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Hello and welcome.
My interview is an interactive tool, designed to help you understand more about what can happen in a general job interview.
You’ll be asked a series of questions. After each question, 4 possible answers will be shown. Pick the one you think is the best answer and click “Next” to move on.
Answer all the questions, and when you’ve finished you’ll get some feedback on how well you’ve done.
Take your time, think about the answers and click “Start” when you’re ready.
Hello, please make yourself comfortable. We will be interviewing you today. We want to find out as much as we can about you, your skills and experience.
Why do you want this job?
There’s no rush. Take your time and think about the best answer for the question, don’t say the first thing that comes into your head.
What IT skills do you have?
First impressions count. The first few minutes of the interview are crucial so make sure you create the right impact. Be positive and friendly and don’t forget to smile.
How would someone who knows you well describe you?
It’s natural to be nervous, just take a deep breath and remember you’ve prepared for this.
Now we’re going to ask some more detailed questions about you, to help us find out how suitable you are for the job. We're looking for you to provide examples of real situations you’ve been in. What happened - and what was the result? Ready?
Describe a time when you were in a team and you had to deal with a difficult situation?
Remember the interviewer wants you to do well. Don’t be intimidated if you are new to interviews.
What does good teamwork mean to you?
Be confident in your own abilities. Interviews are the time to talk about your skills
What skills and personal qualities have you brought to the teams you've been part of?
Remember to use the STAR technique when answering questions: Situation, Task, Action and Result
How do you deal with conflict or criticism?
Use positive language, think about what you're good at and build it into your answers.
Have you ever had to communicate information to a group of people and felt afterwards that you could have done it better?
Create a good impression by making eye contact and being aware of your body language. Remember to sit up straight, don’t slouch or fidget.
What positive or negative feedback have you received about your communication skills?
If you don’t have much work experience, you can use examples from school, a part-time job, or a club that you are a member of.
Describe a time when you needed help with something. What did you do?
The interviewer will take notes to record the answers you gave.
Describe a time you've solved a difficult problem.
If you don’t understand a question, it’s ok to ask for an explanation or ask the interviewer to repeat it.
Describe a time when you organised something and it didn't go to plan. How did you overcome the difficulties?
Give full answers but don’t feel you have to continue talking once you think you’ve answered the question.
You’re almost finished. Just a few more questions from us and you’ll be able to get your results.
What can you bring to the job?
If there is anything you’ve forgotten to include, or want to ask the interviewer there will be time at the end of the interview.
What has been your greatest achievement?
Be yourself. The interviewer wants to find out more about you.
What motivates you to do a good job?
Listen to the interviewer, they might not ask exactly what you have prepared for so be ready to adapt your examples to match the questions.
Thank you very much for your time today. It was nice to meet you and you’ll hear from us very soon.