Step 3: Practicing
Practice Answering Common Interview Questions
Interviewing is a skill, and, like any skill, the more you practice it, the closer you’ll be to mastering it. Be prepared to talk about anything in your application and your interests in general. Below are some common interview questions. Think about different experiences you could talk about to demonstrate points you would like to make. Answers should not be memorized.
- Tell me about yourself.
- Why are you interested in dentistry?
- Have you had any experience with dentistry?
- What differentiates you from the rest of the applicants?
- What event has made the biggest impact on your life?
- How would you rate your level of hand-eye coordination?
- What is a weakness of yours?
- Tell me about a time that you faced a challenge.
- List three of your professional goals.
- How do you spend your free time? What are your hobbies?
- What would you say was the best day or experience (and/or worst day/experience) that you ever had?
- What would you like to improve about yourself?
- What people in your life do you go to for support?
- Why are you a great fit for (our school)?
- What separates (our dental school) from other schools that you are interested in?
If you take the time to practice answering the questions in the list, you should have the confidence to answer most questions that come your way.