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Top 4 questions asked at job interviews for Reading job seekers

1. Describe your strengths

It is pretty much a sure fire thing that on most Reading job interviews you will be asked what you think your strengths are (and sometimes what you think your weaknesses / 'development areas' are too). Naturally it's important to leave a positive thought with the interviewer(s) so you will need to show that you are well on your way to conquering your weaknesses. One thing is for sure, you need to have spent some time thinking about this interview question in advance so you know roughly what you will answer when asked it.


2. Why do you want to take up this particular role?

Think carefully about this question. Stress the upbeat aspects that have encouraged you to apply for this job.

What qualities do you think will be needed for this job?

The job ad for the job may help you a little bit, but you should also think of the additional skills that may be required. These may include logical skills,problem solving,communication skills ,interpersonal skills ,supervisory skills etc.


3. What can you contribute to this job vacancy?

This is your chance to shine. Tell them about your achievements in your previous work that are relevant to the new position you are applying for.


4. Why do you want to work for this company?

Emphasise the positive reasons why you want to join their organisation, but avoid aspects such as more money or shorter hours. These may not endear you to a prospective employer. Stress fresh challenges that appeal to you / other more positive reasons for wanting to change jobs.


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