- Interview Preparation
Tell me about yourself.
(Here you give proper introduction of yourself, a little information about your family and tell about your skills and academic qualifications. Here are some examples.)
Good morning Sir/Ma'am,
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself.
This is (Your Name). I am from (where you are from).
Coming to my family background,(no. of members in your family).
(Little bit description about what your family does.)
Coming to my hard skills:
(Your academic qualification and about the projects you have done)
Coming to my strength:
(Talk about what you are good at like team works, punctuality.)
About my weakness:
(Don't talk much about your weaknesses. Talk about weakness which will benefit the company you are going into like "I don't want to get disturbed during work" or "obsessed about working".)
Coming to my goal.
(Talk about what you want to be or where you want to be in near future.)
That's all. Thanks.
First of all, Thanks for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself.
I'm (your name). Basically, I am from (your address).
Coming to my educational qualification:
I have done my (your academic qualifications)
Coming to my family background:
(Tell something about your family like how many members are there and what they do.)
Coming to my hobbies:
(Tell something about what you like to do in your free time.)
Coming to my strength:
Responsible, punctual, team player, balanced character (these are some examples.)
My short-term goal is to get a job in reputed company like yours.
My long-term goal is to achieve a good position where I can build my carrier.
This is brief about me if you want to know more about me I am ready to answer it.
Once again thank you for giving me this opportunity.
Why should I hire you?
(You need to talk about how you can benefit the company. Like in the example below.)
As a fresher, I have to work somewhere to get knowledge and experience and your company is best suits for me with my skills and qualification.
And if you're hiring me it will be a great opportunity for me and I Will put all my 100% towards goals and opportunities of the organization and it might help to my career growth and I believe in action instead of saying something attractively.
Thanks for the question sir.
As a fresher, I have to start from somewhere and it will be a great privilege for me to work with your organization.
And if I got selected for this post, I will do my 100% and I assure you to achieve every task & goal.
Sir, thank you for asking me this question.
As a fresher, I want to learn new skills and build my career for this organization. If you give chance for this position. I will give my 100% effect towards work as you give. I do not want to regret your decision to hire me. I am a good player of your team.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
(Mainly you need to talk focusing on your strengths rather than weakness. Even though you talk about your weaknesses you have to say something that is beneficial for that company. Like in the examples below.)
My strength is I try to adapt myself and positive person who sort out thing even in a hard time. And my weakness is I can't say no if someone asks me for help.
Thanks for the question sir. Yes, I have some strengths.
Firstly, I am a very energetic person I am always ready to learn and adept new things. And secondly, I never give up easily, I always try hard to achieve my goals, and thirdly/the last one is I am an excellent communicator as well as a good listener and I always assure to give correct information's to people.
And yes, I have some weaknesses.
I trust people easily and sometimes it creates a problem for me, and the second one is, I take a little time to choose something and sometimes I lose opportunities but sometimes it's good also because after choosing that thing I don't regret choosing that.
Why do you want to work at our company?
(Mainly you have to talk about how you can benefit the company.)
Sir, I'm a fresher, I want to start my career in a reputed company likes yours. Where I can show my skill and knowledge. I have done research about this company and I found this company will help me to enhance my skill and experience.
I would be honored to work for such a reputed company, it has a brand image in the market.
As a fresher, I have only theoretical knowledge of my subjects whatever I learn in college. So, I need a platform to apply my theoretical knowledge in practical and I'm thinking that your company is best for me to show my knowledge and skill which I have.
If you give me a chance to prove myself so I can definitely give my 100% effort to the company growth and ensure you I'll never disappoint your company.
From your job description, I noticed that your requirement exactly matches with my skills. I want to explore my knowledge and skills with your company. Your company is one of the reputed company in world. If I can join there it'll be beneficial for me to improve my skills.
Your company is one of the finest growing company which expanded business more opportunities for the fresher. Right now I need that company where I can showcase my skills and knowledge. Because experience is most important in every perspective as a fresher.
If you give the chance to. Prove myself so I can definitely give my 100% effort to the company growth and promise to always be loyal to the company.
What is the difference between confidence and over confidence?
(Explain what you feel. Here are some examples)
Confidence is I can do this work.
Overconfidence is only I can do this work.
Confidence is self-encouraging whereas overconfidence is destroying one own-potential.
Confidence is when you can accurately estimate your potential.
Overconfidence is when you overestimate your potential.
Confidence is being aware of one's potential and worth.
While, Over Confidence is being unaware of others potential and worth.
What is the difference between hard work and smart work?
(If better answer you can explain it yourself. If not here are some examples.)
In my opinion, both are the key of success.
Hard work give experience and Smart work comes from experience so both are important to achieve success.
In my opinion, hard work give experience and smart work comes from experience so both are important to achieve success.
Can you work under pressure?
(If better answer you can explain it yourself. If not here are some examples.)
Yes, I can perform under pressure. When we are doing something, we learn so many things, like how to complete work on time, how to handle any kind pressure. Basically we learn how to manage time and our brain is very active at that time so it helps to enhance our skills. According to me, to handle any kind of pressure we need two key. First is to stay calm and another is planning. If we have a proper plan to do something then we can easily handle any kind of pressure but first we need to stay calm.
