6. The Interview Part 2

A typical interview will run like this:

Stage 1.

Interviewers will explain the format that the interview will take by giving you a brief description of the position

Typical questions at this stage will be :

  • What do you know about this job or company?
  • Does this sound interesting to you?
Stage 2.

Interviewers will then focus on you. They will want to know about your qualifications, work history, successes and failures and inter-personal style.

Typical questions will be:

  • Tell me about yourself ?
  • What are your major strengths?
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • What are your interests outside of work?
Stage 3.

Next they will be looking for your motivation for the job.

Typical questions will be:

  • Why do you want the job?
  • What do you expect it would be like?
  • What was your worst mistake?
  • Why did you leave your last job?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
  • What are your goals in life?
  • What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Stage 4.

At this point, interviewers will try to determine your loyalty.

Typical questions will be :

  • How did you get on with your previous bosses and colleagues?
  • What did you like about the company?
  • Why did you leave your last position?
  • How much did you make in your last job?
Stage 5.

Interviewers will then try to determine your work ethic.

Typical questions will be :

  • What type of work do you like to do best?
  • What accomplishment gave you the greatest satisfaction?
  • What have you done to improve yourself over the years?
  • What hours do you work in your current position?
  • How have you handled difficult situations? (They will want to know if you are persistent in the face of obstacles.)
Stage 6.

Interviewers may introduce some hypothetical situations.

A typical questions may be :

  • How would you deal with this situation?
Stage 7.

The interview will probably be closed by asking if you have any further questions.