Specific Field Questions in a Job Interview

Use the examples for specific occupations to prepare for questions related to your career field and occupation.

Advisor

  • What experience do you have that can be used in advisory work?
  • What attracts you to this field?
  • What is your perception of the current structure of advisory and consulting work?
  • How was your sales performance at your previous employer?
  • Do you focus on a single area within consultancy or advisory work?
  • How competitive are you in relation to your peers in the industry?
  • On what will you base your choice if you receive two or more offers?
  • Health and medical worker

  • What interests you about this field?
  • What strengths do you have that are related to this field?
  • What do you see as the major issues which need to be addressed in this field?
  • How can these issues be solved?
  • Do you see the health administration as more important or less important than the practical day to day dealings with patients and their problems?
  • Finance and Investment

  • What would be an alternative career field if you had to make a career change?
  • How do you assess the value of a business?
  • How do you calculate the GDP of a country?
  • How do you make a decision to sell stock and when to buy?
  • Provide a definition of investment portfolio.
  • Name a few of the largest financing corporations and their managing directors.
  • Provide a summary of the current market.
  • Provide a few headlines of this morning's paper in terms of investments.
  • Which journals do you read on a regular basis?
  • Would you describe yourself as a leader or follower in teams?
  • Which stocks can you recommend today?
  • If you received an offer from us today, will you be able to start immediately?
  • Sales, media and marketing

  • Sell this pen to me in 60 seconds.
  • What makes a good promotion campaign?
  • Provide three excellent branding vehicle examples for an ice cream company.
  • What role does the Internet play in the current marketing field?
  • What approach do you take to direct sales?
  • What is the most difficult item you have ever had to market?
  • How do you create a niche in the market?
  • Do you think price sells a product or features?
  • Are you a team player and motivate?
  • Strategic management

  • Provide a list of your long term goals.
  • Why did you apply for this position?
  • Summarize our industry in 5 sentences.
  • What management models to you prefer?
  • What is the role of the strategist?
  • How do you react to changes in the external environment?
  • How would you handle this.. situation?