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Australian Job Interview

The job interview in Australia

On this page you will find advice about how to successfully overcome the Australian job interview and secure employment "Down Under".

Tips for the Australian job interview

  • Australian employers look for outgoing, confident candidates in the job interview so make sure you are self-assured when you enter the interview room.
  • Prepare answers to the most common job interview questions. The most frequent questions usually focus on your motivation for the job, your work experience, skills, and your knowledge of the company.
  • Australian employers like to ask about candidate weaknesses to gauge an applicant's honesty and how they view themselves. Think about possible weaknesses prior to the interview.
  • It is important to have an in-depth knowledge of the key points on your CV and what you highlighted on your cover letter.
  • Be aware of the type of interview you will be facing. You do not want to walk into an interview expecting to see one interviewer and instead finding three!
  • Carry out an exhaustive background search into the company.
  • Good body languagesit up straight, use hand gestures to accentuate any important points you make, and directly face the interviewer.


  • Come up with a question to ask the interviewer at the end of your interview. Your question to the interviewer can be completely pre-prepared and shows that you are keen to learn more about the company.
  • Wear smart clothes. The clothes that you wear to a job interview are a reflection of how seriously you are taking the job position and the company, as well as how you conduct yourself as a professional.
  • Do not wear too much makeup.
  • Hairstyle should be smart. Take the job interview seriously.
  • Smile. Interviewers want to employ candidates that they like the look of - a smiling candidate is an employable candidate.
  • Stand until you are invited to sit down by the interviewer.

For more general job interview advice, please visit our designated page.

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Job Interview in Canada

Job interview in Canada

The job interview is the essential step between applying for a job and actually securing employment. In order to be successful in a job interview anywhere in the world you must prepare fully, research the company/job role and practice typical interview questions beforehand. You must also arrive on time and treat the job interview as a two-way conversation.

5 key tips for the job interview

However, when it comes to successfully overcoming a job interview in Canada, there are some key differences to our general job interview advice that you should be aware of.


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Job interview tips Canada

Job interview tips Canada

Our general job interview section covers a lot of the advice needed to overcome this process. But in Canada, job interviews have specific requirements that are necessary to take into account to secure employment. Read the tips below to find out more.

Advice for the Canadian job interview

Planning for the interview

When you are asked back for a job interview with a Canadian company, it is best to be fully aware of what you will be up against. You are permitted to ask if there will be a test as part of the job interview and also how many people will be present at the interview. Through this, you can gauge what type of job interview you will be heading into and prepare accordingly.

To prepare well, it is also essential to practice potential job interview questions. It is important not to memorise answers or you will come across in an unnatural way to the interviewer. However, you should be able to easily recall any previous experiences or skills to aid you when answering the questions. Consult our pages on tips for job interview questions and the list of typical job interview questions for find out more.

The final preparation tip for Canada is to double check the time of your interview and arrive at least 15 minutes early. Look up the route and plan for any possible delays. Canadian job interview tend to last about 1 hour.

What to bring to a Canadian interview

To the Canadian job interview you should bring:

  • A copy of your Canadian resume for each interviewer.
  • A copy of your cover letter.
  • A pen and paper, to write down any important logistical information.
  • Copies of letters of recommendation, if you have any.

How to behave during the job interview

When you arrive for the job interview, you should follow the tips below to find out how to behave.


  • Greet the interviewer or panel members formally. Stand up and introduce yourself whilst shaking hands firmly.
  • Smile. Interviewers want to employ candidates that they like the look of - a smiling candidate is an employable candidate.
  • Stand until you are invited to sit down.
  • Maintain eye contact with the interviewers as much as possible during the job interview; do not stare at a wall or the floor.
  • Sit up straight and rest your hands on your lap; do not fiddle with your hands because you will look nervous and unsure of yourself.
  • Answer the questions in a firm, clear, confident voice.
  • Ask the interviewer to repeat a question or for more explanation if you do not understand a question. It is better to ask for clarification than to answer inappropriately.
  • During the Canadian interview, you will be asked if you have any questions. Prepare a couple of questions to demonstrate commercial awareness and knowledge of the company. You may also ask for more information about the position for which you are being interviewed.

