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Job Hunting & Career Information

Resources to help you find a job, getting facts about a prospective employer and salary information.

Questions they ask...

General Questions:

  • Tell me about yourself.
    Why did you choose to apply for this job?
    Give me an example of failing to achieve your goal?  How did you respond?
    Of which accomplishments are you most proud?
    Describe your ideal job.
    What do you like to do when not at work?
    What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? 
    What have you done that shows initiative and willingness to work? 
    How would a co-worker describe you? 
    Describe a situation where you found it difficult to work with someone.  How did you handle it?
    Name someone you admire? Why? 
    What motivates you in a job? 
    Where do you want to be in five years?
    Why did you choose to apply for this job?
    Why should you be the person we hire for this position?
    What kind of people do you enjoy working with?
    Tell me what you know about our company?
    Describe your ideal job.


  • Describe for me the most rewarding accomplishment since you’ve started college.
    Have you plans for furthering your education? What job related skills have you developed?
    If you could start college over, what would you do differently?
    Give an example of a time when you worked under deadline pressure.
    How would one of your previous managers describe you?
    Describe a time when you had to go above and beyond to get a job done.
    Tell me about a situation where you had to work with a group. What role did you play?
    In what positions did you work while in school?
    Tell me about the most best/worst jobs you ever held.
    What did you enjoy most/least about your last job?
    Have you had any experience as a supervisor?
    What made you choose the University of Alabama?


  • What interests you about working for this company?
    Why should we hire you?
    Tell me a little bit about our company?
    How do you feel you would fit into this work environment?
    Is relocation an option for you?
    How do you think you'll be able to contribute to our company?
    Tell me something about our product/service
    How long would you expect to work here?
    Are you willing to work overtime?
    Are you willing to travel?  How much?
    What do you think it takes to be successful in our company?

Questions you ask...

Questions you ask:

  • Is there a probationary period connected with this position?
    Is this a newly created position? If not, how long did the previous person hold it? Was the previous person promoted?
    To whom would I be reporting?
    Will I be required to travel regularly for this job?
    What additional training might be necessary for this position?
    If additional training is required, will it be a hands-on process?
    Are there professional training programs that will enable me to grow in the company?
    What have been some of the highlights of this department?
    Are there any analytic expectations for the person in this position?  What are they?
    Where do you see your company relative to industry peers in the next 5 years?
    Who are your competitors?  How do you feel your company is doing compared with them?
    What are some of the biggest challenges facing your department today?
    What do you like best about your job?
    How often and how will I be evaluated in this position?
    Are there any questions or concerns about my background that I can answer?
    Does your company encourage further education?
    In what ways is a career with your company better than one with your competitors?
    Can you tell me a little about your own experience with the company?
    Could you describe the hiring process?