The pressure is not always bad. Sometimes it is very important to bring the best out of you. I have studied for my exams under pressure. So, yes I can do work under pressure but not always.
Yes sir, I can because it makes me more focused and I will get a chance to know about more things. And also I believe that if we enjoy the work what we are doing then it won't be like pressure.
YES! Because we are living in this world full of pressures!
So working under pressures is not a big deal for me! It's just a challenge and I love the challenges.
Are you willing to relocate or travel?
(If you have any experience of travelling or relocation because of some work then you can share your experience, just explain why you loved it. Or here are some examples.)
Yes, I love travelling because I get a chance to make new friends travel to new places and learn new things about that place. I even get to know what kind of work we can find there and refer to someone who is an expert in that field.
Yes, I am willing to relocate. Because I am used to it. And it's a great chance for me to explore new places and to meet new people. And working with new people will give more new ideas and experience also.
Yes sir, I love to travel as my personnel hobby also and as fresher travelling is an opportunity to see how the corporate world works. Travelling helps me to learn many things in life that leads to changes in our life in good way for improvement.
Yes, I am pretty comfortable with relocation. Being a fresher, I am very excited and looking forward to work with different people. Also, since I was born and brought up in Kathmandu, a place full of people with different culture, I don't think it will be difficult for me to blend in.
What are your goals?
(Here you have to talk about your career goals and what you want to be. First of all start with short term goal like entering into a company or learning new thing then start with long term goals like what you want to be in future or start your own company. Here are some examples.)
My short-term goal is, I need to get a good job in your company like yours where I can prove my skill and knowledge.
My long-term goal is after getting a job to increase the graph of the company with my effort, skills.
My short-term goal is to get placed in a reputed organization like yours, where I can improve my skills and lifestyle while learning so many new things.
My long-term goal is to take higher responsibilities and to get at higher positions as the company opens where I can put all my capabilities for the advancement of the organization.
My goal is to become a qualified member of an organization where I can deliver my best through my ability, capability, sincerity, and honesty. (You can also give these types of answers so that interviewers feel like you will do something for that company.)
My first goal to be financially Independent And to build inner confidence that I can bear the responsibility of my family.
Another goal will add up into it after completion of this one.
What motivates you to do good job?
(Here you have to explain what help you to do the job properly. Here are some examples.)
Two things that really motivates me:
My parent's struggle to awe me in a good position.
My curiosity to learn & zeal of fulfilling my dreams.
My last failure is my motivation. It makes me to do the work best.
Learning new skills and my goals motivates me to do a good job.
Good learning environment and good working environment where everyone helps each other motivates me to do great job. Because if we get to learn along with a place where everyone is there for each other what else is required to be motivated.
What makes you angry?
(Here you talk about what makes you angry while working or in a working environment. Some of the example are below.)
Getting angry is human nature and controlling them is a key to success. For me when someone tells rumors about me or backstabbing me actually makes me angry.
I will not show it to anyone but I will just ignore it. Because showing angry to the person or simply yelling will not make a change in that person. It should naturally come from them.
When someone arguing with me on unnecessary things but if I made some mistakes I'll consult with them about what can be done to make it right.
Getting angry is human tendency but controlling that is the key to success. I usually take everything in a supportive manner but I get angry when I am full of positivity and suddenly someone just come & try to mess up with my positive attitude towards my goals by saying something like "Oh that's not going to happen?
But then I do not show it with words I simply try to ignore them & later making that same thing happen.
Getting angry is human nature, but controlling that is the key to success.
I also get angry when anyone underestimates me, then I will show my anger with my success, not in my words.
Give me an example of your creativity.
(Here just explain what your view on creativity is and show them what you got. Here are some examples on what creativity is but you have to sum up with your creativity.)
I think creativity is producing great output from limited sources.
In my view, creativity is can't be define by some of alphabets, it's just a reaction according to the situation, and then results will decide is called name as CREATIVITY.
Creativity is something which is abnormal to think and normal to create. I think thinking in a different way is called as creativity.
Creativity is to do a thing in a different manner for better results and probably with lesser resources.
In my case, I used to analyze self-performance during the preparation of the exam for better outcomes. Which made me separate from others. (In this way you can say what your creativity is.)
How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
(Here you cannot give exact time like 1 year or 2 years. Answer it in a logical way so that interviewers thinks that you are a good choice for the company. Here are some examples.)
If the company will provide me with a good platform to learn a new skill and enhance knowledge also an opportunity to career growth, I will work with us until they want to me.
As long as job challenges me to stretch my skills for professional growth and gives satisfaction that my presence contribution is beneficial for the organization.
I will work with your company as long as my presence benefits both the company and mine in parallel. So that the company gains a good result and I can be in a good position to improve my skills.
As a fresher it is always my dream to work for your company. If I am selected, it is my pleasure and I will give you my best.
As long as, the company recognize my work and potential, I will be there as long as you want me to stay in your company.
