Typical questions that should not surprise you

There are some typical questions you may be asked in your interviews. They can differ depending on the job or company, so it is convenient to think about your responses before attending each interview.

There are some typical questions you may be asked in your interviews. They can

differ depending on the job or company, so it is convenient to think about your

responses before attending each interview.

Why do you want this job?

Be careful about this question. Highlight the positive aspects which have

attracted you to applying for this position. Do not mention the negative aspects

of your current job.

What qualities do you think will be required for this job?

Take into account the job advert. Also, tell them about other qualities such

as leadership, communication skills, problem solving, analytical skills, that

you consider can be important for that position.

What can you contribute?

Tell them about your achievements in your previous jobs which are relevant

to the new position. Give evidence of your competences and transferable skills,

by providing examples.

Why do you want to work for this company?

Emphasize the positive reasons why you want to work for their company, but

avoid aspects such as higher salary or shorter hours.

What do you know about this company?

This is your chance to show your knowledge of the company. Talk about their

products/services, news, company figures, customers, etc.

What interests you about our product (or service)?

Again, your research into the company should aid you in answering this

question.

What can we offer that your previous company cannot offer?

Tread carefully here! Again do not mention money, but opportunities for

personal growth, new challenges, etc.

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