Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Example of question of interview

      1.            I would like to welcome all of you to this interview session.
      2.            First I would like to introduce to you the panel of interviewers for your session.
      3.            They are (1st panel’s name). (2nd panel’s name) and myself (your name).
      4.            Before we begin let me inform you about the different parts of our session today.
4.1  Part 1- you will be asked to give your responses individually in 3 minutes.
4.2  Part 2 – this section is done in group form where all of you will be given an issue to be discussed. Each one of you will be given a statement on that issue. You will present your argument. At the end of this session a volunteer in your group will sum up your discussion.

Sample Questions
·        Open-ended questions give the candidates a chance to explain themselves and their expriences. Words thaht begin open-ended questions are:
What, why, how, tell me, describe, explain, compare and contrast

·        You should avoid direct or closed-ended questions (i.e questions that lead to a simple yes/no response). For example, avoid using these opening words:
Should, Is, Did, Do, Could, Would, Will

Examples questions for problem solving:
      1.            From 1 students are being bullied by the From 3 students. They are afraid to seek help from the others as it may worsen the situation. As a From 5 student, what will you do to settle this problem.
      2.            We celebrate Independence Day every year. As a student, what your contributions towards our college and our country?
      3.            You are invited to give a talk to From 3 student during assembly. As s student representative, you need to give advices on how to make preparation for PMR. State your point clearly.
      4.            You have problem with time management for yours studies. How you want to overcome this problem?
      5.            You think that our college needs improvement in certain areas. Give your suggestions?
      6.            What are the advantages of studying overseas?

Examples of good questions
      1.            Tell me about your school: courses, teachers, favorite subject, worst subject?
      2.            What are the strengths and weakness of your school?
      3.            What is your overall evaluation of your high school exprience?
      4.            If you could change your high school exprience, what changes would you make?
      5.            What are your future plans:college, major, career?
      6.            Compare your senior year to the rest of high school. What do you expect of your senior year?
      7.            What is highlight of your high school experince? Is there something that will stand out; something that you will always remember?
      8.            In high school, what would you like to turn into an independent study?—if you could take any subject and expand it, what would thaht subject be?
      9.            What a makes a good teacher?
  10.            What would be your teachers’ recollection of you if one of two of them sat down to discuss you a year from now?
  11.            What is your favorite book? Is there a literary character with which you identify?
  12.            Is there a project, paper, lab, etc. That you were especially proud of when you completed it?
  13.            If you could get a national grant to research something, what would you want to study/research?

      1.            What school activities are you involved in; which are the most important; to which you have contributed most?
      2.            What are your outside activities: community, hobbies?
      3.            What has being a membr of a team taught you?
      4.            (If a student government leader): what was your campaign platform?
      5.            Has there been a hot topic at your school as of late?
      6.            What kinds of activities would you like to pursue in college?

      1.            What would you do with a free day? Academic or otherwise?
      2.            What did you do this past summer?
      3.            Anytihing you have done or experienced of which you are most proud or about which we should be aware?
      4.            To date, what have been some of your more important responsibilities?
      5.            What would you do if you did not attend college next year?
      6.            What do you do when you’re having trouble solving a problem?
      7.            What qualities would you look for in friends?
      8.            How do you think you can make an impact at college?
      9.            What would you like your college exprience to be lilke?
  10.            How would you want to be remembered?
  11.            How have been the biggest failure or frustrations in your life?
  12.            What are you best friend’s strenghts and weakness? What would they say are yours?
  13.            If you were to make a list of things that you would like to say that you have done (attempted or completed) before graduating from college, what wolud be on it?
  14.            Tell me about a person or an event that was markedly changed you.
  15.            What would you change about yourself?
  16.            What are some of the major issues affecting your peer group and what are some possible solutions?
  17.            What have you been waiting for me to ask?


      1.            Tell me about yourself/ your family background.
      2.            Give three adjectives/ words which could best describe you?
      3.            In what school activities have you participated? Why?
      4.            What are advantages of taking part in co-curricular activities?
      5.            What are you own special abilities?
      6.            What are you weaknesses?
      7.            What your opinion about our current economic problem?
      8.            Who influenced you the most in your life?
      9.            If you are given RM 1, 000, 000.00 what would you do with the money?
  10.            Do you prefer working with others or by yourself?
  11.            Whay do you chose the ____________ course?
  12.            Can a female perform just as well as a male in this particular field?
  13.            What do you know about _____________ (the course)?
  14.            How can an (accountant/ lawyer/ doctor) contribute to society?
  15.            Are you primarily interested in making money or do feel that services to humanity is your prime/ main concern?
  16.            What are the advantages of your chosen field?
  17.            What are disadvantages of your chosen field?
  18.            What qualifications do you have that make you feel you will be successful in your studies/ chosen field?
  19.            What personal characteristics are necessary to be successful in your chosen field?
  20.            What course do you intend to take in the future?
  21.            With your current result, do you think you can do successfully in the course?

1 comment:

  1. Salam..thanks for these informations..sgat mmbantu.. :)

    Mohon share.. :)