Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Questions to share for our Interviews

Pick and choose, and feel free to revise and rewrite to suit your purposes.

Best of luck to you all!
1) What ability/quality do you have that has most benefited you to get where you are today?

    2) What has been your biggest struggle in your career thus far?

    3) What has been your biggest struggle in your life thus far?

    4) What has been your biggest accomplishment in life?

    5) If you could go back in time is there anything you would change or do differently? Why?

    6) Are you happy with were you are in your career?  Why/Why not?

    7) Are you happy with were you are in your life?  Why/Why not?

    8) What changes, if any, have you seen in your career as a _____________?

    9) What changes, if any, would you lie to make to your place of employment?
Entertainment -

1) What do you for fun?
2) What kind of music do you like?
3) What kind of games did you play as a child?
4) What are your favorite songs / singers / bands / tv shows/ movies ect?
5)What outdoor activities do you enjoy doing now / did you enjoy in the past?

Importance of the Past, History -

1) What / how have you learned from your past / or someone's past other than your own?
2) What was the most significant historic event that happened in your life time?
3) What are you best / worst memories about ... ? (can be specified to fit any topic we think)
4) What have you done in the past that was significant in the past / is significant now / or will be significant in the future?
5) What were some of the greatest lessons that you learned as a child / as a teenager / as an adult?
1. What do you see is the problem in Washington?
2. What has been one of the most memorable political events to you?
3. Who was the first president you remember voting for, why?
4. Who was your favorite president in history? Why?
5. How has your views changed from when you first voted until now?
1. What places have you traveled to?
2. What was your biggest travel experience?
3. Has any of your travel experiences made a profound effect on your life?
4. What was your favorite family vacation? If you took any.
The American Dream/Personal Dreams

1.What is your idea of the American Dream?
2.What is your personal American Dream?
Is the American Dream truly avaiable to all people?  Why or why not?
How has the idea of the American Dream changed in your lifetime?
3.When did you know what your American Dream was? (How long have your been chasing your dream?)

The Ideas of Eccentricity and The Value of Creativity

1.What creative roles or abilities do you have to succeed in your dream?
2.What are your greatest passions in life?
3. How necessary is creativity or innovation in today's world?
1. Within your given faith which is the doctrine do you feel is the most important to live a good life by?
2. How has your values and/or faith influenced your life throughout the years.
3. How has you faith and values changed from when you were growing up til now.
4. What is your vision for your perfect retirement/future career/ hopes/dreams
5. Do you have any hopes, dreams, or concerns for society in the near future. 
What value is most lacking in today's society?  Explain.
What quality or ability in others do you most value?  Why?
Educational Experience and it's value
  •  How did your educational values change over time?
  • Does your educational values differ from your parents? If so, how? Would you want your child to keep the values going?
  • Did you go to college? If so, why and what did you go for?
  • Have you had a major turning point or challenge that you have overcame to get where you are now? Would you share it?

  • What is one impact that happened in your childhood that helped shape your future?
  • As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? How has that changed?
  • What were your achievements as a child and how do they compare to your achievements now? 
1. What kind of environment did you grow up in?
2. How has your environment changed from being a child to now?
3. How has the community changed from when you were younger?
4.What activities do you enjoy doing outside?
What value does nature have to you and do you have any concerns about our environment?

1. How have your parents influenced the decisions you make?
2. What was your best memory with your family growing up?
3. How have the generations changed from when you were a child to now?
4. How did you feel growing up about having siblings/ not having siblings?
Who was your biggest influence in your family, for good or for bad?  Explain.

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