Potential questions asked in a job interview

This list is not exhaustive by any means. We advise you spend some time writing out your answers to these questions. You will find this exercise makes you feel much better prepared and more confident than simply thinking about what answers you would give. It could also help to formulate more detailed answers that better demonstrate your experience.

  • Why do you think you want to work for our company?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • What qualifications and qualities do you have that make you feel you are suitable for this role/company?
  • How do you feel you will be able to make an effective contribution here?
  • What do you think determines a persons progress in a good company?
  • What position in our company do you see yourself working towards?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Why do you wish to leave your current employer?
  • Give examples of how you have helped increase profit and/or saved your previous employers money.
  • What have you done that demonstrates initiative and leadership qualities?
  • Can you get references from your previous employers?
  • What roles have you enjoyed the most, the least and why?
  • How do you spend your spare time? Any hobbies and sports?
  • Do you have any questions you would like to ask me?