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Help guide.

While you can't know exactly what your interviewer will ask you, there are a lot of standard questions that you are guaranteed to hear if you attend a few interviews in your job search. So be prepared and make sure you have answers prepared for the following!

  • Tell me about yourself

  • What are your interests outside work?

  • What motivates you?

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

  • Where do you want to be in 2 / 5 / 10 years' time?

  • How do you see this next job fitting into your career?

  • What are your short term and long term goals?

  • What has been your greatest achievement to date and your greatest regret?

  • Tell me about some of your accomplishments - both in your previous jobs and outside?

  • What duties do you particularly enjoy?

  • What do you enjoy doing least in work?

  • What first interested you in this job?

  • Why do you want this position?

  • Why do you want to work for our company?

  • Why should we employ you?

  • What qualifications do you have which you feel make you suited to it?

  • What would be the advantages to you joining us?

  • What would be the most challenging aspects of this job?

  • In what way could you make your best contribution?

  • Do you work well under pressure?

  • What to you is a pressurized environment?

  • Do you work well with people?

  • How do you feel about working in an environment where.........?

  • What are the most important skills and attributes a [role applied for] should have?

  • What are your reasons for leaving your previous employment?

  • What are your salary expectations? How have you arrived at this figure?

  • Do you have any questions you would like to ask? (ALWAYS make sure you can think of a few, as this shows you are interested in the job).

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