Job Interview Question Database: Questions with Excellent Sample Responses, 145-150


The Job Interview Question & Response Database includes 150 of the most typical interview questions that you may face in your job interviews. Questions are in no particular order, so take your time and go through the entire list!

Displaying Job Interview Questions 145-150

145. If there were one area you’ve always wanted to improve upon, what would that be?

Sample excellent response:

  • Sometimes I have trouble admitting to people that I am not understanding something they want me to do or am struggling with a certain task, I can be reluctant to ask others for help. This is something that I want to improve on and am taking steps toward becoming better at asking those around me for help when I need it.

[contributed by Lauren Spalding]

146. When you have been made aware of, or have discovered for yourself, a problem in your school or work performance, what was your course of action?

Sample excellent response:

I realized my freshman year that my writing was not up to par. I struggled not only in my first-year English courses, but in other courses that required writing papers. I used the university’s writing lab as much as possible, but toward the end of that first year, I knew I needed to do more to overcome my deficiencies. My solution was taking two additional writing courses over the summer between my freshman and sophomore years to truly grasp the fundamentals of writing, but then to also take my writing to the next level. Some of my proudest moments later in college have been when professors have noted on my papers that they were impressed with my writing abilities.

147. What kinds of things have you done at school or on the job that were beyond expectations?

Sample excellent response:

  • When I received a research grant, the requirement was to present our information at a poster contest. Instead of doing this, however, I was involved with a professional organization and presented my findings to faculty around the country at its annual conference. I was the only student presenter at the conference, and my presentation was one of the most highly attended. It was made clear to me that I went above and beyond by presenting at this convention as opposed to a poster competition.

[contributed by Cynthia Buenger]

148. What, in your opinion, are the key ingredients in guiding and maintaining successful business relationships?

Sample excellent response:

  • Communication is the key ingredient to guiding and maintaining successful business relationships. Being able to clearly communicate your ideas to others allows you to build and maintain a relationship with others. It is also very important to be an active listener and address any concerns or questions the other party might have. To maintain a successful business relationship, you also have to be able to compromise and do what is best for both parties involved.

[contributed by Lauren Spalding]

149. What sorts of things have you done to become better qualified for your career?

Sample excellent response:

  • I have experience in multiple fields and under very different circumstances. I have obtained internships that were very diverse so I could get the most out of each experience and feel like I am well versed in the areas of management and marketing. I have taken myriad classes at my university that have helped prepare me for a successful career in business. Further, my participation in our co-ed professional business fraternity has given me the opportunity to interact with other businesses and develop myself further personally and professionally.

[contributed by Cynthia Buenger]

150. What motivates you to go the extra mile on a project or job?

Sample excellent response:

Fortunately, I am highly self-motivated and do not require a great deal of external motivation on projects and jobs. I have an extremely strong work ethic, and I am not really capable of doing anything less than going the extra mile. I enjoy the satisfaction of completing a a project that goes above and beyond expectations. Sure, I like to be praised for my work as much as the next person does, but the real reward comes in seeing an outstanding finished project, knowing my role in accomplishing the project, and realizing that I put more than my best effort into it.

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