Interview advice

Top tips!

  • Research the company 
  • Make sure you are smart (even if your interview is in a building site you can make an effort, make sure you clean your boots and have clean clothing)
  • Practice mock interviews with a friends/family or a tutor
  • Prepare questions (At the end of the interview they may ask if you have any questions? Prepare some in advance so you do not feel pressured)
  • Just take a breath, take your time and remember no-one knows you, as well as you do! Below are a list of example questions that you can use to practice.

Most Common Interview Questions

What are your weaknesses?

Why are you interested in working for [insert company name here]?

Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?

What are your strengths?

What can you offer us that someone else can not?

Are you willing to travel?

Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.

Tell me about a time you made a mistake..(Turn into a positive by explaining how you fixed the mistake)

What is your dream job? (Incorporate aspects of the job you are applying for)

How did you hear about this position?

Describe yourself.

Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.

Would you work holidays/weekends?

How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?

Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.


Who are our competitors?

What was your biggest failure?

What motivates you?

How do you handle pressure?

What is the name of our CEO?

What are your career goals?

What gets you up in the morning?

If I called your tutor/boss right now and asked him/her what is an area that you could improve on, what would he/she say?

Are you a leader or a follower?

What was the last book you’ve read for fun?

What are your co-worker pet peeves?

What are your hobbies?

What is your favourite website?

What makes you uncomfortable?

What are some of your leadership experiences?

What do you like the most and least about working in this industry?



Interviews can make everyone nervous especially if you really want the job. Our team at Warrington & Vale Royal college are here to support you every step of the way.