Here are some common job interview questions to guide your practice. Research your industry and review the job ad or job description to determine which questions are most relevant to the role you’re seeking.
Interviewers ask open questions to give you an opportunity to present your strengths, interest in the role, and/or future ambitions in relation to the specific role.
Interviewers ask behavioural questions linked to specific skills on the premise that your past behaviour can be used to predict your future behaviour. When answering these questions, consider which skill or competency the question is addressing, eg, time management, ability to overcome a challenge, initiative, and so forth.
Interviewers ask situational questions about hypothetical scenarios you may face in the role. You will be required to describe the actions you would take in a certain situation or prioritise a list of activities, demonstrating your problem-solving skills, logical reasoning and judgement.