The interview is a conversation in which you and an employer exchange information. Your objective is to get an offer of a job, and the employer’s objective is to find out the following:
• What you have to offer (your skills, abilities, basic knowledge).
• Who you are (your personality, character, interests).
• Why you should be hired (you have what they are seeking). The interviewer will try
to determine whether you will be an asset to the organization. Your goal is to present yourself as the best candidate for the position and also to learn more about the position and the interviewer’s organization to determine whether both are well suited for you and your career goals. Thus, the interview is a two-way discussion rather than an interrogation, as it is often perceived to be.

SLA students are sometimes asked to attend promotive interviews for their professional development. Below there is a list common interview questions that prepares them for such interviews:

Can you explain these gaps in your resume?
Are you willing to travel?
Are you overqualified for this role?
Would you be willing to work nights and weekends?
What qualities make a good leader?
What is the name of our CEO?
What questions haven’t I asked you?
What do you know about our company?
Why are you changing careers?
Can you walk us through your resume?
Why is our company interesting to you?
Who was your favorite manager and why?
Who are our competitors?
Why are you the right person for this job?
What is your greatest personal achievement?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
What do you know about our industry?
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Behavioral interview questions
Describe a time when your boss was wrong. How did you handle the situation?
How would you feel about reporting to a person younger than you?
Describe a time you went above and beyond at work.
Tell me about the last mistake you made.
What do you want to accomplish in the first 30 days of this job?
Describe a time you got angry at work.
Describe a time when you had to give a person difficult feedback.
Describe a time when you disagreed with your boss.
Would you ever lie for a company?
Tell me about how you dealt with a difficult challenge in the workplace.
What do you really think about your previous boss?
What has been the most rewarding experience of your career thus far?
How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?
Describe a time you chose to not help a teammate.
Describe a time you went out of your way to help somebody.
Describe a time when your work was criticized?
What do you want to accomplish in the first 90 days of this job?
Do you think you could have done better in your last job?
How would you fire someone?

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