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Common interview questions

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No matter where you go for a job interview, whether it’s for a developer job or an IT project manager job, you’re likely to be faced with some questions that can be tough to answer unless you have prepared.

Here is a list of common interview questions to help you answer interview questions successfully.  Think carefully about the responses and go through them before every interview as each application is unique. Practice until you feel confident with any of these questions.

• Why do you want the job?
• What skills do you think you need to do the job?
• What can you offer?
• Are you prepared to relocate?
• Are you willing to travel?
• Why should we employ you?
• How long will it be before you are making a real contribution to the company?
• How ambitious are you?
• Why did you choose a career in IT?
• How long have you been looking for a new job?
• Do you prefer to work in a small, medium or large company?
• How would you describe yourself?
• How could you improve yourself?
• What are you looking for in a new job?
• What would your ideal job be?
• Are you considering any other positions at the moment?
• Did you feel you progressed satisfactorily in your last job?
• Are you a leader?
• How do you handle criticism?
• What sort of manager are you?
• Do you work well with others? Or are you a loner?
• Are you self-motivated?
• Are you accepted into a team quickly?
• Can you act on your own initiative?
• What motivates you?
• Do you know how to motivate other people?
• What do you dislike doing?
• What problems did you encounter in your last job?
• Do you feel you are ready to take on greater responsibilities?
• Can you work under pressure?
• How many hours are you prepared to work?
• What are your career goals?
• Have you been responsible for implementing quality standards.
• What interests do you have outside work?
• How long will you stay in the new job.
• Why do you want to work for this company?
• What do you know about this company?
• What interests you about particular products or services?
• What can the company offer that your previous company cannot?
• Your current/previous job
• What did you think of your manager/supervisor co-workers and subordinates?
• How did you get on with them?
• What did you do on a day to day basis?
• What was your greatest success? How did you achieve it?
• What has been your biggest failure?
• How often were you off sick?
• What did you earn in your last job?
• What level of salary are you looking for now?
• Your current/previous employer:
• What do you think of your last employer?
• Why did you join your previous employer?
• Why are you leaving?
• Explain the structure of your last company and where you fitted in.