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Practice Interview Questions

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It's always a good idea to practice interviewing before you go to a real job interview. The more familiar you are with the questions you will be asked during a job interview, the more comfortable you will be responding to the hiring manager and the better equipped you'll be for interview success.

Here are practice interview questions and sample answers for a variety of different occupations and types of jobs. Take a look at the questions, then consider how you'll answer them. Especially with the job specific interview questions, it's important to be prepared to show the interviewer that you have the skill sets (and the mindset) required for the job.

Practice Interview Questions and Answers

Entry Level Interview Questions
When you are interviewing for an entry level job, the questions will be different than those asked during interviews for higher level positions. Review these entry level interview questions when you're practice interviewing for jobs that don't require much experience.

General Interview Questions
There are some questions that are asked during almost every job interview including the most common job interview questions about your strengths, weaknesses, work history, accomplishments, and goals. Practice answering these questions and be sure that your responses match what you have listed on your resume and job applications. A slip up if you don't remember dates and job titles could cost you a job offer.

Occupation Specific Practice Interview Questions
Here are job specific interview questions for a variety of occupations. Use them for practice interviews and frame responses so you're prepared to respond during actual job interviews.

Practice Interview Questions Listed By Type of Job
Interview questions will be different based on the type of job you are interviewing for. For example, if you are interviewing for a part-time or a summer job, the interviewer will want to know about your schedule and the hours you are available. Here are the interview questions you'll be asked for several different types of jobs.

More Practice Interview Questions
Here are even more practice interview questions including questions for behavioral job interviews, phone interviews, promotions, internal job interviews, mock interviews, second interviews and for the other types of interviews you will encounter during your job search.

Practice Interviews
In addition to practicing answering interview questions, it's a good idea to prepare for the entire interview experience. Here's how to work on improving your interviewing skills and techniques.

Practice Interview Tips
There are simple ways to practice interviewing including using flash cards, dressing in interview clothes to practice, and recording yourself interviewing then playing it back to see how you did. Here's how to practice interviewing.

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