Interview preparations come with its own unique challenges irrespective of the level of your career particularly when it is your long awaited job. Some find it a scary, adrenaline triggering stage of their job search. Gaining mastery over common or popular interview questions ahead of the interview helps tame the pre-interview anxiety.
Some must-know interview questions to assist you to land your dream job in Africa are considered below.
Well, as usual, make sure you are not over anxious or panicking while preparing for your interview. Deep breaths can be employed to manage the situation on the interview day! Just make sure you do something that calms your nerves best, after all, you know yourself better!
Interview questions are typically categorised as shown below :
- Questions about yourself?
Such questions are aimed at knowing or finding more about you in some cases beyond your CV(NB: They already have your CV anyways, so why repeat yourself). Questions also give the recruiter a fair view of your propensity to build a successful career when you join their company. These questions may include but not limited to your personality, your knowledge and your experience. This is sort of an opportunity to market yourself so they have a fair view of whether you are an employee then can get along with. You should expect WHY and WHAT interview questions about yourself. Some of the questions may be open ended as well.
- Why you want the job?
These questions are aimed at assessing your level of motivation or seriousness for the job. This is an opportunity to create the impression you intend to build a long term career with the company.
- Questions regard your work experience and knowledge
These questions intend to find out whether you have the requisite skills set essential for the job. Whether your work experience is relevant to the job role. Whether you are experienced or may require on the job training.
- Competency-based questions
These questions are normally unexpected scenario based questions that you should be ready for. Some key competencies that employers might look for include not limited to your integrity, problem solving abilities, how adaptable you are, ability to work under pressure and teamwork abilities.