Unformatted text preview: is train was late. He rambled on for 2
minutes about the difficulty in finding the building. Before the interview had formally even begun he had already created
a negative impression on the interviewer. He had lost the job before the interview had even started. Types of questions you can expect to get in an interview and how to answer them:
We will delve into types of open-ended questions throughout the next few pages, but the one thing to keep in mind with
an open-ended question is that you need to give the interviewer more than a yes or no answer. If you do the research
beforehand, you will be in a position to adequately open-ended question.
Closed –ended questions:
There are times when an interviewer will need to know a specific piece of information and only require a brief response.
My tip is to always answer the question directly in a brief, but complete sentence – never just in a one word answer.
Q: Have you finished your bachelor degree?
A: Yes I did – I have a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Finance, from the University of XYZ.
Q: How many years of experience do you have as a truck driver?
A: This is my 6th year as a qualified truck driver with company XYZ.
Q: Are you proficient in using Microsoft Excel?
A: I am an advanced Microsoft Excel user and am also proficient in all Microsoft programs including Word and PowerPoint. Interview questions:
Interview questions are typically divided into three main categories: Traditional interview questions, Behavioural Questions
(competency-based interview) and Situational questions (hypothetical questions).
Let’s learn how to become a master in answering all three types of questions: General Questions:
What are general interview questions?
Best to prepare answers to these types of questions, but do not try to memorize exact answers word for word. It will sound
scripted and will be easily picked up. What you need to do is have your answers planned, but be ready to adapt or change
your answers depending on how well the interview is going.
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