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Tell me something about your self. Go prepared for this question, as this is the most frequently asked question in the interview. Answer it covering your work experience, educational qualifications and a little information about your family background. Try to focus on key areas of your work while talking about your professional experience. This is an open ended question and can help you in taking the interview in which ever direction you want it to go. You should know where to put a full stop to provoke the desired question from the interviewer. Why does this role interest you? Or why have you applied for this job? Keep the focus of the answer to this question on your skills, experience and personal qualities. Link the job requirement to your skills rather than talking about the challenges, career and progression.
Tell me something about your self - Feb 26, 2010 at 14:50 PM by Rajmeet Ghai

Tell me something about your self. When an interviewer asks to describe yourself, you should ensure that it should be short and simple. Avoid using flowery words and flaunting about yourself. It should be something like: Hello, My name is John Wales. I’m from New York and born and brought up in the city. My father is a businessman and my mother is a teacher. I have two siblings, an elder brother and an elder sister, both single. I like reading and extremely fond of fiction. Why does this role interest you? Or why have you applied for this job? Try and convince the interviewer that you are there for an interview not because you were called, but because you are supposed to be there and deserve it. Confidence and poise is all that it takes to persuade the interviewer. It should be something like: This role was something I always wanted to do. I am confident that I will not just be able to achieve the responsibilities that will be given to me, but also learn from them. It will only make me and my company succeed.

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With my experience and quality of work. say that you are always open to learn the new things and take up the new challenges. Looking at people at a higher level who have more responsibilities than me motivates me the most.Next Question>> Why do you think should we take you for this job? Don't panic if you are asked this question. Relate your qualifications and work experience with the job requirements. and exposure. 2010 at 14:50 PM by Rajmeet Ghai Why do you think should we take you for this job? Avoid talking too much about yourself. what do you mean by better prospects? To this you can say. What motivates you at work? You can say that competition and new challenges motivate you at work. which hardly might be the case. I am extremely flexible and can adapt to different work atmospheres. What motivates you at work? I feel one should try and find motivation in whatever he does. May be you can say something like. If you have been made redundant. Next Question>> Switching job Next Question>> Why do you want to leave your present job or why did you leave your last job? The reasons for switching the job could be numerous. I am sure the company won’t regret hiring me. Your wrong words can give an impression that only you were the one whose position was made redundant. “for better prospects”. Feb 26. One of them was mine but I have . “Over last 8 months a lot of restructuring was going on in the company and 40 positions became surplus. better prospects in terms of experience. Now they can ask you another question. Make sure that you have understood the job profile well before you go for the interview. If there are any new things that you are expected to perform in the new job. put your words across very carefully. A cliché answer like below would be OK. The best answer to offer for this question is to say.

2010 at 14:50 PM by Rajmeet Ghai What is your greatest strength? Avoid answering this question by bragging about yourself. For this you will need to properly understand the job profile and keep your answer ready. “I started disliking my job”. For example. “I got bored” etc. Ideal answers could be “I can adapt to any situation and work atmosphere”. Answer should be something like “I felt I was becoming stagnant there and needed to grow”. or “my weakness becomes my strength”. Avoid answers like “I wanted a change”. ext Question>> Greatest weakness Next Question>> What is your greatest weakness? . what is your greatest relevant strength? Or Why should we hire you? Tell them a strength that they want to buy. Don’t portray a negative impression of your previous company. Avoid native answers like “My hard work is my greatest strength”.learnt a lot during my tenure at XYZ company and I am sure I can add a lot of value to a position like the we are discussing about”. you can sell “your presence of mind” or if you are required to change you sector or industry you can offer “your adaptability” as an answer. “I felt as though I can do much more than I was”. 2010 at 14:50 PM by Rajmeet Ghai Why do you want to leave your present job or why did you leave your last job? Try answering this question very confidently. if the job needs you to have convincing answers ready for the any type customer’s questions. Try and mention strengths related to work. N Greatest strength Next Question>> What is your greatest strength? Interpret this question as. “I’m very flexible”. Feb 26. Feb 26. It is important to keep ready at least 2 examples of the mentioned strength.

