Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Questions you can expect to be asked
What do you enjoy about the industry?
What kind of people do you enjoy working with?
How do you cope when your work has been criticised? Give an example
What is the worst situation you have coped with outside of work? Give an example as
well as the outcome
How do you respond to working under pressure? Can you? Give an example
How have you coped when you have felt anger at work? Give an example, but still
showing that this did not affect your ability to get on with the job
How have you coped when you have to face a conflict of interest at work? This is
testing your interpersonal skills, team and leadership skills
What kind of people do you find difficult to work with? As you do not know anything
about the staff of the company at which you are being interviewed, be careful how
you answer this question
What are your preferred working conditions, working alone or in group and why?
What are you looking for in a company?
How do you measure your own performance?
What is your favourite advertisement and why? (For ad agency candidates only)
What is your least favourite and why? (For ad agency candidates only)
These WILL be asked, so be prepared
Why should we hire you? Explain how you can add value to the company
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Sunday, 12 February 2017
Questions you can ask during interview
What will my responsibilities be?
Why is this position available?
How will you assess my performance?
How does this position fit into the rest of the company?
Who will I report to and who will report into me?
Does your company encourage further study?
What are your company’s further growth plans?
Where will I be based?
Will the position entail travel?
How soon will you decide on the appointment?
What is the next step? Where do we go from here?
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Body language do’s and donts
Walk slowly and deliberately when entering the room. Shoulders back. Walk tall
Give a firm handshake while maintaining constant eye contact. A firm handshake
shows confidence in yourself and your abilities
Never appear to be staring, look away from time to time. Never look down
Show enthusiasm, be alert. Your attitude should never be viewed as indifferent
Give non-verbal feedback by smiling and nodding
Control your movements. Do not hurry
Do not fidget. Be aware of what you are doing with your hands. Avoid expansive
Don’t forget to breathe
Do not be aggressive or act in a superior, conceited or overbearing way
Do speak clearly with good diction and grammar
Do no talk too much
Do not lose concentration or attention
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Monday, 30 January 2017
Closing the interview
Always close the interview on a positive note, even if you did not think that it went
that well. The interviewer may have thought otherwise
Confirm your strengths and the reason why you will be an asset to the company
If you really want the job, ASK FOR IT
If the job is offered to you on the spot and you want it, accept it
If the job is offered to you and you need to think about it, say so, stating a definite
time when you will get back to the employer
Show willingness and availability for a second interview
Ask at the end of the interview when the employer will be making the hiring decision
Thank the interviewer for the interview and end with a firm handshake
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Things don't always work out the way you hope
Laugh - it is the best medicine
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Sunday, 29 January 2017
Don’t’s During an interview
Do not bad-mouth previous employers
Do not arrive unprepared for the interview
Do not make excuses for failings
Do not give vague responses to questions
Do not show too much concern about rapid advancement, yet do show a clearly
defined career path
Do not express strong prejudices or any personal intolerance
Do not show any reservation about the company or position. You can always refuse a
second interview after consideration
Do not over-emphasize money. Salary discussion is secondary. Your goal is to sell
Do not leave your cell phone on during the interview
Do not chew gum
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Do’s during the interview
Do introduce yourself clearly. Do give a firm handshake
Do be punctual
Do dress professionally
Do listen to the question carefully before answering
Do be prepared to answer basic questions
Do have good posture, body language, and good eye contact
Do have a positive attitude. Show confidence, maintain poise and SMILE
Do be assertive
Do market yourself. Do show your worth. Do show how your experience would benefit the company
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