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The most often asked question in interviews. You need to have a short statement prepared
in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. Limit it to work-related items
unless instructed otherwise. Talk about things you have done and jobs you have held that
relate to the position you are interviewing for. Start with the item farthest back and work up
to the present.


Stay positive regardless of the circumstances. Never refer to a major problem with
management and never speak ill of supervisors, co- workers or the organization. If you do,
you will be the one looking bad. Keep smiling and talk about leaving for a positive reason
such as an opportunity, a chance to do something special or other forward- looking reasons.


Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have
specific experience, get as close as you can.


You should always answer yes and briefly explain why. A good explanation is that you have
set goals, and you have met some and are on track to achieve the others.

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Be prepared with a quote or two from co-workers. Either a specific statement or a

paraphrase will work. Jill Clark, a co-worker at Smith Company, always said I was the
hardest workers she had ever known. It is as powerful as Jill having said it at the interview


This question is one reason to do some research on the organization before the interview.
Find out where they have been and where they are going. What are the current issues and
who are the major players?



Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can
be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.

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Be honest but do not spend a lot of time in this area. Keep the focus on this job and what
you can do for this organization. Anything else is a distraction.

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This may take some thought and certainly, should be based on the research you have done
on the organization. Sincerity is extremely important here and will easily be sensed. Relate
it to your long-term career goals.

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Be aware of the policy on relatives working for the organization. This can affect your answer
even though they asked about friends not relatives. Be careful to mention a friend only if
they are well thought of.

A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do
not answer it. Instead, say something like, That's a tough question. Can you tell me the
range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not,
say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.
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You are, of course, a team player. Be sure to have examples ready. Specifics that show you
often perform for the good of the team rather than for yourself are good evidence of your
team attitude. Do not brag, just say it in a matter-of-fact tone. This is a key point.

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Specifics here are not good. Something like this should work: I'd like it to be a long time. Or
As long as we both feel I'm doing a good job.

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This is serious. Do not make light of it or in any way seem like you like to fire people. At the
same time, you will do it when it is the right thing to do. When it comes to the organization
versus the individual who has created a harmful situation, you will protect the organization.
Remember firing is not the same as layoff or reduction in force.

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The interviewer is not looking for a long or flowery dissertation here. Do you have strong
feelings that the job gets done? Yes. That's the type of answer that works best here. Short
and positive, showing a benefit to the organization.

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Answer yes if you would. But since you need to work, this is the type of work you prefer. Do
not say yes if you do not mean it.

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If you have not, say no. If you have, be honest, brief and avoid saying negative things
about the people or organization involved.
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You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points
as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this

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Point out how your assets meet what the organization needs. Do not mention any other
candidates to make a comparison.


Have a good one ready. Be sure and use a suggestion that was accepted and was then
considered successful. One related to the type of work applied for is a real plus.


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This is a trap question. Think real hard but fail to come up with anything that irritates you.
A short statement that you seem to get along with folks is great.



Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to
prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to
focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude


Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you are contending for is
it, you strain credibility. If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicion that you will be
dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something like: A
job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and can't wait to get to work.

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Give several reasons and include skills, experience and interest.


See answer # 23

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Do not be trivial. It would take disloyalty to the organization, violence or lawbreaking to get
you to object. Minor objections will label you as a whiner.


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Money is always important, but the work is the most important. There is no better answer.



There are numerous good possibilities:

Loyalty, Energy, Positive attitude, Leadership, Team player, Expertise, Initiative, Patience,
Hard work, Creativity, Problem solver


Biggest trap of all. This is a test to see if you will speak ill of your boss. If you fall for it and
tell about a problem with a former boss, you may well below the interview right there. Stay
positive and develop a poor memory about any trouble with a supervisor.


Don't get trivial or negative. Safe areas are few but can include:
Not enough of a challenge. You were laid off in a reduction Company did not win a contract,
which would have given you more responsibility.


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You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Give an example that relates
to the type of position applied for.



Probably this one. Do not give fuel to the suspicion that you may want another job more
than this one.



This is a personal trait that only you can say, but good examples are: Challenge,
Achievement, Recognition

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This is up to you. Be totally honest.

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Several ways are good measures:

You set high standards for yourself and meet them. Your outcomes are a success.Your boss
tell you that you are successful

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You should be clear on this with your family prior to the interview if you think there is a
chance it may come up. Do not say yes just to get the job if the real answer is no. This can
create a lot of problems later on in your career. Be honest at this point and save yourself
uture grief.

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This is a straight loyalty and dedication question. Do not worry about the deep ethical and
philosophical implications. Just say yes.

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Try to avoid labels. Some of the more common labels, like progressive, salesman or
consensus, can have several meanings or descriptions depending on which management
expert you listen to. The situational style is safe, because it says you will manage according
to the situation, instead of one size fits all.


Here you have to come up with something or you strain credibility. Make it small, well
intentioned mistake with a positive lesson learned. An example would be working too far
ahead of colleagues on a project and thus throwing coordination off.


Trick question. If you know about blind spots, they are no longer blind spots. Do not reveal
any personal areas of concern here. Let them do their own discovery on your bad points. Do
not hand it to them.

