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Top 10 questions to expect in an interview

Using our extensive experience of job interviews, we have put together what we think are the 10 interview questions you are most likely to be asked. It’s worth preparing answers to all of these before your interview.

1. Tell me a bit about yourself?

Tell the interviewer about your educational background, previous & current jobs and family situation if you feel this is appropriate.

2. What would you say are your greatest achievements so far?

Discuss achievements in your career to date and try to relate them as much as possible to the job specification.

3. What do you like / dislike about your present / previous jobs?

Ensure that the aspects of the job that you liked correspond to aspects of the job you’re interviewing for. Try not to be too specific with your dislike and keep them as general as possible.

4. What would you say are your greatest strengths?

List about 3 attributes which correspond well to the role you’re applying for. Back these up with examples of how these helped you in your previous role and how you feel they would be beneficial in this new role.

5. What would you say are your greatest weaknesses?

Try to turn this question round so the focus is on the positive and make sure you state how you manage your weaknesses.


6. Why are you looking to leave your current position?

Avoid picking out negative things about your previous role or employer. Keep your answer quite general - maybe say that you’re looking for a new challenge and a change of environment or pace.

7. Why have you applied for this job / to this company?

Use your knowledge of the company & role to explain how you would integrate into their team and what benefits you would bring. Make sure your enthusiasm for the business and the job comes across in your answers.

8. What do you know about the company?

Rather than reeling off a list of facts, choose 3 or 4 and state why you find them interesting. Relate these to your market/industry knowledge, their competitors and your own experience.

9. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Use your knowledge of the company’s structure to explain how you would hope to progress during this time. Demonstrate your willingness to develop professionally, learn new skills and take on responsibility.

10. What are your salary expectations?

Research the salary & benefits of similar jobs and be prepared for this question. Answer confidently and explain why you feel your projected salary is justified.

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