What sort of questions am I likely to be asked?

These are some common questions that you might be asked at interview:

• What do you know about the company?
• Why do you want to leave your current company?
• Why are you interested in this position?
• What skills could you bring to the job?
• What do you like doing best or least in your current role?
• What do you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses?
• What is your greatest achievement?
• Do you prefer to work in a team or alone?
• Can you work under pressure? Tell me about an occasion where you had to do so.
• How would you handle difficult customers?
• How do you like to be managed?
• Where would you like to be in five years?
• What salary are you looking for?
• What are your leisure interests?
• Why should I employ you?

What sort of questions should I be asking?

It’s important not just to look interested, but to be interested. You will be given lots of information on the day, so listen carefully and ask any questions that you feel are pertinent. Asking too many questions is better than asking none at all!

• What is the most important aspect of the job?
• Who will I be working for and with?
• How many people are there in the department?
• Are there any periods when business peaks? What effect will this have on the job, if any?
• Are there any training schemes from which I may benefit?
• What are the promotional prospects?
• What is the salary and are there any benefits?
• How frequently is the salary reviewed?

Prepare yourself before going for interview!!