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English Interview Questions

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical englishinterview 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 English interview questions.

-Why do you think you’re the best person for this job?
-What can you offer us?
-Tell me about the best book you’ve read recently.
-What makes you a good fit for our company?
-Why did you leave your last job?
-How can you use your english skills in this job?
-Tell me about your educational background.
-What academic courses did you like the most / the least?
-Which academic course did you find most difficult?
-Do you have plans for further education?
-Why did you choose your major?
-Describe a time when you effectively utilized your editing skills.
-Which style guide do you prefer to go by?
-Can you describe a situation in which your written work was criticized?
-What are the three most important qualities of a writer of prose?
-Can you describe the difference between content and copy?
-Aside from classroom texts, what literature are you currently reading for professional development purposes?
-What are some of the most difficult writing assignments that you have been given or have taken on yourself? Please explain.
-What can you offer our company?
-What operating systems and programs do you use?
-What do you know about this industry?
-What is your proofreading process?
-What is your personal mission statement?
-Why do you think you’re suited for this position?
-Please describe your work experience.
-Why do you want to work for our company?
-What do you know about our company?
-What is most important to you in a job?
-Why do you think we should hire you?

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