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Sample Interview Questions

  • What are your long term goals - work and education?
  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Give me an example of how you go about setting goals for yourself?
  • Describe the most difficult situation you have encountered at Queens College?
  • As a club officer (supervisor), how do you go about getting the support or help needed from a difficult person?
  • Why did you choose QC? Why did you choose your particular major?
  • Give me an example of a project at QC that required creativity.
  • How has your job experiences prepared you for the position you are interviewing for?
  • What do you consider your strengths/weakness?
  • How do you plan to achieve your career goals?
  • How has your college experience prepared you for a business career?
  • Why should I hire you?
  • How do you determine or evaluate success?
  • What do you think it takes to be successful in a company like ours?
  • What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why?
  • Describe your most rewarding college experience?
  • Why did you select your college or university?
  • What led you to choose your field of major study?
  • If you could do so, how would you plan your academic study differently?
  • What have you learned from participation in extracurricular activities?
  • How do you work under pressure?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • What two or three things are most important to you in your job?
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  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • Tell me about an important goal you set for yourself and the progress you made?
  • Describe a situation when you had a conflict with a classmate or a co-worker; and how did you handle it?


Be prepared for both general and behavioral types of questions.

When responding to:- General questions, your response should not only describe what you did but also describe how it will add value to the position you are being interviewed for. - With behavioral questions, it is always helpful to use the PSR format ( P = describe the problem,  S = give the solution; R = tell the result.)

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