If you\'re applying for graduate positions in government departments and agencies, the selection criteria will often ask you to highlight how you\'ve taken academic learnings and applied them to real-world situations. Here\'s a sample response.
The way you answer this is obviously going to depend on the job you’re applying for, but in general it’s best to demonstrate that you are able to and enjoy working both independently and with others, as most jobs require you to do both at different times.
This is a question that may come up if you are applying for a graduate, internship or vacation program. It’s best not to get caught out unprepared for this question, as it requires some thinking and reflecting.
To answer this question, think of people who embody the qualities that you most admire and that would be most valued in the position you’re applying for. Explain why you look up to them and how they have influenced you either directly or indirectly.
For many students, the final year of study is the beginning of the reality of job hunting, and anticipation of the world of work. See how you can stand out from the pack by not only having the right qualification but the right set of skills to boot.
When the interviewer asks you this question, they’re getting to the key issue: why should they hire you and not someone else? Answering this persuasively could clinch the deal and make the difference between a job offer and a rejection letter.