To find a job in the exhibition services sector you don’t just need to ask questions in your interview but answer them too. Being on top of your game and getting prepared for your job interview can make a huge difference and maximise your chances of landing your dream job.
With this in mind, here are the top 10 interview questions and advice on how to answer them.
How do you handle stress and pressure?
Give an example of how you deal with stress day to day in your current job or give an example from a previous job – or even at home - and how you deal with the situation in a positive way. This is especially important to show that you can handle stress and pressure if you’re looking for a job in the exhibition services sector.
Describe a difficult situation in your current job and how you overcame it.
This is similar to the previous question, but they are looking for an answer that is related to a project or similar that you’ve worked on that may have felt out of your comfort zone or the first time you led the group. Keep it simple and explain the situation followed by how you kept calm and achieved everything that you needed to.
Why are you looking to leave your current job?
A good way to go with this question is to tell them how exciting this potential job would be for you and why you want to develop and grow. Never talk about how you hate your current job or dislike your colleagues. Always try and make it a positive and that you are looking for a new opportunity rather than trying to escape a bad job.
Tell me about yourself.
Without giving too much or too little information, start by sharing a couple of your personal interests. Avoid contentious subjects where you can.
What is your greatest weakness?
This is a great question to try and catch you out, but it can be turned into a positive. Each person will have their own response, so think this one through and have an answer ready.
What is your biggest strength?
This is more than likely to come up in almost every interview you have. It is best to discuss skills that you possess that are directly related to the job that you are applying for. The interviewer will find it easier to match you up and think you're perfect for the job.
Why do you want this job?
This question presents you the opportunity to show the interviewer how much you know about the company and that you’ve done your research. Be specific as to why you want this job and why you'd be a great fit for the role in question.
What are your goals for the future?
Another great way to show that your ambitions are able to grow alongside the business. The interviewer would be sceptical if they think you might not stick around for long If your plans are to move abroad, for example. If this is in your long-term goals, perhaps avoid saying so for now, as plans may change.
What are your salary expectations?
Do your research on similar job roles in the area that the job is in. Take into account your experience and base your expectations on that - try not to be too ambitious with this but know your worth.
Why should we hire you?
Give a concise and confident response and let them know why your skills and experience, as well as your personality, makes you perfect for the role and how you would work well with the team.
And finally, the last question would be “Do you have any questions?”.
Always ask there are some questions you should ask employers. This shows that you're interested and want to learn more about the job role and the way the company works. It's best to prepare some beforehand in case you can’t think of any on the spot.
Some examples are;
• What would a typical day look like?
• Why is this position available?
• What is the management style?
• What are the companies goals?
Avoid asking questions about salary and bonus’ just yet- save them for after you’ve been offered the job. It's also best to avoid any personal questions to the interviewer too.