My telephone interview with Appetito was very relaxed which helped me feel comfortable. I was asked questions about my previous work experience, which allowed me to add more detail and divulge into my main responsibilities and what it had taught me. I was also asked a lot about the company including the history, current issues they are facing, location of each headquarters etc which I found challenging even though I had done extensive research beforehand.
Most difficult question
I was asked: 'What de-motivates you?' - this definietly caught me off guard as did the question, 'What's your biggest mistake?'. I have undertaken numerous interviews for my placement year and a small number of graduate telephone interviews and have never been asked these two questions before so to think quickly on my feet.
My telephone interview lasted for a good 45-50 minutes so make sure you prepare answers based on your work experience as they follow your answers with further questions.
Also, I was asked a lot about the company - some of which I didn't know even though I had spent time preparing. Don't just use their website, try to delve deeper into the company by looking at the news and current issues they are facing in their environment.
Experiences at the assessment centre
I have only undertaken the telephone interview, numerical and verbal reasoning testing and further application questionning about my personality.
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