It always helps to be ready for the odd difficult question that could potentially come your way. Here are a few examples:
- Describe a decision you made that was a failure. What happened and why? For this question, focus on how you overcame the failure; either by turning it into a success or learning from it.
- Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a co-worker who wasn’t doing his/her fair share of the work. What did you do and what was the outcome?
- Have you worked with someone you didn’t like? If so, how did you handle it? There are always going to be some personal differences, focus here on how you managed to compromise on matters and work together professionally.
- Describe your best boss/worst boss.
Don’t forget to prepare questions from yourself! These may include:
- What are the next large projects that the company is working on?
- What is the culture at the company like?
- What is the next stage of the interview process?
- What does a typical working day/week look like in this role?
- What projects will I be working on? Which customers?
- What is the intended start date of the role?
- How many people work in this office/department?
- What are the prospects for growth and advancement?