Interview Checklist
  Sample Interview Questions
  Get yourself in the right frame of mind and prepare for your interview! Think about the weak areas in your CV and your life. Be prepared to talk positively about negative experiences.
But remember.. DON'T do all the talking. Listen hard!

You will see below some familiar questions that you may have been asked in the past. But did you have answers for all of these?

What attributes and skills do you think will be required for this job?
What do you think you can contribute?
What do you know about us?
Why should we employ you?
How long do you think it would be before you were making a significant contribution to the team?
What drives you?
What concerns you about the role we're discussing?
Do you like IT?
Is this job similar to your current (last) one? What are the differences?
Tell me about your previous role. What did you contribute?
What did you find challenging?
What's the biggest mistake you've made?
How long have you been looking for a new job?
Do you prefer to work in a small or large team?
What would your ideal job be?
Are you considering any other positions at the moment?
What would your current manager say about you?
What would your peers say about you?
How would you describe yourself?
Do you consider yourself successful?
What has been your greatest success?
Tell me about you bad points.
Are you a leader?
How do you handle criticism?
Can you act on your own initiative? Tell me about that.
What motivates you?
What management style do you prefer? Explain.
In your opinion, what's the best way to motivate people?
Are you competitive?
Tell me about change management and how to drive change through organizations.
Is there anyone who annoyed you in your last job? Tell me about that.
How do you handle conflict? Talk to me about conflict that you have experienced.
How do you perform under pressure?
Would you relocate?
Why do you want this job?

  Quick Checklist

Here's a quick checklist. Can you answer "YES" to all these questions?

I've spent at least 30 minutes checking out the employers website
I know the names of the main characters in the company
I know the main milestones regarding the companies achievements
I have the directions and map committed to memory - and it's printed out ready
I have enough copies of my CV on standby for any eventuality
I have all the contact details written down including the telephone number of the agency
I have arranged all the time off that I shall need
I understand the job spec
If I'm asked, I know what my "bottom line" is in terms of money
I have a list of questions ready to ask in the interview
I know at least five strong points regarding my skills and character
I can list my weaknesses (at least 5) and how I can turn these into "positives"
I can speak intelligently why I want to leave my current employer - or why I left
I've practised some of the "harder" questions that I may get asked
I don't have any emotional garbage clogging up my brain before the interview!

But above all, it is the person they want to buy. Sure, you have skills and various attributes. Skills can be trained and employers will make allowances for that. But in our experience, employers rarely make allowances for people who will not fit into the existing team.

So don’t be someone your not, be yourself, enjoy the experience and if it is meant to be - it will be.

  Good Luck

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