What are your hobbies?
- Try to include some group activity or team sport as teamwork is an important part of most jobs these days.
Which newspapers do you read?
- Try to mention more than one publication which reflect differing view points. This will suggest that you do not accept what you are told at face value (without reflection) but rather look for differing positions so that can form your own conclusion.
What television programmes do you watch?
What sports do you play regularly?
- Again, at least one team sport is recommendable.
Tell me about yourself.
- Prepare a list of adjectives which describe you character.
What is your greatest weakness?
What do you consider to be your strengths?
How often did you have time off work in your last job?
How many days sick leave did you take in the last year?
Have you had any serious illnesses?
Do you have any serious disability which would prevent you from doing this job?
- The interviewer may check up on these points with your past and present employers so you will have to be honest.
How do you cope with stress?
Female candidates may be asked anethical questions like:
Do you have a serious boyfriend?
Do you have plans to get married in the near future?
How many children do you plan to have?
- Although interviewers should not ask these questions, they sometimes do. If you are planning to start a family in the near future, lie! The interviewer has no right to ask you, so you do not have to be ethical in your response.