15. Types of Interviews
Based on previous activities
Requires specific examples
e.g. interpersonal skills
"Describe a time you had to work with someone you didn't like."
e.g. leadership skills
“Give me a time when you motivated others.”
16. Types of Interviews
Remain calm and tactful
De-personalize the process
"(deep sigh) Well, if that's the best answer you can give ... (shakes
head) Okay, what about this one ...?"
"How do you feel this interview is going?"
17. Types of Interviews
Two way discussion
No perfect answer
18. Types of Interviews
Problem solving and creativity
Not only technical but interpersonal
22. Why do you want this job?
• Explain who you are and why you are there.
• Add a few words about the good image of the company.
23. Why do you want this job?
“ The work I find most stimulating allows me to use both
my creative and research skills. I understand this
company rewards people who deliver solutions to difficult
24. Why do you want this job?
“ I would like to develop my ____ skills to acquire in-depth
experience in my profession for the benefit of your
25. Why do you want this job?
“I want this job because I need it and the pay is very
26. Why do you want this job?
“This position challenges me to keep up with the cutting
edge of technologies.”
27. What do you know about this company?
Speak at length!
See news features or other websites.
Discuss services, goals, position in the market etc.
Show knowledge without coming across as a 'know it all'.
28. What do you know about this company?
“I was impressed with your growth figures over the past
twelve months and it's great that you have a policy to
support the local community.”
29. What do you know about this company?
“Well, I know quite a lot actually. The company was founded in
1976. You are the world’s third largest PC brand and the
second biggest notebook brand. Recently you took over
Gateway in the US and Packard Bell in Europe. Your
company is an international pioneer that changes quickly and
offers a stimulating and challenging working environment.”
Why should we employ you?
relate to the company
a good fit between you and the job
ask the interviewer for their opinion
What do you like and dislike about the job we
Imply nothing, which is why you are so interested!