Interview Practice - Partner Exercise
Updated by Justin Ling
Pair up with others to practise your interviewing skills. Take turns asking each other questions and providing feedback.
Step 1: Ask 3 Questions:
Remember: your goal is to listen. As an interviewer, you want to learn about your interviewee, feel free to ask follow-up questions to clarify answers you don't understand or to find out more about things that pique your curiosity.
Tell me about yourself
Choose 1 technical question
- Pitch me a stock
- What is your macro-economic outlook?
Choose 1 behavioural question
- What is your greatest strength?
- Tell me about a time you failed
- Tell me about a time you displayed leadership
- Tell me about a time you faced an ethical dilemma
- Tell me about a time you had to respond quickly
Step 2: Provide Feedback
Giving feedback is helpful to your partner's improvement. You have a different perspective than your partner and can see things about their interview that they cannot, sharing this perspective is valuable. It is most helpful to share both positive and improvement feedback.
- What was your favourite thing about their interview, why?
- What is an area of improvement for your partner?
Note: For partners receiving feedback, remember this is just one person's perspective. It is always better to make small adjustments with feedback (rather than re-working your whole interview strategy).