What to do after the job interview

Tips about what to do after a job interview in Canada.

  • Send a thank you letter to the interviewers. Thanks the potential employer for taking time out of their busy schedule to interview you and restate your interest in the job. Mail or e-mail the letter within 24-hours of the interview.
  • Reflect on the best and worst parts of the interview, so you can improve for the next time.
  • Make sure you are available to answer your phone as often as possible. If you miss a call from the interviewer then call them back. If you do not hear from the employer when they have stated they will call you, then phone the company to find the status of your application.
  • If you are rejected it is not the end of the world. In fact, it can actually be a good thing. Every setback means you will be stronger and more experienced for the next job application.

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Questions job interview Germany

Job Interview Questions in Germany

You can prepare for the job interview questions in Germany and predict what is going to be asked to an extent because the questions don't vary greatly between different interviews.

It is firstly recommended to be familiar with the general advice about interview questions and the typical interview questions to arise in job interviews no matter what country you are in. However, Germany has some differences regarding job interview questions and it is necessary to be fully prepared.

The list of interview questions likely to arise in a job interview in Germany are divided into useful categories to help you prepare and practice them. Learn them, practice them, and know your general responses to most of them so that you can answer them well under the pressure of a job interview.

List of typical job interview questions in Germany

Company and  post-related questions

  • Why do you apply at our company? Warum bewirbst du dich hier?
  • What are your expectations regarding the job? Was sind deine Erwartungen an den Job?
  • Why are you the perfect candidate?Warum bist du der perfekte Kandidat?
  • What do you like about the company? Was gefällt dir an dem Unternehmen?
  • Why do you fit in our company? Warum passt du in unser Unternehmen?
  • What did atract you concernig the job? Was reizt dich an dem Job?
  • Give us your opinion about the current market situation the company is facing Wie schätzst du die Marktsituation ein, in der sich das Unternehmen befindet?

Personal questions including interests and opinions

  • Tell us something about yourself! Erzähl etwas von dir selbst!
  • How would you decribe yourself? Wie würdest du dich beschreiben?
  • Describe your strength and weaknesses! Beschreibe deine Stärken und Schwächen!
  • Where do you see yourself in a period of five/ten years? Wo siehst du dich in fünf/zehn Jahren?
  • What does your partner think about your career plan? Was sagt dein Lebenspartner zu diesem Plan?
  • What do your family plans look like? Wie sieht dein Familienplan aus?
  • What is important to you in life? Was ist dir wichtig im Leben?
  • Which person shaped you especially? Gibt es eine Person, die dich besonders geprägt hat?
  • What was the most dificult dicision you ever had to make? How did you decide? Was war die schwierigste Entscheidung deines Lebens? Wie hast du dich entschieden?

CV and career progression questions

  • Explain the steps of your professional career! Erkläre die einzelnen Karriereabschnitte!
  • We noticed .... on your CV. Why is that? Wir haben in deinem Lebenslauf folgendes festgestellt.....? Wie ist es daz gekommen?
  • Why did you choose yor profession? Warum hast du dich für deinen Beruf entschieden?
  • Why did you choose your studies and which courses did you attend to? Warum hast du dich für dein Studium und für deine Studienkurse entschieden?
  • What are your greatest achievements? Was sind deine größten Erfolge?
  • What tasks are you very good at? Worin bist du besonders gut?
  • What tasks are rather difficult for you? Was/Welche Aufgaben fällt /fallen dir eher schwer?
  • How do you manage your work life balance? Wie gestaltet sich dein Leben, bezogen auf die Work/Life Balance?

Career objectives and conceive abilities questions

  • Tell us your career objectives Erzähle uns von deinen Karriere Zielen


  • Which ones did you already achieve? Welche Ziele hast du bereits erreicht?
  • Where do you see yourself in five/ten years regarding your professional career? Wo siehst du dich beruflich in fünf oder zehn Jahren?
  • How much would you contribute for career success? Wie viel würdest du für den Karriere-Erfolg opfern.
  • What position do you aspire? Welche Position strebst du langfristig an?
  • How do you define "work"? Wie defininierst du "Arbeit"?
  • What do you consider "success"? Wie definierst du "Erfolfg"
  • What do you expect from your colleagues / bosses? Was erwartest du von deinen Kollegen und von deinem Vorgesetzten?
  • How inportant is the working climate? Wie wichtig ist dir das Arbeitsklima?

