Relaxing questions, establishing a relationship.
These could be questions about the weather or mood. Whatever the circumstances are, try to give the impression of being positive, enthusiastic, sociable and competent person.
Questions checking your preparation for the interview.
The recruiter may be interested in how much you know about the company and the position you are applying for, and what prompted you to send your application. Prepare properly and answer honestly and succinctly. If you did not find any information - do not dodge, say it honestly.
Questions about education.
Try to give the impression of a person with a passion for the choice of which school was part of a larger plan of life and work. Admit to mistakes, but argue it wisely. Under no circumstances say that you studied something "because it came out”.
Questions about the professional experience.
Limit yourself to matters that relate to the company profile and/or to the position you are applying for. Show off your successes and explain how you have developed your skills. Regardless of the situation in which you ended cooperation with the previous employer, try to speak well about it - remember that for the recruiter your behavior will be determinant of how you will behave, if you are hired. The interview is not the place for black PR directed against the former employer.
Questions about ambitions and career goals.
Make the impression of being specific and having an aim. Do not talk about fate, coincidence or destiny.
Behavioral questions based on your behavior and experience.
The recruiter may ask you to cite and describe specific situations, successes and ideas. Do it honestly - argue your decisions, indicate why they were right, sincerely answer questions, but while doing it at the same time consciously shape your image. If the recruiter mentions situation that you haven’t experienced yet, you can always reply by saying that you are up for this kind of new challenge.
Questions about employment conditions.
These are common questions which relate to issues such as: remuneration, availability, distance from the place of residence to place of work, readiness to hold business trips and increasing skills through courses and training. Make sure the information you provide, are consistent with those which you have made in your CV or that you gave in the previous stages of recruitment.
Questions seemingly unrelated to the topic of the interview.
Some recruiters try to surprise the interlocutor. Typically, in such cases, less important than the content of answers, is your reaction to the question and arguments.