Questions you may be asked

Companies expect you to answer a wide variety of questions at interview they also want to see what you have prepared for the interview.

Prior to the interview you should visit the company’s website and look at local newspaper/periodicals to find out as much as you can about your prospective employer. Next you should think about what you will be asked at interview.

Some of the Common Interview Questions are listed below. It would be advisable to prepare some general answers in advance that will cover some of the questions.

Tell me about yourself?

Why should we give you the job?

What are you good at?

What sort of person are you?

What are your strengths?

What are your weaknesses?

What do you know about our organisation?

What do you do in your spare time?

How do you work in a team?

Why are you considering a move from your present company?

Questions you might like to ask

When you attend interview you should have some questions prepared as, inevitably, the interviewer(s) will ask if you have any questions for them.

Ensure that any questions you ask have not already been answered during the interview.

Never ask what the salary will be during the first interview, this can be discussed at a later stage.

Here are a selection of questions that will enable you to find out more about the company and the role – only ask those that are most important to you

How would I fit into the Department?

Do you offer in-house training?

Would I have a mentor to observe my work and train and help me?

Are your staff encouraged to take qualifications?

Is the company expanding?

Why is this position available?

What are the chances of promotion in this position?

Will there be a probationary period?

How many people will I be working with?

What is the accepted dress code?