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Interview Advice

Ex-Military Transition, Interview Advice And Questions.

Over the past weeks/months you have thought long and hard about the direction that you wish to go in. You have researched the role thoroughly and may have taken extra vocational training for your chosen career path.  You have networked successfully and applied for positions which you have sourced and now you are ready for interview.

THIS MOMENT is where all that learning about your self-awareness and self-marketing techniques will come into to play to make a winning impression at interview stage, to evaluate job offers and negotiate the best terms for you.

Below is a list of 50 Interview questions that we believe you may get in interview. Read through and practice your answers with a friend. You want to be clear and confident as to why you’re there and again always highlight in interview your TRANSFERABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES.

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your strengths?
  3. What are your weaknesses?
  4. What kind of personality do you work best with and why?
  5. Why do you want this job?
  6. Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
  7. Tell me about your proudest achievement.
  8. How would you go about establishing your credibility quickly with the team?
  9. What's your ideal company?
  10. What attracted you to this company?
  11. What are you looking for in terms of career development
  12. Give examples of ideas you've had or implemented.
  13. What are your lifelong dreams?
  14. How would you describe your work style?
  15. Why should we hire you?
  16. Do you have any questions for me?
  17. What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
  18. What are three positive things your last boss would say about you?
  19. What salary are you seeking?
  20. What were the responsibilities of your last position?
  21. What do you know about this industry?
  22. What do you know about our company?
  23. Are you willing to relocate?
  24. What kind of goals would you have in mind if you got this job?
  25. Give me an example of a time that you felt you went above and beyond the call of duty at work.
  26. Can you describe a time when your work was criticized?
  27. Have you ever been on a team where someone was not pulling their own weight? How did you handle it?
  28. What is your personal mission statement?
  29. Tell me about a time when you had to give someone difficult feedback. How did you handle it?
  30. What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?
  31. What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
  32. What do you see yourself doing within the first 30 days of this job?
  33. What three character traits would your friends use to describe you?
  34. What will you miss about your present/last job?
  35. If you were interviewing someone for this position, what traits would you look for?
  36. List five words that describe your character.
  37. What is your greatest achievement outside of work?
  38. If I were your supervisor and asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do?
  39. Do you think a leader should be feared or liked?
  40. What's the most difficult decision you've made in the last two years?
  41. What do you do in your spare time?
  42. What was the most difficult period in your life, and how did you deal with it?
  43. Give me an example of a time you did something wrong. How did you handle it?
  44. What are the qualities of a good leader? A bad leader?
  45. What irritates you about other people, and how do you deal with it?
  46. What assignment was too difficult for you, and how did you resolve the issue?
  47. Describe how you would handle a situation if you were required to finish multiple tasks by the end of the day, and there was no conceivable way that you could finish them.
  48. What techniques and tools do you use to keep yourself organized?
  49. If selected for this position, can you describe your strategy for the first 90 days?
  50. Why this chosen Career?


Remember, “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”

Good Luck!

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