Here are few typical questions that you may encounter during the interview.

Remember when you are asked a question mentally count to three before answering, plus if you really need to think about your answer you can buy some time by asking the interviewer to repeat the question. Only do this once or twice during the interview as this could leave the interviewer with the impression that you are not a good listener.

  • What motivates you?
  • Give me an example of a recent success?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • What can you contribute to our organisation? - based on the appointment applied for.
  • Why do you want to work for us?
  • Describe you personality.
  • Have you ever dismissed a member of staff?
  • How did you feel about this situation?
  • What is the quickest way to make you angry?
  • What are you looking to gain from your next career move?
  • What do you like most about your current role?
  • What do you like least about your current role?
  • How do you resolve conflict within a team environment?
  • Why should we offer you the position rather then the other candidate?
  • What has been one of the most difficult decisions you have recently had to make?

This is just a small selection of questions you could be asked during the interview process, again the key to success is preparation.

What should you do if you don't get the appointment?

Although disappointing, there is still something positive you can gain from the interview and that is feedback.

After the interview legalroute will call the interviewer, tell them how disappointed your were at not getting the appointment and ask for their feedback why you were unsuccessful. It may have been due to salary or a weakness in a specific area of your experience relating to the job description. But listen positively and use the information to enhance your interviewing skills.