University Employment Interview Preparation Guide
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University employment Frequently Asked Questions in various University Employment job interviews by interviewer. The set of questions are here to ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job interview

30 University Employment Questions and Answers:

1 :: Why do you want to work here as University Employment?

‘I wanted to move to an institution like this that prioritises good teaching practice and dedicated pastoral care of students. I believe I can offer this because of [x and y examples of experience from your previous career]
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2 :: Explain me how would you contribute to the administration of the department?

I look forward to having the opportunity to fully contributing to the life of the department. I have a special interest in the area of admissions/ exams/head of year etc'. I had some experience in this role at my last institution and realised that I have the skills necessary to do it well [name them] and actually implemented changes to their policy on x. However, I realise the need for flexibility here and would happily take on the challenge of any administration role that would suit my level of expertise.
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3 :: What is your biggest weakness as University Employment?

The scarier version of the previous question, “what is your biggest weakness?” is another of the most typical interview questions. Rather than seeing this question as an attempt to catch you out, see it as a chance to address the skills and attributes you’d most like to develop and improve in your future career. This is also the chance to address any holes in your CV, highlighting your motivation to fill in those gaps.
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4 :: Why do you want this job as University Employment?

When it comes to the content, avoid being generic (saying the same as everyone else). And don't sound selfish: the panel want to know how they will benefit from having you on their team as much as, if not more than, how you will benefit.
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5 :: Tell me what does collegiality mean to you?

Panels are recruiting someone to work alongside themselves or other members of their institution, so it shouldn't be a surprise that working relationships are on interviewers' minds. In truth, some people are simply not good colleagues. So, what kind of a colleague do you intend to be? How are you going to help others to be successful?
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6 :: Explain me why should we hire you?

Because of your knowledge, experience, abilities and skills.
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7 :: Explain me how long would you stay with us?

Focus on showing your employer you are in Canada for the long term. Tell them you intend to stay and build your career here.
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8 :: Tell us what could you do for us? What can you do for us that someone else can’t do?

Refer to past experiences that show you’ve had success in solving previous employer problems that may be similar to those of the prospective employer.
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9 :: What interests you about this job?
Why are you applying for this position?
Why do you want to be a …?
What will you do in your first year of this role?

The reasoning behind these questions is to ensure that you know what you’re getting into.

If your expectations aren’t aligned with the employer’s, then both sides are in for some problems.

Talk to people who you believe have similar jobs and find out what they typically do on a day-to-day basis (LinkedIn may be useful here). Perhaps even contact the HR department of the company you’re applying to and find out exactly what the job entails.

Not only does this approach mean you enter into the interview with the right expectations, it also allows you to prepare better.

When you know what you’re in for, you can ensure you have the proper skill set and prepared examples that demonstrate that you’re the best person for the job.
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10 :: Tell us where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?

Lots of people tackle this question by naming the job title which they hope to have attained, for example: "10 years from now, I want to be a professor." This is OK (provided you can explain how you intend to get there), but it's awfully predictable. Think about achievements rather than status. This question also gives you an opportunity to show that you have a vision for where your field is going. What's the next big question that, in a decade's time, you expect to be working on, or even to have solved?
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