Sample Questions

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The following questions represent just a few possible questions that you may be asked during your interview.

Please read through them to familiarise yourself and maybe trying answering a few.

 

Tell me about yourself.

The interviewer wants to hear a short summary of your qualifications, career history and skills, in particular what you will bring to the role.

 

Why are you looking to leave your current position?

Try not to be negative. Try to offer positive reasons such as needing a change if you have been in your current position for a long time, needing a new challenge, more responsibility or promotion prospects are better.

 

What are your strengths?

Try to be prepared with at least three of your main strengths and how your new employer would benefit from these. These could be your ability to adapt, technical expertise, positive attitude, being a team player, ability to mix in all circles.

 

What are your weaknesses?

Everybody has a weakness so do not worry about being asked but do ensure that you can describe how you can overcome them.

 

Please describe your current role.

Briefly explain your day to day activities, your main responsibilities and to whom you report to.

 

Tell me about a time when you handled a difficult situation with a co-worker.

 

What part of this job interests you the most?

 

What part of this job interests you the least?

 

What makes you different from other candidates?

 

If you could do anything in your career differently what would it be?

 

How do you handle authority?

 

What would your colleagues say about you?

 

Tell me about a time when you were creative in solving a problem.

 

Tell me about a time when you anticipated potential problems and developed preventive measures.

 

Where do you see yourself in five years?

 

How do you work under pressure?

 

How have you reacted when your work has been criticised?

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