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Non-Profit/Human Services Interview Questions

  • What are the differences between non-profit and for-profit organizations?
  • Why do you wish to work for a non-profit instead of a for-profit organization?
  • Describe a time when you saw a problem as a potential opportunity-What did you do?
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What are your outside interests? Professional interest?
  • What specific skills do you have that relate to the job?
  • What personal experiences have you had that would help you in this job?
  • What is your philosophy of life?
  • What kind of person are you?
  • How well organized are you?
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What can you bring to this agency?
  • What hours are you willing to work?
  • How would you coordinate and evaluate this program?
  • What are your goals for the first year?
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • For what reasons do you believe you could handle this position?
  • What does this job have to offer you and you offer it?
  • Why would you want to work in our agency?
  • What do you want out of your job?
  • How do you see yourself in this position?
  • What is your work experience? (Related and unrelated)
  • Tell me about specific individuals you have worked for.
  • Tell me about your specific experiences.
  • What types of volunteer experience have you had?
  • Tell me about your education.
  • How would your experience/background contribute to your success?
  • What is your grade point average?
  • Which courses were particularly helpful to you?
  • Describe your fieldwork experience.
  • How long are you planning to stay in (area of job)?
  • What would you like to be doing five years from now?
  • What are your career objectives? Future plans? Personal goals?
  • Why did you choose our city? Are you willing to move here?
  • Why are you interested in the Human Services field?
  • What kind of experience have you had with different populations? (I.e. women, youth, terminally ill, etc.)
  • What are your attitudes towards supervision (doing it, do you need it? Will you refuse it? How do you react to it?)
  • Why do you want to work with the elderly? Developmentally delayed, etc.
  • What is you knowledge of disabilities?
  • What types of clients have you worked with?
  • What is your background and philosophy of social work? Counseling? Etc.
  • What are your counseling strengths and weaknesses?
  • What was the most difficult/interesting case you had?
  • What is your particular area of interest?
  • What techniques do you use in crisis intervention work?
  • What techniques do you use most and why?
  • What do you like about working with children?
  • What attracts you to this type of work?
  • What types of things go into a psychosocial assessment?