Interview Preparation

Interview Preparation

The employment Industry caters to employment needs of individuals on a provisional, contract, and enduring basis into firms around the world. We are implicated in the HR staffing sphere of influence with several clients. Our ability to cater to diversified corporate domains has made us a chosen choice among a number of our clients. 

This is as soon as you need to think about all the reasons you are applying for the job and what you have to offer the organization. You will have to put in order to discuss both short and long term career goals. If there are any gaps in employment on your CV that is over a month you will need to be prepared to explain what you have been doing during these gaps. If you worked on temporary assignments but did not log them on your CV you will need to explain what you did, who you worked for and the length of the assignment etc. If you were just unemployed and job searching it will look best to give some examples of your research.

Always research the job you have applied for before attending the interview because you may find that the employer could fire all sorts of questions at you. Try to familiarize yourself with the following:

  • Check if the Company has a website and find out the history, about the Company, and how long they have been operating.
  • The Company’s services and products or even the Company’s goals and aims.
  • Company news updates are always good to read, as you can demonstrate familiarity with subjects that are important to their business.
  • Ensure you know where you are going and allow time for any delays that might occur. Arrive early as this allows you time to relax and gather your thoughts.
  • View the job description, pay particular attention to the skills required and the main duties. If you do not meet some of the required skills then think of what you can offer as an alternative or how you think you can still do the job without these skills because there may be other candidates that meet all the criteria so you need to make yourself stand out.
  • Always prepare some questions; these questions are generally to help you get more of an understanding of the Company, whether there are any changes to come, how you see the Company developing in years to come etc.
  • Don’t ask about benefits and salary - always let the employer mention this first.
  • Use positive body language, i.e. using an open posture, smile, speak clearly and speak carefully and listen to what is being said and asked.
  • Always leave positively, smiling and shaking hands and thank them for taking the time to meet with you and to contact you if they need any further information.

Examples of Standard Interview Questions

Here is a list of standard job interview questions, however, for each job you may be asked questions relating to it such as HR, Finance, Management, Medical etc. so it is always worth researching questions for that specific role.

  • What interests you about this job?
  • What qualities can you bring to this job?
  • What do you know about the Organization?
  • What are you looking for in a new job?
  • In previous jobs what did you do on a day to day basis?
  • What did you dislike about your job?
  • What were your greatest achievements in either your job or personal life?
  • How did you make a difference to your last Organization?
  • What motivates you?
  • How do you handle criticism?
  • Can you work under pressure? How do you overcome pressure?
  • What are your ambitions?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Remember: Everyone has a weakness in something, and you won't impress your interviewer by saying that you are great at everything. This is actually a trick question. Instead use your honest evaluation of yourself to build an answer that states you have a weakness, you recognize it as such, and that you are taking positive steps to overcome it.