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What should run in your mind when asked an interview question?

The best way to make sure that you will answer questions well is to prepare some possible answers beforehand. Below is a list of standard questions that you are likely to encounter along with some ideas that may help you prepare your own responses. Answer questions with enthusiasm and avoid one word answers. Even the simplest of questions can be answered in such a way as to show something of your creative personality.

Q1) Why do you think you are suitable for this position?
  • Relevant work experience, paid or voluntary
  • Satisfactory performance in a related degree
  • Specific major taken within a degree
  • Hobbies

  • Membership of professional organisations
  • Genuine interest
  • Your personality
  • Sporting profile
Q2) Can you work as part of a team?
  • Group work completed as a requirement of study
  • Relevant work experience paid or voluntary
  • Membership of organisations
  • Sporting profile can help a great deal here
Q3) What do you know about this Organisation?
  • You can't bluff this one!
  • Do your research!
  • Read annual reports
  • Ring the organisation and politely request for some general information
  • Speak to people
Q4) Why should we employ you?
  • Don't be afraid to sell yourself
  • Link relevant work experience with course content to demonstrate transferable knowledge and skills
  • Emphasize genuine enthusiasm and interest
  • Point out your potential
Q5) Describe your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Include more strengths than weaknesses
  • Show an awareness of yourself
  • Be realistic
  • Don't pretend you don't have a weakness
Q6) Here is a problem. How would you have dealt with this?
  • This is a common style of question. The interviewer wants to know if you can apply your academic training to a business problem. A logical response is required.

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