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Interview Questions

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The following interview questions are some of the most common questions asked by interviewers. They exclude industry / job specific questions.

We recommend that you familiarise yourself with these interview questions and prepare answers for each one.

Tip: try writing out your answers rather than just thinking them through. This will help you to internalise the questions and responses.

  1. Tell me about yourself?
  2. Why should we give you the job?
  3. What is your major achievement?
  4. What are you good at?
  5. What sort of person are you?
  6. What are your strengths?
  7. What are your weaknesses?
  8. What do you know about our organisation?
  9. How would you approach this job?
  10. How do you get things done?
  11. How do you manage your staff?
  12. What do you look for in a manager?
  13. What do you look for in a subordinate?
  14. How do you decide on your objectives?
  15. How do you manage your day?
  16. What interests you most in your work?
  17. What have you read recently that has taken your interest?
  18. What sort of things do you like to delegate?
  19. What do you do in your spare time?
  20. In what environment do you work best?
  21. How did you change the job?
  22. What motivates you?
  23. If you could change your current/last job in any way how would you do it?
  24. If you could change your organisation/job in any way how would you do it?
  25. How have you changed over the last five years?
  26. Where do you see yourself going in the next 5 years?
  27. Describe a time when you felt you were doing well?
  28. Describe a time when you felt things were not going too well?
  29. How do you work in a team?
  30. What contribution do you make to a team?
  31. What would your colleagues say about you?
  32. How would your boss describe your work?
  33. Describe your ideal working environment?

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