Common Interview FAQs

At Southern Cross Workforce, every candidate is important to us. We are keen to know more about what you like and want in your new role so that we can assist you in finding the right job and achieving your career goals. The following are some frequently asked interview questions to give you some ideas and help you prepare for your upcoming interviews. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on Tel: 08 8357 1882 or via our online contact form.

Frequently Asked Interview Questions

This type of opening question allows you to go over the most important points on your resume. Give a brief history of your employment, discuss your accomplishments, and conclude by explaining why you are here for this interview.

With this question, employers want to know why you are the best candidate among all the others. A combination of different talents and experience, such as soft skills and technical knowledge, can help you stand out from the crowd.

This interview question is to see if you’ve done any research on the company. If you prepare for this answer by learning about your potential future employer’s mission, history, and culture. You can stand out as a great potential fit if you can demonstrate that your personal ambitions complement the company’s goals.

Employers want candidates who will be enthusiastic and engaged at work every day, so they need to know if the work will motivate them. Give specific, real-life examples of times when you’ve felt motivated at work to show your enthusiasm.

We can all work 9 to 5, completing what is expected of us, but will you put yourself out to help a customer or colleague. Give an example where you have gone the extra mile

This question is asked during the interview to determine what you are looking for in a new role and workplace. Always be positive about your previous employers, regardless of the circumstances that led to your departure. Concentrate on your career objectives, what you hope to achieve, and why you believe this employer is a good fit for you.

Behavioural questioning is a popular interview technique. They are interested in how you handle stressful situations and prioritise tasks accordingly. This question assists them in evaluating your approach to problem situations and making decisions that benefit those involved in the conflict. Give an example of how you overcame a stressful situation in the workplace, such as hitting a deadline to finish a task.

Compare the job description to your experience, and explain how you’ll be able to contribute by using examples from your previous success. Discuss your fondness for the company’s culture. Mention how you want to advance in your career.

It is important that the employer understands what motivates you and how that will affect them. What is your strategy? How do you intend to advance your career as an employee? Always connect this to your current job and your future with the company. What is your proudest accomplishment?

Keep your response relevant to the role for which you are applying. This is another chance to demonstrate how your previous successes will translate into future business success with their company. Use no examples from your personal life because the interviewee is uninterested.

Always ask questions, as they may misinterpret your silence as apathy: ask some questions about the interview, the job, and the company itself. Some good questions to ask include: Why is this position available? When do you want it to be filled? Why do you enjoy working here so much?

Also, you don’t have to wait until the end to ask questions. If they fit into the normal rhythm of the interview, it will make for a much more relaxed interview and will help in the development of rapport.