•  These are usually asked at the beginning of the interview
  • Related to your background, knowledge about the company/job, and specific skills and experiences required
  • Important to do research and prepare answers to these questions


  • The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour
  • Require you to provide examples to demonstrate your experiences and competencies
  • Think about examples that can be used to answer a variety of questions, and use SAR stories to structure your response


  • Demonstrates how you go about problem-solving and thinking in challenging situations
  • Used to assess your critical thinking skills and evaluate your ability to make ethical decisions
  • Explain how you would come to a decision. There is not always one right or wrong answer