2010 at 14:50 PM by Rajmeet Ghai What is your greatest achievement? .” Feb 26. give a weakness which doesn’t relate to the job under discussion. If the interview is proceeding in the light way and you have built up a good rapport with the interviewer. First way: Use your sense of humour. 2010 at 14:50 PM by Rajmeet Ghai What is your greatest weakness? The interviewer seeks an extremely honest answer to this question. Answers like “I take time to mix with people”. Answers may vary depending on the person. I will need to take it to an expert. Don’t go back too far to answer this question as this might give an impression that you have not achieved anything since then. Try and mention a weakness which will have an impact on the interviewer. “I tend to argue” etc could be some weakness. if the job needs a detailed study and leaving a single step might need you to re-run the whole process say that “My colleagues accuse me of having a too much eye for detail but I have experienced that to do this work you need to go into details rather than cutting corners. Judge the situation and use one of them. Greatest achievement Next Question>> What is your greatest achievement? The underlying agenda is to know what personal qualities were required to achieve it. I have worked with people following a shorter route and doing the whole exercise again. I have been using a camera since childhood but I still don’t know how to mend it. For example. Avoid answers like “My strength is my weakness” or “I have no weakness”. Accompany it with a right body language. which I would not prefer to do. Second Way: If you have to answer this question seriously. If it is spoiled. Third way: Understand the requirement of the role under discussion and say that others accuse you of having that weakness but you think that it is important for your work. If you are a fresher and have been a topper of your college or university. why shouldn’t we hire you? There 3 ways to tackle this question. Find a relevant answer in the recent past for this question. you can say that during the interview. you can say. For example. you can get out of it by saying “Icecream”.Interpret this question as. Feb 26.

Mention about achievements that happened at work. and automotive and by the impact areas they serve . Genpact is the largest Business Services & Technology Solutions company in India with a global presence. supply chain and aftermarket services. Romania.JAVA(core/advanced)). Genpact combines strong business and domain knowledge with Six Sigma and Lean quality methods to deliver important year-over-year cost and productivity gains to customers. finance & accounting. Something related to the past projects and applications you worked on for which you were rewarded. manufacturing. Global operations centers are located in: India.000 highly skilled associates specialized by industry . like CURD operations Joins etc. Mention about an achievement that boosted you at work. from where did u hv done it. financial services core operations & collections. and customer relationships globally. HR-u hv been waiting for a long time is'nt? ME-yes sir . and enterprise application services & program management. An achievement that made you confident something related to a module you worked on or got your company some revenue. Genpact’s revenues were $493 million.An answer to this question should be more professional oriented rather then personal. HR-wht is COMMIT and ROLLBACK ME-told HR-JOINS? ME-told HR-apart from Prgming wht is ur fav subject? ME-Computer Netwks and DBMS . information technology services. Hungary. costs. Operating in six countries. HR-u hv specified so many things (c/c++. cash. but its ok HR-are u hungry? ME-a bit. the company has been driving process improvements to help enterprises improve their revenue. these things are not in ur curriculum .DHTML. insurance. A company majority owned by GE and the private equity firms of General Atlantic and Oak Hill Capital Partners. Since it was established in 1997. speed. margins. Genpact has 20. ME-told HR-so u knw Oracle Deeply? ME-no sir i hv done Oracle work force development Prog. In 2005.Oracle 9i. from my college itself but did it in 5 th sem. China. but it's nt an issue. I need to brush up all the things.HTMl.banking/finance. transportation. HR-so u know nothing abt Oracle? ME-I know the basics. US and Mexico.sales & marketing analytics.

