Questions by Industry

In addition to general questions, you may be asked some that are more specific to the industry you want to enter.


  • In your opinion, what elements are necessary for a successful team and why?
  • Tell me about the project you are most proud of, and describe your contribution.
  • Walk me through your latest budget preparation process.
  • What do you recall as the greatest trends affecting the economy today?


  • What attracted you to working for a nonprofit organization?
  • Tell me about your most rewarding volunteer experiences.
  • Do you have a personal connection to a particular part of our mission? If so, which one and why?
  • Tell me about your experience with fundraising.
  • Tell me about a time when you raised community awareness for a cause.
  • Describe a time when you accomplished big results on a limited budget.

Scientific/ Analytical

  • How do you approach a multi-step problem?
  • Relate a specific instance when you found it necessary to be precise in your actions in order to complete the job.
  • Tell us about a time when you had to analyze information and make a recommendation. What were your thought processes? What was your reasoning behind your decision?

Technical (Learn more about technical interviews.)

  • What languages are you most familiar with?
  • Tell me about the project you are most proud of, and what your contribution was.
  • Describe your production deployment process.


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