Recruiters from nearby companies talk with students during Cedarville's annual career fair

Sample Interview Questions

  1. About Career Services
  2. For Students/Alumni
  3. For Employers
  4. Graduate Success
  • What are your future goals?
  • In what type of position are you most interested?
  • Why do you think you would like to work for us?
  • Describe your most rewarding college experience?
  • What have you done in the last six months that shows me you are a leader?
  • How do you determine or evaluate success?
  • What have you learned from participation in extra-curricular activities?
  • Can you take instructions without feeling upset?
  • What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
  • Do you feel comfortable in a position of leadership?
  • How do you plan to achieve your career goals?
  • What two or three things are most important to you in your job?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • Why did you decide to attend Cedarville University?
  • Do you feel you have done the scholastic work of which you are capable?
  • Define cooperation.
  • Define teamwork.
  • Do you have plans for graduate work?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
    • (Be sure to end your response with a positive ending. Show how you are working on this weakness or how you are developing in that area.)
  • What have you done which shows initiative and willingness to work?
  • Is it an effort for you to be tolerant of people with a background and interests different from your own?
  • What interests you about our product or service?
  • If you could paint a picture of the perfect job, what would it look like?
  • If you could change anything in your life, what would you change?
  • Give me an example of a time when you had to take direction from an employer and it was not something you wanted to do.
  • Describe a situation where your work or idea was criticized.
  • Tell me more about yourself.

This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as questions. Be ready to respond to questions concerning your profession. For example, an education major may have to answer a question relating to classroom discipline. A nursing major may have to respond to a situation question regarding the treatment of a patient. A broadcasting major may have to show how they would handle a news item. Basically, be ready for any question.