Here’s what you can expect for your Mock Job Interview assignment coming up this month!

  • identify a job you could realistically apply for
  • pick a time outside of class time for interview
  • CAH will interview each student for 20 minutes
  • CAH will grade you on the content and delivery of your responses, eye contact, the confidence of your handshake, and your professional appearance
  • Arriving late is a surefire way not to get hired. Be punctual!

Interview will include…

  • 5-10 set questions (known ahead of time)
  • 3-5 “surprise” questions requiring impromptu response
  • 2 questions by student for CAH about the job

Dress Expectations

  • Ladies: Suits or skirts acceptable
  • Gents: necktie and tucked-in shirt required
  • NO: jeans, athletic shoes, white socks, bare toes, cleavage, midriff

Job Interview Questions (I will ask you 5-10 questions from this list):

  1. Why would you be good at this job?
  2. Why do you want to work here?
  3. What courses did you learn the most from at university?
  4. What is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness?
  5. Tell us about a problem you have solved.
  6. What are your goals for the next year? five years?
  7. What personal characteristics are necessary for success?
  8. What qualities do you like to see in coworkers?
  9. What qualities do you like to see in a supervisor?
  10. Give an example of how you have worked as a part of a team.
  11. How do you deal with stress?
  12. What is the most important thing you have learned about yourself in your educational career (college or HS)

Here’s a copy of my Job Interview Evaluation form.

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