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French Interview Questions

frenchBelow are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical interview questions asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interviewing skills section of the SU Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Quinncia or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Below are sample French interview questions.

-Why do you want to work here?
-Tell me about yourself.
-What are your strengths?
-What are your weaknesses?
-Why should we hire you?
-What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?
-What makes you special and where are your major strengths?
-What are your objectives?
-Where do you see yourself in five years time?
-Why do you want to work here?
-What salary would you like?
-Describe a time when you gave exceptional customer service.
-Tell me about a challenging situation you encountered at work and how you handled it?
-Where do you see yourself in five years?

Interpreter and Translator Related Questions:

-With what type of people do you have the most difficulty working?
-Do you have a certain area of specialization or do you work on generic translation projects of many types?
-What type of ethical dilemmas have you encountered as a translator and how did you deal with those?
-How well can you understand different dialects and accents?
-What would you do if you were interpreting and a person said something that you did not agree with or found upsetting?
-What would you do if you were interpreting and a person used gestures which are not understood in the culture of the other person?
-When you are interpreting, do you try to establish a relationship with the person or do you try to keep the relationship formal and more detached?
-How good are your speaking skills?
-What resources do you use for translating?
-Who is an interpreter and who is a translator?

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