Would you consider yourself organised? Do you keep your to-do list in a leather bound notebook, or on the corner of an advertisement for a pizza place? Is your calendar a page of A3 industrial pape or a figment of your imagination?
The job interview process isn’t a one-way street. As well as a chance for your employer to check you out, it’s also an opportunity for you, as a prospective employee, to see if a company is the place for you.
If you’re applying for a job abroad or outside your home city, chances are the Skype interview might come up. Even if the job is in your home city, you never know when a Skype interview may be part of the recruitment process.
As there are so many candidates for each role nowadays, it’s become more common for employers to have a second stage interview to whittle down applicants even further. Often, this takes the form of a phone interview.
When you're already faced with the interview jitters, this can be the last question you want to hear. Unfortunately, it's not acceptable to just scream: "Because I'm broke and I need this job!" You need to formulate an actual, well thought-out answer.
Time to be psychic now. That’s right: after the verbal reasoning test, the panel interview and the essay, they're now asking you to predict the future.
The 'weakness' question is a double-edged sword. While you don't want to admit to being insufficient for the job, you also need to show that you are self-aware and have the ability to improve.
This question can be one of the easiest but also one of the most difficult in the interviewer's arsenal. You don’t want to seem arrogant when answering, but you also want to show self-awareness and maturity.
Starting out in the world of work can be pretty daunting. You can prepare yourself as much as possible: polish those shoes, iron this shirt and comb that hair. What you can’t always be ready for are some of the stranger questions you might face during the interview.
When you first start applying for jobs it can be both exciting and nerve-wracking.