Commonly Asked Interview Questions
Congratulations! You have scored the Interview and read my Top Ten Tips for Interview Success. It is time to put together some ideas on how you are going to answer those interview questions that always pop up.
Write down your answers and examples to each of the following and practice your answers out loud with a friend or even record yourself on your phone so you can obtain some feedback on how you sound and where you can refine your technique.
When providing examples, it is best to clearly outline the situation, your action and the outcome.
1. Tell me about yourself?
2. What are your three key strengths?
3. What would you identify as your weaknesses?
4. Why would you like to work for this organisation?
5. Can you tell me about a time where you experienced a business challenge? How did you solve this problem?
6. Tell me about a time when you managed conflict or dealt with a difficult customer or co-worker?
7. Where would you like to be in five years?
8. What are you looking for in a new role?
9. Why did you leave – are you leaving – your previous role?
10. Out of all the candidates – why should we hire you?
11. What do you consider to be your biggest professional achievement?
12. What kind of work environment do you like best?
13. What kind of manager do you like to have?
14. What is your leadership style?
15. Tell me about a time you disagreed with a decision – what did you do?
16. Tell me about the toughest decision you have had to make in the past six months?
17. Tell me about a time you made a mistake and how you dealt with it?
18. How do you manage under pressure and with conflicting tasks?
19. When have you been most satisfied at work?
20. What are your questions for me?
For more tips on how to land the inteview in the first place, read out blog about Top Ten Tips for landing that Dream Job.