SAMPLE QUESTION BANK-INTREVIEWS SELF-AWARENESS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. How would you describe yourself? Tell me about yourself?

How do you think a friend or professor who knows you would describe you? What motivates you to put forth your best effort? How do you determine or evaluate success? What academic subjects did you like best? Least? What led you to choose the career for which you are preparing? What personal characteristics are necessary for succeeding in the career that you are interested in? 9. What is you philosophy of life? 10. What have you switched career fields? 11. If you were forced to change you name, what would it be? 12. What are you most passionate about? 13. When did you realise you strengths? WEAKNESS/ NEGATIVES 1. 2. 3. 4. What major problems have you encountered and how have you dealt with them? What have you learnt from your mistakes? What do you consider to be your greatest weakness? Did you ever have problems with your supervisors? SKILLS /ABILITY/ QUALIFICATIONS 1. What do you consider to be your greatest strength? 2. Are you creative? Give an example. 3. What qualifications do you have that makes you think you will be successful? 4. In what way do you think you can make a contribution to society? 5. Why should we take you? 6. What are your own special abilities? 7. Why should we take you over another candidate? 8. What is your managing style? 9. Why do you want to join this institute? 10. What do you know about our institute? VALUES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What is you attitude towards working hard? What part does your family play in your life? What are the most important rewards you expect in your career? What is more important to you: money offered, or the type of job? Do you prefer working with others or all by yourself? How do you like to work? Under what conditions do you work best? What is the highest form of praise?

8. 6. 6. 2. How do you plan to achieve your career goals? EDUCATION 1. 3. How did your previous employer treat you? 5. 3. What do you see yourself doing 5 years from now? 4.EXPERIENCE 1. Describe your current job? 9. 3. 5. What jobs have you held? 4. 4. INTERESTS 1. What job have you enjoyed most? Least?Why? 7. What have you learnt from some of the jobs that you have held? 6. Tell me about your experience. What did you like most about you last job? GOALS / OBJECTIVES 1. 6. 3. In what part-time or summer job have you been most interested? 2. What did you like least about your last job? 10. What are your short-term and long-term goals and objectives? 2. How has your education prepared you for an MBA? Describe your most rewarding college experience. 4. What are your outside interests? What do you do with your free time? What are hobbies? What types of books do you read? How interested are you in sports? How did you spend your vacations in school? GENERAL 1. 5. would you plan your academic study differently? Do you think grades are a good indication of your academic achievement? What have you learnt from participation in extracurricular activities? How did you pick your dissertation? Describe your dissertation process. What specific goals other than those related to your education have you chosen for yourself for the next 10 years? 3. 2. Define cooperation. . What have you done that shows initiative and willingness to work? 8. What do you really want to do in life? 5. 5. 2. What qualities should a successful manager possess? Describe the relationship that should exist between a supervisor and subordinate. Why did you select your college or university? If you could . 4. What 3 accomplishments have given you the greatest satisfaction? What can I do for you? Tell me a story. 7.

What causes you to lose your temper? How often have you been absent from school. 2. 2. 2. 3. 3. Tell me about the time when you had to work your hardest in order to fully understand what another person was saying to you. 2. Tell me about the time you were most persuasive in overcoming resistance to your ideas or point of view. Tell me about the last time you were criticized by a supervisor or a professor. Describe a time when you felt most frustrated or discouraged in reaching you goals or objectives. Describe a situation where it was most important for you to display tact and diplomacy. we believe that you are overqualified to join this institute. Tell me about the time when you felt most frustrated at your school/ workplace. Describe the last time when someone at school/ work misunderstood what you were trying to communicate. 3. MOTIVATION 1. 5. Tell me about the time when you felt best about your ability to draw out or solicit information from another person. What do you feel has been you most significant work/ school/ internship related achievement within the past year or so? 4. 3. Tell me about the last time someone made an unreasonable request of you. Tell me about a time when you felt most frustrated and disappointed at a person with whom you had worked. Tell me about the most long term. Describe the most disappointing and frustrating experience in gaining the support of others for an idea or proposal. Tell em about the last time you had a clash or disagreement with someone at school/ college/ workplace. INFLUENCING OTHERS 1. 4. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS 1. 3. PERSONAL ADPTABILITY 1.STRESS QUESTION 1. work or training? Have you ever had trouble with other people on the job? Don't you feel you are a little to old/young for this programme? With your background. 4. sustained extra hours of effort that you put into your work/ college/ internship 2. Describe the last time you did something well which went beyond the expectations in your work/ internship. . In what aspects of your work/ internship do you have the most confidence in your abilities? COMMUNICATION SKILLS 1. 3. 2. Tell me about the time when you felt most pressured or stressed at work /school/ internship.

Tell me how you go about organizing your work and scheduling your own time.ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS 1. 2. 3. Tell me about the last time you made a decision that backfired. PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING 1. Describe the most extensive planning that you have ever done. Tell me about the time you regretted most not getting advice before you went ahead? CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1. Tell me about the time when you had a disagreement with someone at work . 3. Tell me about a time when you were most persuasive in overcoming resistance to your ideas. Tell me about the last significant crisis situation that you faced in your work. 2. What do you do to ensure that your goals and objectives are met in a timely way? 3. Tell me about the most difficult problem that you faced in your work/ school/ internship? 2.

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