The main objective of an interview is to judge whether a candidate has certain qualities like character,intelligence,self-confidence,attitude, and has the ability to express himself.Interviews have similar resemblance to many other endeavours in life and better a person tries to understand them more is the probability that he or she will come out with flying colours.
Tackling an interview for any firm or a B-school requires a thorough preparation by the individual.It is necessary to do a background research using different resources available on internet before entering the interview room.There are certain questions which are often asked in an interview.
1.Tell me something about yourself
This is the first question in any interview.A candidate must always be prepared with this question as an intelligent answer creates a good impression on the person who is taking the interview.A candidate must narrate his background,school,degree,previous jobs and his experiences.Also try to relate what has been done previously with the job he will do in the future.
2.The reason for leaving the last job
This question is to test a candidate’s attitude.Always answer this type of question in a positive tone even though if you had some major problems with management in your previous job.There should be a smile on your face and try to explain the benefits of the new job and how your skill set will help the new company.
3.What type of experience do you have in this field?
Keep the answer specific to the position or profile you have applied for and add some technical terms in your conversation to impress the interviewer.Moreover,if you already an expert in the particular field get as close as you can to explain them your accomplishments.
4.Do you think you are a team player?
Try to give examples which will justify that you are an excellent team player.Trying to show that you perform for the good of the team rather than yourself explains that you are a good team player.In addition it is an advantage if you successfully justify your leadership qualities.
5.What do you know about our company?
Before the interview glance through the company’s website and try to learn about its services and products.Also go through the achievements of the organization the current issues which it is facing.
6.What is your co-worker’s opinion about you?
It is necessary in such type of questions to talk of your core competencies like hard-worker,passion,enthusiasm,curiosity,creative mindset etc.Give an example telling that a friend of yours once said “He(you) has an insatiable curiosity and shows unparalleled enthusiasm in work”.
7.Why you want to work for us?
Try to explain how working with the company will help you in your career.Talk of things which you will learn on the job and the perks provided by the company.Be genuine while answering this question and try to relate it to your long-term objectives.
8.Any specific reason why we should hire you?
Mention your strong points and achievements which makes you suitable for the particular job.Further,focus on one particular major challenge and your achievement which will give an excellent reason.
9.What are your strength and weaknesses?
Positive attitude,Patience,Perseverance,Hard work,Creativity,Out-of-box thinking,etc comprises your strengths.In case of weaknesses, don’t describe your actual weakness but give an example telling them you are too much of a perfectionist or you are very punctual which is actually a strength but becomes a weakness in certain cases.
10.Where do you see yourself five years from now?
The best answer is to tell them that you would learn more and grow as a professional in their organisation.Try to explore different career options and become a specialist in the field which i like the most by gaining more knowledge from opportunities provided by the company.