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  1. 1. 1. Why did u choose this career? Ans:- According to me I can enhance my skill and knowledge in this career and I feel that I have more opportunities here to express myself.Therefore I choose this as career.2. WHY SHOULD I HIRE U? Ans-Because I am hard working & I think I have all necessary qualities that are required for this job3. Question 1: Why Do You Want To Work For Us? It’s rare for an interview not to include this question. The good news is that it’s an easy one to prepare for. Most companies want to recruit people who are enthusiastic about the company and its products. They don’t want people on the team who “ended up there by accident”. So this is your chance to show why working for the company is important to you and why you think you will fit in. They will be looking for evidence that you can make a contribution and will be able to grow into the role they are recruiting. This question is designed to screen out candidates who aren’t serious about the company or may be using it as a stop-gap, while they look for something better. It’s also your chance to make the most of the company research you have done. You can use this opportunity to add comments that show you understand the company’s position in the market place; the role of its competitors and any challenges it may be facing. Sample Answer: “Im not looking for just another pay check. I enjoy my work and am proud of my profession. Your company produces a superior product/provides a superior service. I share the values that make this possible, which should enable me to fit in and complement the team." Question 2: What interests you about this job? When youre asked what interests you about the position you are interviewing for, the best way to respond is to describe the qualifications listed in the job posting, then connect them to your skills and experience. That way, the employer will see that you know about the job youre interviewing for (not everyone does) and that you have the qualifications necessary to do the job. For example, if you were interviewing for a Human Resources Manager job where you would be responsible for recruiting, orientation, and training, you will want to discuss how you were responsible for these functions in your past positions, and why you are interested in continuing to develop your expertise in Human Resources management. Another example would be if you were interviewing for a Programmer / Analyst position. In that
  2. 2. case, you would mention your interest in learning and excelling at new technologies, yourexperience in programming both new applications, and your interest in and your ability toproblem solve.In all cases, you will want to convey your enthusiasm for the opportunity to interview, alongwith your solid ability to do the job.Question 3: What do you know about Our Company?A typical job interview question, asked to find out how much company research you haveconducted, is "What do you know about this company?"Prepare in advance, and in a word, research, so, you can provide relevant and currentinformation about your prospective employer to the interviewer. Start by researching thecompany online. Review the "About Us" section of the company web site. Google the company,read blogs that mention it, and check Discussion Boards and social networking sites.Use the information you have gathered to create a bulleted list of relevant information that youcan easily remember during the interview. Taking the time to research will help you make agood impression with how much you know about the company.Question 4: What challenges are you looking for in this position?A typical interview question to determine what you are looking for your in next job, andwhether you would be a good fit for the position being hired for, is "What challenges are youlooking for in a position?"The best way to answer questions about the challenges you are seeking is to discuss how youwould like to be able to effectively utilize your skills and experience if you were hired for the job.You can also mention that you are motivated by challenges, have the ability to effectively meetchallenges, and have the flexibility and skills necessary to handle a challenging job.You can continue by describing specific examples of challenges you have met and goals you haveachieved in the past.Question 5: Who was your best boss and who was the worst?Ive learned from each boss Ive had. From the good ones I learnt what to do, from thechallenging ones - what not to do.Early in my career, I had a mentor who helped me a great deal, we still stay in touch. Ivehonestly learned something from each boss Ive had.Question 6: What have you been doing since your last job?
  3. 3. If you have an employment gap on your resume, the interviewer will probably ask you what youhave been doing while you were out of work.The best way to answer this question is to be honest, but do have an answer prepared. You willwant to let the interviewer know that you were busy and active, regardless of whether you wereout of work by choice, or otherwise.As I said, it doesnt really matter what you did, as long as you have an explanation. Hiringmanagers understand that people lose their job - it can happen to anyone - and its not alwayseasy to find a new job fast. Also, there are legitimate non-employment reasons for being out ofthe workforce.Question 7: Why did you choose this particular career path?Sometimes in interviews, you will be asked questions that lend themselves to be answeredvaguely or with lengthy explanations. Take this opportunity to direct your answer in a way thatconnects you with the position and company, be succinct and support your answer withappropriate specific examples.Sample Answer: "I chose advertising because I have always been a strong communicator with agood eye for design. I have a particular interest in creating dynamic eye-catching pieces thatsupport a new product being introduced to the market. I also like the fast-paced high-energyenvironment that seems to be commonplace in the advertising industry."Advice: Your answer needs to convince the interviewers that your skills are exactly what theywant. They want to know if you have a realistic view of what it is like to work in their industry.Be specific; show them that their industry and your career goals are in sync.Question 8: What are your aspirations beyond this job?Again, dont fall into the trap of specifying job titles. Stick to a natural progression you see asplausible. How should this job grow for the good of the organization? Then turn your attentiononce again to the job at hand. If you seem too interested in what lies beyond this job, theinterviewer will fear that you wont stick around for long.Sample Answer: Beyond this job as a marketing assistant, I see myself moving up throughmarketing analysis into brand management and eventually running a category. Im aware thatthere are several skills I need to develop in the interval, and I believe with your continuing-education program and my own motivation for self-improvement, Ill have those skills when theopportunities arise for greater responsibility. Thats why Im determined to learn from theground up, starting as a marketing assistant.Question 9: Why do you think this industry would sustain your interest in the long haul?
