Belfast Telegraph

The interview questions jobseekers most fear

Jobseekers fear being asked why they should be hired during an interview, and most are too nervous to show their true ability, research has revealed.

A survey of 6,000 people looking for work found that a third suffered from self-doubt during an interview and lose their train of thought.

Half of those questioned by jobs site totaljobs said interviews made them feel nervous.

The most feared questions were: "Why should I hire you?" "Tell me about yourself", and "What is your biggest weakness?"

More than one in five jobseekers believed they talked too quickly, or too much, during a job interview, while one in 10 feared they would be sick.

Totaljobs has launched a drive to help candidates deal with the "daunting" interview process.

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