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Psychology Interview Questions

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for your interview, you should also review typical interviewPsychology 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 Psychology interview questions:

-What experience do you have in this field?
-What do you know about this organization?
-What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
-Why do you want to work for this organization?
-How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
-What is your philosophy towards work?
-Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
-Why should we hire you?
-Tell me about a suggestion you have made
-Tell me about your dream job.
-When did you first become interested in a career in psychology? How did you become interested in (specific interest area)?

-How has your education prepared you for your career?
-Have you ever had a conflict with a boss or professor? How was it resolved?
-If I were to ask your professors (or your boss) to describe you, what would they say?
-What aspects of clinical work do you least enjoy?
-What is your greatest strength as a therapist?
-What challenges do you thing you'll confront a therapist?
-What areas of clinical work to you enjoy most?
-What type of experience do you have with inpatient/group/family/individual/etc. treatment?
-What theoretical orientations do you have? What do you think of the _____ approach?
-What type of experience do you have working with diverse or multicultural populations?
-What are your strengths and weakness in working with minorities?
-What reading/didactic experiences have influence the way you think about diverse populations?
-Do you have any specific concerns about working with a particular population of people?

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