HR-U hv given any Project on Java and Oracle and in dept. HR-that good (He impressed ) HR.HR-wht diff b/w file and Databse? ME-told HR-u r making me to ask ques from DBMS intentionally? ME-no sir. ME-told HR-what is d biggest challenge to u? and how did u get it? ME-told. u only kns these languages. HR-can u sign bond (actually there was'nt any but still he was asking) ME-definitely sir. aadesh. Me-no it's not true. 4) HR round. two f my friends already got rejected in this round so i was nervous. HR-tell me something u failed to do but u did it with ur hardwork and talent.It was a horrible round where the filtering process was taking place. im comfortable with JAVA. then he asked some logical basics que from java and i answered it with confidence. BPO and consulting services 1. . . How will u make it out? Me-I will teach only those modules of these languages to my friends which is going to be used in this project and i'll take help from them. He shook his hands and said me to wait for next round(it was a clue that i hv qualified this round) finally the results came and my name was there.(just basics of JavaScript/c/c++) Me-told.u hv given a deadline of say 10 days and 5 days later u feel that u can't submit it till deadlines. I can assure u wherever i'll b i will create a healthy competition over there. Without competition a human life is like hell. HR-it was a nice meeting u mr. it was my Positive aspect of my inerview HR-tell me something that u can do but u don't want to do? ME-i can't deceive anyone at any cost moreover i can't lie. and some more reasons. HR-so u'll not teach complete language just bcz they will be ur competitor in future. HR-any prblm with relocation ME-not at all. finally my name called for HR HR-introduce urself ME-told HR-what according to u is success? ME-told HR-why Accenture? ME-bcz it's tycoon in IT.

mile 5.*temp. Temp=&count. HR-any other offer letter.( It was actually given temp=? &count. } Ans. What is the output Int count=10. which is probably wrong) . 2. Ans. What can't be changed by the user program (Four choices were there). Network Layer 4. 3. guys now that i v revealed all the stages of accenture selection process very clearly u must hv gained some confidence on it. CABD (Check it out). Don't worry u all to make a paragraph. Ans. you may go now.HR-any year gap ME-no sir. In which layer ROUTING is performed ? Ans. Memory Map (Check it out). Sum=? &count. finally they out the results at 8 pm and around 60 students got selected from batch 2 (there were 2 more batches) and that day itself they give the offer letter to us. What is the output of the following code snippet main() { printf(5+"Fascimile"). Me-no(if u hv any plz don't mention it othrwise u will dig ur own grave) Hr-all the best.sum=0.

[iii] 7. . 9. Which is true for binary search ? [i] Traversal scheme [ii] [iii]Greedy algorithm [iv] Divide and conquer algorithm Ans.*temp). Opposite meaning of SPUR. [ii] [iii] At fourth level the number of node should be less than 16.printf("sum=%d count= %d temp=%d ". Which one has no L-Value [i] a[i] [ii] i [iii] 2 [iv] *(a+i) Ans . Opposite of HARBINGER . Follower 14. C (most expected answer . What is the protocol used for getting the physical address by supplying IP address of a node ? [i] ARP [ii] RARP [iii] BOOTP [iv] DHCP Ans. Which is false for binary tree? [i] Any node should have two children. Opposite meaning of PROTRUSION.check it) 6. [iv] 10.count. [i] 11. 13. In threaded binary for which traversal orders unused left and right links are used? 8. If DELHI is coded as CCIDD then how BOMBAY will be coded? 12. Ans.sum. Ans.

Ans:ii)7:54. [iv]All of above. Find the odd one in a given analogy Ans. 26. Ans. Fallacy question: six sentences are given. Ans: (iii)(some expression=22). Ans:(iii). Find the analogy : SURPRISE : EXCLAMATION Ans. 22. 24.D. 16. For each hour an watch is going slow by 30 seconds. Opposite meaning of RESTIVENESS.…(cant remember) Ans:F. 21. Question regarding while loop. the older and younger relation is given . Question from congestion control topic: Ans: source quench.Now time is 8a. Dismay:groan. 18. 23.15.Docility. Using two numbers And interchanging + and * there was a question. Alphabetical order L.m. 27.B. One puzzle:(I cant exactly remember this question giving brief idea of this question)there were four guys A. Question from kernel mode: Ans:Disable Interrupts. 20.m. Mundane. [i]… [ii]… . which one is a page replacement algorithim. [i]fifo [ii] [iii]Least recently used.What will be the actual time at 8p. 19. Find the analogy : Plateau : Taxonomy. 25.M. 17. U have to find the age of the A Ans: 7 years(check it out).C.