  4. 4. What expectations or projects do you have for the business that would enable you to grow without necessarily advancing? What excites you about the business? What proof can you offer that your interest has already come from a deep curiosity-perhaps going back at least a few years-rather than a current whim youll outgrow? Sample Answer: The technology in the industry is changing so rapidly that I see lots of room for job enhancement regardless of promotions. Im particularly interested in the many applications for multimedia as a training tool. Question 10: Tell me about yourself? This is not an invitation to ramble on. If the context isnt clear, you need to know more about the question before giving an answer. In such a situation, you could ask, "Is there a particular aspect of my background that you would like more information on?" This will enable the interviewer to help you find the appropriate focus and avoid discussing irrelevancies. Whichever direction your answer ultimately takes, be sure that it has some relevance to the world of your professional endeavours. The tale you tell should demonstrate, or refer to, one or more of your key behavioural profiles in action--perhaps honesty, integrity, being a team player, or determination. If you choose "team player" (maybe youre the star player on your team tennis group), you can tell a story about yourself outside of work that also speaks volumes about you at work. In part, your answer should make the connection between the two, such as, "I put my heart into everything I do, whether it be sports or work. I find that getting along with teammates--or professional peers--makes life more enjoyable and productive." Or you might describe yourself as someone who is able to communicate with a variety of people, so give an example from your personal life that indicates an ability to communicate also at work. This isnt a question that you can answer effectively off the cuff. Take some time in advance to think about yourself and those aspects of your personality and/or background that youd like to promote or feature for your interviewer.4. 19. What are your strengths? My strongest strength is the ability to teach myself difficult material, regardless of the subject (with the exception of theater and drawing blood from dogs, which I have no talent for). Additionally, I have always excelled verbally and look forward to writing opportunities.5. 20. What are your weaknesses? I tend to try to do too many things, leaving little time for myself. I have worked on balancing myself for the last several months. I am also working on improving my public speaking skill
  5. 5. 6. 1) Tell me something about yourself? I am a person with strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to get along well with people. I enjoy challenges and looking for creative solutions to problems. OR Besides the details given in my resume, I believe in character values, vision and action. I am quick in learning from mistakes. I am confident that the various tests that you have conducted will corroborate my competencies aptitude and right attitude for the job. 2) What do you seek from a job? I would like a job which gives me a chance to apply all that I have learned in college as well as one which enables me to grow as a professional. I would like a role which enables me to make a difference. OR Great learning opportunities, challenging roles, rational career progression, good job satisfaction and opportunities to use my strength organization that gives me the opportunity to serve the organization and the society. 3) How would you present your strengths ? Always remember “DO NOT SIMPLY STATE YOUR STRENGTHS. YOU DO HAVE SOME STRENGTHS AND TRY TO CONVERT YOUR STRENGTHS INTO BENEFITS. IN SHORT TRY TO ADVERTIZE YOURSELF BY CONVERTING YOUR FEATURES INTO STRENGTHS.” You can answer in two ways : - a) I am a hard worker and because of this ability I can work for additional hours to accomplish my tasks. I am commitment oriented and hence I always enjoy the trust and confidence of my team mates which enables me to perform my duties very easily. I am adaptable, so I can handle any type of people and situations and also bring out the best from them in spite of conflicting situations or opinions. I am a quick learner, so I can any subject quickly and analyze my job and add value to it as well as I can identify the problem and solve them faster and better. b) My strength is that I have very strong values and ethics and a very good eye for detail. I believe in strong relationships and have a very supportive family and very good friends.
