INTERVIEWING


The better prepared you are for the job interview, the better the chance that you'll get the job.

The Town of Colonie Youth Employment Service has prepared the following list of practice interview questions.
Read them over, think about your answers, and even practive answering them out loud.


• Tell me about the jobs you've had.

  • Do you have any experience in this type of work?

• Why do you want to work for our company?

• Of the jobs you've had, which did you like the best? Why?

• Which job duties did you like the best? Why?

• Which job duties did you like the least? Why?

• How many days of work did you miss at your last job?

• Have you ever been fired or asked to resign?

• Why have you changed jobs so often?

• Why have you been out of work for so long?

• What did you think of your former supervisors/employers?

• Who did you like the best? Why?

• Who did you like the least? Why?

• How did you get along with your co-workers?

• How did you get along with the customers?

• What would you like to be doing five or ten years from now? In the future?

• What's an ideal job for you?

• Are you looking for permanent employment?

• Are you looking for full time or part time employment?

• Can you work flexible hours?

• What skills do you have that will help you do this job?

• What tools and/or equipment can you use?

• Tell me about your education?

• Why did you leave school?

• Why did you change schools so often?

• Did you get in any trouble in school?

• What subjects did you like in school? Why?

• What subjects didn't you like in school? Why?

• How many days of school did you miss in the last year?

• Did you participate in any special school/extracurricular activities?

• Do you have any special training?

• Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

• Tell me about yourself.

• Why do you want to work?

• What do you do in your spare time?

• Why should I hire you?

• What makes you believe that you are qualified for this job?


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