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 :
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:
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 planning.
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:
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 over-confidence.
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 performance."
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.
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