Questions Frequently Asked By Employment
Questions You Can Ask Employers
- Tell me about yourself.
- Tell me about a situation when you were under a great deal of
pressure. What was your role? How did you react? What was the
- Tell me about a situation when your coworkers or group members
didn't agree with you.
- What are your future career goals in 1, 5, and 10 years?
- What area of your skills/professional development do you want
- Why did you choose St. John's University? Your major?
- What interests you about working at our company?
- What is your understanding of the position?
- Tell me about a difficult customer service problem you have
- What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
- What was the worst mistake you ever made and how did you handle
- Why should I hire you?
- Give me an example of when you had to work on a team to
complete a project. What was your role? How did you react to
problems that arose with the project? What was the outcome?
- How would your current employer/teacher describe your
- What areas in your career are you interested in further
- Identify two accomplishments that you are most proud of.
Additional Questions Educators May Be Asked
- What are typical career paths of your employees?
- What personal qualities or characteristics are most important
for success in this job?
- Describe a typical day on the job and the overall work
- What are the challenging facets of the job?
- How would you describe your corporation's personality and
Sample Questions Educators May Ask
- Tell me about a pupil or class you've helped recently.
- What are some characteristics of a well managed classroom?
- What effective disciplinary tools do you use in your
- How do you provide for individual differences in your classroom
(both in personalities and intelligence levels)?
- What is your philosophy of education?
- How would you respond to the needs of multicultural students in
- How would you establish rapport with students, parents,
colleagues, and the community?
- Recall a lesson you have taught which went particularly well.
Describe the lesson. Describe the second best lesson.
- What is the teacher/student ratio in the district?
- Do teachers participate in curriculum review and change?
- What support staff members are available to help students and
- What discipline procedures does the district use?
- Does the district have a statement of educational philosophy or