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Question: Tell me about yourself and your background Question: Why have you applied for this position

and job opening? Recruiters need to see that you have a complete idea about the job decription and the skill sets required for the position you are applying for. Hence, they want to understand your knowledge about the profile and whether this job was your preference or not. Question: What knowledge do you have about our company? Until and unless you are thorough about the company you are applying for, chances of selection are quite bleak. Remember, organisations are looking for skilled resources to build their company, each revenue and also select potential leaders who stay long in the organisation Question: Tell me about your Strengths and Weaknesses Most candidates don't understand the seriousness of this question but then this carries a lot of weightage as recruiters know that how well do candidates know themselves. Whatever strengths are described need to be backed up by some experience, else it appears to be only worthless statements. Weaknesses is a question which most people fail to tackle and end up saying 'I don't have weaknesses'. Every human being has some weak points whether they are lazy, lack certain skills, less attentive, over-emotional etc. Whatever the weaknesses are, mention that you are working to rectify them consciously. Question: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? This answer tells how ambitious and career-oriented the candidate is. A correct answer can show the career path the candidate wants to achieve by gradually growing at the companys' hierarchial pace. If you want to become an entrepreneur, then mention that but reiterate that for that you would want to gain at least 3 to 5 years of professional work experience. This confidence shows that you are mentally prepared and respect you career choices as well.

Explain your career-advancement goals that are in line with the job for which you are interviewing. Your interviewer is likely more interested in how he, she or the company will benefit from you achieving your goals than what you'll get from it, but it goes hand in hand to a large degree. It's not a good idea to tell your potential new boss that you'll be going after his or her job, but it's okay to mention that you'd like to earn a senior or management position.

Question: What salary range are you looking for? The salary structure is the most important discussion that happens in the interview. A salary discussion is a positive sign but yet it is not affirmative. A candidate must quote a confident estimate that he or she feels must get, "as per

(Avoid saying "I work too hard. What past accomplishments gave you satisfaction? . common answer. one mustn't also under estimate and quote a lower salary. Question: Is there anything else that we should know about you that would impact our decision? Question:How do you deal with criticism? Question:Did you have any failures in your life? Question: How would your friends describe you ? Question: Who are your heroes ? why ? Question: Are you team player ? Question: What are short term goals ? Question: What is your greatest strength ? Point out your positive attributes related to the job. Question: What are your greatest weakness ? Everybody has weaknesses. such as conscientious. plus a brief description or example of why each fits you well. such as sometimes being a little too meticulous about the quality of your work. as it can backfire and can be a lost opportunity at the beginning of the career. work-oriented adjectives. Which adjectives would you use to describe yourself? Answer with positive." It's a predictable. Include any compliments you've received from management.) For every weakness. Why should I hire you? Point out your positive attributes related to the job. However. and the good job you've done in the past. try to point out a couple of weaknesses that the interviewer might see as strengths. hard-working.the industry standards". honest and courteous. Along with a minor weakness or two. but don't spend too much time on this one and keep it work related. offer a strength that compensates for it.

The interviewer is likely looking for a particular example of your problemsolving skills and the pride you show for solving it. How do you handle pressure and stress? This is sort of a double whammy. Focus more on achievement than reward. material rewards such as perks. Exercising.Briefly describe one to three work projects that made you proud or earned you pats on the back. etc. Avoid just regurgitating your resume. but the degree varies. What makes you want to work hard? Naturally. raises. then indicate that you're a strong team player and like being part of a team. If you're required to attend regular project planning and status meetings. What type of work environment do you like best? find your answer to the job. Saying that you whine to your shrink. Explain why. Besides your . What qualifies you for this job? A. socializing with friends or turning stress into productive energy are more along the lines of the "correct" answers. But again. experience. Tout your skills. then indicate that you enjoy being a team player when needed. salary and benefits come into play. promotions. Explain how you overcame a major obstacle. but also enjoy working independently. relaxing with a good book. education and other qualifications. if in doing your job you're required to lock the lab doors and work alone. Q. Everybody feels stress. kick your dog or slam down a fifth of Jack Daniels are not good answers. Why did you choose your college major? The interviewer is likely fishing to see if you are interested in your field of work or just doing a job to get paid. For example. because you're likely already stressed from the interview and the interviewer can see if you're handling it well or not. especially those that match the job description well. Explain why you like it. focus more on achievement and the satisfaction you derive from it.

How do accept criticism? This is a team player question and is asked to see how open and willing you are to being asked or told what to do. you’ll find that it’s other people and their ideas. The interview is simply trying to find out where you feel that you need improvement. tell them of a weakness that is actually a strength. as well. “It bothers me the most when other people I work with don’t meet their deadlines or deliver what they promise. Instead. Before you answer. make sure you know if the job requires you to work alone or not.” How do you get along with different types of people? The workplace is loaded with a variety of different people with varying . more like “what bothers you about your job or the people you work with?” If you dig deep and think of what really bothers you. What do you feel your weaknesses are? Don’t confess to any work-related weaknesses. then the interviewer will think you can’t work alone and if you answer alone. but don’t confess to having any weaknesses.” Do you prefer working with others or alone? Basically. Keep your answer very short and to the point. If your answer is with others. then the interviewer may think you have some personality issues working with other people. Your response needs to show that you can work well in a team atmosphere and still shoulder individual responsibility. but don’t dwell on it. But I would prefer to work in a group as I believe much more work can be accomplished when everyone is pulling together. are you the type of person who does not like being told what to do or being criticized? “I openly accept criticism without taking any offense and politely thank the person for their comments. “I enjoy working alone when necessary as I don’t need to be constantly reassured of my work.” What are some of the things that bother you? This is a common question. include some rock-solid business reasons that show you have vision and business sense. the interviewer is asking if you are a team player. right? But don’t tell the interviewer that. The interviewer is looking for a job related answer.personal interests. Are you someone who can follow directions? Can you accept criticism? Or. you can be more clever than that.

This shows the interviewer that you are more concerned with outcomes than personalities. and career goals match your profession. you need to be specific and tell the interviewer what inspired you to take this career path while keeping your answer short and to the point. “I work well with anyone who delivers what they promise. If you can. dreams. . When answering interview questions with HR.personalities and the interviewer wants to know how you think you will fit in. try to direct your answer so that it shows a logical progression between your profession and the company you are interviewing with.” Why did you choose this particular career path or what led to your chosen profession? When answering HR like this. You really want to convince the interviewer that you are the right person for the job and that your education. Describe your thought process. you want to show your interviewer that it does not matter what kind of people you work with – just that work gets done. Best answer: 1.

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