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Question 31: Why were you fired?
Answer: This is the most difficult and deadly question can be asked to
you, many time it hurts you. But have a patience and answer it with cool
mind and in the positive way. Not need to accept that you have fired but
say that you have resigned the job by giving some reasonable
reason and also tell them that now you are ready for the new responsibilities.
There are many reasons can be told there, some of them are given below
- Actually I wanted to move my career in a different direction, and
there I've got the saturation point of learning, so I realize
that I should go in a different organization. So I
resigned there and for the change and for the new
responsibilities I am here. I hope I'll be suitable for the environment of
- There were some sorts of personal problems, unfortunately upset my work life.
I was unable to put my 100 percent commitment. So I left the job
and solved my problem. Now these problems are no more and I am looking
for a deserving new job.
- Actually the job wasn't working out so my boss and I
mutually agreed that I should move onto a better position to get better
return that will be beneficial for both. That's why I am here for
getting change and better contribution.
- A new comer manager wanted to work with
his old staff. That's why he cleaned house to replace their old members. So
I've to look for a better opportunities elsewhere.
- As I completed my academic qualification, I was desperate for work.
So I wanted to pick up a job as soon as possible and in hurry I took the wrong job without looking around the corner. I've
learn the lesson and won't make that mistake again. I'd prefer an environment that is congenial, structured and team-oriented, where my best talents can shine and make a substantial contribution.
- Actually I could not assess the exact reason, why he released me so quickly before
giving a chance to prove myself, may be possible that I didn't fully understand my boss's expectations.
Though I was very successful in school and got along well with both students and faculty.
Question 32: Why are you leaving your job?
Answer: This is a very typical question mostly asked in an
interview, if you escape from the previous question. Don't criticize
your boss or the culture of your last job or your ex-collogues.
You can reply as given above of the previous question besides these there
are some tailor-made answer, you can use it with efficiency. These are:
- I am looking for a bigger challenge and bigger
opportunity in a bigger organization, so that I can boost my career in
the right direction.
- I want to utilize my technical skills and experience
against new challenges in a different capacity than I have done in the past.
- My skills and experience matches exceedingly well
with this position and I am fully willing to utilize them that
is not being possible in my current job.
- I keen to have more responsibility and more new
challenge. I've the passion to work more that is not available in my current
- Actually this job sounds like an exciting opportunity and
have an ideal match with my qualifications. That' why I am here to present
myself. I've not decide to move until I get this attractive job.
- I am looking for growing in a team-oriented environment
and also to contribute there as I couldn't do it in my last job after
serving several years in my last position.
- I got bored with the same sort of
work and looking for more challenges. I am an excellent employee and
passionate for more work This cause me switch to my present job onto a
new working environment.
- I am looking for secure position in a stable company with room for growth and opportunity for advancement.
- I was wasting a significant amount of time each day on
traveling within the city for performing job. This waste my energy and time
and putting bad effects on my job. So for the nearness factor, I would prefer to be closer to home.
- There was a merge between the two corporate industries
thus became the cause of restructuring the staff and I had to loss my
job with several other employees. That's why I am looking for a better and
Question 33: How do you feel about leaving all your benefits to find a new job?
Answer: Be positive and mentioned that these are the part of the game.
Accept it to be like a natural things and pronounced a
famous quote "No gains without pains" Don't show you are
panicked, you should be ready to accept some risk to find the right job for yourself.
Question 34: Describe a typical work week?
How many hours do you normally work?
How would you describe the pace at which you work?
Answer: Interviewers want to know the dedication and commitment given by
you in your last job by asking this question. They have the interest to
know whether you perform only official task or pay more attention
towards non-official task. Before answering consider the position you are applying for and how your current or past positions relate to it. The more you
be able to connect your past experience with the current job opening, the more
success you will gain. So focus your answer only on the official task. Give the
brief detail about how you perform an organized task with perfect
Question 35: How do you handle stress and pressure?
Answer: Now days doing job is very hectic and the employee
or executive have to bear lots of stress and pressure. The person
who be able to handle this sort of pressure can survive the job successfully,
otherwise there is no place for them. So this is a typical interview question
can be asked to get a sense of how you handle stress and pressure on
the job. There are some examples of good responses include:
- This one could be the best answer that
actually I work better under pressure and enjoy working in a
- I am be able to handle the stress and pressure
because I know how to differentiate between the good stress and bad stress.
I can make the correct balance between good stress and bad stress. So stress
is very important to me.
- To eradicate the stress I visit daily to the gym. By
doing some exercise I remove all my stress, because I think it is the best
mean to handle the stress and pressure.
- To deactivate the stress and pressure I make a
prefect plan to how to perform the tasks in an organizing
way. Thus the pressure of work splits. This is the easiest way
to manage the stress and pressure.
Question 36: What are your strengths?
Answer: It is also not an easy question, because you have to count
only those strengths that will relevant to the requirements of the
job. So prepare three most relevant strength by mixing up some behaviors, knowledge and experience and well as
skills and also make sure them you are absolutely be able to differentiate among
them and understand the difference. You can analyze the quality of all of them.
Your style should be quite confidence but not looks like arrogance or
Question 37: What are your Weaknesses?
Answer: It's not just a pull legging question but also brainteasers that will
ask the check your presence of mind. Be positive and deliver
your answer in such a way that your weakness should
reflect to your strengths. For example, say you are a stickler for meeting deadlines and will stay on top of a project until it is done according to your specifications, which may cause you to sometimes work late nights.
Be confident and answer it in a good sound.
Question 38: Describe your work ethic?
Answer: Work is worship for me and my company is my temple. I do
my work for the benefits to the organization. I believe in hard working with
excellent use of my talent, skills and experience. My dedication and
commitment is towards my company.
Question 39: What is your ideal job?
Answer: Beware! This is a trapping question mostly asks
to the interviewee to measure their career
by time scale (at what point in your career?). So before answering
you should analyze your career on the time scale measured by you, because
you determine what do you want to be in future. You can count your strength
before them and according to it deliver your answer. A poor answer
will trigger a probing follow up that puts pressure on the interviewee to justify a daft
response while a good answer need nothing to probe and the interviewer can move
on to other question. A good answer may be like, "I'd like to become an expert in my field (state function if relevant), where I'm able to use my skills and abilities to make a real difference to the company's
Question 40: What do you look for in a job?
Answer: I want to be recognized by my
working performance, knowledge, skills, dedication and talent.