Job Interview Process | Interview Questions and Answers
When you get to the job interview you have achieved your
goal. You are now face-to-face with a prospective employer and are
competing with other applicants that are equally qualified to win
the interview by being ill-informed about the interview process, the
different types of questions used and how to
section will assist to recognise various
processes, and questions used in job interviews.
We will show you how to quantify and qualify your answers to the
Introduction to the Interview process
Types of Job Interviews - questions and answers
Open and closed
questions and answers and other
discriminatory job interview questions
Winning Staff the EEO Way, Director of EEO in Public
What did you do when…”?
at past behaviour as opposed to beliefs and feelings.
The idea behind the behavioural interview strategy or model is that you can assess past
performance to predict future performance.
behavioural interview examples -resource
“What would you do if”?
In both the
above examples you will have to demonstrate in your answers how you went, or will go about
performing the task or duty. What processes did you, or will
with the behavioural interview is that it doesn’t allow for maturity,
experience or further training etc.
can’t come up with a really good example, give them a situation you handled
badly and admit that you learned from this and given the same situation you
would now do it another way and give them a scenario.
In other words turn
it around to a situational scenario.
To reiterate, your interview answers
must demonstrate the processes you used to
arrive at a decision. The subject of behavioural and
situational interviewing is too specialised to go into it further in
this section. Resources can be found on this site. Nevertheless
demonstrating the processes you used in answering most interview questions
You need to learn, or brush
up, on these techniques if you want to perform at the level the employer
expects. Behavioural interviewing, in particular, is used for public
service and more senior positions. However, the interviewer who is not
experienced, may have done some "reading up" on interviewing and will tend
to use these questions for the less professional applicant, when sometimes
they don't have the skills to interpret the answers. This is always a
problem when dealing with unqualified interviewers.
the job interview will usually be conducted in three parts. The
beginning, the middle and the end.
Introductions and small talk to make you comfortable. This is an ideal
opportunity to build rapport, however be brief in your response. The
interviewer will supply you with information about the company and the job
and tell you how the interview will be conducted.
This will centre on you - questions and answers. Ask if you can refer to
your notes (see further on about taking in a notebook).