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How questions will be asked 

In a job interview you need to be prepared to answer different kinds of questions. Generally a skilful interviewer avoids asking questions demanding only Yes/No answers. In order to find out whether or not you fit the job well, the interviewer would like you to speak more so that he or she has more time to listen to and evaluate what you say. To encourage you to give a full answer, the following expressions are commonly used by the interviewers:

  • Could you tell me about...?
  • I wonder if you could tell me....
  • Would you mind telling me...?
  • I'd also like to know...?
  • Do you happen to know...?

To prompt you to speak more, these follow-up questions might also be asked:

  • Why do you think that?
  • Could you explain why you think that?
  • Can you explain further?
  • Can you give me an example of that?
  • In what way exactly?
  • What do you mean exactly?
  • Please tell me more.
  • Are you sure you mean that?

If you are able to handle the interviewer's questions well, you will leave a good impression. It is therefore important for you to think about all possible questions before you attend an interview. The following list gives you some ideas about questions you might be asked. Study them carefully and plan your answers before you attend an interview.

What should you stress? Of course you want to impress the interviewer and demonstrate that you have the qualities needed for the post. To achieve this, you need to plan ahead for opportunities to sell yourself. Think carefully about what strengths you can capitalise on and the best timing to do it. Be specific and confident. You can use language like:

  • I think, I'm good at ...
  • I feel, I have good experience in ...
  • I believe, I am able to...

After you mentioned strength, you should back up what you have said with examples and past experience. This will give the interviewer an impression that you are presenting yourself with facts and evidence instead of boasting or pretending you know something. For example:

I think my strengths are my ability to work independently. I can motivate myself to get things done. I also think that I have good analytical and quantitative skills. I have really been able to develop those skills in my e,g Quantitative Methods and Accountancy classes.

Techniques of handling questions

Apart from knowing how to answer questions you can predict, be prepared to handle unexpected and difficult ones. Here are some strategies you can use:

Before any attempt to answer a question, make sure you really understand it. If you are not sure you do, you may clarify the question by rephrasing it:

  • So, you want to know how I plan my career for the next five years.
  • So, what you're asking is my experience in...?
  • If I understand the question correctly, you would like to know ...
  • Are you talking about my post-secondary education.
  • When you say 'technical work', do you mean experience in the laboratory?
  • You can also ask for repetition by saying:
  • Sorry, could you repeat that?
  • I'm sorry, I didn't hear. Can you say that again?
  • I'm sorry I don't understand.
  • I beg your pardon.

However, do not over do it as your interviewer may feel that you cannot concentrate on the conversation. Sometimes it is difficult to think of an answer straight away. You need to give yourself a few moments to think but you should not just sit and look at the interviewer in silence. To give yourself a little more time to organise your thoughts you can begin your answer with short phrases such as:

  • Well, that's a good question!
  • Let me see ...
  • First of all,
  • If you really need more time to think about your answer you may say:
  • I need to consider my reply.
  • Can you give me a moment to think?
  • Oh, let me think for a moment.

It could be embarrassing if you sit there in silence for five minutes to consider your answer to a question. If you really cannot answer, don't panic. Just say something like:

  • I've no idea, I'm afraid.
  • Sorry, I'm not sure about that.
  • I think that area's a bit too technical for me but I really want to explore it in the future.

Stay positive even you cannot answer a question or you feel you have done it badly. It could be a tough question for any candidate. It is more important to get your concentration back and focus on the next question.

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