Interview Questions for Specific Jobs & Careers

Need to practice answering some tricky interview questions.  Here are some typical examples that are relevant to specific careers:

Architect

"Explain your approach to designing a new build"
"Which architect has most influenced your design and why?"
"Which of your designs are you proudest of, and why?"

Customer Service Representatives

"Tell me about a time when managed a difficult customer?"
"How do you define 'Service Excellence?"
"What is one sentence that describes you?" 

Financial Managers

"Tell me why you would like to work for a company that is experiencing bankruptcy."
"If a customer asked you for a 12.5% discount, could you give an instant answer?"
"How would you set about making a difference to the company?"

Human Resources

"What type of colleague do you work best with and why?"
"What tangible value can we expect you to deliver in the first year?"

 Operations Managers

"Describe your worst boss, and how you were able to improve relations"
"Tell us how you managed an unreasonable request. What did you do?"
"How would you deal with a certain key stakeholder team that our business is highly dependent on and does not collaborate very well and you cannot burn a bridge with and need to bend your way?"

Public Relations

"What do you see are the greatest challenge in PR today?"
"Do you have experience of building social networks?"

Real Estate Agents

"Why do you want to work here?"
"What motivates you?"
"Have you ever won a sales contest?"
"How would you handle a conflict with two associates?"
"Why should we consider you for this position?"

Receptionist

"What do you do assist with the smooth running of the office?"
"Have you ever recommended and implemented process improvements?"

Sales & Marketing Manager

"Can you tell me about a time you lost an order, what did you learn and do?"
"Tell me about a time when you identified a commercial opportunity?"
"What would you do in the first 90 days of this job to grow the position."

To help you answer these or any other tricky questions, we offer a 1:2:1 coaching session to prepare you to make a first rate impression and increase your chances of winning the job.

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