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What is your favourite project management methodology?

In this question the interviewer is trying to test your knowledge of the many industry standard methodologies and their advantages & disadvantages, and whether you’re able to apply the right methodology for the given project. The best way to answer it is to pick two opposing methodologies which you’ve used when delivering a project. Then… Read More »

What are you looking for in a job?

To answer this successfully you need to understand the company well enough to link the job’s positive qualities to your own personal criteria. Be careful not to say things which are inaccurate or not part of the job specification otherwise your answer could be used against you as ammunition. For example, it’s counter-productive to say… Read More »

Why are you leaving your job?

Don’t say anything negative about your previous or current company, manager or co-workers. A negative response will make the hiring manager think you’ll speak badly about them too.  Equally, don’t mention anything related to being under-paid, over-worked, under-appreciated, or give the impression that you’re job-hopping. The best approach is to say something concise and positive.… Read More »

What is your biggest weakness?

This is a question which comes up in all job interviews. Do not answer with a cliché response like “I work too hard” or “I’m a perfectionist”. The best way to answer this is to select a weakness which isn’t a critical skill necessary for the job and then counter act it with a positive… Read More »

Why do you want to work here?

This is a question which comes up in all job interviews. Avoid answers like “I need a job” or “I need more money” or any response which benefits you. The employer is trying to see how well you will integrate into the culture of the workplace. I recommend you research the company’s website and publications… Read More »

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

This is a question which comes up in all job interviews. Your employer is checking your loyalty and commitment to the firm. Give an answer which indicates a slow and steady career progression within the company. An ideal in answer for a technical project manager could be as follows: I hope to still be a… Read More »

What are your strengths?

This is a question which comes up in all job interviews. The best way to answer this is to pick a strength which is a requirement for the job. An ideal in answer for a technical project manager or business analyst could be as follows: I have a natural ability to communicate effectively with all… Read More »