Mock Interview – possible questions





  1. What can you tell us about our business / company?


  1. What makes you the best candidate for this position? 


  1. Why should we hire you, instead of someone else? 


  1. Based on your understanding of this role, which of your skills do you believe will be most valuable to our organisation? 


  1. What’s your understanding of the role and why are you interested? 


  1. Why are you interested in working at this organisation? 


  1. Tell us about a team you’ve worked in that enabled you to do your best work? What was it about the team that made you do your best work?




  1. Tell us about your experience working in a team where there was diversity of ages, ethnic background, language, viewpoints, attitudes or ability. What strategies did you use to deal with the differences in the group?


  1. Tell us about a time when you worked in a team that did well and describe how you contributed to its success.


  1. What role have you taken in teams that demonstrate your preference? Explain why you like this role in teamwork.


  1. What have you done in a team to work towards achieving outcomes?




  1. Describe a situation where you have used your communication skills to get a message across.


  1. Describe a situation when you had to deal with a difficult person.


  1. Outline a situation where you had to use your persuasive skills. What was the outcome? What was the key learning from that example?


  1. Describe how you have used your preferred ways of communicating to explain a concept or idea.


  1. How have you organised your study, work and other commitments in your life to meet deadlines?


  1. Tell us about the ways you spend your leisure time and how you believe any skills you have acquired from these activities can benefit you in your profession or career.


  1. Provide us with an example of a time when you have had to meet competing deadlines. How did you manage the situation?


  1. Describe a time when you have had to learn something new in order to complete a task. How did you manage to get the task done on time?


  1. When have you used initiative to solve a problem without being asked?


  1. Describe an occasion when you have successfully organised a project. What did you do to make it a success?


  1. Describe a time when you have worked without supervision.


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  1. When have you had responsibility for achieving an objective? What did you do?



  1. Tell us about a time you have had to decide between two options.


  1. Tell us about how you have dealt with aspects of jobs or tasks that you do not enjoy.


  1. Describe a time when you have had to solve a problem. How effective was the solution?


  1. Tell us about an approach you used to deal with a new challenge?



  1. Tell us about what experience you have had with a broad range of people. What have you learnt from these experiences?


  1. Describe a situation when you have had to evaluate whether things were working and if they were not, how did you tell those involved?


  1. Tell us about a mentor or someone who has influenced you and describe how?


  1. Describe a relationship or network which you have developed because it will be beneficial to your professional career in the long term.