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Interview Questions

Congratulations, you have been shortlisted and called in for your interview. Going for an interview is always a daunting experience, especially if you haven’t been to one in a very long time or this might be your very first one. We have complied a list of the more common interview questions that may be asked in an interview. This is of course all dependant on the job you have applied for. Always be honest, ask questions in the interview especially if you are unsure.

  1. What do you know about the company?
  2. Why did you apply for the job?
  3. What are your key professional strengths?
  4. Why are you the best person for this job?
  5. How do you set goals?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  7. What is your greatest strength?
  8. What is your greatest weakness?
  9. How do you handle stress?
  10. Do you work well under pressure?
  11. What are your career goals?
  12. What makes you stand out from the other people applying for this job?
  13. What can you bring into this company?
  14. What should I know that’s not on your CV?
  15. How do you deal with different personalities in a workplace?
  16. Tell me about something you struggled with early in your career?

Interview Preparation

Preparing for the interview questions is one thing, but always remember to be prepared for the actual day, below we have given you some tips to ensure a successful interview.

  • Research and preparation is everything! Ensure that you research your interviewing business, whether it is on the company website or other social media platforms.
  • Study your own CV. It’s you, you’re selling after all.
  • Revise the job specification required for the role you’re applying for and make sure that you understand the remuneration that is on offer.
  • Dress appropriately. This may vary depending on the job sector and the position you’re applying for.
  • Prepare and revise possible scenarios from your previous work experience that you can use to motivate particular questions that are asked by the interview panel.
  • If possible, try and find our who will be on your interview panel and what their role is in the business.
  • Arrive early for your interview; remember body language and first impressions count!
  • Motivate how your skills and expertise can add value to their business.
  • Be comfortable with the opportunity and career move you are looking to make. Ask questions to fully understand the expectation on the role you’re applying for.
  • Thank the interview panel for the opportunity and that you look forward to their feedback.


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