Employment Guide


Interview Questions

Questions for Education Majors • Why do you want to teach? • What is your philosophy of education? • How would you describe your level of computer literacy? • Describe your style of teaching. • Describe a most difficult situation you have handled while teaching. • What three words would your students use to describe you as a teacher? • How do you individualize your teaching? • What type of behavior management system would you use in your classroom? • How should the principal be involved in discipline? • What methods of parent involvement would you use? • Describe an ideal classroom. • Why are you the best candidate for the job? • What extracurricular activities are you qualified for? • What are some short- and long-term goals you have for the person in this role? • What is your supervision style? • What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the company in coming years? • What do you enjoy the most about working for the company? • What is a typical day like in this position? • What is a typical career path or progression for someone in this role, if successful? • Can you show me examples of projects I’d be working on? • What are the biggest challenges that someone in this position would face? • What are the next steps in the hiring process? Questions You Might Ask • What is the culture of the organization like?

Illegal Questions Be aware of illegal questions according to Bonafide Occupational Questions (BFOQ) from the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. You can find this information in UW-Stout’s Library Learning Center, or review the Legal/Illegal Interviewing Questions brochure available from our Career Services Resource Center or website. Questions for creative students The interview is your chance to sell yourself and explain your work, even if they may have seen your portfolio in advance before an interview. Here are some Art & Design specific questions you may encounter • Why did you choose your major? • How do you feel about your work being modified? • Why are you interested in this field? • What do you consider your most successful design project and why? • How would you approach a project where you were given very little instruction? • You are given strict parameters for your design. Will that stifle your creativity? • Can you give me an example of a time when you used strong organization skills and attention to detail to complete a project? • What do you consider your most challenging project? • Can you work under pressure? • Tell me about your Mac & PC skills. • What design program do you know best? • Which program do you need to improve the most? • How do you get inspired creatively for a new project or assignment? • Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult team member. What role did you play and what was the outcome? • What artists or designers influence you the most?


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