How Ready Are You For Your Job Interview?

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How Ready Are You For Your Job Interview?

Well done! If you’ve been invited for an interview it means that your initial application has been successful and the employer is considering taking you on-board. How you perform at interview will be crucial to getting the job - are you ready for the challenge? Take our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How early should you be there for the interview?
    • A. 

      At least 30 minutes before - this should give you some time to settle down and relax

    • B. 

      They won't be expecting you right on time - everyone knows how the traffic is these days

    • C. 

      10-15 minutes before the interview - if something unpredictable happens you'll let them know as soon as you can

  • 2. 
    Does it matter if you wear formal or casual wear?
    • A. 

      It's always recommended to choose a formal attire for interviews - it exhibits professionalism

    • B. 

      You should always go with casual - it shows the interviewer you're a casual guy/gal and fun to go with

    • C. 

      Wear anything you like - it's best to feel comfortable, plus it will show your true personality

  • 3. 
    What would you do to overcome your nervousness?
    • A. 

      Picture everybody naked - that always takes the edge off

    • B. 

      Sit back, take a deep breath and relax

    • C. 

      Initiate small talk with other candidates or people present in the office

  • 4. 
    You are in the middle of the interview when your phone rings. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Answer it and tell your friend everything about your interview so far

    • B. 

      Leave it to ring and pretend that it isn't your phone

    • C. 

      Apologise and turn your phone off without answering it

  • 5. 
    One of the first questions they ask you is: "Why did you apply for this job?" Do you say:
    • A. 

      Why not?

    • B. 

      Your organisation has a great reputation

    • C. 

      I read your website and loved the projects this company is working on

  • 6. 
    You're asked the question: "Why are you leaving your current employment?" Would you tell them:
    • A. 

      I spend so much time travelling and this job is nearer

    • B. 

      I hate my line manager

    • C. 

      I wish to develop my skills and experience by taking on new responsibilities

  • 7. 
    You are asked the question: "Tell us about yourself" What would you tell them?
    • A. 

      Where do you want me to start?

    • B. 

      I am single and love partying hard

    • C. 

      You talk about your recent achievements and interests relevant to the job

  • 8. 
    You are asked a tricky question and struggle to come up with an answer immediately. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Endure an awkward silence which distracts you from thinking of an answer

    • B. 

      Buy some thinking time by asking for a couple of seconds to consider your answer

    • C. 

      Ask the interviewer if you can come back to that question later

  • 9. 
    At the end of the interview you're asked if you have any questions. What do you say?
    • A. 

      What's your policy on sickness absence?

    • B. 

      What salary are you planning to offer me if I accept the job?

    • C. 

      Is there any training or development provided for new members of staff?

  • 10. 
    What do you do after the interview?
    • A. 

      You add your interviewer on Facebook and send him a private message saying how much you would love to work at his company

    • B. 

      You send a follow up email thanking the chance to be interviewed and reiterate your interest in the job

    • C. 

      You never get in touch with them until they let you know their decision