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Questions You Might be Asked

The following are questions you will most likely be asked on an interview. It is a good idea to prepare and rehearse the answers to these questions so that you feel comforstudent thinkingtable answering them during an interview.

  • Tell me about yourself. This question is meant for you to talk about your skills and abilities to do the job.
  • What are your strengths? Tell the employer about what you do best and the positive work values that you’ll bring to the job.
  • What are your weaknesses? Give the employer something that would not eliminate you from consideration for the position. For example, "... I am working to improve my keyboarding skills."
  • Why do you want to work here? Give the employer reasons why you chose to apply for the job. Example - The job fits your skills and you know that you can make a significant contribution to the company.
  • What is your greatest accomplishment? This can be a school-related achievements or something outside of school in your personal life.
  • Why should I hire you? Talk about your skills and achievements.

More Sample Interview Questions You Might Be Asked (PDF, 90KB)


Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office
Last Updated: March 14, 2011