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  1. 1. Basically there are two types of questions that can be asked in an interview. 1By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  2. 2. 2By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  3. 3. Traditional Style Interview Questions are designed to find out about your education and your experience. Traditional Style Interview Questions are further divided into four types. 3By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  4. 4. [1] Tell me about yourself. [2] What is your greatest strength? [3] What is your greatest weakness? [4] Who are your role models? Why? [5] Where do you want to be in five years? Ten Years? [6] How does your college education or work experience relate to this job? [7] Give me three words that describe you. [8] What motivates you? [9] What can you offer us? [10] Why should we hire you rather than another candidate? 4By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  5. 5. [11] Why do you choose to attend your college or university? [12] Why did you choose your major? Minor? [13] Tell me about your education at….. [14] What is your G.P.A. ? [15] Tell me about your course work. [16] Tell me about your extracurricular activities while you were in school. [17] Tell me about your involvement with your professional organization. [18] Do your grades accurately reflect your ability? Why or Why not? [19] Were you financially responsible for any portion of your college education? [20] Do you have plans to get additional education? 5By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  6. 6. [21] Why did you choose this field of work? [22] What job-related skills have you developed? [23] For what kind of supervisor do you like to work? [24] Do you consider yourself ambitious? [25] What do you think should determine the progress a person makes in a company? [26] What does teamwork mean to you? [27] What did you do on your job at ________? [28] Have you ever quit a job? Why? [29] What did you like least in your job at ________? [30] Have you done any volunteer work? What kind? 6By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  7. 7. [31] How important is money to you? [32] Do you like to work alone or with other people? Why? [33] Are you willing to relocate? [34] You are younger than most of the people you supervise. What problems might this pose? How will you resolve them? [35] What salary do you expect to receive in this job? 7By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  8. 8. Behavioral Style Interviews are designed to focus on an applicant’s past actions and behaviors in order to determine how he or she will perform in the future. 8By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  9. 9. [1] Describe a major problem you had with an employee at work and how you handled it. Describe at what point you decided to confront this employee at work. [2] Describe a situations where you were working as a team member on a class project and a student on the team was not doing his or her work. Explain how you handled the situation. Explain what happened at the end of the project. [3] Describe the most difficult challenge you have faced. Explain why you believe you met or failed to meet that challenge. [4] Describe the situation in which you were successful ( or unsuccessful) in motivating someone. [5] Describe a situation at work or at school where you took the initiative. What was the result? How did you feel? 9By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  10. 10. For any type of an interview you should :- • Be ready for any thing. • Be polite and attentive. • Always be yourself. • Give brief answers but not just “yes” or “no”. • Turn your weakness to your strengths. • Take advantage of the opportunity to show your knowledge for company and the position. 10By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  11. 11. BE READY TO DISCUSS SALARY. The salary question is an important one. Be ready to answer it. You should try to get information before the interview if you can. Also you should try to learn before the interview what salaries are being paid for the similar jobs. But if you do not feel pressured to give specific answer, you might say, “ I would want a salary that is appropriate for my education and experience.” 11By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  12. 12. You should not only give answers to the interviewer but should also ask some questions from the interviewer. You should have some key questions for the interviewer. Do not only ask questions about your benefits like retirement programs or vacation programs etc but should consider asking some of the following questions: [1] Please describe the duties of the job for me. [2] Would you describe the normal routine of this position? Describe a typical day. [3] What kind of job assignments might I expect the first six months on the job? 12By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  13. 13. [4] How is job performance evaluated and how often? [5] How much travel is normally expected? Is a car provided? [6] Describe your relocation policy. [7] Do you have plans for expansion? [8] Does your company encourage further education? [9] When do you expect to make a decision? [10] Where do we go from here? 13By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  14. 14. You should learn as much about the company prior to the interview. Examples of the questions you should ask about the organization are as follows: [1] What is the size of the organization or company? [2] Describe growth prospects for the company. [3] What is the percent of annual sales growth in the last five years? [4] What type of service or products does the company offer? [5] What are the strengths and weaknesses of the company? 14By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  15. 15. [6] What is the organizational structure? [7] Is the company an international company? [8] What is the corporate culture of the company? Does it match your personality? [9] What are the typical career paths and advancements opportunities offered by the company in your field? [10] What is the salary range for the position? [11] How long has the company been in business? 15By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  16. 16. You should prepare yourself before the interview. Choose your clothes carefully, give attention to personal grooming, and avoid wearing heavy jewelry or strong colognes. The interviewer(s) may be dressed in more casual clothing; however, employers expect that you dress in a conservative business style for an interview. Wear the clothing at least once before the interview to be sure it is comfortable. 16By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  17. 17. Appropriate dress is as follows: FOR MEN: • Two-piece conservative suit in solid color such as blue or grey. • White shirt with a tie in a plain or simple pattern. • Polished shoes with socks that match the suit. Remember your belt should match your shoes. 17By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  18. 18. FOR WOMEN: • Two-piece conservative suit with knee length or longer skirt in a solid color such as blue or grey. Pants are not recommended for interviews unless you have been told they are appropriate. • White blouse with modest jewelry. • Polished shoes with plain hosiery. Remember your belt should match your shoes. 18By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  19. 19. Many companies are now suggesting to students that they dress in business or office casual for one of the interviews at the company. Since business casual can vary greatly from company to company, follow the following guidelines FOR MEN • Sport coat and belted slacks. • Collared shirt. • Polished shoes and matching socks. • A tie is optional; however, you may want to carry one in your coat pocket 19By Syed Sohail Ahmed
  20. 20. FOR WOMEN: • Sport coat and belted slacks. • Blouse. • Hosiery and polished shoes. 20By Syed Sohail Ahmed