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Q1: Describe what you expect from your day to day in this position.
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  1. 1. No Experience Interview Questions Q1: Describe what you expect from your day to day in this position. Answers 1. "From what I understand from the job description, this position requires me to answer phones, transfer calls, reply to customer emails and welcome walk-in business. Is this correct?" Advice When an interviewer asks you about expectations, they want to hear about your understanding of the job. You can base your description of your daily life on the tasks listed in the job posting. You may not know the right order, but that's where you can always ask for clarification. Explain to the interviewer only what you know for certain and then ask questions about the rest. Q2: Why do you believe you are qualified for this position? Answers 1. "In addition to fitting the job requirements you have advertised, I also believe that my attitude and work ethic makes me qualified for this position."
  2. 2. Advice When you are trying to sell yourself, you need to be very clear about the company, their mission, the job description and expectations. First look at the qualifications the interviewer wants in a candidate from the job description. Try to think of of some examples of how you embody these qualities. For example, if they are looking for someone who has excellent customer service skills and you have never worked in customer service, think back on some of your volunteer experience or any work you have done with school organizations. Your communication skills count! If you have resolved conflict with teammates or classmates, talk about what you did and how you have handled challenging situations between friends. Draw from your relevant experience, which are any skills or experiences that you can relate to the position. Q3: Do you have reliable transportation? Answers 1. I have reliable transportation. My vehicle is well maintained and I am comfortable with the amount of travel required to get to your office every day. 2. "Yes, I am well versed with public transit. This form of transportation has always been reliable for me." 3.
  3. 3. "Yes, I have my own reliable vehicle." Advice Even if you're not expected to drive for the job, you will need to have some form of reliable transportation. If you take the bus or ride a bike, that works too! Simply share that you have the means to get to work consistently and on time. For example: "I have reliable transportation. My vehicle is well maintained and I am comfortable with the amount of travel required to get to your office every day." OR "I take public transit; however, I find it to be very reliable. I was late to work only once last year and that was due to a snow storm which stalled all of our employee's commute - including those with personal vehicles. Rest assured, I am reliable and will always come to work on time." Q4: What is your availability? Answers 1. "I am available most days, evenings, and weekends. I do have an obligation on Tuesday evenings but aside from that, I should be available most times. Can you clarity for me the hours for this position?" Advice Before you offer up your evenings and weekends, be sure that you are clear on what they need from you for this position. Typically the hours are laid out in the job description, but if it only says "part-time" or "full-time" and you are asked about the hours you're available to work, you may want to respond first with, "What hours do you need me to work?" Once they have laid out the expectations, you can tell them, "That sounds great! I'm available on those days and I can offer my weekends if I am needed as
  4. 4. well." You want to show them that you're excited about the job and that you are willing to make yourself available to work when they need you. Q5: How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late or miss work? Answers 1. I stay calm and composed when issues arise. My dad got rear ended one time when driving me to school. I texted my friend to see if she could tell my teacher what happened. I explained the situation to my teacher when I got to class. If this happened on my way to work, I would definitely call ahead of time if I could to make sure someone could cover my shift. 2. "I am very careful to time my day appropriately but if an emergency were to come up, I would phone immediately and help find coverage if necessary." Advice Proper planning will get you far, but sometimes life happens and you'll need a plan B. Think about some of the variables in your life that could affect your ability to arrive on time for work. Sick children, traffic, car breakdowns... the list goes on. Most likely one of these issues has affected you before in other situations, like trying to get to school on time. How did you handle it? Here is a suggestion: "I stay calm and composed when issues arise. My dad got rear ended one time when driving me to school. I texted my friend to see if she could tell my teacher what happened. I explained the situation to my teacher when I got to class. If this happened on my way to work, I would definitely call ahead of time if I could to
