Question 1: Why do you want this job?
Answer: Well, I'm certainly not a careerist, so that's not a label that can be applied to me. In fact, I'm humble, so publicly I would maintain that I don't want this job. Catch my drift?
Question 2: How would you take this company forward? What could you bring to it?
Answer: I love what you currently do, but I think there's a lot of corruption in this company. A lot of leprous courtier-types. How can we meet the challenges that face us? You need to go out to the peripheries and draw people back in - go out, out to the peripheries. I'd rather work for a company that was bruised from the battle, than a company closed in on itself like some self-absorbed neo-promethean pelagian.
Question 3: What's your greatest strength? What assets can you bring to our company?
I have the humility and I have the ambition to do this job. Need I say more?
Question 4: What's your greatest weakness?
Answer: I can be somewhat 'autocratic' at times.
Question 5: Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Answer: I'm not thinking about that. Look, if you have the humility and ambition to hire me, then the carnival is over, so I'm thinking about what your company will look like in five years time. Once I'm done, it will look radically different from what it was before. Don't be afraid of newness.
Question 6: We are large blue-chip company with customers across the World. How can we improve our relationship with our client base?
Answer: You need your employees to smell more like your customers.
Question 7: Our company recently suffered some serious injuries in the stock market when it was discovered that certain regulations were not being adhered to by some key staff. As a manager, how would you deal with the situation?
Answer: If the person is of good will and is seeking the company's good, then who am I to judge? The company cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of regulations to be imposed insistently upon its staff.