Sample Interviewing Questions

Clearly explain responsibilities of the position, performance expectations and work schedule during the job interview.

  • Do you have a résumé or transcript you'd like to share?
  • What program are you studying here at MCC?
  • How many semesters do you have left?
  • Do you have any other training, education, or work experience that would benefit your performance in this position?
  • Out of all the positions available at the college, why did you choose this one?
  • Do you have reliable transportation?
  • What are three positive characteristics a previous employer might use to describe your work performance?
    • Or - What three positive characteristics would your friends use to describe you?
  • What are three negative characteristics a previous employer might use to describe your work performance?
    • Or - What are three areas that you would improve upon, either personal or that may have been sited by a previous employer?
  • What are the qualities you possess that would help you in this position?
  • Explain your last work situation, the responsibilities and reason for leaving?
  • Is there anything you think we should know in considering you for this position?
  • Considering your school studies and personal obligations what hours and days are you available to work?
  • Tell me what experience you have with computers, ie programs that you've used or classes that you've successfully completed?
  • Do you have any questions or concerns you'd like to ask?

If the candidate does not supply references, ask them to provide a list of at least three references, including a minimum of one professional reference. Avoid asking personal questions or making personal statements, even if it piggy backs on a statement the candidate may have offered about children, marriage status, race, religion or like topics. These topics may come out naturally, but it is up to the interviewer to direct it back to the professional questions which are relevant in considering them for the position.