Wednesday, February 19, 2014

From Mike: Some of our best interview questions compiled and rewritten/edited

Here are questions from nearly all of you, and I had to rewrite many of them just to get them fairly clear.  You can take from this list as needed as you revise your Questions list to prepare for your interview.

Good luck! 


1.  Who is the most visionary person that you know, and how does this person inspire you?

2.  What would you like your legacy to be, or what do you want to leave before you die for future generations?

3.  How has the American Dream changed in your lifetime, and what is the American Dream, in your eyes?

4. How has your life been most different than what you had imagined or envisioned earlier in life? What in life has most surprised you?

5. When reading the essay about Moreese Bickman we learned about how evident racism really is, and in his case it led to an unjust imprisonment for many years of his life.  Do you think much has changed or do you believe many people are still racist towards others?  Why?

6. Like Prophet Blackman, who had a vision in one of the readings we did, do you think God sent you here for a specific reason(s)? If so, what is it/are they and why?

7. We are reading a book in class called Holding On and it talks about people that they have held on to something that other people don’t believe in or might not value. What is one thing that you wish to hold on to, and maybe pass it on to your family?
8. Did you have to give up some of your dreams in order to make your family or parents or spouse happy? Why?
9. Which difficulties or challenges in your past made you a stronger person or taught you the most?

10. I read about Tommie Bass a Folk Doctor who uses herbs to heal people. I was wondering if you believe in herbs medicine or natural or alternative methods of medicine.

11. What do you think about the issues concerning privacy on the Internet? In your experience, is this an important issue? Why or why not?

12. What are you most passionate about, and motivates you to achieve these goals?
13. What is your greatest achievement, and what did you have to do to reach this target?

14. What would or do you most like to remember in the past?  What memories from your early life have the most meaning to you now?

15.  What is the biggest problem the world is facing right now, and if you alone could solve it, how would you?

16. What does your perfect day look like?

17. According to an essay in the book Essay Connection (our textbook for English this semester), called “Under the Influence: Paying the Price of My Father’s Booze”: This essay talks about a life of the alcoholic father. Why in today’s society, are there so many teenagers who have alcoholic addiction or abuse problems?

18.  What are your goals for the future, and how have you benifited from the practice or habit of setting goals?

19.  If you had to give one piece of advice or wisdom to a person my age, what would it be?  Would you mind sharing this?

20. What do you think would be one of the best steps we could take toward ending poverty around the world?

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