Assessing your suitability for the role (skills/experience)
• Tell me briefly about your career to-date
• What is your understanding of the role for which you are applying?
• What experience/qualities do you have that relate to this role?
• What did you enjoy most about your last job?
• Give me some examples of when you have worked to deadlines or targets
• Give an example of a stressful/demanding work situation and how you handled it
• Why do you want to join us?
• Why should we give you the job?
• Testing your commitment
• Do you have any reservations about this position?
• What do you think will be the most important thing you are looking for in your next job?
• Why are you seeking new employment?
• What sort of salary are you looking for?
• What is the reason for leaving your last job?
• Where do you see yourself in five years time?
• Testing your interpersonal skillsTell me about your relationship with your last boss
• Have you ever worked with anyone that you didn’t get on with that well, and how did this affect you?
• What is your greatest achievement to date?
• Would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?
• Would you have a problem working for somebody younger than you?
• Do you prefer a team environment or working alone?
Interview Questions for you to ask
The interview is a two-way process and you need to have enough information to decide whether the position and company are right for you. Asking questions also shows a genuine interest in the company which will endear you to the interviewer.
Your consultant can advise you on the opportunities for progression and therefore questions regarding this should be limited accordingly.
• Who will I report to?
• Where will I fit into the organisational structure?
• Can you tell me a little about the company culture?
• Who are your customers?
• What would you say are the best and worst parts of this job?
• What are the future plans for the company?
• How has the position become vacant?
• How will my performance be assessed?
• Do you offer any training opportunities?
• What are the longer-term possibilities for promotion?
• What will be my salary, benefits and bonuses (don't bring this up too early)?
• What will my hours be like?
• When will you be making a decision on the appointment?
• Will there be further interviews?What is the next step?
If you are interested in the job say so or say you will give feedback to your consultant and thank the interviewer for their time
After the interview it is best to speak to your consultant straight away while the meeting is fresh in your mind and the enthusiasm can be conveyed to your consultant. Positive feedback can be an important contributor to an employer’s recruitment decision.RMS Recruitment will pass on the feedback from the client, whether positive or negative, to help with any areas that could be improved and assist you in securing your perfect secretary or executive assistant job in London.