Interviews can be tough, but being prepared can help you relax and do your best. By the time you’ve had a few you’ll realise that there are some questions that come up time and time again, but if this is one of your first you might not know what to expect.
We’ve listed what we think are the most common interview questions below so you’re not completely in the dark.
Get ahead, have a practice and find your answers before the big day.
1. Why do you want the job?
2. What will you bring to the organisation?
3. Describe a situation where you used your initiative
4. Give an example of when you’ve planned or organised something
5. Describe how you’ve worked as part of a team?
6. Where do you expect to be in five years?
7. What are your weaknesses?
8. What are you strengths?
9. Tell us about your biggest achievement
10. Tell us about your biggest set back and what you learned from it.
And then just as the end of the interview is in sight they ask ‘Have you got any questions?’ Don’t miss this opportunity to show the employer that you’re interested. If you haven’t thought of any questions, these are some you can keep in reserve.
• Is this a new position? If not what did the previous people move on to?
• Who does this position report to?
• How many people are in the office/department?
• What are the options for training/development – advancing/
• If I’m offered the job how soon would you like me to start?
• When can I expect to hear from you?
Have you been foxed by a question at an interview? Comment below or let us know about it.