Tell me about yourself.
My background to date has been centered around preparing myself to
become the very best _____ I can become. Let me tell you specifically
how I've prepared myself...
Why should I hire you?
Because I sincerely believe that I'm
the best person for the job. I realize that there are many other
college students that have the ability to do this job. I also
have that ability. But I also bring
an additional quality that makes me the very best person for the
job--my attitude for excellence. Not just giving lip service to
putting every part of myself into achieving it. In ... and ... I have
consistently reached for becoming the very best I can become by doing
What is your long-range objective? Where do you want to be 10 or 15 years from now?
Although it's certainly difficult to
predict things far into the future, I know what direction I want to
develop toward. Within five years, I
would like to become the very best _____ your company has. I would
like to become the expert that others rely upon. And in doing so, I
feel I will be
fully prepared to take on any greater responsibilities that might be
presented in the long term.
How has your education prepared you for your career? As you will note on my resume,
I've taken not only the required core classes in the _____ field, I've
also gone above and beyond. I've
taken every class the college has
to offer in the field and also completed an independent study project
specifically in this area. But it's not just taking the classes to gain
knowledge I've taken each class,
both inside and outside of my major, with this profession in mind. So
when we're studying _____ in _____, I've viewed it from the perspective
of _____. In
addition, I've always tried to keep a
practical view of how the information would apply to my job. Not just
theory, but how it would actually apply. My capstone course project in
semester involved developing a real-world model of _____, which is
very similar to what might be used within your company...
What is your greatest weakness? I would say my greatest weakness
has been my lack of proper planning in the past. I would overcommit
myself with too many variant tasks, then not be able to
fully accomplish each as I would
like. However, since I've come to recognize that weakness, I've taken
steps to correct it. For example, I now carry a planning calendar in
my pocket so
that I can plan all of my appointments and "to do" items. Here, let
me show you how I have this week planned out...