AFL Recruitment Sydney

Top 10 interview questions to make you stand out

So, you’ve landed the interview, now you need to make an impression. If you want to stand out you need to be prepared which can help you make an impression.


  1. What is the top priority for the person in this position over the next three months? This shows initiative and preparedness and makes a great impression as it is focused on outcomes of the role.
  2. What is the single largest problem facing your team right now and would I be in a position to solve it? This encourages the interviewer to envision you already working in the job. It also set you up as someone whom can be counted on.
  3. Does the company offer additional training or continuing education? Shows you are interested in expanding your knowledge and grow with the company.
  4. Can you walk me through a typical day at (company name)? – shows that you are already planning your first day on the job. It also shows that you want to learn as much about the job as possible, which usually separates you from other candidates.
  5. What would make someone successful in this position? – shows that you are willing to raise the bar and exceed expectations. You are ready to succeed on this job.
  6. Where do you see the company heading in the next 5 – 10 years? – It shows that you are looking for a long-term career with the company.
  7. What is the next step in the hiring process? Always ask this question even if you know the process already. It shows your eagerness to prepare and it’s the best way to finish the interview.
  8. What are the company’s values? What characteristics do you look for in employees in order to represent those values? This allows you to get insight into what is most important for the company as a whole, and what it values in the individuals who work there.
  9. Who will I be working most closely with? This will help you get a better sense of the dynamics of who your collaborators will be. Jot down names, ask for titles.
  10. Is there anything about my background or resume that makes you question whether I am a good fit for this role? This shows that you’re highly invested in the job and committed to understanding your prospects as a candidate. Plus, it will also allow you an opportunity to respond to any potential concerns.