6 Essential Interview Questions and Answers

6 Essential Interview Questions and Answers

February 26, 2020

by Kirsty Bonner via LinkedIn

1. Tell me a little bit about yourself.

“What” you are professionally + “who” you are as a person (attributes) = “why” I am a good candidate for this role.

2. Why did you leave/are leaving your last/current?

YOUR truth.
Don’t speak badly of anyone.

3. Why do you want to work for this company?

Thoroughly research the company website, departments, management structure, competitors.
Review share price over the last 6 months.
Review Bloomberg, FT, Wall Street Journal etc for mention of the company over past 6 months.
Review Glassdoor.
Choose 4 points about the company and state why they appeal to YOU.

4. What is your understanding of this role?

Choose 4 key points that you have interpreted from the job description.

5. How will you add value to this company?

Relate strengths, hard/transferable skills and achievements to the job requirements.

6. What is your salary expectation?

“I am sure a company such as “x” pays fair market value for this role. What budget do you have in mind?

If forced, give a number or a $5k bid-offer range eg. 100k-105k and state that you are open to negotiation, and incentivisation based on the growth of the company.



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