Parul Institute of Management/PGDMSep 09
Frequently Asked Questions in Interviews (For summer/final placement)
Take care about some basic points in an interview:
Present facts and do not create stories.
Be truthful and honest.
Do not exaggerate.
Do not sit silent for long.
Respond to the questions and don’t react. (think before you speak)
Maintain healthy eye-contact and positive body language.
Do not be afraid. After all, the worst that can happen is you won’t get that job, the sky will not fall at your head! There are many fish in the sea…
1. Tell me about yourself. Or Introduce yourself. Etc.
This is an “ice-breaker” question and generally asked to put the interviewee at ease.Answer this question by beginning with your family/cultural/regional background in shorteducational background – schooling, graduation, additional degrees work experience – parttime/full time, time of employment, what you learnt interests/hobbiesDevote more time in explaining educational background and work experience.
2. Why do you want to join our company?
This question is designed to check if you have done your homework before appearing for the interview. To answer this question in an effective way, do the following:Before the interview, gather as much details about the company as possible.Visit the website. Be aware of the following: turnover, no. of employees, scale of operations, product range, geographical presence of the company, share price. Prepare a listof points that you like about the company – eg. Employee friendly initiatives, CorporateSocial Responsibility, growth, research etc.Give reasons why you would like to work for that company and how as an employee youcan
to that organization.
3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Do not exaggerate your strengths and do not say that you have no weaknesses. Try toanswer this question in a realistic way and always give the course of action that you areundertaking to overcome your weaknesses.For eg. My communication is good but my weakness is my vocabulary. For that I’mworking with my Prof. and referring to “Word Power Made Easy” by Norman Lewis.
4. Tell me about your achievements.
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