Next they can ask about your relevant background.
However, the interviewer will also want to dig deeper about any experience you mention and ask for more specific examples. Let’s say that it was a sales position. In this case, they might ask:
“Please tell us about your experience in sales.”
In order to see what you are like, especially in regards to working under pressure, the interviewer will ask you the following:
“How do you deal with pressure? Please explain exactly how you would cope”
Both questions are asking how you would handle pressure.
Other question they may ask like what kind of work discourages you, so be sure not to say anything which is very different to the job role you have applied for!
Or how do you manage troubleshooting at work? Troubleshooting questions are perhaps the type of question that everyone dreads most, as they can be hard to anticipate. In particular, the interviewer may give you a tricky scenario in which you must decide on a solution. At a basic level you may get questions like these:
“What do you do if you can’t make a deadline?”
“If you can’t manage your workload well, what would you do?”
These two questions are quite similar; the first one is asking about if you can’t keep to a deadline so you have to think of an appropriate answer for what you would do in this situation. The second question is a little bit more focused on how you deal with time management problems.
It is always best to prepare several examples as responses prior to your interview.
Other question also asks you to explore a hypothetical situation:
“If you come across a problem during work, how would you resolve it?”
“At work there is someone that you don’t get along with well. What would you do to get along with them?”
Dealing with more interpersonal issues, like what kind of person you don’t get along with and what you would do in that situation. I would really highlight in your answer that there isn’t a specific type of person that you don’t get along with, but if there was you would use your communication skills to overcome this kind of issue.
“If you have a work colleague you don’t agree with how would you approach this situation? How would you come to an understanding?”
This question is asking if you have a difference of opinion with a work colleague, again I would highlight communication skills in your answer and try to make it clear that you get along with people quite well.
“How do you deal with difficult people?”
This is similar to the previous question but the interviewer is asking more directly what you would do if another person was difficult. You can think in terms of difficult customers rather than difficult colleagues. Your applicable experiences and skills and an essential part of the interview is about your strengths, but the interviewer may also ask about your weaknesses: “Can you tell us about your strengths/weaknesses?” And provide examples of your weaknesses. As a rule of thumb, you should prepare three examples of strengths prior to any interview. For anything you are not good at, you should also include an explanation of how you are overcoming it.
Alternatively, the interviewer may go straight into asking you about your experience. For example:
“How do you think your experience matches the position?”
For example, you can talk about specific job roles that you have had which make you a suitable match for the job you are interviewing for. A similar question, but in regards to skills, would be:
“How do you think your skills match the position?”
“If you compare yourself to someone else, how would you do work differently?”
This can be a hard question to answer, but you can highlight your personal qualities. For many jobs the interviewer will be curious about how your communication skills rank as one of your personal qualities or strengths, so they may well ask: “If you think of a new idea, how would you convince your superior about it?”
it’s about having an idea and how you would persuade people about it. It is helpful to think of a past example to include in your answer.