1.Why did you apply for this job?
I really like the job description and the working duties on this position. I believe to be a perfect match for the job and a potential asset for your team. That’s why I submitted my application. I have similar working experience too…I decided to apply because I really like the vision of your company and the career growth possibilities. I can use my full potential at this position and help your company to grow and prosper.
2.Why did you leave your last job? / Why are you planning to leave your present job?
My last job was not challenging enough. I was not motivated to wake up to work anymore. I liked my colleagues and boss, but I simply can’t keep myself motivated anymore. Based on the job description I really believe that I can find new motivation and challenges in your company.There was a downsizing in our company. Similarly to most people from financial department, my contract was terminated. However, it is the past. I am ready to utilize all the knowledge and experience I gained there to start my new career, possibly in your corporation
3.Can you tell us something more about your working experience?
I have done lot of things in my life. It helped me to gain a good overall understanding of business. From 2001 to 2004 I worked as a project manager for Siemens. We were working mostly on smaller energetic projects, water plants built on rivers. I believe that I can utilize the knowledge and contacts I gained there in your company. I learned how to budget the projects and lead it from the scratch to completion and success. From my other working experience I can mention my role of marketing manager I hold in CDE from 1998 to 2001 and my freelancing experience from 2005 to 2009. If you want, we can discuss it in detail.
4.What characterize a good boss/ colleague from your point of view?
I can get along with everyone. All I want to be sure about when it comes to my boss and colleagues is that they are qualified for the job we do. When I see the level of proficiency in this interview, I am sure they are.There is nothing like an ideal boss for me. I simply focus on my job and duties and try to avoid any conflicts with other employees. We are all different and I respect the individuality of each human being.
5.What do you enjoy most about what you do now?
I really enjoy the technical nature of the job and the speed at which I’m able to fix faults. I get a lot of satisfaction from getting people back to work as soon as possible.
I really enjoy being part of a team. I like it when the team pulls together to achieve something and everyone can take some credit.
6. Why do you want to leave your current job/company?
If you’re applying for a more senior job, you might answer:
I really enjoy what I do, but I’m ready for more responsibility and challenge which your job offers. Unfortunately, my current job/employer can’t give me this.
If this isn’t the reason, use yours instead, but always be positive in your answers to tough interview question
7.What do you think of your current boss?
My current boss is great. He sets the team challenging but realistic targets and motivates us to achieve them…
My current boss is very good. She deals with her team firmly but fairly and enjoys our respect because of this…
My current boss has strengths and weaknesses. He is very good at listening to people but sometimes, in my view, doesn’t deal with underperformers firmly enough. This affects team morale sometimes…
8.What will you miss about your present job?
Well I’m confident that the job you’re offering will give me everything I have now and more so I don’t think I’ll miss anything about the job itself. But I’ll miss some of the people of course…
9.Why did you think you are suited to this job?
What they are really asking is “You know what we are looking for so can you tell us what you have done or what you have, that is relevant.”
10.Why should we give the job to you above other applicants?
（面试官）This is often our closing question. We want to know, in a nutshell, why you are the best candidate for the job. This is a chance to list your best attributes as they relate to the vacancy. Don’t be cocky, but don’t be shy.
11.How well do you work under pressure?
I know that all jobs involve some sort of pressure at some time. I can work as well under pressure as I do at any other time but when I am busy, I prioritize activities so that my workload is manageable.