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Interview Advice & Questions

A job interview can take a variety of various forms, so being fully aware of the format of the interview before it happens is essential to your success. Interviews can take place in person, over the phone, at an assessment day, or even online as an exam or presentation.

The many interviewing techniques are continuously changing, whether you are a seasoned expert or attending your first interview ever. So it is important to ensure you are aware of the process and to plan properly. Even a conversation with a recruiter might serve as the opening statement in a future interview process!

You can never be too prepared for an interview, and some of our best tips is provided below:

  1. Prior to the interview, be familiar with the format. Speak with your recruitment agency so they can let you know what to anticipate, when to anticipate it, and any potential problems.
  2. Dress formally by wearing a crisp, crease-free suit or dress, a crisp shirt, and shiny shoes. The interviewer may form the impression that you will represent their company based on how you come across.
  3. As soon as you enter the room, make direct eye contact with the interviewer, smile warmly, and extend a firm handshake. First impressions are important.
  4. Prepare a list of inquiries you want to make about the company, the position, and the workplace. A general interest can assist the client sense your zeal and dedication.
  5. Do not be afraid to repeat a question if you do not understand it completely or if you believe you misheard it. Guessing what was asked is the worst thing you can do.
  6. Make sure you respond to the question being asked, not to what you believe they are asking about you. By doing this, you might cause them to have questions about your communication skills or perhaps your knowledge of the issue they were unsure of.

Question Types in Interviews

Depending on whether the interview is based on specific talents or abilities, competencies, requirements, or personality assessment, they can also differ from client to client. Your recruitment consultant may give you advice on what to prepare for, can provide you with examples of usual questions, and can coach you through the process of getting ready for interviews. The following are some typical interview questions:

  1. What are your knowledge of our company?
  2. Why do you think you'd like to work for our company?
  3. Where and what sources did you consult to learn more about our business and ongoing projects?
  4. What do you believe our business or employment can provide for you that your present one cannot?
  5. Why do you want to leave your present or previous positions?
  6. If your current employer made you a counteroffer after you left the company, what would you say?
  7. What three words would your family, close friends, and former coworkers use to describe you?
  8. What are your advantages and disadvantages?
  9. What will your life look like in 1, 3, and 5 years?
  10. What have been your greatest successes to date? How do these connect to the duties listed in the job description, and how can you improve the position?
  11. What are the core values of our companies?
  12. Give us particular instances of when you have upheld our company's basic values in the past.

Your preparation will truly shine when it comes to questions that require "concrete examples" (like the last question described above). Competency questions and behavioural questions are two typical names for these kinds of inquiries. Both of which ask you to give examples of instances in the past where you performed actions and then connect it to your current position. Being ready for these types of questions can dramatically increase your chances of landing a new job. They are a very effective approach for an interviewer to have a better understanding of your true abilities in the workplace.

Prior to the interview, it is crucial that you have practised answering questions with competency-based reasoning. This will guarantee that you are prepared with concrete examples of what you have accomplished, which you can then tailor to the questions being posed.

It's crucial that you refrain from using the same example in response to each inquiry. By providing multiple examples for the same question or different examples for each question asked, even though some of the things you have done will cover a wide range of skills, you will demonstrate to the interviewer that you are familiar with your own resume and that you can connect it to the position being sought.