Interviews can be a bit overwhelming, but if you get into the mindset of dating, just try to do your best, and enjoy the ride. You have no idea if they already have someone in mind for the job already, or if you're exactly what they need. Think of it as an experience where you are both seeing if it is a good fit for you to work there. This is your chance to convey your brand and value again. Put on your best charm, dress the professional part for your position, and do your homework by looking at the company's website, mission statement, social media, and anything else that will give you the inside info on what this company is about.

Common Questions

  • Tell us about yourself.
  • What is your career ambition?
  • Where do you see yourself in 3/5/10 years' time?
  • What are your main strengths? (value as well)
  • What is your main weakness?
  • Give us three adjectives that describe you best.
  • Why do you want to join our company or seeking this position?- Why do you want to leave your current job?
  • What do you think will be your biggest challenge in this job?- What makes a good team player?
  •  What makes a good leader?
  • How would you describe your management style?
  • How would you handle a non-performing colleague?
  • How do you measure success?
  • How would your manager motivate you?
  • Do you work better as part of a team or alone?
  • How do you handle stress?
  • How would you rate your communication skills and what would you do to improve them?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • Do you have the education/ training that is relevant to what this role requires? If not, can you demonstrate you can learn quickly and be effective? (What examples are provided to illustrate this?)
  • Are you a team player, or more interested in personal credit and recognition? Will you work well with others? Do you help others even if "not part of your job description"?
  • Are you mature? Do you get emotional or have unprofessional reactions to tough situations? Do you learn from past mistakes? I've never hired someone who couldn't provide a past mistake and what they learned from it.
  • Will you fit in with the team? Will people respect you?
  • Do you have good critical thinking skills? Give an example.

Questions to Ask Them at End of Interview

It's very important you also have some questions to ask at the end of the interview. If you don't - the interviewer might assume you're just not that interested in the job. Examples of questions to ask the interviewer include:

  • What's a typical day for someone in this role?
  • What's a typical day for someone in this role?
  • What would you expect me to achieve in the first six months?
  • What are the main priorities of the job?
  • What are the greatest challenges you have with this job?
  • Where do you see the company in five years?
  • How would you measure performance in this role?
  • Is there room to grow and advance in this company, and if so, what have they seen with this type of position?

Very Important When Closing an Interview

  • Summarize why you would love the job.
  • How you would contribute x, y, and z value to the company which is why you think this would be a good fit.
  • Let them know that you appreciate the interview.