Individual working habits questions

  • What drives/motivates you? Was motiviert dich?
  • Can you work under pressure? Kannst du unter Druck arbeiten?
  • How do you handle stress? Give an examle of a situation. Kannst du mit Stress umgehen? Gibt uns ein Beispiel!
  • How would you define your style of communication? Wie würdest du deinen persönlichen Kommunikationsstil beschreiben?
  • How do you react to injustified criticism? Wie würdest du auf ungerechtfertigte Kritik reagieren?
  • Which style of leadership to you prefer? Welchen Führungsstil bevorzugst du?
  • Do you like to work on your own or rather in teams? Arbeitest du lieber im Team oder bevorzugst du es allein zu arbeiten?
  • How do you come to dicisions? How is your decision making process? Wie läuft bei dir der Prozess der Entscheidungsfindung ab?
  • How do you handle conflicts? Give us an example. Wie gehst du mit Konflikten um? Gib uns ein Beispiel!
  • How do you prioritise? Wie setzt du Prioritäten?
  • How do you plan a project? Give an example. Wie planst du ein Projekt? Gib uns ein Beispiel!
  • Do you like to work at more tasks at once or do you prefer to have one task at a time? Hast du lieber nur eine Aufgabe zur Zeit oder magst du es mit mehreren Aufgaben konfrontiert zu werden?
  • How could you improve regarding your working methods? Wie könntest du deine Arbeitsmethoden verbessern?

Section of poosible question you could ask as applicant

  • Did i get... right? Habe ich .... richtig verstanden?
  • Is the vacancy new created or did he already exist? Wird die Stelle neu geschaffen oder gab es sie schon vorher?
  • Is there a vacancy description available? Kann ich eine Stellenbeschreibung erhalten?
  • How did you plan the entrance? Wie ist der Jobeinstieg geplant?
  • What concrete tasks would I be in charge of? An welchen Aufgaben würde ich konkret Arbeiten?
  • How is the department integrated into the company? Wie ist die Abteilung in das Unternehmen eingegliedert?
  • Is there any further training offered? Gibt es Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten?
  • How could the job post develope? Wie könnte sich die Stelle entwickeln?
  • Salary?! (Don't ask for the salary at first obviously) Wie kann ich mir das Gehalt für diese Stelle vorstellen?

Good luck 😉

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Job Interview Germany

Job Interview in Germany

The job interview is an essential step between applying for a job and actually securing employment. In order to be successful in a job interview you must prepare fully, research the company and job role, practice typical job interview questions beforehand, arrive on time and treat the job interview as a conversation.

5 key tips job Interview

To get a job in Germany, just as in any other country in the world, the last hurdle to securing employment is the job interview. The rules for successfully overcoming this challenge are similar to those outlined in the general job interview section of Joblers. However, there are a few key differences that you must be aware of if preparing for a job interview in Germany.

The prcedure of the Job Interview

The job interview usually follws a certain procedure. You will be asked how you came and if you found everything easily. Answer shortly and profesionally and avoid mentioning any stress you possibly found youeself in. Then you will get introduced to you interviewer. Mostly you are facing a Human Recources profesional. After questions about your qualifications and you career, the questions will become more personal. After answering the personal questions you might be asked to deliver a working probation or a to work a case study. For example you might have to hold a selling presentation based on given data. Finally you are given the possibility to ask questions yourself and sometimes the company office is shown to you. The interview usually ends with the vague frase : "We will get in touch".

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UK job interview questions

In the UK, you can prepare for the job interview questions and predict what is going to be asked to an extent because the questions don't vary greatly between different interviews.

