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THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS? NAME:

Why do you want to work for us?

Your company is at the cutting edge of film special effects and has lots of interesting new projects.

What is your favourite piece of work and why?

You should be able to talk about your work constructively and passionately. Be prepared for criticism; so also be prepared to justify your decisions.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

I see myself as a senior animator responsible for the animations in some amazing new film.

What are you worth? How much should we pay you?

You should have researched into how much a graduate is expected to earn in your chosen area. Use the job advert if there is one to help inform your decision.

How would you do this?

You should make sure you are up to date with the tools of your trade, if you are unsure its best to say highlighting that you are currently developing those skills, rather that try to bluff your way through it.

Who or what is your favourite creative or company?

Aardman animation, the dedication they have shown over the years is almost second to none.

What is your weakest piece of work?

You should be able to talk about your work constructively and passionately. Be prepared for criticism; so also be prepared to justify your decisions.

What could you bring to the company?

Flag up your skills and abilities, highlighting any area that a company is seeking in particular.


What is your greatest achievement?

Winning several awards for my final project, which has now been shown around the world.

What are your strengths creatively?

Good animation, strong modelling. Exceptional story boarding.

What about you do you most want to improve?

My overall ability to animate, I feel that it is the element of my subject.

What piece of work that we have produced do you most like?

Know about the company you are having the interview with, be aware of projects they have worked on, clients they have and the people who work for them. From their portfolio select a piece of work which you most like, be prepared to explain why you like it.

What is the most interesting thing you have ever done?

I worked at an orang-utan sanctuary in Borneo, for two months, helping orphaned orang-utans.

What are you reading at the moment?

I regularly read creative magazines, and broad sheet newspapers.

Who do you want to win X factor?

You never know but you may get a question like this. By asking you about a completely unrelated issue employers can see how you adapt to the unexpected, and see if you have a life away from industry.

When can you start?

If you want the job say so, say when you can start. Remembering you may need to give notice on your current job.

Interview-techniques  

What are you worth? How much should we pay you? What could you bring to the company? Why do you want to work for us? Who or what is your fav...