1. Describe your strengths
It is pretty much a sure fire thing that on most Southampton job interviews you will be asked what you think your strengths are (and sometimes what you think your weaknesses / 'development areas' are too). Naturally your desire is to leave a positive thought with the interviewer(s) so you will need to show that you are in the process of overcoming your weaknesses. One thing is for sure, you need to have given some real thought to this frequently asked 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 attracted you to this position.
What qualities do you think will be required for this job?
Their advertisement for the job may help you a little bit, but you should also think of the other qualities that may be required. These may include leadership ability,problem solving,communication skills ,communication skills ,leadership ability etc.
3. What can you contribute to this job vacancy?
This is your chance to shine. Tell them about your achievements in your previous jobs that are relevant to the new position you are applying for.
4. Why do you want to come to work at our company?
Emphasise the positive reasons why you want to join their company, but avoid aspects such as more money or shorter hours. These may not impress your prospective new boss. Stress the positive reasons for your desire to change jobs - for example opportunities for promotion / staff training etc.
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