  6. 6. 4) Do you have any weakness? Always remember – “Try to specify your weakness as your strength and also highlight it as a benefit.” There’s a saying –5 5) Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?I see myself as a _______ in your esteemed organization where by with all my enhanced learningand skill, I shall be able to make up a valuable and meaningful contribution to your organization.6) Tell us an incident where you had a problem with your team-mate. How did you handleit?Once I had a problem with my team-mate in college who was my partner in my field workassignment. We had a disagreement on how to present our project report.I explained my point of view to her and asked her for her view point. I’ve found that whenconflict occurs, it’s because of a failure to see both sides of the situation. At that point we founda compromise could be reached by incorporating both our ideas.7) Is there anything else that we should know about you that would impact our decision?I am a continuous learner and try to keep myself abreast of all developments in the field of IT.Also since I do not quit in the face of toughest challenges, I am certain that I would be able toachieve the targets that I set for myself and beyond.8) How do you deal with criticism?“You can’t please everyone, so just please yourself. You are your best critic. Some people arejust not going to like you. Accept it.”9) Did you have any failures in your life?I failed to score a good percentage in my intermediate. I worked hard for it but scored less thanwhat I expected.10) What have you learnt from your failures?
  7. 7. From my failures I have learnt to analyze myself and find out my shortcomings. Thoseshortcomings are the areas of future improvement for me and I have undertaken seriously toimprove myself on those relevant areas. One more thing I learned is never to give up, never tofeel rejected.Quote:“Accepting a failure is a man’s great trait.”11) If after sometime you start disliking the job? What would you do?Well, if such situation then my first priority would be to look within myself and try to find outany shortcomings or lack of skills and techniques. If such things happen then I would try toimprove and rectify myself. Still if I don’t get an answer then I will speak to my seniors andcolleagues to learn my mistakes so that I become more user friendly to my organization.12) What are your salary expectations?“Never bargain for your 1st job. It’s a cardinal rule.”Sir, before answering to your question I would like to ask you with your kind permission whatsalary you provide to new entrants in your organization at this level.13) Can you give three reasons why would you like to join our company?Three reasons why I would like to join your company are:a) Since your company provides a strong core competency, very strong value systems and bestpractices so I believe I have a strong vision of viewing me as a project leader in your company.b) Your company has one of the fastest growth rates and turnover in the industry and that wouldmean a faster growth rate for me as a professional.c) The practices of your company are more employee and customer oriented.14) Do you have any questions to ask us?Never ask Salary, perks, leave, place of posting, etc. regarded questions.Try to ask more about the company to show how early you can make a contribution to yourorganization like“Sir, with your kind permission I would like to know more about induction and developmentalprograms?”ORSir, I would like to have my feedback, so that I can analyze and improve my strengths and rectifymy shortcomings.
  8. 8. 15) How do you think our company determines success in an employee?Well, I think your company measures success in an employee in three parameters –a) Competence i.e how well one is able to perform his job with the least possible supervision.b) Co-operation or Interpersonal skills i.e how well the employees adapt or adjust themselveswith a wide variety of situations.c) Integrity of characters – well a man with the above mentioned factors but lacks character isincomplete and unsuccessful.16) Why from ECE to IT domain?Sir, since I am a student of ECE, as u know that ECE/CSE/IT are sister branches and all areinterrelated and secondly I think it will be of my best if I utilize my sharp analytical skills in asoftware industry so I basically do not have any problem to “SWITCH” from ECE to IT. And Ibelieve flexibility must be there within us to progress in life.17) If you were an animal/ a can of soup/ some other random object which one would youprefer and why?I would be a can of soup – one that has a variety of flavors, bubbling with enthusiasm. I wouldassociate my determined attitude with the can’s tough exterior. I would believe that whatever thelabel on the can, the content are always a surprise.ORI would like to be the mind of the CEO – I would then know exactly how complex issues are sothoughtfully analyzed, how prioritizing happens and how accurate decisions which affectnumerous stakeholders are made. I would know how almost intuitively, they know what the nextbig things are and their risk taking abilities.18) Suppose I tell you I don’t like your face, then why should I select you?Even if you do not like my face, you definitely would agree that I have other qualities thatappealed you, for which you are now interviewing me. There’s a saying –Quote:“A man’s face is not indicative of his abilities.”“A book is not judged by its cover but it is judged by its contents.”19) Suppose you find yourself in a deserted island. What three things you will need tosurvive?Food, Water and Hope (that one day I will definitely come out from this island).
  9. 9. 20) How mobile are you?I am absolutely mobile. Well I can go to any part of the country or even abroad if situationpermits.21) How do you think you conducted or performed during this interview?I think I have conducted myself in the best possible manner by satisfying your queries throughmy specific answers which I feel were logical, systematic and to the point. Through my answermy true worth as a dynamic and competent professional has come out fair and square and I amhappy with my performance which would ensure my selection in this esteemed organization.22) Can you work under pressure? If yes, how please explain?Sir, I can handle pressure of work. Let me explain how. Whenever there is pressure of work, weneed to tackle it from the mental and physical stand-point. Mental stand-point would mean beingin a state of relaxation and composure so that I do not feel stressed out during the course of mywork and from physical stand-point; I always prioritize my job in their exact order of merit andimportance so that I can dispose them off quickly and effectively.