Saturday, November 19, 2016

Interview Questions

Before the interview :
  • Prepare and practise giving responses to the questions without trying to memorise them.
  • Find out as much as possible about the company as well as the position you are interested in.
  • Remember to take an extra copy of your CV/résumé with you so that the employer can refer to it.

1Tell me about yourself.
2How would you describe yourself? (character / personality)
3Are you married?  Single?  Do you have partner?
4What are your strengths / weaknesses?
5What do you do in your free time?
What are your hobbies?  /  Do you have any hobbies?
6Why are you interested in working for our company?
Why do you want to work for this company?
7What type of position do you think you are suited for / would suit you?
8How would you describe the position we have to offer?
9What aspects of the position are you most / least interested in?
10What would you like to find in this job that you didn't have in your previous job?
11How do you think you could develop the position?
What would be your strategy to develop the position?
12What have you got to offer us?
What could you contribute to our company?
13What do you think you gained by working in your last job?
14What were you responsible for?
What did your job involve?
15What do you think of your (last) boss?
16Why do you want to leave your present job?
Why do you want to change jobs?
17What are your salary requirements?
How much would you hope to earn in this position?
How much do you think you should be offered for this position?
What salary would you expect (to be offered) for this position?
18Have you received any offers of a job?
19Why have you had to look for a job for so long?
Why have you been looking for a job for so long?
Why did it take you so long to find a new job?
20How do your feel about your future in the profession?
21Have you had any failures?  What failures have you had?
Have you had any negative experiences?
22What sort of obstacles have you come across / encountered in your work?
23If you had to recruit colleagues, what qualities would you look for?
24Would you be willing to relocate/to move to another part of the country/to work abroad?
25Don't you think you have too much experience / you are over-qualified for this job?
26How long do you think you would stay with us?
If we offered you this job, how long would you expect to stay with us?
27Which do you prefer : to work alone or in a team?
Do you prefer working alone or with other people as part of a team?
28Do you know how to manage a team?
Are you capable of leading a team?
Do you think you have the ability to be a team leader?
29Why should I recruit you?
How could you persuade me to recruit me?
30Do you have any comments to make, or any questions to ask?

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