Types of interview question

Direct

  • Education
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Skills and Strengths
  • Career Goals
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Initiative
  • Work Experience

Indirect

  • We had a problem last year when one of our employees leaked information to our closest competitor. How would you have handled this situation?
  • You have two degrees in Economics and Business. Tell me how you would use both of these degrees to help you in this role?
  • What kind of personality do you have and what kind of workplace suits you best?
  • What do you want to be doing in 5 years time with your career?

 

With the indirect questions you are more likely to have to think on the spot, but as you will have noticed many of the same interview questions come up in many interviews allowing you to get a good answer prepared for all of the likely questions.