It is firstly recommended to be familiar with the general advice about interview questions and the typical interview questions to arise in job interviews no matter what country you are in. However, the UK has some differences regarding job interview questions and it is necessary to be fully prepared by reading the advice below.

The list of interview questions likely to arise in a UK job interview are divided into useful categories to help you prepare and practice them. Learn them, practice them, and know your general responses to most of them so that you can answer them well under the pressure of a job interview.

When you answer these questions, you must think about their structure. Use the acronym: S.T.A.R. – Situation, Task, Action, Result. By doing this you will clearly present well-structured answers to the interviewers questions.

List of typical UK job interview questions

Personal UK job interview questions

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • How did you prepare for this interview?
  • What can you offer that is different from other applicants?
  • How has your degree and work experience prepared you for a job with us?
  • I see you’ve worked at Sainsbury’s for the last 2 years, would you say they worked well as a business? What improvements could you suggest?
  • If you had to drop one element of your life which would it be?

UK commercial awareness questions

  • What recent UK news event might affect the job role you are applying for?
  • What do you do to keep up to date with current affairs in the UK?
  • Give me an example of a UK business issue that has been of interest to you over the last 6 months?
  • Tell me about a UK business struggling in the current economic climate, and suggest 5 ways that they can improve their company.


Company-focused UK job interview questions

  • Why do you want to work for XXXXX?/How much do you know about our organisation?
  • How could you help us build the business?
  • What does staff want from their manager?
  • What do you think you will be doing on a day-to-day basis at this job?
  • Do you know anything about our competitors?
  • Why this department and this company?

Leadership job interview questions

  • How would you deal with two members of staff that would not work cooperatively together?
  • Could you tell us about a challenging situation that you have faced and how you approached it?
  • Can you tell me about a time when you have had to persuade someone to do something they didn’t want to do?

Communication job interview questions

  • Can you tell me about a time when you have had to speak/present to a large group of people? How did it go? Did you receive any feedback?
  • Tell me about a time when you have had to work as part of a team. What was your goal? Did you achieve your goal? What would you do differently next time?
  • What do you see as the differences between being a team leader and a team member? Which is your preference?

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Tips for the Job interview in the UK

Tips for the UK job interview

The UK job interview is a serious procedure and must be treated in a professional, courteous way. Our general job interview section covers a lot of the advice needed to overcome this process. But in the UK, job interviews have specific requirements that are necessary to take into account to secure employment. Read the tips below to find out more.

Advice for the UK job interview

Body language

When answering the job interview questions, you must remember that your body language is very important. If you are slouched back in your chair with your hands in your pockets, no matter how good your interview answers are, you will not get the job. You must sit up straight, use hand gestures to accentuate any important points you make, and directly face the interviewer.

Hairstyle for the UK job interview

UK job interviews are serious for the most part. You need to recognise the importance of gaining employment in a country where job opportunities are very competitive. As a result, your hairstyle must be smart. There is no point in going to an interview with crazy, untidy hair. If you want to show your alternative side, or feel that you should not have to change your appearance just for a silly job interview, then you need to take life more seriously. It is worth the trouble to put a bit more effort into your appearance than usual to look smart. You might feel stupid. But you are not socialising with friends, you are going to a job interview. So take it seriously. 


Makeup for the UK job interview

Do not wear too much makeup. If any at all. Interviewers will not appreciate candidates who appear as if they are ready to go on a night out. Wear dark, subtle shades of makeup so that you can stand out, look pretty, but not attract any disapproval from the interviewer.

Come up with your own question

In most UK job interviews, candidates will actually be asked to put forward a question to the interviewer. If they have nothing pre-prepared then you might end the job interview badly by asking something silly, and leaving a weak last impression. You should come up with a question to ask the interviewer at the end of your interview. Your question to the interviewer can be completely pre-prepared and shows that you are keen to learn more about the company. Read more about UK job interview questions in our designated section.

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How to dress for a job interview

How to Dress for a UK Job Interview

The clothes that you choose to turn up in for a job interview are just as important as preparing correctly. In the UK, job interviews call for a smart dress-code to suit the seriousness of the recruitment process.

