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The following questions can be used as examples of the likely (non-technical) questions that you will be asked when in an interview. It is advised that you have at the very least a good idea of how you will answer many of them.

1. Refresh my memory... what do you know about this company?

2. What do you find most attractive about this position? What seems least attractive about it?

3. Tell me about yourself?

4. Take me through... in detail what you know about our industry

5. Why should I hire you? What skills do you have that would benefit our company

6. What is your long-range objective? Where do you want to be 5 or 10 years from now?

7. What types of work environment do you like best?

8. How has your education prepared you for your career?

9. How do you handle pressure and stress?

10. Are you a team player?

11. Have you ever had a conflict with a boss? How was it resolved?

12. What is your greatest weakness?

13. What is your greatest strength?

14. What can you do for us that someone else can’t?

15. How do you deal with criticism?

16. How do you deal with authority?

17. What do you think of your previous manager?

18. Explain how you overcame a major obstacle?

19. What past accomplishments gave you satisfaction?

20. What is the riskiest thing you have ever done?

21. If I were to ask your teachers to describe you, what would they say?

22. Which adjectives would you use to describe yourself?

23. Who would you never use as a reference?

24. What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?

25. If you had to live your life over again, what would you change?

26. Why do you want this job?

27. How did you plan for this interview?

28. What past accomplishments gave you satisfaction?

29. How do you deal with authority?

30. Give me an example of a time when you lead a team?

31. Tell me about a time when your organised a project?

32. Give me an example of a time when someone was unhappy with your performance and you turned them around?

33. Describe a time when your skills boosted a project.