For the interviewer, it is pertinent to gather as much information as possible about the candidate at the time of interview. To do this, an interviewer may adopt varied techniques ranging from probing questions, open ended-questions to case study analysis.
A CV is a stepping stone to getting a good job. It sets the tone for the face-to-face interaction. The best and most reliable way to excel in an interview is preparation.
Some generic questions that the interviewer might ask:
- Tell me about yourself.
- Tell me about your education.
- Why have you chosen this particular field?
- Why are you interested in working for this company?
- How do you think you will fit into this operation?
- What are your strengths?
- What is your major weakness?
- Why do you want to move from current job?
- If you were hired, what ideas/talents could you contribute to the position or our company?
- Give an example of how you solved a problem in the past.
- What do you consider the most important idea you contributed or your most noteworthy accomplishment in your last job?
- Give an example of a time you showed leadership and initiative.
- Give an example of a time you were able to contribute to a team project.
- Think about something that you consider a failure in your life, and tell me why you think it happened.
- Where do you see yourself in three years?