Job Interview Preparation Questions – 6 Self-Assessment

Here are some Job Interview preparation questions each followed by practical vocabulary.

Job Interview Preparation Questions and key Vocabulary

TALKING ABOUT SELF-ASSESSMENT

What kind of things do you feel most self-assured in doing?
Could you recount an obstacle you have had to overcome? Outline how you handled it. Could you describe to me how you feel this experience affected your personality or ability?
How would others give a description of you as a person, in three words? How would you paint a word picture of yourself (as a person)?
In your opinion, what are the most significant characteristics and abilities a person must possess to become a successful ….. (job/role)? How do you evaluate yourself in these areas?
What do you regard as your greatest achievements thus far? Give reasons why.

to assess = to rate = to estimate the nature, ability or quality of something
to succeed in + something / + -ing form  to have success in
to deal with, to handle, to manage, to tackle, to take on
to give a detailed account of, to describe, to pain a word picture of
accomplishments, achievements
a desired aim
the attainment of, the realisation, the completion
to date = until now = till date, thus far

Your Checklist:

  • Practise describing things
  • Practise self-assessment with a friend

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