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Entry Level Interview Questions

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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

Entry Level was updated on August 19th, 2018. Learn more here.

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Why are you ready to enter the workforce now?

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Entry Level Interview Questions & Answers

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    Why are you ready to enter the workforce now?

      How to Answer

      Since you are new to your career, the interviewer would like to know why the timing is now right for you to start looking for a job. Perhaps you just finished your post-secondary education or were traveling after graduation. Whatever your situation, give the interviewer a good idea of why you are now ready to get to work!

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have been traveling for the past three months, after graduating with my Commerce degree. I am happy to have taken a small break to refresh myself, and now I am ready to start a lucrative career in the finance industry."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I appreciate you calling me in for today's interview. Although my formal experience is light, my knowledge in the administration field is solid. I have not been formally employed but have worked the front desk for my dad's company for the past few months. I am ready to join a company on a more official basis which is why I applied to your job posting."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "I am ready to enter the workforce now that I have finished my business administration degree and my 3-month internship at Company ABC. Unfortunately, they do not have the bandwidth to hire me on a full-time basis which is why I am now applying to positions."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "For the past six months, I have been traveling and gaining many valuable cultural experiences. I wanted to give myself the exposure to other parts of the world before committing myself entirely to my career. I am now ready to move forward into a rewarding marketing career."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "I just graduated from high school and am very interested in working part-time while I attend University for the next four years. It's important to me that I find a flexible role that aligns with my goals so, for that reason, I am now applying to jobs that are very appealing to me."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "A job in sales has been on my radar for a couple of months, since graduating University. I would love to learn the ins and outs of being an effective salesperson from your highly esteemed organization. So, when I saw your job posting, I had to apply!"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "This June, I graduated with my Masters' in Education. I am very excited to get started in my career as a teacher. I recently moved to this city and am thrilled to be considered for a role in your school district."

      2 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I did take a small break after graduating from my college. I enjoyed my time off to refresh myself and see my family and grandparents, and now I am ready to start my career."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It's nice that you were able to take some time to refresh and be with family. Your answer is straightforward, ensuring that any time gaps in your resume make sense for the interviewer.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "• I am ready to start work immediately, I have used the lockdown pandemic to dive into entrepreneurship, and enhance my data analytics skills such as Tableau and SQL. I am ready to start a lucrative career in data analysis."

      Cindy's Answer

      Great. Can you add detail about why you're ready to begin work?

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