10 perguntas e respostas para entrevista em inglês

Se foi selecionado numa candidatura para a fase da entrevista de emprego, conheça as principais perguntas e respostas para entrevista em inglês.

10 perguntas e respostas para entrevista em inglês
"Tell me about yourself"

Se o chamaram para uma entrevista, a sua candidatura já foi bem-sucedida. Por isso, deve agora investir em preparar-se para a próxima fase. Se vai realizar uma entrevista em língua inglesa e não domina totalmente o idioma, apresentamos-lhe algumas dicas e as 10 perguntas e respostas para entrevista em inglês, que irão, com certeza, ajudá-lo.

Perguntas e respostas para entrevista em inglês: as essenciais

Prepare-se para conhecer, tentar responder e simular as perguntas e respostas para entrevista em inglês que listamos abaixo. Mas, primeiro, comecemos pelo início.

perguntas entrevista

Cumprimento e apresentação iniciais


  • Good morning! What’s your name? How are you today? Did you have any trouble finding us?

Cenários de resposta:

  • Good morning! I’m (Sara Santos) and I’m feeling great!/I’m fine. Thank you, and you?

A entrevista iniciará, eventualmente, com alguns das seguintes itens e perguntas, para os quais propomos alguns cenários de resposta em inglês.

1. Tell me about yourself (informações pessoais)


Este é um dos tópicos mais frequentes em entrevistas. Prepare uma resposta curta, mas que não pareça demasiado ensaiada e mecânica. Tente limitá-la a questões relacionadas com trabalho (o que já fez, conquistou, etc., especialmente situações relacionadas com a vaga a que se candidatou), exceto se for orientado noutro sentido.

Se for algo mais sobre personalidade e características pessoais:

  • How would you describe yourself as a person?

Cenários de resposta:

  • My name is…, I’m… years old and I am an (Engineer);
  • I live in…;
  • I’m a very organized person;
  • I studied at… college, where I gained my first level… (marketing) diploma;
  • I’m efficient and highly organized. This enables me to be as productive as possible on the job;
  • I’m a creative thinker. I like to explore alternative solutions to problems and have an open mind about what will work best;
  • I pay attention to all the details and like to be sure that everything is just right;
  • I enjoy solving problems, troubleshooting issues, and coming up with solutions;
  • I’ve been working as a… at a… (small Portuguese company) for… (3) years and my duties included… and preparing…;
  • I have always been interested in… which was why I chose to follow this career path.

2. Professional experience (experiência profissional)


  • Now, tell me about your professional experience.
  • What type of position are you looking for?
  • Are you interested in a full-time or part-time position?

Cenários de resposta:

  • I started my career two years ago as a…;
  • I was responsible for…;
  • I grew in the company and was promoted to…, being responsible for… service development;
  • Now I’m looking for new opportunities;
  • I’m interested in an entry level (beginning) position;
  • I’m looking for a position in which I can use my experience;
  • I would like any position for which I ‘m qualified;
  • I am more interested in a full-time position. However, I would also consider a part-time position.

3. Strengths (pontos fortes ou qualidades)


  • What is your greatest strength?
  • What are your best qualities as a professional?

Cenários de resposta:

  • I’m very proactive and motivated;
  • My determination helps me achieve great results;
  • I can work long hours if necessary in important projects;
  • I have the ability to prioritize;
  • I have problem-solving skills;
  • I’m able to work under pressure;
  • I’m able to focus on projects;
  • I have professional expertise;
  • I have leadership skills;
  • I have a positive attitude;
  • I work well under pressure;
  • I am an excellent communicator;
  • People trust me and come to me for advice;
  • My time management skills are excellent;
  • I’m organized and efficient;
  • I am proud of my writing skills and believe that they will make me a better…;
  • I am able to communicate complicated topics to different audiences;
  • I like to work with other people.

4. Weaknesses (pontos fracos ou fraquezas)


  • What is/are your greatest weakness(es)?

Cenários de resposta:

  • I sometimes am slower in completing my tasks because I really want to check all details before delivering  them;
  • I am not afraid of criticism and always try to improve;
  • When I’m working on a project, I don’t want just to meet deadlines. Rather, I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule;
  • Being organized wasn’t my strongest point, but I implemented a time management system that really helped my organization skills.

5. What do you know about this organization? / Why do you want to work for us?


Cenários de resposta:

  • After following your firm’s progress for the last 3 years, I am convinced that you are becoming one of the market leaders and I would like to be part of the team;
  • I am impressed by the quality of your products;
  • I would like to work for a company that:
    • …is fair and open with its employees;
    • …is growing;
    • …offers opportunities;
    • …offers training to do my job better.

6. Why should we hire you?


Cenários de resposta:

  • You should hire me because I’m not only qualified for this job due to my experiences, but also because of the positive attitudes that I have towards the tasks given to me;
  • I am very motivated to do this job – it’s my dream;
  • If you hire me, I will do my best to exceed your highest expectations;
  • You should hire me because I have the ability to develop my skills;
  • I can handle myself and my responsibilities;
  • I meet deadlines;
  • I deliver on what I promised;
  • I know I can do this job and succeed;
  • I think I should be hired because I’m a hardworking, well-organized and responsible.

7. Why did you move to this country?


Cenários de resposta:

  • I always wanted to settle here, and am now doing so;
  • I moved here for the employment opportunities.

8. What are you looking for in a job? What motivates you?


Cenários de resposta:

  • A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute to…;
  • Challenge, achievement, recognition, etc.

9. When can you begin?


Cenários de resposta:

  • Immediately;
  • In two weeks;
  • Next month.

10. Do you have any questions for me?


Cenários de resposta:

  • How soon will I be able to be productive?
  • What type of projects will I be able to assist on?

 

dicas para entrevista

Dicas para preparação da entrevista

1. Reveja as informações que colocou no seu CV e, se necessário, atualize-o. Ao fazê-lo, estará também a aumentar o seu vocabulário em inglês;

2. Recolha informações sobre a empresa em que vai ser entrevistado, reúna as razões para lá querer trabalhar;

3. Se for o caso, reveja igualmente o anúncio publicado pela empresa e os requisitos para a função, e prepare-se;

4. Seja pontual;

5. Vista-se de forma adequada;

6. Concentre-se. Foco nos objetivos e respostas;

7. Pense nas possíveis perguntas e respostas e simule, treine o que responderia em cada um dos tópicos que apresentamos;

8. Na Internet, pode encontrar vídeos com simulações de entrevistas, visione-as e tente perceber o conteúdo, as perguntas que são feitas, a pronúncia, etc.

Perceber o que lhe é perguntado será determinante para o sucesso das suas respostas e da entrevista. Não se esqueça que quanto mais treinar, mais exemplos ouvir e ler, mais confiante se sentirá!

Good luck!

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