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Fortunately few interviewers are particularly innovative when it comes to interview questions, so if you prepare for the following questions you can reckon to have covered 80% of questions that will ever be asked in an interview situation.

  • Why are you looking to leave your current job?
  • Why did you leave your previous job?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What can you offer our company?
  • What is your greatest achievement to date/ in you current job/ in all your jobs?
  • What do you dislike about your present/previous job?
  • What do you like most about your present/previous job?
  • Where would you like to be in five years?
  • Do you prefer to work alone or in a group? Why?
  • Describe your management style.
  • What kind of people do you find most difficult to work with? Why?
  • In your present/previous job what kind of pressure did you encounter? How did you cope with it?
  • What do you find difficult in your current/previous job?
  • Do you consider yourself a self-starter? If so, explain why.
  • How do you manage your time?
  • What role do you play in meetings? Give examples.
  • What role do you play in meetings? Give examples.
  • What is the toughest decision you have had to make whilst at your present/previous company?
  • What change has caused you the most difficulty and why?
  • How do you measure success in your current job?
  • How far have you ever compromised your standards? Give examples.
  • Give some instances in which you anticipated problems or influenced new direction.
  • What kinds of people do you like working with?
  • Do you prefer to work alone or in a group?
  • Which part of this role is the least attractive to you?

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