- Why do you want to leave your current job?
- Tell us about yourself.
- What do you know about our company and what makes you want to work here?
- Why should we hire you/What do you think makes you a perfect fit for this position?
- Describe a typical day at work.
- How would your manager describe you?
- What motivates you?
- What is your preferred management style/How would you describe the perfect manager for you?
- What are your strengths/weaknesses?
- How do you handle stress and pressure?
- Describe a difficult situation and how you handled it.
- What do you think are the challenges of your profession nowadays?
- What has been your greatest achievement?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- What are your salary expectations?
- Visit the company’s website prior to the interview and have a look at their products/services, values, culture, visions etc.
- Prepare the answers to the above questions ahead of the interview; it is more difficult to think about the answers on the spot while you are stressed.
- The same questions can be asked in many different ways; don’t think you do not know the answer.
- Whenever possible, try to add value to your answers by providing real-life examples to demonstrate your knowledge and experience.
- Always grab the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the position or the company i.e. Will I receive any training upon joining the company? Do you offer an employee benefits package i.e. medical insurance, days of annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave etc.
- Be prepared to answer questions on economy and current topics trending in news, that will be testing your commercial awareness.
- Good interviewers are usually looking for a combo between good character, knowledge & skills, with some of them preferring to hire the character and build on the skills.
- Second interviews most commonly include technical questions relative to the position and this is where you are expected to show your knowledge and expertise.
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