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Pre-Interview Questions

Use the following scale to choose the answer that most closely describes you:

  • 1 = never
  • 2 = rarely
  • 3 = sometimes
  • 4 = usually
  • 5 = always
Looking at Yourself
I know how to determine what career options are available to me1 2 3 4 5
I can speak for at least 10 minutes about my skills, abilities, education, work, volunteer experience and personal traits in relation to any job I apply for1 2 3 4 5
I can describe how my interests relate to the job I am looking for1 2 3 4 5
I am prepared to discuss my personal accomplishments with potential employers1 2 3 4 5
Planning Your Job Search
I use a homework site for job seeking activities like writing letters, making phone calls, researching companies and recording my activities1 2 3 4 5
I schedule my time every week so I know in general when I will be job searching1 2 3 4 5
I express a positive attitude of success in my job hunting activities1 2 3 4 5
Before I apply to an organization, I research such things as what it does, how big it is and what it offers1 2 3 4 5
I know how to approach companies that are not advertising jobs, but may have openings1 2 3 4 5
I know how to develop a network of personal contacts to find out more about job opportunities1 2 3 4 5
I am able to fill out employment applications accurately1 2 3 4 5
My resume is visually attractive and has a professional look1 2 3 4 5
I know how to design my resume for the job I am applying for1 2 3 4 5
I take advantage of services offered by Employment Connections1 2 3 4 5
Preparing For Your Interview
I feel very confident when I go for an interview1 2 3 4 5
I know how to make a positive first impression1 2 3 4 5
I am prepared to answer typical questions interviewers ask1 2 3 4 5
I am prepared with questions to ask during the interview to show my interest in the position and the company1 2 3 4 5
As soon as possible after an interview, I try to review my performance1 2 3 4 5
Examining Your Options
I am aware of alternatives to an immediate job hunt, such as training or starting up a business1 2 3 4 5
If circumstances warrant it, I know what part-time jobs are available and where to find them1 2 3 4 5

Being aware of the different types can help you in the preparation stage as you build your skills inventory. It may also help you focus in on exactly what is being asked and what the employer is looking for in specific questions.