The process of obtaining job offers typically includes a number of key activities including:
- Obtaining job leads
- Finding out more about the job and the organization
- Writing resumes and application letters
- Securing interviews
- Attending interviews
- Making a decision
The sequence of these stages may vary but they all involve some kind of information gathering. The key to landing a job successfully is preparation. We shall address some of the commonly asked questions to guide you, the job-hunter in your preparation.
Some of the commonly asked questions during interviews include:
- Tell me about yourself.
- What are your long-range career objectives?
- How would your friends, lecturers or colleagues describe you?
- Why did you apply for this job?
- Do you work well under pressure? Please elaborate.
- Do you have plans for further personal development?
- What do you know about the particular industry that is related to the job that you are applying for?
The above questions aim to ascertain if the job and organization meet your needs, and vice versa. Being able to match your needs with what the prospective job and organization can offer will facilitate your decision-making and launch you on the right career track. Wishing you success in your job search!