Career advice – Prepare your interview

Once you had submitted your job application, it is time to prepare yourself for possible interviews opportunities. Traditionally, interviews are mostly conducted in a physical environment which strongly emphasis on face-to-face interaction. Yet, the virtual and online interviews that widely used nowadays, thanks to technology advancement. Importantly, all types of interviews considered to be formal even you are not physically meet at the same workplace.


  • Research the company
  • Review role details
  • Outline interview scene
  • Practise your responses
  • Know your strengths and weakness
  • The benefits that you can bring to the company

On the day

  • Ensure you know the interview location
  • Be punctual.
  • Dress appropriately for the interview
  • Maintain good eye contact and smile
  • Prepare a list of questions to ask.
  • Answer questions with more than just a “yes” or “no”

Common interview Questions

These questions are frequently asked at interviews:

  • Tell me about yourself
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What have been your achievements?
  • How do you handle working under pressure?
  • How would your colleagues/manager/team describe you?
  • What kind of people do you like working with?
  • Why are you interested in a career in this industry?
  • Why do you want to work here?
  • Where would you like to be in two to five years?

  • Questions to ask the interviewer:

  • What are the key challenges involved in this role?
  • How has this position become vacant?
  • What are the longer-term opportunities in this role?

  • Always remember:
    • Do not criticise your current or previous employer.
    • Do not bring up the subject of salary; Let the interviewer do so or talk to the recruitment consultant if you have arranged the interview through an agency.