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How do you schedule your time? Set priorities? What do you know about our company?
What have you done which shows initiative/willingness to work? Why do you want to work for us?
What was your most difficult decision in the last six months? What made it difficult? Tell me about yourself/your basic interests.
How do you deal with pressure? What are your non-job/school-related achievements?
What kinds of work interest you? Why did you decide to attend college?
Would you prefer a large or small company? Why? How did you choose your particular school/field of study?
What do you think determines an individual's progress in a company? Discuss the more important aspects of your education.
How have your extracurricular activities helped prepare you for the kind of work you have done or influenced your development as an individual? What courses did you like the best? Least? Why?
At this point in your life, what would you like to be doing in the foreseeable future in terms of your career objectives or aspirations? Which of your college courses were the most difficult? Why?
How do you expect to accomplish your goals? Do you feel you have done the best scholastic work capable?
Why do you want this particular job? Under what kinds of conditions do you work best?
Do you have limitations regarding relocation? Travel? Overtime? What jobs have you held? How were they obtained?
Are you involved in community affairs? Which ones? Why did you leave past jobs?
What do you think sets you apart from other candidates? What personal factors do you consider most important in evaluating yourself or your success?
How do you reconcile this job with your personal goals? Describe when you worked hardest/felt greatest sense of achievement.
How important is salary to you? How do you define doing a good job?
What salary would you like in 5 years? in 10 years? What have been some of your more important work responsibilities?
Do you prefer working alone or with others? Why? What have you enjoyed most/liked least about work you have done?
Do you mind juggling lots of tasks? What consideration have you given to further enhance your performance or personal growth?

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