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Graduate Job Interview Questions

To help you prepare for your job interview, we've put together a list of commonly asked questions so you can think about and plan answers to some of the questions that are likely to be put to you.

  • Why did you choose to study your degree subject(s)?
  • What did you find most enjoyable or challenging about your course?
  • Why are you interested in this career?
  • Tell me what you know about the company
  • Explain why you’ve applied for this graduate job
  • Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
  • What are your strengths/weaknesses?
  • What motivates you?
  • Talk me through your CV
  • Why do you want to work for this company?
  • What did you learn at university that you could bring to this job?
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • Are you applying for other jobs?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • Give some examples of working as part of a team
  • What challenges are you looking for in a position?
  • What applicable attributes/experience do you have?
  • Why did you choose your university and what factors influenced your choice?
  • What has been your greatest achievement?
  • Describe a situation in which you dealt with confrontation?
  • What do you like to do outside work?
  • How do you deal with stress?