You can win great interview favors if you keep just one thing in mind – the homework part. An interview is like a battleground that needs to be scouted before the actual battle begins.
When you know what is placed where beforehand, you can easily move in for the kill! Okay, so interviews are not as serious as battles are but they work on the same principles!
Some days before you are due to appear for an interview, go through your resume and cover letter (ones that brought to you to the interview stage) thoroughly. Doing so will help reiterate information that you have presented in them. Done? Great! Have a look at the following set of interview questions and answers for a college student worker position:
Why should we hire you as a college student worker at our facility?
The main strength in my candidature is my knowledge of your college’s administrative, academic and admissions systems, owing to the fact that I am an old student. I believe that this will make it easy for me to elicit information to new and prospective students in a profound manner – and of course, I will need minimal training!
What duties have you performed in the role of a college student worker in the past?
As a college student worker, I have been responsible for greeting students and their parents, providing them with information on the facilities and services offered by the college, helping them navigate financial aid services, providing the college office with clerical and administrative support, and ensuring that all filing, recordkeeping and data entry work is performed with accuracy and integrity.
In your opinion, what is the main skill that an individual needs to work at this position?
I believe that it is imperative for college student workers to be resourceful if they want to work successfully at this position.
What is the one thing that you really look out for when performing your core responsibilities?
I make sure that the information which I elicit is apt. If the initial information provided to a student or parent isn’t accurate, the entire process can go wrong for them.
Can you recount a time when you did something that helped you shine?
As a matter of fact, I have recently been involved in providing support to 4 college events – all at the same time. And I was highly commended on my performance, being coined as “invaluable” to all the success of all 4 events!
Where do you want to go from here, career-wise?
Once I am trained in the basics of student contact and assistance, I hope to climb the ladder to the position of a student coordinator.
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