For a lot of people, January is the month to look for a new job – everyone wants to start the New Year with a boom and for many that means finally landing their dream job. (If you are still struggling to get an interview, please see our blog post ‘My New Year’s resolution – get a new job!’ for help and tips on where to look.)
So you’ve been keeping an eye out for jobs, you’ve sent off lots of relevant applications and made numerous calls to various companies, and finally you have an interview. Go you! Now comes the hardest bit. Interviews are nerve-racking there’s no doubting that, but the more prepared you are the easier it’s going to be.
You need to think of an interview like a sales pitch, but instead of selling a product you have to sell yourself! Like any product you want to look the part. You have your CV and portfolio all up to date, you’ve bought a new shirt, ironed your trousers and you even have matching socks ready to go! But the one thing that you haven’t done is think about the questions that you are going to be asked.
Interviewers can ask all kinds of questions to try and catch you off guard, but don’t worry. Below we have listed over 25 questions that could help you survive your interview - they are the interview questions you didn’t expect:
Although some of these seem a bit off topic, it’s worth analysing them and thinking of answers in case you are put on the spot. Once you have done this, you should feel a lot more confident when asked one of these unexpected questions.
If you have ever encountered any of these questions let us know how you handled it, please comment below.
Good luck interviewees!