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Be careful to mention traits that are needed and that you have.

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Regardless of your qualifications, state that you are very well qualified for the position.


First, if you have experience that the interviewer does not know about, bring that up: Then,
point out (if true) that you are a hard working quick learner.


Be generic and positive. Safe qualities are knowledgeable, a sense of humor, fair, loyal to
subordinates and holder of high standards. All bosses think they have these traits.




Pick a specific incident. Concentrate on your problem solving technique and not the dispute
you settled.

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Be honest. If you are comfortable in different roles, point that out.

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Emphasize benefits to the organization. Things like, determination to get the job done and
work hard but enjoy your work are good.


Be sure that you refer to something that was beyond your control. Show acceptance and no
negative feelings.



Talk about having fun by accomplishing something for the organization.

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Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to
the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of
projects will I be able to assist on? are examples.

And Finally Good Luck

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Why you want to change ? View Answer

what should i answer if my interviewer asks me about my short and

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long term goals.Tell me with some example?

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Do you think you are overqualified for this position? View Answer
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How to properly answer What is your motivation to make a career/job

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change ?

Would you be willing to relocate if required? View Answer


If for a psu if que.comes like what u can contribute towards the

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progress of company..then what should be the ans?

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How do you feel about reporting to a younger person (minority,

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woman, etc)?


1. why are you not selected in earlier companies. 2. why we select

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Suppose you already have job offer and giving to interview to other
new company. What reasoning should be given if other company
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employer asks that about reasons to not accept that job offer. I mean
why you will not accept that offer if we will offer you????

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Who is close to you in your brothers and sister and why ? View Answer

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Looking back, what would you do differently in your life ?


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Looking back, what would you do differently in your life ? View Answer


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where do you see yourself after 10 years from now? View Answer

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answer with an example?

what is your weakness? View Answer

Why did you leave your last job? View Answer

Do you have the stomach to fire people? Have you had experience
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firing many people ?

Could you have done better in your last job ? View Answer

Why you left your last job? View Answer


My questions are:- Why do you like to join this company? & What
would you do for the growth of this company?  

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My questions are:- Why do you like to join this company? & What
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would you do for the growth of this company?

Have any of your colleagues been regularly late at work? What was
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the reaction to this in your team?

Briefly describe your ideal job? View Answer

Why do you want to join this company? Why do you want to leave
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your previous job?

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think it stinks ?

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customers about new products and updates?

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Why are you leaving (or did you leave) this position ? View Answer

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What is the appropriate ans of where you want to see yourself after
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What would you do if a fellow executive on your own corporate level
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wasn?t pulling his/her weight?and this was hurting your department?
What was the toughest decision you ever had to make? View Answer

Why do you want to persue a career in Hr?There are better growth

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opportunities in Marketing!

The work is very hard then how to overcome stress?

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Why should I hire you?

Yes Sir, I consider myself successful firstly, i've learnt

to work in a team because by working in a team you
gain knowledge from others and learn to share your
bit with others. Yes, I've learnt teamwork which is
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developed a project which gives me more confidence.
I find myself a step ahead from where I think I was a

Why you left your your previous job? View Answer

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How many days of attendance at work should be considered

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satisfactory? What has been your record of attendance at work?

What is your approach towards your personal and professional goals?

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Why you have chosen this career?


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Why you have chosen this career? View Answer

Tell me about something you did ? or failed to do ? that you now feel
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a little ashamed of ?

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How will i introduce myself in an interview?

my self anamika srivastava

my father name is mr.n.c srivaastava
i belongs to lko,u.p
as per my academic qualification,
i have completed my 10 from icse new delhi board,lko
in 2004
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in 2006
as per my professional qualification,
i have completed my bba from intergal university ,lko
i pursing mib from b'lore university,b'lore
and i also pursing "o"level from doeacc,new delhi
my hobbies are fencing and cooking.

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a new company ?

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made. Did you accept responsibility?

Describer a situation that didn?t suffer because of you but from

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external conditions beyond your control ?

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Give me an example of a time when you tried to accomplish

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something and failed.

Money and work both are like siblings. But I believe when you work
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Only hard work can help you put another feather in your success cap.

1Where do you see yourself five years from now?

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I am definitely interested in making a long-term
commitment to my next position. Judging by what
you?ve told me about this position, it?s exactly what
I?m looking for and what I am very well qualified to
do. In terms of my future career path, I?m confident
that if I do my work with excellence, opportunities will
inevitable open up for me. It?s always been that way
in my career, and I?m confident I?ll have similar
opportunities here.?

Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any
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previous position?

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If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?

I love the work I do, and I think I?d always want to be

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involved in my career in some fashion. Winning the
lottery would make it more fun because it would mean
having more flexibility, more options...who knows??

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How do your role changing from Accounts Executive to Accounts


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why should one choose hr as their specialization? View Answer

Describe an ideal position for yourself.

after completion of my studies the position i would

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enter while doing a job is my ideal position.because it
will make us to learn more.

'Describe for me a situation where you were required to gather a large

amount of data, to analyse it objectively and to make a decision or a View Answer
recommendation based on the results.'