Common Job Interview Script

Q: Tell me about yourself.

A: I graduated from University X with a major in communications. I’ve been working for the past year in public relations at a small company, but I’m looking to expand my horizons now and work for a larger corporate company like this one.

Q: Why are you interested in this position?

A: I saw on your website that your company does a lot of work for improving literacy levels in public schools. In college, I participated in a number of programs like X, Y, and Z that aimed to encourage students in their education. I think that it would be a rewarding learning experience for me, and I believe that I could use my past experiences to excel in the position.

Q: What’s one of your weaknesses?

A: I would say that I’m not very experienced in making presentations. In my last job, I did not have a lot of opportunities to practice my public speaking because the company was so small. I would really like to work in a place that could allow me to develop that skill further.

Q: Tell me about your worst boss.

A: I’ve been very fortunate to not have any awful supervisors. With all of my bosses, I’ve learned a lot and discovered what type of management style I work the best under. I definitely respond better to set guidelines and organization, so my worst experience was with a supervisor who was a little disorganized. I learned how to work well in that kind of environment though because of my time with him. It’s important to use every challenging experience as a way to learn and improve, so I couldn’t call one boss worse than another.

Q: How do others describe you?

A: My colleagues describe me as a hard worker. I’m the first one to lend a hand in a project when it is needed. I’ve always been very self-motivated, and my colleagues know that they can count on me. When I first started at my last job, it was a new field for me. I had to ask for a lot of help at first, but I worked hard. My colleagues saw how quickly I improved in the first couple of months, and they respect me for that now.

Q: Why are you the best candidate for this position?

A: I’m really impressed by the work that your company does. I have had a lot of experience in the past working in similar fields, so I think I would fit in well. I am sure there are a lot of other qualified candidates for the job, but I am passionate about this work. I would dedicate myself to doing the best possible work.

Q: Do you have any questions for us? Or, is there anything about the company that I haven’t told you?

A: How would you describe your company’s management style? What does a typical day look like in this position?

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