A topic on Gandhiji's Salt Satyagrah Movement Four sentences were given and you have to arrange them to make a paragraph.M. 30.L. A problem regarding age of father and son(very easy problem u can solve it). 32.answer will be "among on another". View Comments Comments / Solutions remember the questions while you are submitting in online otherwise simply quit Posted by:raju Comments / Solutions ample Questions 1.J. Ans:i)J.P. Ans:[iv]. Point out error:(about a flowers garden) ans:(I can't remember the options). Point out error in the follwing sentence:I got the book in the office and slipped it out. 33.O. A question regarding node. CABD (Check it out). Nine people six floor. [i]I got the book.Q. A problem regarding age of father and son(very easy problem u can solve it). Conditions are given.(This was a very long paragraph). .K. [iii]office and .[iii]… [iv]… Ans: [i]. 29. 28. [ii] in the.Peoples named like I. 31. Ans.N. [iv] slipped it out.

( It was actually given temp=? &count. Which is true for binary search ? [i] Traversal scheme [ii] . Memory Map (Check it out).sum=0. What is the output of the following code snippet main() { printf(5+"Fascimile").count. } Ans. Temp=&count. Sum=? &count. which is probably wrong) printf("sum=%d count= %d temp=%d ". 3. C (most expected answer . Network Layer 4. Which is false for binary tree? [i] Any node should have two children.sum.check it) 6. [iii] 7. In which layer ROUTING is performed ? Ans. Ans. mile 5. Which one has no L-Value [i] a[i] [ii] i [iii] 2 [iv] *(a+i) Ans . Ans. In threaded binary for which traversal orders unused left and right links are used? 8. What can't be changed by the user program (Four choices were there).*temp.*temp).2. What is the output Int count=10. 9. [ii] [iii] At fourth level the number of node should be less than 16.

If DELHI is coded as CCIDD then how BOMBAY will be coded? 12. Find the analogy : Plateau : Taxonomy. 15. 21. What is the protocol used for getting the physical address by supplying IP address of a node ? [i] ARP [ii] RARP [iii] BOOTP [iv] DHCP Ans. . [iv] 10. Follower 14. 19. [i] 11. 18. Opposite of HARBINGER . Find the analogy : SURPRISE : EXCLAMATION Ans. Opposite meaning of RESTIVENESS. Opposite meaning of SPUR. Dismay:groan. which one is a page replacement algorithim. Ans. 20. Find the odd one in a given analogy Ans.[iii]Greedy algorithm [iv] Divide and conquer algorithm Ans. Ans. 13. Opposite meaning of PROTRUSION. [iv]All of above. 16. [i]fifo [ii] [iii]Least recently used. Question from congestion control topic: Ans: source quench. Question from kernel mode: Ans:Disable Interrupts. 17.Docility. Mundane.

(This was a very long paragraph). [i]… [ii]… [iii]… [iv]… Ans: [i]. Ans:ii)7:54. 30. [iii]office and . Fallacy question: six sentences are given.P. Ans:i)J. 25. . U have to find the age of the A Ans: 7 years(check it out).L.What will be the actual time at 8p. 31. For each hour an watch is going slow by 30 seconds.M. A problem regarding age of father and son(very easy problem u can solve it). 27. 29. Point out error in the follwing sentence:I got the book in the office and slipped it out. A question regarding node.K.m.Peoples named like I. [iv] slipped it out. the older and younger relation is given . Conditions are given.C. [ii] in the. Question regarding while loop. Alphabetical order L. Nine people six floor.O. 23.J. 28. Ans:[iv]. Ans: (iii)(some expression=22). [i]I got the book.Now time is 8a.M. A problem regarding age of father and son(very easy problem u can solve it).B.m.Q. 32.22.…(cant remember) Ans:F. One puzzle:(I cant exactly remember this question giving brief idea of this question)there were four guys A.D. Using two numbers And interchanging + and * there was a question.N. Ans:(iii). 24. 26.