There are no specific rules for the way you dress, since each person has their own style and should come dressed in clothes that reflect their personality. It is important to dress naturally and maintain your personality.

Having said this, you should always bear in mind that you are in an important UK job interview. The professional atmosphere calls for smart clothing. Thus it is advisable to dress smartly and appropriately. Remember the advice on our general page about what to wear for a job interview: it is always better to overdress than to underdress.

In the UK, most job interviews are serious and should be undertaken by all participants in a professional, courteous manner. No matter how serious or relaxed the interview in the UK is, you should never wear shorts, flip flops, sun glasses or t-shirts. Wear neutral colours and make sure your clothes are clean. You want to be drawing attention to yourself through what you say, rather than what you are wearing.

List of UK job interview dress-code tips



  • Wear neutral colours so as not to draw unnecessary attention to yourself.
  • It is better to wear a shirt than a t-shirt, especially if the t-shirt has images or writing on.
  • Never wear any of the following: flip flops, sun glasses, caps, sports clothing or bright colours.
  • You can wear jeans if the job interview is for a relaxed position, but even so it is always better to wear suit trousers.
  • Do not wear too many accessories.

If you would like to read more tips about hair-style and makeup for the UK job interview, then read our page on tips for the UK job interview.

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Preparing for a job interview in the UK

How to prepare for a UK job interview

You should never go into a job interview without being prepared. The right preparation is key to confronting and successfully overcoming the job interview process, in the UK or any country.

UK companies are increasingly more meticulous and methodical when it comes to interviewing their candidates. Today it's not just about what you've studied or your previous work experience, but also what skills you have and what you are capable of doing with them.

You will have already written a good cover letter and CV to get to the interview stage of the UK job application process, but if you do not prepare fully for the UK job interview then you will not secure employment.

Advice to prepare a job interview in the UK

Research the company prior to the interview

You will already have researched what the company does and how it operates when you wrote the cover letter. But when it comes to preparing for the job interview, the background search into the company must be much more exhaustive.

Prepare the answers to the most common questions

There are questions that are repeated in almost all interviews, so you have no excuse if you don't know how to respond to them or they catch you off guard. The most frequent job interview questions usually focus on your motivation for the job, your work experience, personal skills, and your knowledge of the company to which you're applying. There are also certain types of questions. So even if an interviewer tries to catch you out by wording a question strangely, you will have a general idea of the answer.

Know the key elements of your CV and cover letter

It is important to have an in-depth knowledge of the key points on your CV and what you highlighted on your cover letter. The interviewer might pick out a particular bullet point or sentence from one of the documents. So be prepared!


Know what type of interview you are facing

The two most popular types of job interviews in the UK are the personal and the panel. A personal interview is a one-on-one question & answer session with an interviewer, whilst the panel interview is where there are several interviewers in front of you at one time. Make sure you are aware of which type of interview you are going in for, otherwise you could get a nasty surprise!

Dress-code

Unsure about how to dress for a UK job interview? The clothes that you wear to a job interview are a reflection of how seriously you are taking the job position and the company, as well as how you conduct yourself as a professional. Consult our advice about what to wear for a job interview and make sure that the interviewer's attention is on what you are saying; not what you are wearing!

Have some questions prepared for the interviewer

In Britain, it is common that the interviewer will invite you to ask him or her some questions at the end of the job interview. Have some prepared previously, demonstrating your interest in the company and the job position itself.

You can ask about the responsibility you will have, the team you will be working with, the type of projects in which you will be involved, and much more. It is also good to bring up a question about something important that has happened recently. You really want to show your commercial awareness to the interviewer by tailoring a piece of news you have heard recently to the job position. You could ask, for example, about how a national economic change has affected the organisation or how a recent natural disaster has changed the way the company carries out its work. For some more ideas about questions, read our UK job interview questions page.

Working conditions and salary

During the recruitment process, which is comprised of several interviews, it is not very normal to discuss your salary or working conditions. Unless the interviewer explains them to you and discusses your salary, it is best not to mention it or ask anything about money during the entire process. You want to seem eager to work with the company no matter what they are paying you!

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