Top job interview techniques and questions

Going for a job interview? We recommend that you take a look at these job interview techniques and questions.


The job interview technique that you use largely depends on the type of job that you applying for. The best strategy is to consider the personal skills and attributes that would be best suited for the role and try to project these during the job interview. Here are a few examples:

  • In an interview for a bar job, the panel or interviewer will probably be looking for someone who is sociable and down to earth.
  • In an interview for a management job, the panel will be looking for someone confident, assertive and someone who demonstrates leadership potential.
  • In an interview for a teaching job, the panel will be looking for someone who is patient and enthusiastic.

Job interview questions

Here are some common job interview questions that may occur in a wide range of job types:

  • Why have you applied for this job?
  • What attracted you to this industry?
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Talk us through your career history.
  • Talk us through your education history.
  • Why are you the best person for the job?
  • What do you know about the company?
  • What are your greatest strengths?
  • Do you have any weaknesses?
  • What is your proudest achievement?
  • Tell us about a time when you dealt with [relevant scenario].
  • How would you deal with [relevant scenario]?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years' time?
  • Do you have any questions for us?


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