10 Interview Questions and how to answer them - for students

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10 Interview Questions and how to answer them - for students

  1. 1. Some Interview Skills Tips
  2. 2. PRE - INTERVIEW <ul><li>Background information on the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Friends/Relatives working in the organization (if any) </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently asked questions of the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Dressing and Grooming </li></ul><ul><li>Resume check </li></ul><ul><li>Positive thought </li></ul>
  3. 3. DURING THE INTEVIEW <ul><li>Make sure that you knock the door as you enter </li></ul><ul><li>Greet everyone as you stand in front of the panel </li></ul><ul><li>Only sit when you are told to </li></ul><ul><li>Sit straight </li></ul><ul><li>Be confident when you are answering questions </li></ul>
  4. 4. DURING THE INTEVIEW <ul><li>Make sure that you are making eye contact when answering a question </li></ul><ul><li>Try to give crisp and clear answers </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not know the answers, tell them that you do not know. Don’t try to fake an answer </li></ul><ul><li>Keep some questions ready for the panelists in case they ask you if you have any questions for them </li></ul>
  5. 5. AFTER THE INTEVIEW <ul><li>Thank the panelists for their time </li></ul><ul><li>Write down all the questions you were asked during the interview when you reach home </li></ul><ul><li>If you get the email id’s of the panelists, write a small note of thanks to them. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of QUESTIONS
  7. 7. TYPES OF QUESTIONS <ul><li>Ones which you can Pre-prepare </li></ul><ul><li>The spontaneous ones </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude </li></ul>
  8. 8. 10 Frequently Asked Questions
  9. 9. Something about yourself/ run me through your resume <ul><li>Your name </li></ul><ul><li>Your college (off campus) </li></ul><ul><li>Your course </li></ul><ul><li>Your specialization </li></ul><ul><li>Your skills as per your specialization </li></ul><ul><li>Your strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Your hobbies </li></ul><ul><li>Your personal details (if required) </li></ul><ul><li>That ’ s a little bit about myself, anything else that you want to know </li></ul>
  10. 10. What do you know about our organization? <ul><li>Organizational background – </li></ul><ul><li>Year of inception </li></ul><ul><li>Headquarters </li></ul><ul><li>CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Verticals the company is into </li></ul><ul><li>Number of employees </li></ul><ul><li>Number of countries the company is present in </li></ul><ul><li>Current affairs on the company </li></ul>
  11. 11. What are your strengths? <ul><li>Skills and strengths elaborate with example/s </li></ul>
  12. 12. What are your weaknesses? <ul><li>Look at 1-2 areas and show it as your area of improvement rather than weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>For instance “Sometimes I have the habit of pushing people too hard because I am very deadline oriented. I understand that everyone would not look at time management like the way I would but sometimes I could come across as someone who gets a little extra demanding.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. What are your hobbies and what have you learnt from them? <ul><li>Think about it while writing your hobbies because you might be told to elaborate or link </li></ul><ul><li>For instance – </li></ul><ul><li>“ You have mentioned that listening music is one of your hobbies. How has music helped you? </li></ul><ul><li>Always believed that to one should have a hobby to keep oneself occupied and relaxed </li></ul><ul><li>Music has help me relax </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation in turn helps me deal with situations comfortably </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  14. 14. Who are your role models and why are they your role models? <ul><li>Your role model/s could be parents, anyone you personally know or some celebrated leader. </li></ul><ul><li>You could have more than one role model, what is more important is the qualities you believe is great in them. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: My parents are my role model and the reasons for that are </li></ul><ul><li>They have provided me with all the essentials while growing up </li></ul><ul><li>They have showed me the importance of values </li></ul><ul><li>They have also taught me the importance of managing emotions and also the importance of the dignity of labor </li></ul>
  15. 15. What are your plans 5 years down the line? <ul><li>Talk about how you would like to grow with the industry, with the organization and how you would look forward to contribute your knowledge and skills and grow with the organization and how you would like to learn through the process of working </li></ul>
  16. 16. Why should we hire you? <ul><li>This question goes back to the “SKILLS – REQUIREMENT part </li></ul><ul><li>Look at what the requirement for the job is. Relate it with the skills that you bring on to the table. </li></ul><ul><li>For example – What I understand is that the requirement is for the position of a Marketing executive and I have always been interested in marketing. I believe I would be an asset to the organization because I carry the skills required for marketing which is – </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasant personality </li></ul><ul><li>Conviction and communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>The never give up attitude </li></ul><ul><li>To quote an example – I have been a part of the fest team which was responsible for bringing in sponsorships…. </li></ul>
  17. 17. What salary do you expect? <ul><li>Research about what’s the market paying for the position </li></ul><ul><li>If you're asked what your expectations are, say that you are open based upon the position and the overall compensation package. </li></ul><ul><li>Or tell the employer you'd like to know more about the responsibilities and the challenges of the job prior to discussing salary. </li></ul><ul><li>Another option is to give the employer a salary range based upon the salary research you've done up front. </li></ul>
  18. 18. And one more
  19. 19. Do you have any questions for us? <ul><li>Look at what are the questions which have not been answered. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions related to the learning and development aspect of the organization. Ask what they value most in a professional. </li></ul><ul><li>For example – </li></ul><ul><li>What are the various learning opportunities I will have in the organization apart from my work? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the qualities that you look at an individual? </li></ul><ul><li>Will I get opportunities to enhance my skills while at work? </li></ul><ul><li>Go prepared with some questions beforehand for this! </li></ul>
  20. 20. ALL THE BEST [email_address] +91 99642 98232

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