  5. 5. make sure someone could cover my shift." It may not be possible for everything to work out so smoothly, getting your shift covered or still making it to work on time. Your interviewer is looking to see that you are proactive and that you can handle the stress of unexpected situations that can arise. Q6: What do you think will be a challenge for you, in this job? Answers 1. I realize that on busy days, things will move fast. Even though I think it could be overwhelming to serve so many customers at once, with training and practice, I think I will do a great job. 2. "I think the biggest challenge for me in this job, at first, will be to learn the computer systems that you use here. I am a quick learner so I'm sure it won't take me long to catch on." Advice There may be some aspects of the position that are unfamiliar to you or sound difficulty. The first time you try anything it can be a little bit scary, because you don't know what to expect. If there are skills or responsibilities that you have little to know experience, those might be challenges for you. Let's say you are interviewing for a job waiting tables. Since you have never done it before, you are nervous about forgetting people's orders when you are busy and have a lot of customers. You could say, "I realize that on busy days, things will move fast. Even though I think it could be overwhelming to serve so many customers at once, with training and practice, I think I will do a great job." When you share a challenge, talk about what you will do to overcome it. This takes a little extra planning, so prepare beforehand by
  6. 6. writing down some of the challenges or concerns you have about the position. Then write down how you think you will address those challenges. It always helps to think about what you can do in difficult or unfamiliar situations, and it will make you more confident to know there's something you can do to deal with potential challenges on the job! Q7: What do you hope to learn from this job? Answers 1. "I would like to learn more about business and leadership. I feel that working for your company will give me many opportunities to expand my knowledge in these areas." Advice Are you looking to learn the technical skills that will help you learn how to troubleshoot and repair computer issues so that you can one day work in the IT industry? Maybe you are looking to get some experience to help you decide if you want to become a social worker or work in the medical field. Share what you are looking to get out of the experience. Review the job description and information about related careers to help you get a better idea of what you have to look forward to. Discuss how this position will help you in your career! Q8:Without any job experience, why should we hire you? Answer Advice
  7. 7. Sell yourself! You can talk about your strengths and qualities that make you a great candidate. Believe in yourself. Just because you don't have any work experience doesn't mean you're not the best person for the job. You have character traits that others don't. You have skills you may have learned from school that could be extremely helpful for this role. Take some time to list your skills to help you build confidence in your qualifications before the interview. This question is an opportunity to share about your experiences and your qualities that will help you be successful and bring value you your new team. Q9:What are your career goals? Answers 1. I want to become a dental hygienist. Working as a dental assistant will give me exposure to the field and valuable work experience to help me reach my goal. 2. "I would like to be in the corporate business world so my first step will be to attend business school." Advice
  8. 8. Even though this is your first job, you still want to be thinking a little bit about the future as you prepare for your interview. Interviewers want to understand how this job fits into your goals. They also like hearing that you have goals! You can start by explaining, "I want to become a dental hygienist. Working as a dental assistant will give me exposure to the field and valuable work experience to help me reach my goal." If you're not quite sure what you want to be when you grow up, you can tell them about how you want to develop specific skills that will help you in your career. If the position is administrative, learning how to use software, phone systems and scheduling are all skills that are helpful when working in any office. Think about the skills you will gain from this new position and how it might help you in the future. Q10:Why are you looking for a job? Answers 1. "I have set a goal for myself to attend post-secondary studies in 2 years and I would like to do that without having to go into much debt. I am also looking for an experience that will expand my knowledge in business." Advice You may just really need the money for a car or rent, but the interviewer wants to hear your motivation that goes beyond monetary expenses. Maybe you want to continue your education but you don't have support from your relatives. You might have goals of becoming a hair stylist, but the training costs money. You just need a job to help you get that much closer to reaching your goal. Interviewers love to hear that you are career oriented and that you are willing to work hard to achieve your goals. You may be looking for experience that will help you get an internship or into a highly competitive school. Explain your motivation and how this job will help you get where you want to go!
  9. 9. Q11:Who is a person you admire and why? Answers 1. "I most admire my father because his work ethic is second to none. He taught me to always be reliable, on time, and a person of my word." Advice Are you impressed by strong, intelligent women working in the bio-engineering field? Are there people in your life who inspire you to follow your dreams because of what they have overcome to get where they want to be? Talk about a person, whether it be a family member or a professor. Share the qualities you admire. Think about what that person does that stands out to you. It's not just about their work ethic. It's also about their character, how they treat people and their ability to persevere. Talk about how they handle conflict and adversity. And most importantly, share how they inspire you. Q12:What interests you about this opportunity? Answers 1. "What interests me most about this opportunity is that I will be able to have great exposure to the business world while starting my career with a very reputable organization."
