Types of Interview Questions
Interviewing styles vary from interviewer to interviewer. Some employers may use a very structured format in which all applicants are asked a standard list of questions, and others are more comfortable with a more free-flowing conversational style or a combination of styles. Be prepared for variations.
TYPES OF QUESTIONS:
DIRECTIVE: NORMALLY CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.
What was your most challenging college course?
Be honest and back up your answer with reasons.
Don't wait for the employer to ask "why?"
NON-DIRECTIVE: OPEN-ENDED AND LESS STRUCTURED.
Tell me about yourself.
This might be a good time to launch into your one-minute commercial.
HYPOTHETICAL: CASE SCENARIO-, PROBLEM SOLVING-, OR ISSUE-CENTERED.
Describe how you would handle _________.
With these questions you have to think on your toes.
Just remember to use your best problem-solving skills.