What can I expect in a job interview? – Helping Hand

What can I expect in a job interview?

What can I expect in a job interview?

You will meet with friendly, professional people on an interview panel. Usually there will be two people, but this varies depending on the role you have applied for. Generally interviews last an hour, but again this will vary depending on the role.

We use a combination of traditional and behavioural questions when interviewing. Examples of traditional questions are “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” or “Describe a typical work week.” Examples of behavioural questions are “Tell me about a time when you had to take initiative” or “Give me an example of a new approach you developed for tackling a problem.”

It’s important to remember that there are no right or wrong answers. The interviewer is simply trying to understand how you behave in a given situation. How you respond will determine if there is a fit between your skills and the position we are seeking to fill.


This post is part of a series of frequently asked questions – read more Careers FAQs here, and discover all our Frequently Asked Questions here.

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