  10. 10. Advice Be sure to have a solid understanding of the job description. Take some time to review the responsibilities and qualities they are looking for. Think about the tasks you are familiar with and any aspects of the job that you have some experience doing, even if it wasn't in a professional setting. You may be interested in learning new skills or developing some of the skills you already have. Your education and life experience are valuable! Consider responding to this question by sharing your passion and interest in contributing to the company's mission. You can also share how this opportunity will help you accomplish your personal or professional goals, like getting your foot in the door to start your career. Q13:Tell me about a time you were honest. Answer 1. I noticed the cashier gave me back too much cash when he made change at the checkout, but I had already left the store. I went back in as soon as I noticed and gave him the ten dollars. He was shocked. I felt so much better knowing I did the right thing. Advice Honesty and integrity are qualities that employers always seek out in candidates, but they can be very hard to find. By giving an example of how you were honest about a mistake you made, you are demonstrating that you are trustworthy. When an employer can trust you, they know they can rely on you to get the job done, handle confidential material and money. For your first job, this may be one of
  11. 11. the most valuable qualities you bring to the table! Here's an example you could share in your interview: "I noticed the cashier gave me back too much cash when he made change at the checkout, but I had already left the store. I went back in as soon as I noticed and gave him the ten dollars. He was shocked. I felt so much better knowing I did the right thing." Q14:If hired here, how long do you believe you would stay at our company? Answers 1. I am working towards becoming a sales manager, and I would be thrilled to lead one of your teams here one day. 2. "I would like to see this as a long term position for myself. I understand that there are many growth opportunities with your organization and I look forward to proving myself here!" Advice You may not know the answer to this. If this is your first job, how could you possibly know how long you'll be with the company! When you get hired into a new position, the company invests money into your training, office supplies and your paycheck. They want to know you're going to stick around! Rather than giving them a time frame, you may want to share your career goals. You can say, "I am working towards becoming a sales manager, and I would be thrilled to lead one of your teams here one day." By sharing you have a vested interest in the company, they will feel reassured that you are indeed going to stick around for a while.
  12. 12. Q15:What questions do you have about the job? Answers 1. "My biggest question for you is if you feel that I would be a fit for this job? Is there anything that I can clarify for you?" 2. "I am very keen on this opportunity. When are you expecting to make your decision?" Advice Start by making your list of questions. Visit the company website to see if any of those questions can be answered by looking through their values and information on the company culture. Try to narrow down your questions to three to five that are focused on the company. Next, review the job description. Notice if there are any responsibilities or expectations that you're unclear about. If you can't clarify by talking with past employees or friends, then those might be some good questions to ask. If you don't have many questions, that's okay too! If an interviewer asks you this, they just want to make sure you are clear on the job and the company mission. They want you to have clear expectations. If you are unsure about the schedule or training, those are great questions to ask! Q16:What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
  13. 13. Answer Advice If you are a part of any organizations, sports teams or clubs, talk about your involvement. Share the role you play and your contribution as well as what you enjoy about it. If you enjoy other activities like writing, hiking or spending time with friends, talk about those too. This question gives the interviewer a chance to get to know you. They are interested in learning about your personality and what motivates you. If any of your outside activities relate to this position, definitely share the skills you have learned and the similarities. Q17:How would your least favorite teacher or professor describe you? Answers 1. "My least favorite professor was very disorganized and we didn't mesh very well when it came to expectations. I wasn't pleased with the speed that the class was going so I dropped it mid way through. I plan to re-take it when another professor is teaching the course." Advice If you and your teacher didn't quite see eye-to-eye, take some time to think about the reasons why. Maybe they taught a math or science course that was particularly difficult for you. Maybe you didn't like their teaching style. Even if you had your differences, your least favorite teacher may have had some helpful constructive criticism for you. They have have even had nice things to say about you! Take some time to think of any feedback you received and how you responded. Your reaction to conflict and difficulties is much more important. You can respond humbly and with a willingness to work hard to
  14. 14. improve. Talk about what you learned from your experience with this teacher and any feedback that you feel comfortable sharing. Q18:How would your least favorite teacher or professor describe you? Answers 1. "My least favorite professor was very disorganized and we didn't mesh very well when it came to expectations. I wasn't pleased with the speed that the class was going so I dropped it mid way through. I plan to re-take it when another professor is teaching the course." Advice If you and your teacher didn't quite see eye-to-eye, take some time to think about the reasons why. Maybe they taught a math or science course that was particularly difficult for you. Maybe you didn't like their teaching style. Even if you had your differences, your least favorite teacher may have had some helpful constructive criticism for you. They have have even had nice things to say about you! Take some time to think of any feedback you received and how you responded. Your reaction to conflict and difficulties is much more important. You can respond humbly and with a willingness to work hard to improve. Talk about what you learned from your experience with this teacher and any feedback that you feel comfortable sharing. Q19:How do you organize your day? Answers
  15. 15. 1. I keep a calendar to keep track of assignments and all of my outside activities. I am good at managing my time so that I get projects done on time and I'm ready for tests. 2. "I organize everything in my phone and with google calendar alerts. I don't miss a thing!" Advice Share some of the tools you have found helpful to stay on task and organized. If you keep a day planner or an organizer on your phone, explain how they have helped you keep track of assignments and tests. If you like to make to-do lists, this is a great example of tool that can help you stay organized and prioritize. If you're currently in school, you may want to say, "I keep a calendar to keep track of assignments and all of my outside activities. I am good at managing my time so that I get projects done on time and I'm ready for tests." Q20:Tell me about a difficult situation you had to deal with. What steps did you take to resolve it? Answer 1.
