What five questions should you prepare for before you head to your next job interview? Here are the top five questions we recommend preparing for – and a guide on how to answer them.
“What is your understanding of the role and why are you interested?”
This is an opportunity to prove that you have a solid understanding of the role and that you have done your research! Your answer will demonstrate that you have thought about the role and genuinely want to be a part of the organisation.
“Based on your understanding of this role, which of your skills do you believe will be most valuable to our organisation?”
Try to provide evidence of your experience relating to what is required in the job you are being interviewed for.
“What parts of your current role do you really love?”
This question will give the interviewer an understanding of what you enjoy and why you are leaving your current role. It’s important to not be negative about your current role and to steer clear from saying anything derogatory about your current or previous employers. It’s perceived as being disrespectful.
“At times you will be asked to do many things at once. How do you prioritise your tasks?”
Your answer will give the interviewer an insight to how you behave under pressure. Think about how you divide tasks into priority, can you delegate and who you will talk to if the deadline cannot be met.
“Why are you interested in working for this organisation?”
This is your chance to prove you will be a great advocate for the company. Use passion, energy and interest to show you are aligned with the core values and purpose of the company. Even if this question isn’t asked, it is good for you to explain your this at the end of your interview.