Nature of the role? Weaknesses / Strengths? Team / Leadership style? Communication approach?Task / Problem approach (+examples!) Sectoral / Company issues? Best moment? You’ll be asked these at most interviews - Why you? they are the chestnut questions. Any questions?
Five magic WORDSYou need a specialised vocabulary to deal with interview questions
Best friendImpressive colleague Amazing boss Total asshole Describe each of these people in 5 words/phrases. Then think about how they would describe you.
Five magicNUGGETS Condense the lists down to your NUGGETS
And map them out against the predictable stuff that’s going to be discussed in the interview room.
More details on this (and coping with the ‘Nightmare Interview from Hell’) is in Where’s My Oasis?
COMPETENCY Cavemen rarely had to deal with competency interviews
Screening/HR Interview Cascade Line manager Psychometric testing Structured / CBI Social / Informal
“Give me an example of a time when you had to …”“If you saw XXX taking place, what would you do?” These are the giveaway phrases“Have you ever had to YYY?”“How would you solve ZZZ?”
Situation Process Outcome WPM? 140-160 2 minutes = 300 words And this is how you should structure up your (prepared) responses. Keep it tight and focus on your approach/process.