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Interview Questions

Elaborate the answers, give your own examples of a similar nature, do not be negative and confess any mistake. Go through the company details and very important - Expectations, Requirements, Skills needed for the position you are applying for and Culture, Ethics of the company.

1. Tell me about

Though you can start from the beginning, emphasis should be on your Academic qualification, Project, Relevant Courses and Skills. They are interested to know about how fit you are for the position they want offer to you. Key to success in interview is to match your qualifications to what the interviewer is looking for. In other words you must sell what the buyer likes.

2 .What are your greatest strengths?

Your skills which match with the job. Try to find what matters most to the company. If you relate your skills befitting company’s culture, ethic and its functions highlight them. Give a list of some of the best qualities that are appreciated in the company

3. What are your greatest weaknesses?

Beware - this is an eliminator question. Any admission of a serious weakness or fault may work against you. Make your strength appear like a weakness but at the end leave a positive note expressing it as though it a strength and not a weakness. Or say do not remember any such weaknesses or speak of a very mild weakness( When I was a child ,I wanted my mother/sister to be at home soon after I returned from school, I don’t like to hear excuses from anyone and nor do I like to give one. I am serious about work.) Build confidence in the interviewer that you do not possess traits that can hamper your performance.

4. Tell me about something you felt ashamed of. To test how you think and act under stress. Either you give a chance for such question or the interviewer asks himself. Do not admit your guilt or regrets regarding anything. Can speak of small incidents.(One of my friends expected me to accompany him to the principals chamber as he was called upon by him for a petty reason. I did not go with him though I knew he was not guilty. I did not do it purposefully. I got carried on with some important work and totally forgot about it. Later I sincerely apologized. And never ever forgot to take care of things related to my people.) Or speak of some values , principles are some practice which help you to avoid such incidents- Narrate incidents from you own experience)

5. Why should I hire you?

Find out your employer’s needs, priorities, expectations, work strategy, work culture, his desires etc. This enables you to understand the requirements and match your skills with them. Give one are two examples of the implementation of such skills.

6. Are you interested in this job(in case your qualification is higher than required for the job, and you may

lose interest or sometimes ironical) Speak of the job from your perspective how good it is, or what good things can be done. Speak of

advantages instead of drawbacks.

7. Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Firstly I want to understand clearly my roles and responsibilities and perform my job with excellence, be committed . All other things fall in place.

8. Describe what is an ideal job for you.

(either you are overqualified or inept based on the requirement) Speak of how an ideal job is according to you and eplain what holds interest for you in the present job.

9. Why do you want to work in our company?

Use all sources to know about the company- annual reports, newsletter, contacts you know at the

company , advertisements, articles about the company, website of the company etc.

Speak about some of the great features of the company and say you want to be a part of such a happening.

10. What are your career options right now?

(Trying to know how important the job is for you). So go ahead and convince him that the job at hand matters a lot. You studied theory all the while and want to see how different experience it is to work.

11. What is your salary expectations?

According to the prevailing standard payment for this position/ The company might have already fixed a salary package for it. I am ready to accept what is offered by the company if it is in accordance with the work we are expected to do. What matters more is the learning.Again affirm him you are ready to accept what the company has fixed for it.

12. Narrate an unforgettable moment in your life/ Speak of a challenge you faced in your life and how you

overcame it/ Tell me about your friends, college life/school days/ your favorite teacher/ role model etc.

13. Tell me the good and the bad qualities of yourself/ your Principal etc.

Never speak bad about anyone or anything. Speak of the good qualities only. (they think you are eager to find fault with others if you speak ill of them)

14. What are your other interests?

Too many confusing factors in the resume will lead to such questions?

Your interests, your academic qualification, different courses done by you and the company’s requirements should all match. If your resume shows that you have varied interests that can obtrude in the job you have applied for , you may not be hired.

15. How do you feel about reporting to a younger person (minority, woman, etc)?

You feel happy that the company hires on merit alone. The age (gender, race, etc.) of the person you report to would certainly make no difference to you. The company has strongly felt that the candidate is

highly worthy of it. If someone can achieve it at such a young age, he can set a very good example for others. Every designation demands respect. Only mutual respect and co-ordination can enable progress.

16. Would you lie for the sake of the company?

I would never do anything to hurt the company ?

If hard pressed to choose between two competing values –loyalty and integrity, always choose personal integrity. It is the most prized of all the values.

17. If given an opportunity to do things again of the past, what would you do differently in your life?

Tell him that every incident, every experience is a stepping stone which has culminated in you and has

made you who you are at present and that you are happy about where you stand and who you are.

18. Could you have done better in your college?

Do not be negative. Give an example which speaks of external factors that lead to some sort of learning.

19. What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?

Give a good example. Narrate what it was? How you were prepared mentally to decide something. What

was the result(positive)

20. What was the toughest challenge you?ve ever faced?

Give very good example of a situation in which you exhibited some of the best skills appreciated by the company and a quality most important to the job. Ex leadership, initiative, managerial skill, courage, persistence, soft skills, intelligence, etc.

21.How do you define success? Success is measured differently by different people. Give a well-accepted definition of success .Rather than speaking about success speak of what you did/learnt to achieve some goals. The path you chose, which gave you success and relate it with evry other task that can be accomplished with the skills learnt by you.

22. Waht do you think about the capital punishment? Single mother any other controversial subject?

These issues are of a serious nature. It is very hard and rude to give our opinion or find fault. Each case is different and each victim and each criminal. We have to argue purely based on the merit of these issues rather than being stead fast.

Answer the following questions.

1. How could you have improved your career progress?

2. What would you do if one of your colleagues are not doing his part of job?

3. Give me an example of your creativity (analytical skill) managing ability, etc.

4. Where could you use some improvement?

5. What is it that you worry about?

6. What’s the most difficult part of job.

7.The Hypothetical Problem?

8. What are your goals?

9.You lack experience for the job 10.Are you ready to relocate, Work in shifts etc? 11.would you say to your boss if he?s crazy about an idea, but you think it stinks?

12. What good books have you read lately?

13. If your performance in the academics is not consistent, you can expect this question about stable

performance in the company.