-Romona Royal, Human Resources Officer, Amica Insurance Company
8. Why did you choose your major?
9. What are the recent trends in this industry?
10. Why should we hire you?
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