Career Development Service Learning Pack – Preparing for Interviews

Questions to test your knowledge of the company and sector

Your performance here will provide evidence of the following areas: • Your level of interest in the company and the job role. • Your proactivity and research skills. • Your commercial awareness.

Thoroughly research both the role and the company (profile, performance, strategy, values, competitors). All candidates would be expected to look at the company website as a minimum. So make sure you look at this thoroughly and then extend your research further. Use other databases in the libraries such as MINTEL and MarketLine Advantage and look at recent articles on the company and sector. Talk to alumni working in the sector/target company. Typical questions you could be asked include: • What research have you done on our company? • Why do you want to work for us? • What are some of the opportunities and challenges facing our industry? • What do you know about our strategy? Our values? • Who do you see as our key competitors? What are our key differentiating factors versus our competitors?

Learning pack - Preparing for interviews


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