Interview English Lessons

Basic Interview Questions I: 15 Units

Samples:

1. Tell me a little about yourself.
2. What are your strengths?
3. What are your weaknesses?

Basic Interview Questions II: 14 Units

Samples:

1. Are you better at anticipating or reacting to problems?
2. Are you a risk taker or do you like to stay away from risks?
3. Why should I hire you?

School Related Interview Questions: 14 Units

Samples:

1. What extracurricular activities were you involved in?
2. Why did you choose your major?
3. If you redo college again, what would you major in?

Work Related Interview Questions I: 17 Units

Samples:

1. If you could start your career over again, what would you do differently?
2. During your performance reviews, what criticism do you hear the most?
3. Tell me about your last three positions?

Work Related Interview Questions II: 15 Units

Samples:

1. If you have problems or complaints with your current job, why haven’t you brought it to their attention?
2. Give me a specific example at your last position where…
3. What do you feel an employer owes an employee?

Work Related Interview Questions III: 18 Units

Samples:

1. If everyone on the team is a veteran, what will you do to fit in?
2. How do you intend to learn what you need to know to perform well for this job?
3. If your supervisor tells you to do something that you believe can be done in a different way, what would you do?

Working With People Interview Questions: 11 Units

Samples:

1. What do you do when you’re having difficulty solving a problem?
2. What do you do when you have a problem with a direct?
3. What do you do when you have a problem with your boss?

Miscellaneous Interview Questions: 23 Units

Samples:

1. Do you have any physical problems that may limit your ability to perform this job?
2. What do you do to stay in shape?
3. What do you like to do when you’re not in the office?

 

Overview:

Tell me a little about yourself.

You should take this opportunity to show your communication skills by speaking clearly and concisely in an organized manner. Because there is no right or wrong answer for this question, it is important to appear friendly.

Short Answers

“I attended MIT where I majored in Electrical Engineering. My hobbies include basketball, reading novels, and hiking.”

“I grew up in Korea and studied accounting. I worked at an accounting firm for two years and I enjoy bicycling and jogging.”

“I’m an easy going person that works well with everyone. I enjoy being around different types of people and I like to always challenge myself to improve at everything I do.”

“I’m a hard worker and I like to take on a variety of challenges. I like pets, and in my spare time, I like to relax and read the newspaper.”

“I’ve always liked being balanced. When I work, I want to work hard. And outside of work, I like to engage in my personal activities such as golfing and fishing.”

Long Answer

“I went to the University of Washington and majored in English Literature. I went to graduate school because I really enjoyed learning. Afterwards, I started my career at Boeing as a web content editor. I’ve been there for 3 years now. Although my emphasis is in writing, I like numbers. I think solving logic problems and riddles are quite fun. I also enjoy jogging, reading, and watching movies.”

There is no right or wrong answer for this question. Most important thing you should remember is how you deliver the message. The example above shows a short answer telling a little bit about the person. The answer went from education to career, and then to personal interests all in a smooth flow.