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Common Interview Questions

Be prepared for your interview by anticipating “typical” questions that may be asked during the interview. By rehearsing answers ahead of time, you will be ready to deliver them with confidence.

Following are examples of questions you may be asked during a job interview:

  • Why should we hire you?
  • Why do you want to work here?
  • What do you know about our organization?
  • What are your goals?
  • What can you do for us that other candidates cannot do for us?
  • What salary are you seeking?
  • Why did you choose to attend Monmouth University?
  • Give an example of your leadership skills.
  • How do you get along with others?
  • What would your co-workers say about you?
  • Are you at your best when working alone or in a group?
  • Do you have any questions for me?
  • What are your qualifications for this position?
  • How did you learn about us?
  • Did you enjoy school? Why? Why not?
  • Which course did you find most difficult? Why?
  • Did you join any school activities? Why?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?
  • What has been your greatest accomplishment? What did you learn from it?
  • What has been your greatest failure? What did you learn from it?
  • What is your greatest strength?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • What motivates you to do a good job?
  • What are your hobbies and interests?

No list of possible interview questions can ever be complete. There are many websites on the Internet (such as and others) that can offer more sample interview questions.