What questions will the interviewer ask you? The answer, you never really know! Expect the unexpected. We admit, there are certain common questions that are frequently asked but questions will also be determined on the type, position, responsibilities, complexity, salary and many other aspects of the role. Also, let’s not forget the personality and uniqueness of the interviewer themselves, this very much being a key factor in the interview process.
So how can you prepare? Practice, Practice, Practice! First of all go through and answer the range of questions we have listed below by yourself, then ask a family member or friend to ask you these same questions in an interview scenario so you can judge your performance. How was your confidence and technique? Did you struggle or were you self-assured? Make an honest appraisal. If you put in the effort, apply yourself and have faith in your own skills and experience then this will allow the employer to see you at your very best.
If there is one really important piece of advice we can give you, it is to ‘be yourself’. Be truthful, be natural, maintain self-control and self-confidence and believe in yourself. This above all will help you through the interview and reduce some pressure and anxiety.
The above selection of interview questions are the ones we feel are more commonly asked. However, the list of interview questions is practically endless, so if you want to do more research then get online to access a wealth of information, knowledge and expertise that can really assist and guide you. Enjoy the challenge, make it fun! It’s all about building up your confidence, getting your brain in gear and having some insight as to what could be asked. Focus and think about the end result, getting the job you really want. Now, isn’t that worth all the effort?
Also, here are some useful links:
Interview skills, self-help pack (produced by Nextstep South West @ Connexions West of England)
http://www.ways2work.org.uk/ways2work/resources/interview_skills_160712.pdf (see page 8)
Published at: 2:52pm on 29th May 2015
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