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Possible Interview Questions
Following are a list of questions commonly asked by potential employers. Review this list and pre-plan possible responses. This will help you feel at ease during the interview.
- Tell me about yourself.
- What school activities have you participated in? Why?
- If you have not been active on campus, why not?
- Have you held any leadership roles? If so, what were they and what did you learn from these experiences?
- Why/how did you choose Albion College?
- What is your major? Why/how did you choose that major? If you were to start over, would you choose it again? Why/why not?
- What were you favorite/least favorite classes? Why?
- Do you feel you have done the best scholastic work you are capable of? Why/why not?
- What is the single most important statement you would make about your experiences at Albion College?
- What are your greatest strengths/weaknesses? What are you doing to improve any weaknesses?
- What personal characteristics do you think are necessary for success in this field?
- How do you work under pressure? Can you give me an example?
- Give me an example of when you worked as a team leader/player.
- What is the toughest group you've had to get cooperation from?
- Tell me about your past work experiences. What did you like most and least about these jobs?
- Have you ever been a member of a group where members did not get along or work well together? What did you learn from this experience?
- What interests you about this position/organization?
- Describe a situation that required you to do many things at once. How did you handle this?
- What are two or three things that are most important for you to have in a job/position?
- Describe a major problem you've encountered. How did you handle this?
- Describe a project or idea you initiated.
- Describe an unpopular decision you made. What was the result?
- What do you consider to be your most significant accomplishment? Why?
- Describe the relationship you think should exist between a supervisor and supervisee.
- What type of work environment do you prefer?
- What do you know about this organization?
- Tell me about something creative you've done in a past job.
- If you were hiring someone for this position, what qualities would you look for in a candidate?
- Why should we hire you?
Questions commonly asked of teacher candidates
- What is your philosophy of education?
- What issues in education are of greatest concern to you? Why?
- Describe the role of the teacher in the learning process.
- What is the role of the teacher in the community?
- How would you individualize instruction in your classroom?
- Why do you want to teach?
- What special abilities do you have that would benefit your students?
- What prompted you to go into the field of education?
- Describe your grading style. Do you grade on ability or effort? Why?
- Tell me about your student teaching experience.
- How do you feel about observations by supervisors or principals?
- Are you interested in working with students in extracurricular activities? Why/why not? Which activities?
- What subject areas most interest you?
- How do you think children learn?
- What magazines, periodicals, books have you read recently related to education?
- What is your philosophy of classroom management? Give me an example of how you handled a discipline problem during your student teaching.
- What are your thoughts on teaching a split grade?
- Give me an example of a time where you contributed to a project.
- What did you find most beneficial in your student teaching experience?