Interview Skills

Job interviews are a constantly changing field. There are many types of questions. Basically, they boil down to types of question: do you have the right skills, and do you have the type of personality that we need?

Before the interview, identify your core competencies.

Cover Letters

When writing a cover letter, you should mention the job you are applying for in the first paragraph.

For advice on conducting yourself in an interview, click here.

General Questions

1. Why did you choose to become a doctor?
2. Tell me about yourself. (For one minute)/Walk me through your resume.
3. What do you consider your most significant accomplishment? (For one minute)
4. What do you like/dislike about your current (or previous) position? (Eg: liked challenges, disliked bureaucracy.)
5. How do you handle pressure? Do you like or dislike pressure?
6. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years from now? (During an interview what's an appropriate answer when asked "where do you see yourself in 5 years?": That depends on where this company will be in four.")
7. How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
8. If selected for this position, can you describe your strategy for the first 90 days?
9. What are three things your former manager would like you to improve upon?
10. How would you fire someone?
12. Tell me about the different animals that you have worked with (for veterinary assistants)?
13. What qualifications do you need to become a veterinary assistant?

IT Industry

1. What is your design process (for UX/UI)?
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17. Can you explain the process of hydrometallurgy?
18. What does safety mean to you in regards to safety?
22. How do you go about improving metallurgical balances?
23. How did you go about deciding what strategy to employ when dealing with a difficult customer?.
24. Please describe your research background to date (for Post-Doc positions.)
21. 1. In this position (Patient Care Coordinator), you may find yourself dealing with conflicting demands from patients, their families and health care providers. How do you handle situations like this?
22. What is the difference between carbon steel and alloy steel?
25. Why is it important for a company to estimate its value?
26. Please tell me about a time when you had to deal with a confidentiality issue?

Warning signs that the interview is not going to plan: see here.

What is like to interview a really smart person: see here.

Pass competency based interviews by following the STAR method ((Situation, Task, Action, Result).

How shall I prepare for an interview at Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc.

Scrummaster Interview Questions here!

Before going to an interview, you should have a rough idea of the usual salary for this type of job.

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