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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 s

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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 this company. 
  • 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 small company.
  • 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 bigger opportunity. 

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?
    or 
 
   How many hours do you normally work?
    or
  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:

  • This one could be the best  answer that actually I work better under pressure and enjoy working  in a challenging environment. 
  • 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 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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Posted on: March 25, 2008

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