COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Prepared By Engr. Md. Ashraful Alam B. Sc. Engineer (EEE),KUET Personal site: www.ashraful.ucoz.org

Expertise. It would take disloyalty to the Stay positive regardless of the circumstances. get as close as you can. Why did you leave your last job? Do not be trivial. Patience. experience and interest. This is up to you. Do not give fuel to the suspicion that you may want another job more than this one. Minor objections will label you as a whiner. Energy. you will be the one looking bad. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely? Probably this one. Limit it to work-related items unless instructed otherwise. A good explanation is that you have set goals. What are the 31. Positive attitude. Biggest trap of all. important. right there. Problem solver 4. but good examples are: Challenge. 34. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Keep the focus on this job and what you can do for this Weekends? organization. Why do you think you would do well at this job? Give several reasons and include skills. Tell me about a problem you had with a you have met some and are on track to achieve the supervisor others. Achievement. Hard work. You need to have a short statement prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is? There are numerous good possibilities: Loyalty. 8. 28. Start with the item farthest back and work up to the present. Are you applying for other jobs? Be honest but do not spend a lot of time in this area. and 29. Never organization. 32. Team player. What kind of person would you refuse to work with? 2. a co-worker at Smith Company. Talk about things you have done and jobs you have held that relate to the position you are interviewing for. Creativity. What motivates you to do your best on the job? This is a personal trait that only you can say. 24. Recognition 7. Anything else is a distraction. Stay positive and develop a poor memory Either a specific statement or a paraphrase will work. Be totally honest. Tell me about yourself? The most often asked question in interviews. What is more important to you: the money or the Smiling and talk about leaving for a positive reason work? such as an opportunity. Leadership. If you do. There is no better answer. Have some good ones handy to mention. If you fall for it and tell about a problem 5. always said I was the hardest workers she had ever known. It is as 30. . Don’t get trivial or negative. organization before the interview. What do you know about this organization? reduction Company did not win a contract. current issues and who are the major players? You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. 33. co-workers or the organization. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year? Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. What do co-workers say about you? with a former boss. Initiative. but the work is the most special or other forward-looking reasons. This is a test to see if you will speak ill of your boss. Safe areas are few but can include:Not enough of a challenge. which would This question is one reason to do some research on the have given you more responsibility. Do you consider yourself successful? You should always answer yes and briefly explain why. What has disappointed you about a job? powerful as Jill having said it at the interview herself. violence or lawbreaking to get you to refer to a major problem with management and never object. Jill Clark. What are you looking for in a job? See answer # 23 26. Give an example that relates to the type of position applied for. If you do not have specific experience.1. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. What experience do you have in this field? Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. Find out where they have been and where they are going. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure. you may well below the interview Be prepared with a quote or two from co-workers. speak ill of supervisors. 25. a chance to do something Money is always important. Keep 27. about any trouble with a supervisor. You were laid off in a 6. 3.

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