Question 1: Tell me about yourself ?
Answer: Whenever you go for the interview, most probably this is the first question asked to interviewee. This is likely to be a warm-up question. So you should not waste your best points on it. More difficult questions are yet to be asked. So just cover up our topics for answering this question: early years, education, work history, and recent career experience.
Question 2: Would you please tell me about your work history?
What applicable attributes / experience do you have?
Answer: Though Interviewer panel have your resume or job application before to them, they asks it to you to know about the details of your previous job regarding your responsibilities, your projects, your salary package, your designation all sorts of facts in your own voice. You should never be fumble, because many times the interviewee are not so comfortable in answering this question as they mention wrong or false entries. Too much glorification of your job history can harm your career as the hiring manager check it also with they check your references. Before going to the interview you must go through your that resume which you have submitted at the time of applying for the job. It is the best way to have a zerox copy of your resume which you have applied at the time of interview. This makes you ready for answering the question. When the panel asks the cross questions regarding your previous jobs, don't tell him a lie, you may be fired after getting the job when the management committee catches your fault. To make easy for facing the interview download a sample job application ahead of time. Do a lot of hard home work on your resume. Remember the formula of "KISS" (Keep it short and simple.) Your answer should be match to your resume. Give the brief description of your experience, your responsibilities, team leadership quality, project you have handled, designation, exact time duration period of your jobs and salary package with true facts as well as also tell them the vacant time in which you have not done any sorts of job with some reasonable reason. Mostly focus on those responsibilities that are directly related to the new job's requirement. Your qualification must also be fulfilled the job requirement.
Question 3: Why you had so many jobs in such a short period of time?
Answer: If you have switches various jobs in quick succession, this question can be asked most often to the interviewee. Don't hesitate to answer it in a positive way with confidence, but try to escape over confidence. Only logical answer can satisfy the panel otherwise quick switching is not a good sign, the candidate loses his reliability. So your answer should like it " I was able to pursue different opportunities that aligned with my career goals because I am a reliable quick learner from different sorts of people with the skills needed to fit in and be effective in different environments. I got opportunities to see how different companies doing things and that is the reason I am here today." You have to convince the interviewer to spent more time for the welfare of yourself and the company both. You have to add this point that you can contribute to everyone?s success by giving your full commitment with different types of experiences.
Question 4: What do you know about our organization?
Answer: Every recruiters have an interest to know about your interest in the their company that up to what extent do you know about this company. You are be able to answer the question. If you have to conduct some researches regarding this company. But always remember this fact that you have to represent yourself as you have done some research work about this company and gained some information and you are keen to know more. Don't overwhelm the interviewer. This may hurt the interviewer's ego. You can discuss about it's products or services, revenues, reputation, image, goals, problems, management style, people, history and philosophy. This is the safe way to answer this question, "In my job search, I've investigated a number of companies. Yours is one of the few that interests me, for these reasons I am here" Don't say like this: "Well, everyone tells me that you're in all sorts of trouble, and that's why I'm here".
For answering this question you have to prepare yourself in advance. Go through internet and read blogs and check Discussion Boards and social networking sites. If you are a college going student go to the career office or placement department you can get a list of alumni who work for the company. Mark up some relevant information easy to remember. This will put up a dogmatic impact over the interviewer panel.
Question 5: Why do you want this job?
Answer: For answering this question, you have to define yourself as the eligible and best candidate on the behalf of your experience and qualities needed for the job. Also mentioned that you the company has an excellent image and you want to work for an organization like it. You can do your best and enjoy a lot while working for this company.
Question 6: Why do you want to work for us?
Answer: The answer of this question is as same as the answer of the above question. You can say that your research has shown that the company is doing things you would like to be involved with, and the way of performing the task attracts you very much. Always try to answer in the company's favor as the company asks for it's employee. For doing this you have to do enough home work for getting success. Don't tell a lie to the interviewers because they are also very smart and more experienced than you.
Question 7: How would you approach this job? How would you do it?
Answer: For beating interview successfully, you have to identify the two or three main issues of that company and say how you'll deal with them, which shows you can focus on what's important. If there was any drawback or fault in the company's planning or strategy or functioning, you can indicate that points to the interviewers, if you are right, then you will win the game. Emphasize your personal strengths that are very relevant for the company's requirements.
Question 8: Please give me your definition of the position for which you are being interviewed.?
Answer: Your answer must be brief and task oriented. Before attempting the answer analyze the weight of that designation in terms of responsibility and accountability. If unable to do this, ask for the same to the interviewer and you will get the exact answer.
Question 9: What do you find most attractive about this position? What seems least attractive about it?
Answer: Beware of answering to this question, the answer of this question reflects your personality, whether you see more positive aspects or see negative aspects. If you mention more negative aspects of the company, you will be realize as a negative thinker, otherwise positive thinker. So list three or four attractive factors of the job, and mention a single, minor, unattractive item and explain it softly with having a perfect logic.
Question 10: What do you look for in a job?
Answer: Your answer should be oriented to opportunities at this organization not more than personal security. Express your desire to perform well and you should be recognized for your contributions.
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