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Practice makes perfect.

You should never go into an interview without practicing and preparing first. Research the company, visit their LinkedIn page and their website, especially the "About" page. Make sure you know what they do and their company mission. Meet with USI Career Services to discuss interview specifics and do a mock interview. Many employers now use video software to do first-round interviews. USI students can practice that skill on Career Launch with the Video Mock Interview tool. In addition, you should practice talking about your skills, what you can bring to the company. Schedule an appointment with a USI Career Coordinator to practice and learn more about interview preparation.

How you should respond:

How you should respond:

20 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions

  1. Why did you choose the career for which you are preparing?
  2. What do you consider to be your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  3. How would you describe yourself?
  4. What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
  5. Why should I hire you?
  6. What qualifications do you have that makes you think that you will be successful?
  7. How do you determine or evaluate success?
  8. In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our company?
  9. Describe the relationship that should exist between supervisor and subordinates?
  10. What two or three accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction? Why?
  11. Describe your most rewarding College experience.
  12. Why did you select your College or University?
  13. What made you choose your field or major?
  14. In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?
  15. How do you work under pressure?
  16. What do you know about our company?
  17. What two or three things are most important to you in your job?
  18. Will you relocate? Does relocation bother you?
  19. Are you willing to travel?
  20. What major problem have you encountered? Ho