JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
a person to succeed in an interview and to come out
with flying colours is confidence and the ability to
judge what questions the interviewer will put up and
how efficiently to answer them. We have compiled a few
questions, which are most frequently asked during interviews.
By rehearsing interview questions, you'll become more
familiar with your own qualifications, expectations
and will be well prepared to demonstrate how well you
can benefit the company.
Go through the following examples:
" Tell us a little about
This question is mostly common since it tends to create
a friendly atmosphere and makes you comfortable and
relaxed. Make a short, organized statement of your education
and professional achievements and professional goals.
Then give your qualifications for the job.
"Why do you want to work in our company"
When such a question is put to you, you have to demonstrate
to the interviewer clearly and with enthusiasm your
interest in the company. Share what you learned about
the job, the company, its prospects and the industry
through your own research and describe how your professional
qualifications and skills will benefit the company.
"What are your best skills/qualifications that will
help us in our company"
This will be easy if you have sufficiently researched
the organization, their job expectations and requirements.
If you have then you should be able to imagine what
qualifications and skills the company values. List them,
and then give examples where you have demonstrated these
"Are you comfortable working in a group or you like
The ideal answer is one of flexibility. However, be
honest. Give examples describing how you have worked
in both situations.
"What are your future plans"
When such a question is put to you, you have to show
the interviewer that you are ambitious enough to plan
ahead. Talk about your desire to learn more and improve
your performance, and be specific as possible about
how you will meet the goals you have set for yourself.
"What are your hobbies"
By making such a question the interviewer might simply
be curious as to whether you have a life outside of
work and this also shows that you are less susceptible
to stress and have a healthy and happy life. Also the
kind of hobby that interests you demonstrates your skills
and ability to adjust and work efficiently. For example,
hobbies such as chess or bridge demonstrate analytical
skills. Reading, music, and painting are creative hobbies.
Individual sports show determination and stamina, while
group sport activities may indicate you are comfortable
working as part of a team.
"Why did you leave your last job"
The interviewer may want to know the reason why you
left the last job, i.e., was it because you were facing
some problems or for some other reasons. If you did
not have any problems, simply give a reason, such as:
company went out of business; temporary job; no possibility
of promotion; wanted a job better suited to your skills,
etc. If you did have problems, be honest. Show that
you can accept responsibility and learn from your mistakes.
"What salary are you expecting"
This is a tricky question and the best way out is to
wiggle your way out skillfully. You probably don't want
to answer this one directly. Instead, deflect the question
back to the interviewer by saying something like: "I
don't know. What are you planning on paying the best
candidate?" Let the employer make the first offer. Also
at the same time keep yourself updated with the information
as to what the current salary range is for the profession.
This information can help you negotiate compensation
once the employer makes an offer.
Here are some other job interview questions you might
want to rehearse:
Questions about your work experience
What have you learned from your past jobs?
How does your previous experience relate to this position?
What were your biggest responsibilities?
Questions about your career
How ambitious are you? How will you judge yourself successful?
What type of position are you interested in?
Five years from now how do you place yourself?
What do you expect from this job?
Questions about your qualifications
qualifications do you have that relate to the position
you are seeking in this job?
What new skills or capabilities have you developed recently?
What have been your greatest accomplishments recently?
What is most important to you in a job?