Guide to Interviewing – Part Ten – and finally …What are interviewers really looking for?


The following factors are assessed most frequently during interviews:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Good personal appearance
  • Pleasant first impression
  • Prepared for the interview – has researched the position in the company
  • Honesty and moral standards
  • Motivation
  • Oral communication skills
  • Leadership potential
  • Emotional stability
  • Long-range plans and objectives formulated
  • Poise during interview
  • Realistic salary expectations
  • Relevant work experience
  • Good educational record
  • Interest in people
  • Self-confidence
  • Use of initiative
  • Willingness to travel
  • Written skills

These are not in order of importance as this ultimately depends on the job description and the personal profile.

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