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10 challenging interview questions
Why are you leaving your current job?
How do you respond to taking direction from superiors?
How well do you handle criticism?
What motivates you?
How long would it take before you make an impact if you started today?
Have you attended other interviews?
What do you know about the company?
What can you offer us that the next candidate can’t?
We’re concerned you may be a little over qualified for the position, how do you feel about it?
Is there any aspect of this job that you don’t find interesting?
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Prepare for your upcoming interview by researching the hiring company and reviewing your CV to identify any questions the interviewer may ask. Interview preparation also involves practicing your response to more challenging questions. With any difficult question you are faced with, follow these steps:
- Stay positive
- Emphasise your enthusiasm for the role and organisation
- Draw upon your thorough preparation notes
This should allow you to answer with confidence.