QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR WORK HISTORY
What is your current salary?
Don’t panic when you are asked this question as there are several ways to answer
You can provide them with your current salary and perhaps your salary expectations
What do you like least about your job?
Be careful not to rant when answering this question, be very careful about how you discuss this topic so that it does not reflect on you negatively
Use this opportunity to focus on how the role you are being interviewed for will benefit you more than your current position.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR GOALS
What are you looking for in a new position?
Ideally highlight the some of the things that the new position has to offer
What type of work environment do you prefer?
Again, one that is similar to the company you are applying to
What is your management style? If it is a management position you are applying for …
The best managers are strong but flexible and this is what you want to showcase
Give examples : Highlight that every person and situation requires a different approach then share a couple of your best managerial moments perhaps like when you grew your team or coached an underperforming team member
How would your Boss and co-workers describe you?
Try and pull out strengths and traits you haven’t discussed yet such as strong ethics, willingness to pitch in on projects when needed etc.
How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?
Instead of giving the generic answers, discuss your go-to strategies for dealing with stress and staying on top of your workload
If you can give a real example, this will make it a lot easier for yourself to answer this question
What do you like to do outside of work?
This question will be asked to gauge what time of person you are outside of work and they’ll generally ask what your hobbies and interests are – what you’re passionate about and what you devote your time to
This is another excellent opportunity to highlight your personality
Be honest but try to keep it professional and be mindful of your answers and don’t make it too personal
Are you planning on having children?
This question doesn’t always have to have ill intent, the interview could just be trying to make conversation to get to know you on a more personal level
But you should always tie personal questions back to the position and how the interviewer can benefit from hiring you for their team
How do you prioritize your work?
This question is asked to gauge how you manage your time, communicate and how easily you are able to shift gears when needed
Start by discussing whatever system you have in place that you found works best for you whether it’s a daily to-do list, a mobile app or a spreadsheet
Try and use a real example: discuss how you reacted to a last-minute request or another unexpected shift in priorities and incorporate how this into your responsibilities and what the outcome was
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