Evaluators may choose questions from this list, plus may add job‐specific questions.

Position Knowledge and Self‐Reflection

  1. Tell us about yourself
  2. What are your greatest strengths? Weaknesses?
  3. Give an example of how one of your strengths was helpful on a team (work, school, etc.)
  4. Give an example where you had to compensate for a weakness (yours or a team’s) and how you did so.
  5. Tell us about your skills related to this position.
  6. Describe any training or experience you’ve had that is related to this job.
  7. Why did you choose to apply for this position?
  8. What do you think will be your biggest challenge with this job?
  9. What do you think will be easiest part of this job for you?
  10. How has your education or training prepared you for this position?
  11. If we were to gather several of your supervisors, teachers and co‐workers into a room and ask them what your greatest strengths are, what would they say? If we asked them the areas you needed to improve, what would they say?
  12. What do you believe are the most important characteristics and skills you would contribute?
  13. Why did you to apply for the position?
  14. Tell us what you know about the position and what questions you have about the position.

 Organization, Time Management and Goals

  1. What are your short‐term and long‐term goals?
  2. Tell us about an important goal that you have achieved and the steps it took to achieve the goal.
  3. What is something you have done that makes you feel proud? What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction in life?
  4. How do you prioritize tasks?
  5. Tell us what motivates you.
  6. What do you currently do to be effective in time management and organization – balancing multiple project priorities?
  7. Can you describe a time when you had to organize a rather large project/event and how you managed it?

 Work Environment and Relationships

  1. Describe a conflict you’ve had in a work/school/organization and how you solved it.
  2. Have you ever had a conflict or difference of opinion with a supervisor or teacher? If so, describe the situation and how you handled it.
  3. What qualities would you hope for in a supervisor?
  4. Describe on ideal day on the job.
  5. Tell us about some of your favorite classes, teachers or hobbies.
  6. Would you rather work with information or people?
  7. Can you describe a time when you had to work with someone you did not especially care for (client, co‐worker, class member, volunteer) and how you handled that situation?
  8. How do you feel about taking direction from co‐workers or supervisors? (Explain)
  9. How do you prefer to be approached about errors in your work?
  10. How would you approach one of us if you found errors in our work?