- Give me an overview of your experience.
Summarize your skills and experience here and try to ensure it moves from historical experience through to the present day. Ensure that it relates to the new role.
If you have no work history, then look at your training and college or university course and find examples of where you did similar work.
- If I asked your friends/colleagues about you what would they say?
This one is a classic. There is no straight answer to this, but you need to have it prepared. Remember to have a positive weakness, as it sounds more realistic.
Sarah had a good paying job with excellent benefits in a large corporation. But she wasn’t happy. At our first career consulting session, she said she felt restless in her work life. She sadly admitted she no longer felt passion for her work. She wanted something different, but didn’t know what.
Sarah had changed during the years at her job. She developed new interests, uncovered new aptitudes, learned new skills. The company changed too. Jobs evolved, departments shifted, functions outsourced. After five years, Sarah found herself misplaced, employed in a job she no longer liked. Sarah isn’t alone. Because of downsizing, closures, on-the-job injuries, and burnout many people find themselves facing the big career question: “What’s the next job or career for me?”