  16. 16. My teammate and I weren't getting along. We use to be best friends but we started to get into fights and I think I really hurt her feelings. I apologized and asked if there was anything I could do. I learned how important it is to have clear communication and to be humble and willing to take initiative to solve conflicts. Advice If you're not sure about what type of example to give, you may want to think of situations from school, sports teams, volunteer or internships. Let's say you experienced a conflict with a member of your soccer team. Maybe they believed a rumor or you had a miscommunication. What did you do about it? Here's an example of how you could respond: "My teammate and I weren't getting along. We use to be best friends but we started to get into fights and I think I really hurt her feelings. I apologized and asked if there was anything I could do. I learned how important it is to have clear communication and to be humble and willing to take initiative to solve conflicts." Q21:What do you know about our company? Answers 1. "I have researched your company a great deal and know that you have been the top performer in your industry for the past 15 years. Your employees are very happy from what it seems and your customers have left great online reviews!" Advice This question is very similar to "Why do you want to work for us," because it requires you to be knowledgeable about the company. Most information can be found online through their website or
  17. 17. other websites the include employee reviews. Do a search online to see what comes up. You may find videos or news articles, or you may simply just find their mission statement and values. Review your notes and consider sharing three to five things you learned from your research. Highlight what interested you most or what stood out to you. Q22:What are your strengths? How will they help you in this role? Answers 1. "My strengths include my strong attention to detail and also my honesty. I believe these skills will help me greatly in this role as I will be working to ensure that customers are happy and taken care of." Advice What qualities do people often comment about when they give you praise or encouragement? Think of some of the words your peers or relatives have shared with you after a dance performance or after receiving an award. You might not realize it, but the goals you have already achieved, whether they be in sports or school, are examples that demonstrate your strengths. You may be a great communicator or compassionate towards others. You may also be a fast learner and capable of adapting to different environments very easily. Write down five strengths and see if you can think of examples of each one to prepare for this question. Q23:Why do you want to work for us? Answers
  18. 18. 1. " I have heard really great things about your company and how your training and leadership programs are set up perfectly for those newer to their career." Advice Research the company before your interview! Make sure you understand the expectations of the position and be able to identify what interests you about the role. Soak up as much information as you can by looking online at their website, employee reviews and asking anyone you know who has worked there about their experience. It's helpful to write it down on a note card. Organize the information you find and focus on five to ten key points that you are most excited about. Employers love to hear what interests people about their company, especially when you share their accomplishments or innovations that have impacted the public. Q24:Do you have any relevant work experience? Answers 1. "I have volunteered with the Humane Society for the past 2 years. My time there involved answering the phones and helping potential customers. These are all skills that I hope to bring to this position." Advice
  19. 19. Relevant work experience is anything that relates to the job you're interviewing for. It could be experience in school doing research, writing a paper or doing a group project. Reflect on what you have learned from these experiences that will help you in this new position. Some of the skills you learn in school, like teamwork and communication, are helpful for any job! You may have also gained relevant work experience through volunteering at a children's shelter or animal shelter. Maybe you are involved in organizations at school or church that have taught you how to pay attention to detail or brainstorm new ideas. Stay focused on what the company is looking for as stated in the job description and think about how your experience has helped prepare you so far. What are you looking for in a job? Answers 1. "I am new to my career so I am looking for a job that will give me great training and a positive work environment." Advice This can be a tricky question to answer if you've never had a job before! Think about your education and any volunteer experience you have received or training. What are some aspects of those experience that you enjoyed? For many people, working in an environment that is positive helps them to feel more motivated and often more productive. Your coworkers can have a huge influence on your experience as well. If you work with positive and encouraging people, you will feel appreciated and cared for at work. Review the job description so that you can also share some of what you're looking forward to learning. The most exciting part about a new job is that you have so much room to grow and learn. This is the beginning of your career so get excited!

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