Q&A interview

Are you Looking for new Job or planning to switch job? You must be under pressure with numerous sleepless nights to tackle the interview phobia. So finally, it is high time to get your boots ready for resilient interview. Over the years, there are some constant interview questions though these questions primarily foothold the depth of professionalism, experience & overall personal attire of interview aspirants!

So here we go for top 10 probable interview questions, for which candidate should always be ready tackle effortlessly.

Tell me about yourself?

Generally, interviewer means to say that what about you is in sync of company’s job requirement for this specific position. As a candidate one need sell his experience & qualifications with matching the interviewer expectation.

To answer start with most recent professional experience and tell why you are well qualified for the position. Your ultimate goal should be able to match your qualifications to what the interviewer is looking for. Overall, you must sell what the buyer is buying!!

Example: I am Sales professional with 5+years years of experience across multiple industries have proven myself as true business driver. My performance over the years show exponential results. I am handling a team of 20+ sales personnel & regularly achieving & exceeding the sales target & so on (talk a bit about your studies, previous experience & hobbies).

Why are you interested in this job position?

Interviewer wants to know your commitment level & expertise to deliver based to assigned job responsibility. Before answering this question, aspirants should be well aware of job requirement and need to perform detailed research about the company. Candidate while answering this question need to specify how perfectly he is matching the job responsibility.

What are your greatest strengths?

Try to show the strength that is in line with job positions

As a general guideline, the 10 most desirable traits that all employers love to see in their employees are:

  • Must have proven track record and especially if your achievements match up with the employer’s greatest wants and needs
  • Intelligence and good management skill
  • Honesty and a decent human being
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Believes in commitment to work and must have good willpower to walk the extra step to achieve excellence
  • Decisiveness to achieve clear goals
  • Full of enthusiasm with high level of motivation
  • Confident and a true leader
  • Team player and culturally fit in corporate
  • Positive attitude

What is your biggest weakness?

It is real trap question anything against the qualification needed for applied job profile can be daunting to your job interview. So as job aspirant you need to play it wisely & come out with winning situation, you can trick it around as such –

I sometimes push my people too hard. I like to work with a sense of urgency and everyone is not always on the same wavelength.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Reassure your interviewer that you’re looking to make a long-term commitment that this position entails exactly what you’re looking to do and what you do extremely well. As for your future, you believe that if you perform each job at hand with excellence, future opportunities will take care of themselves.

Why should we hire you?

Don’t forget to tell interviewer that your experience, education qualification & knowledge is best fit with company’s requirement for current position. Also, to substantiate your confirmed spot assure your interviewer that you are ready to learn & explore new horizons if company demands as such.

Why are you leaving your current job?

Stay positive regardless of the circumstances happened around your previous company. Never ever try to refer any major problem with management and never speak of supervisors, co-workers, or the organization. If you do, you will be the one looking bad. Keep smiling and talk about leaving for a positive reason such as an opportunity, other forward-looking reason or a chance to do something special.

How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

Propose yourself as loyal employee without any false commitment, try to initiate with convincing statement creating faith towards your commitment & dedication.

You can trick it around as “I’d like it to be a long time.” or “As long as we both feel I’m doing a good job.”

Why do you want to work at our company?

This question is crafted to test applicants interview preparation & motivation towards the job aspiration. It also tests depth of research done about the company for which you are interviewing for.

Best sources for researching your target company: annual reports, the corporate newsletter, contacts you know at the company or its suppliers, advertisements, articles about the company in the trade press.

What did you dislike in last job?

Don’t point out any negative thing about you last job. Instead start with a compliment for the last employment for learning & exposure provided & then turn it around something non-directional dislike which is not directly interlinked to job position.

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