It always pays to do your homework. Whoever you are being interviewed by will expect you to have found out about the company, the business area it operates in and the job you are being interviewed for.
The majority of companies have websites with plenty of information but you may also get good information from relevant trade associations and their competitors websites.
As well as being prepared to talk about your CV you should be able to explain how you meet the requirements of the role.
Frequently Asked Questions
Listed below are some frequently asked questions, but you should also spend some time thinking about the questions you might be asked about your CV and your skills and experience.
Typical Questions include:
- Tell me about yourself.
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What are the main responsibilities in your current role?
- What do you most enjoy about your current role?
- Do you enjoy working as an individual or part of a team?
- Can you describe a time when you’ve faced a difficult challenge and how you overcame it?
- What interested you in this position?
- What skills could you bring to this position?
- Why do you want to leave your current company and role?
- Do you have any questions for us?
It may seem obvious but make sure you know where you are going for the interview and how you will get there on time, particularly if travelling in the rush hour.