33. 2. However. On the other hand. will be placed in a good company just keep faith in god and u.answer will be "among on another". In case you are asked this question in your latter interviews. it should match your career goals. you could say that it all depends on the job. you are on thin ice here! The interviewer could be checking your honesty. . Point out error:(about a flowers garden) ans:(I can't remember the options). and have the ability to work hard under difficult work conditions I have the experience and knowledge relevant to this job (Here. I have good co-ordination skills Good analytical skills I can persuade people to see my point of view. you must have applied to other companies if you are looking for a job or would have some offers from other companies already. Limit it to work/Study-related items unless instructed otherwise.are you applying randomly. and would like to talk about it after a job offer. 1.Tell me about yourself The most often asked question in interviews. What Salary Are You Expecting? Try not to get into salary details early in the interview. If pressed. Say this in a convincing tone. Therefore. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. Why Should We Employ You? For this question. do not lie that you have not. and get the work done My greatest asset is my ability to motivate people Even during emergencies. However. Obviously. I do not loose my cool I have good entrepreneurial skills I have consistently met my deadlines and targets Can say “no” to people when required to do so! I am very co-operative with my sub-ordinates. Talk about things you have done well at your college and how you wanted to perform in the first job. Do not sound apologetic while quoting the figure you have in mind. give a direct answer. Do You Have Offers From Other Companies ? This is of course a difficult question to answer. or is there a well-planned strategy? Whatever your answer. structure them to suit your requirements. he/she may also be trying to find out how focused you are . You need to have a short statement prepared in your mind. your answer should list out strengths that you feel are relevant to the job. Given below are some answers which could help you with your answers. 4. give appropriate details and examples) 3. and would like to see them grow I am a good team player I am very flexible.

Talk about the product portfolio. and market perceptions of the company. Above all. Treat it like a welcome opportunity. 5.com or PlacementWeek.SALARY EXPECTATIONS : 1. Your interviewer will get a clear idea about your expectations. Quote the range upfront. So be sure what you are going to say. do not hesitate to ask for more than the market value. How much do you expect? If you have done your homework. given the market value of the job and your skills. If you think this is a negotiation move. Also it is better to refer details about each company before going for the interview from Freshersworld. Which is more important to you-salary. then highlight the fact that a company on the fast-track needs multi-skilled people. It needs people within different departments to work together. do you think you can offer me the opportunities I need? c) What kind of training and learning can I expect in your company? . If you can bring some extra skills to the table. b) Now that I have outlined my career goals. be true to yourself. What kind of a culture are you comfortable with? It is better to be frank about your preferences. 4. size. Why should we choose you over someone else? Talk clearly about problems that you have solved in your College/Project Team and highlight the quality required. How much do you think you are worth? Work out how much you should be paid. QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK : Interviewers usually round off by giving you an opportunity to ask questions. but you may be overqualified for the position we have to offer? Point out that more experience can never be a drawback. Stick to reported facts that you have gathered from newspapers and so on. you would know how much other people in similar jobs are paid. then say clearly that you will never sell yourself short. 6. 2.com 6. a) Tell me about your company. income. You could ask questions like. If you are multi-skilled. 3. What do you know about our company? Do not give your opinions about the company. Your qualifications are excellent. Also emphasise that the company's future growth will be an exponential function of your experience. perks or growth opportunities? This one will reveal the real you.

Moreover. Arrive on time or a little early. ensure that your previous experience. as the company will be spending a lot on your training. deep breaths to help you remain calm and focused. The interviewer needs to know whether you can be punctual and put in full-time work. confident manner. Smile. you should have good interpersonal skills. Project a feeling of confidence. In the waiting area. carry yourself as though you feel perfectly comfortable with the situation. You should be willing to put in regular hours. and show commitment towards the organization. professional appearance. You should be enthusiastic to learn.d) Describe the work culture and the management style of your company? e) What is the long-term vision of your company? As a fresher. First Impressions : There is a common saying that minds are made up within the first 5 minutes of an interview. Have good posture when sitting or standing. Take slow. you should display an ability to adapt. In case you have applied for the post of management trainee. Walk in the door as if you already work there. some thing to write on and something to write with. Introduce yourself in a relaxed. but not painful. have a firm. Mention projects or responsibilities you may have undertaken. If looking for your first job. and interests. Bring with you : a) Copies of your resumes b) References and letters of recommendations. Fresh Out of College The basis on which you will be judged is your academic background. handshake. ask where you should sit. is noticed. even if it is part-time. in line with the company's policies. and indicate all-round interests. . When introduced to the interviewer. So keep in mind these important first impression indicators. current position and status can impact the way you are interviewed. Have a well-groomed. politely tell the receptionist who you are meeting and in a friendly way. family background. Bring extra copies of your resume. This will indicate your area of aptitude.

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