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David Valks Podcast

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Applying for a new role can be a daunting process. Our podcasts are here to make the process as seamless as possible, by providing you with the information and tools you need to land your next dream role. Hosted by our experienced Australia, Hong Kong and UK teams, we aim to help you stand out and showcase your ability and experience. 

Listen to our latest podcast  - 15 Curly Interview Questions and How to Answer them

This podcast is hosted by David Valks from the become Sydney office, Australia. 


This week, we dive deep into 15 of our trickiest interview questions and the best way to answer them. Here are the list of questions, a hiring manager may ask during your interview:

1. What is your biggest weakness?
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
3. Why are you leaving your current role?
4. Tell me about yourself
5. How have you dealt with a difficult boss or co-worker?
6. What did you dislike about your previous role?
7. Tell me why we should give you a job here?
8. What are your least appealing qualities or what would your worst enemy say about you?
9. Out of this interview panel, who would you most likely want to work with?
10. If you were a song, what song would you be?
11. What is your USP (unique selling point)?
12. What are you earning in your current role?
13. What is more important in your work? Effectiveness or efficiency?
14. You seem very calm, what gets you stressed?
15. What is your greatest achievement?

Preparing for your interview ahead of time is important, it shows that you are passionate about the role you're applying for. 

Are there any illegal questions, the hiring manager can't ask you? 
 
  • Are you planning to start a family?
  • What is your sexuality?
  • Your race or gender

You can reply back with: “I don’t feel comfortable answering this question.”

What are some fun questions they may ask you?

  • Do you prefer to go to a pub or club?
  • What’s a secret you don’t want people to know?
  • What’s your spirit animal and why?

These types of questions allow the hiring manager to understand more about your type of personality. Have fun with some of these questions, be prepared to be quick to answer. It shows how you can think on your feet. 

Situation-based questions can often be asked, so it’s good to be prepared. There are clever ways to frame your interview answers. Click here to tune into Podcast 8 on becoming a star with this killer interview technique.

We hope this podcast has been useful and makes a difference for when you’re interviewing. Good luck! Check back to www.becomerecruitment.com/podcast to keep up to date with all the latest news and podcasts.