No Experience Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your job interview, here are 21 interview questions that you may be asked if this is your first job or you are new to your career.

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Without any job experience, why should we hire you?

This question offers you a clear opportunity to sell yourself! Think about your strengths and qualities that make you an excellent candidate. Confidence is vital when answering this question. Just because you don't have any work experience doesn't mean you're not the best person for the job. You have character traits that others may not. You have skills you may have learned from school that could be extremely helpful for this role.

If you feel unsure about the qualities that set you apart from others, then consider taking a free and in-depth personality test like on from You can gather a considerable amount of personality and character related keywords that will make you stand out to an employer.

Some strengths to point out may be:

- Knowledge of a particular computer program or app
- Your volunteer experience
- Your ability to be an encourager, even when times get tough
- Your natural penchant for taking the lead
- Your tenacity in challenging situations
- Your creativity and ability to generate new ideas in a snap

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21 No Experience Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Without any job experience, why should we hire you?

  • 2. Why are you looking for a job?

  • 3. Why do you believe you are qualified for this position?

  • 4. Do you have reliable transportation?

  • 5. What is your availability?

  • 6. If hired here, how long do you believe you would stay at our company?

  • 7. What are your career goals?

  • 8. What do you hope to learn from this job?

  • 9. What do you think will be a challenge for you in this job?

  • 10. How do you handle situations that could cause you to be late or miss work?

  • 11. Describe what you think an average day will look like in this role.

  • 12. Who is a person you admire and why?

  • 13. What are you looking for in a job?

  • 14. What are your strengths? How will they help you in this new role?

  • 15. Tell me about a difficult situation you had to deal with. What steps did you take to resolve it?

  • 16. How would your favorite teacher or professor describe you?

  • 17. Tell me about a time when a teacher or professor gave you constructive criticism.

  • 18. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

  • 19. What questions do you have about this job?

  • 20. Tell me about a time you were honest.

  • 21. What do you hope to gain from this position?