Common Questions at the Interview

Common Questions at the InterviewEach PR has a list of standardised questions they might ask you. It is better to prepare for them in advance, because some of them are tricky.

When they ask you to tell them about yourself, you should focus on the aspects concerning the job you are interviewed for. Do not tell your life story, just talk about what makes you a good candidate for the job and your interests related to the job.

You might be requested to talk about your strengths and weaknesses. Strengths are always easy to present, but weaknesses should be thought over before you speak about them. It is better to talk about weaknesses that you had overcome, like the ability to be on time or the ability to deliver reports when asked.

Your career long-term plans are inquired with ‘where you see yourself in five years’ question. The PR wants to know about your commitment to the job, the company and the industry. A good answer would be to say that it is hard to imagine the position you will hold in five years time, but hopefully you will have moved up to the management, according to your performance.

You will probably be asked why you want to work for them. You have to tell about your passion for the industry the company is engaged in. Spend time researching and give an answer that shows your involvement with the job. You should talk about the reputation of the company, the quality products and services. End with your role description and your common goals.

When you answer the question about your dream job, you don’t have to mention a specific role. Describe the work environment in which you want to develop your skills, the type of work you want to do, the recognition you want to get and the people you want be surrounded with.