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Practising interview responses

Practising interview responses

You are in an interview with a potential employer and have prepared to answer all types of interview questions. Your goal is to represent yourself honestly and effectively so that the employer will know that you are the right person for the job.

The interviewer asks you the following questions. Answer at least three of the six questions in each text box below and submit.


This activity prepares you for real-life interviews. Be sure to think of your own responses because some of our employers have expressed concern that students have used Centre for Career Development examples. Using somebody else’s answers results in repetition, suggests a lack of originality, and implies dishonesty.

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. Describe one of your weaknesses.
  3. A colleague tells you in confidence that she suspects another colleague of stealing. What would you do?
  4. Tell me about a major decision you had to make and how you made it.
  5. What is a comma splice?
  6. How many yellow cars are there in Canada?

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