These are basic and general questions that may be commonly found in any kind of job interview. If you don't know where to start in preparing for your interview, try practicing with these questions.
Questions about your academic education and experiences (work, volunteer, etc.) are generally focused on confirming your:
- Range of experience
- Level of expertise
These questions range from being broad (i.e. “What courses did you most enjoy at SFU?") to being very specific (i.e. “What specific skills did you gain from 'that' position?”). The employer is interested in knowing what skills and experiences you could bring to their organization.
- Provide adequate details to prove you have the desired skills, qualification, and credentials.
- Select your best examples and broad range of experiences to profile yourself.
- Be prepared to discuss any and all of the experiences you have listed on your resume and cover letter.
- Clearly demonstrate your level of confidence and competence in the areas that are being questioned.