Since many of our students have graduated and it is the end of the year, now seems to be a good time to consider preparing for job interviews. Let’s hope that this article will help you to think about things in a clearer way. This comes from a book entitled “Why You?”

Interview questions can be categorised as follows:

  1. Classic Questions. These are the questions that you can expect in most interviews. Examples include: Tell me about yourself. What are your interests?
  2. Career Goal Questions. Obviously this category is about how you and why you intend to work in the company in question. Questions like ‘Where do you see yourself in this company in 5 years?
  3. Character Questions. These questions are designed to find out about your personal traits. Note that they might come in the form of hypothetical situations where you need to describe your reactions.
  4. Competency Questions. These are usually hard skill based questions. They are not too different from the kinds of questions that you have experience of dealing with in your studies.
  5. Curveball Questions. These are totally surprising! Curveball questions will be completely unexpected and unrelated to the topic of jobs/ work/ the company and its industry. By there very nature they are very difficult to prepare for because you just don’t know what will come up.