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Typical Interview Questions

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 pressurised environment?

• Do you wok 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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