Prepare For Job Interviews

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Prepare For Job Interviews

Use Standguide's 12-question quiz to test how much you know about job interviews.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Complete the following statement: "Interviews are..." 
    • A. 

      Humiliating and should be avoided

    • B. 

      Difficult and must be endured

    • C. 

      Predictable and can be planned for

    • D. 

      Easy if you bribe the interviewer

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A route plan or map

    • B. 

      Yourself, wearing smart clothes

    • C. 

      Your mobile phone to call them in case you are delayed

    • D. 

      The name and details of the person you are meeting

    • E. 

      Your C.V.

    • F. 

      Your bank details and P45

    • G. 

      The job description and person specification for the job

    • H. 

      The application form or letter you have already sent them

    • I. 

      The contact details for your references

    • J. 

      Your certificates and licences

    • K. 

      Information about the company

    • L. 

      Your portfolio or examples of your work if you have them

    • M. 

      The kitchen sink

  • 3. 
    Which of the following can you look at in order to predict what types of questions they will ask you? 
    • A. 

      Your C.V. / application

    • B. 

      Your bank details and P45

    • C. 

      The job description and person specification for the job

    • D. 

      The contact details for your references

    • E. 

      Information about the company

    • F. 

      Your childhood photo album

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements about recruitment agencies is true? 
    • A. 

      They work for the government

    • B. 

      They work for you

    • C. 

      They work for the employers

    • D. 

      They are there to find you a job

    • E. 

      They are there to save the employers time, money and effort

    • F. 

      They are there to 'weed out' the wrong candidates

    • G. 

      They are evil people who are there to make your life miserable

  • 5. 
     Who should you be polite and friendly to on the day of your interview? 
    • A. 

      The receptionist

    • B. 

      The other people interviewing for the same job

    • C. 

      The person interviewing you

    • D. 

      The caretakers and security staff

    • E. 

      The stranger standing next to you smoking in the car park

  • 6. 
    When sitting down you should sit... 
    • A. 

      With your whole body against the back of the chair to stop you from slouching or leaning too far forward

    • B. 

      On the front part of your chair to show you are confident, eager and powerful

    • C. 

      On the floor to show you are eager to serve

    • D. 

      With your chair back-to-front to show how cool you are

    • E. 

      With your feet up on the interviewer's desk to show you're relaxed around him

    • F. 

      In the interviewer's seat to show him who is really in charge around here

  • 7. 
    True or false: In an interview all you have to do is just be yourself? 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    If offered a drink you should ask for... 
    • A. 

      Coffee

    • B. 

      Tea

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      A double vodka and lemonade

  • 9. 
    True or false: You should answer their questions immeditely?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When asked about yourself or your strengths you should try to focus on... 
    • A. 

      Your past jobs and why you left them

    • B. 

      How your skills and experiences meet the requirements on the job job description.

    • C. 

      What the job is paying you

    • D. 

      The spot on the interviewer's nose

  • 11. 
     A S.T.A.R. answer is an answer where you describe a...
    • A. 

      Sudden Termination and Atrocuious Reference

    • B. 

      Severe Trauma, Accident and Recovery

    • C. 

      Situation, Task, Action and Result

    • D. 

      Celebrity

  • 12. 
    After an interview you should... 
    • A. 

      Shake hands and thank them for their time

    • B. 

      Find out when they will be making their decision by

    • C. 

      Write down the questions you were asked

    • D. 

      Review your performance with a friend or advisor

    • E. 

      Send them any additional information they have asked for the very next day

    • F. 

      Contact them if you don't hear from them

    • G. 

      Ask for feedback if you are unsuccessful

    • H. 

      Run!