High school job applicants experience a much different interview than seasoned professionals. You don’t have any work history. You don’t have any college experience. You haven’t even lived very long. So the questions they can ask you are very limited. Below is a list of 15 possible questions you may be asked at your high school job interview.
Sample High School Job Interview Questions
- Tell me about yourself.
- Why did you apply for our company?
- Do you know what we do here?
- Do you have any work experience?
- What are your favorite classes?
- What are your favorite subjects?
- What are your career goals?
- Do you like your high school?
- Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?
- Why are you looking for a job?
- Are you okay working nights and weekends?
- If your teachers were here, what would they say about you?
- Are you planning on going to college after you graduate?
- Do you know what you want to study?
- How comfortable are you doing X task? (answering phones, talking to customers, etc.)
Coming Up With Your Own Interview Questions
There are millions of interview questions that you can be asked at your job interview, even without any work experience. In addition to the 15 questions above, try to brainstorm questions of your own based on what you know about the job and the company. Challenge yourself to answer tougher interview questions by making up difficult questions for yourself and giving them answers. You cannot prepare for every question, but the more questions you prepare for at your high school job interview, the more likely you are to impress your interviewer.
Take Away Interview Tips
- Practice answering job interview questions.
- Try coming up with interview questions of your own.