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crucial steps in securing the job that you want to have. It is important that you come out confident and well prepared. Here is a quick list of possible questions that may be asked during a job interview. Answer them yourself and be prepared for the job ahead! 1.Give enough information about yourself One of the very basic things that any company would ask a job applicant is her or his personal information. Be prepared to give a short description of yourself as a worker. Only talk about relevant things including your work experience and personal background. 2. Why did you leave your last job? Answer this question truthfully but be careful not to badmouth your superiors or co-workers. Do not say negative things about the management of your previous company. You can state that you left your previous company in hope for a better career opportunity. 3. What experience do you have in this field? Talk about your specific experiences that relate to the work you are applying for. Let them know the activities and contributions that you have done for your chosen industry. 4. Do you consider yourself successful? Answer this question positively. Stay humble. Let them know that you set your own personal goals and reaching these goals is what makes you a successful person. 5. What do co-workers say about you? This question should be answered by a quote or two from your co-workers. State the name and the position of the co-worker you are getting the sound bites from. It would be nice to let them know exactly what your officemates say about you. 6. What do you know about this organization? Your answer to this question should be backed up with basic research. You should know the latest news, issues and updates about the company you are applying to so that they would get the impression that you are indeed very interested in becoming part of their organization. 7. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year? Share some activities that you have done in the past that relates to the job you are applying for. If you have been to seminars and other self-improvement activities, share these experiences as well. 8. Are you applying for other jobs? Keep your answer to this question quick and honest. 9. Why do you want to work for this organization? This is a question you need to dwell on. You should come out sincere. Talk about your goals as a career person and how much you think the organization can help you in achieving your goals. 10. Do you know anyone who works for us? You must be aware of the company policy when it comes to working with relatives. Make an informed answer. 11. What kind of salary do you need? This is actually a tricky question. Do not give a quick answer and give a figure right away. You can ask something like “What is the salary range for this job?” Most interviewers might just answer your question. If not, tell them that your rate depends on the nature of the job. This is the right time when you can give an estimate figure of how much you wanted your salary to be. Give a wide range. 12. Are you a team player? Say yes. It would also be a good idea to state some situations where you have showed that
It is not a good idea to compare yourself to other applicants who are vying for the same position. superiors or co-workers. 21. do not talk about negative things about your previous company. In case you need the work. Do not explain why you were asked to leave unless they questioned you about that. Why do you think you would do well at this job? Answer this in a positive manner. State the reason why you think you would be a good . 18. Have you ever been asked to leave a position? Answer this question truthfully. Let them know how your work philosophy can help their organization improve. Let them know what you can do for them. Do not give out a specific job. 23. Tell me about your dream job This can be considered as a trick question. How long would you expect to work for us if hired? Do not give out a specific length of time. 16. Be brief and honest. it might come out that you would be left unsatisfied with the job you are being offered right now. What irritates you about co-workers? Keep your answer to this question short and honest. talents and your passion for your work. convey that you wanted to work in a place where you can give your best and contribute immensely to the company. Let them know that you can work with other people for the betterment of the company. If you had enough money to retire right now. your ability to solve problems and how you prioritize your work. Or something like “As long as the company feel that I am giving them good service”. The key things that you need to highlight are your skills. What is your greatest strength? You can say that your strengths are your skills. You should convey the idea that you know how that you should put the company on top of your priority list than personal favors. Conclude that you always get along with your co-workers. state what you have to offer to the company. In the scenario that you mention a specific job. 17. It would be impressive to say that you can work under pressure and you have the uncanny ability to focus. 19. Show them that you can be a real asset to them. Say something like. 15. Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that? Answer this question honestly. 20. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization This is one of the questions that you need to give your best answers to. 22. Again. Why should we hire you? In answering this question. What is your philosophy towards work? You should keep your answer to this question short and precise.you are indeed a team player. Tell me about a suggestion you may have Prepare a good answer and suggest something that you know would be of value. “I’d like to stay with this company for a long time”. Convey that you always put your work first. would you? Say yes if you mean to say yes. instead. 13. 24. let them know that this is the job that you want and you want to do your best to serve the company. 14.
26. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely? Convey the idea that you wanted the particular job that you applied for. 25. 29. This question is best answered with an example. This is a question of dedication and loyalty. 36. Is it okay with your family if you move out to another location? Do not say yes just to get a better chance of getting the job. do not speak about negative things. There may be a number of reasons – be it your skill. Don’t fall into this trick. The achievement at work cannot be compared to any amount of compensation. or your ability to lead a team. 32. hard work. This is similar to question #23. How would you know you were successful on this job? Let them know that you set personal goals and standards yourself and when you meet them. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends? It would be a good idea to say yes. 27. 34. 37. What has disappointed you about a job? Again. success. What kind of person would you refuse to work with? Give out an honest answer but give them the impression that you are a team player and can work with any type of person. Say that you think that your skills match such a job. 28. What motivates you to do your best on the job? Answer this on a personal level. past experience and your keen interest in your chosen industry. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure. 31. 30. The interviewer is likely to catch you speaking ill of your previous supervisor. What are you looking for in a job? Give out general answers. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own? Say yes. 35. Would you be willing to relocate if required? Answer this question truthfully. Praise and recommendation from your superiors is also an indication of success. then you can say you have been successful in handling your job. . What is more important to you: the money or the work? Money is a necessity but work is more important. You can say that your previous job does not offer enough challenge for you and you wanted to advance your career. Few examples are achievement. talents. Share a specific situation where you think you handled work under pressure quite well. Be honest with your answer. But if you are not up to it. and career advancement.contender for the job – be it your skills. patience. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is? Think back and give out an honest answer. then say no. Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor This is a trap question. 33.
41. A few examples are determination. Do you have any questions for me? Always have something prepared for this question. What have you learned from mistakes on the job? To come up credible. If you tell them that you know what your blind spots are. Allow them to discover your areas of concern and do not give it to them. 46. You can ask what type of projects you are about to handle or other questions that would show your interest for the job. 44. What has been your biggest professional disappointment? Answer this truthfully but be sure to state a situation that falls beyond your control. 45. restate them. traits and professional experience that you yourself have. easy to communicate with and other positive characteristics along that line. What position do you prefer on a team working on a project? If you wanted to be the leader. Let them know that you have a situational style of management where you handle a situation differently each time and that you always weight your decision’s advantages and disadvantages before giving them out. State generic traits like you wanted a boss who is organized. Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between other workers? Share a specific situation. Mention an incident when you made a small unintentional mistake and talk about the positive learning you had from the experience. you should have something to say to this question. Let your narration focus on how you solved the issue and not on the merits of the dispute. 43. they are no longer blind spots. Do away with labeling your management style. Talk about your positive characteristics and how you apply such traits in your work. Describe your work ethic. then mention that you are a quick learner and a hard worker. 49. 39. Tell me about the most fun you have had on the job. 42. what would you look for? Mention the skills. What qualities do you look for in a boss? Keep your answer positive. Describe your management style. Point out that you accept such a failure and you have learned positive lessons along the way. stay humble and maintain that you are qualified for the position you’re applying for. If you have none. Do you think you are overqualified for this position? No matter what your previous positions are. then say so but be quick to point out that you are comfortable in being in a lower position as well. dedicated. 40. focus and dedication to the job at hand. 47. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience? If you have previous experiences that relates to the job. .38. 50. If you were hiring a person for this job. Do you have any blind spots/Weaknesses? A trick question yet again. You can say that you have the most fun when you accomplished something for a company and get recognition for it. 48.