Are not you overqualified for this position?
(Here you cannot as "yes" if you do you seem to be overconfident which is not accepted in any field. You can know that from above question where we talked about the difference of confidence and overconfidence. Here are some examples.)
No sir, I don't think I am overqualified for this job, in my opinion, qualification does not come with theoretical knowledge, Experience makes you more qualified because analyzing the situation in real-time makes us more prominent.
In my opinion, one can never be overqualified because a senior is a junior in different aspects.
Sir, I'm a fresher. So that I am having only theoretical knowledge but not having any experience in any job. In my view, I'm thinking that experience is more important than knowledge. So that, I don't think that I am overqualified for this position. Thank you, sir.
No one is overqualified for any kind of position. Because there are so many things to learn in the world. And also I'm the fresher so now I want to improve my knowledge.
Describe your ideal company, location and job.
(Here you explain about what kind of work place you enjoy working in not the name of other companies, you just explain like in the above questions. Here are some examples.)
For me, the company where my efforts and hard work gets recognized and opportunities and challenges are thrown at me to prove myself. The company where I can learn and implement and see myself as a complete grown up and more mature person. For me, location does not matter, the only thing matter is the environment should be competitive but at the same time cooperative and motivating.
Well according to me, the ideal company is the company which provide a healthy and motivated environment for their employees and give the best opportunities to enhance their career.
The ideal job is the job where the employee gets more benefits and opportunities to prove themselves.
So where these two conditions are present that is the best location for me.
What are your career options right now?
(Here you talk about what you want to do right now or basically talk about expanding your practical knowledge and skills.)
I haven't kept any career options I have only one career option and that is this. Because I don't want to get distracted by eyeing on many options. I have my total focus on this option only and I will keep updating myself with latest skill sets to keep myself up to date with this because learning is something that should be there throughout your life.
Well, as a fresher, right now I would like to get an opportunity to join your company and improve my skills.
(If you are applying for a job that you don’t have any educational background on.)
Well, sir I know I am from a different background but there should be no limit to check our capabilities so that's why I am exploring Different field because this is the only time when we can choose the right for ourselves. With that experience, we can choose best for ourselves in the future from different professions.
Explain how would be an asset to this organization?
(Here basically you have to explain why they should hire you which includes what you can do for that company. Here are some examples.)
As a fresher, I will give my 100% effort and dedication to grow this organization by adding new skills according to the market and company needs which is also beneficial for me as well. I will truly focused towards company's growth.
According to me, an honest and hardworking employee is a biggest asset for any organization.
Faithful employees always tries to gives their best.
I am always committed to give 100% to my employer. I focus on result and work to deadline and on budget. I am hard working, team player and loyal. These qualities added to my experiences would make me an asset to your organization.
To be an asset of an organization we should have at least three major qualities.
Relationship with other employees matters a lot, which will encourage you to judge and understand their different perception.
Hard work and dedication.
Should be able to improve according to time and requirement.
And I'm sure I have all these qualities.
What are your outside interests?
(Here basically you are sharing what you want to in free time like your hobbies. Here are some examples.)(Note: You should always highlight the qualities to which interviewer should feel they are useful and impressive.)
My outside interests are I love to teach children when I'm on a vacation at home.
And I love experiencing nature. Going out for walks and experiencing it. I believe nature is one of the masterpieces. ! And I love watching documentaries.
My outside interests are social welfare activities, volunteering community services and artistic activities such as painting.
Sir, my outside interests are spending my quality time with my family, reading novels, observing the beauty of nature.
I like to spend time with family and I want to visit historical places and temples and I am very interested to know about the history behind it.
Would you lie for the company?
(Here you have to answer according to the organization you are going into. So it is better doing research about the company before going for an interview.)
(If you have to lie in that company as a part of job)
It depends on the situation, if the purpose is good and can create positive impact on my company's growth then I can lie, otherwise I won't.
(If you have to lie in that company as a part of job)
No, I can't lie with anyone, sometimes it is so difficult to speak the lie in a negative situation. Be honest with yourself.
Well, that totally depends upon the impact the lie would create over the company and the people associated with it if it aims to bring a positive impact, with no means I would say no. But in case the lie is very unprofessional and can cause harm to society I would have to say no, as in future if revealed I'll lose my credibility as a professional.
Yes, surely I will.
If my lie creates a positive impact on the company and it was useful for many people then I will lie.
I won't lie. To speak lie is very difficult to me. This is one of my weakness.
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
(Here you have to talk about a person who have made most impact in your life and give reason for it. You can talk about your family member or some international figures who have made some impact in the world. Here are some examples.)
My greatest inspiration is my mother, she always supported and encouraged me in every situation. She always taught me not to worry about my weakness and take advantage of my strengths. This has developed a lot of confidence in me during difficult times.
My parents sacrifice and their hope for my success make me inspired in my life. They want me to be a successful girl with full attitude.
Everybody inspires every person but according to me my family is my inspiration because I had admired so many qualities from them to make my life beautiful due to my family I have overcome to know how to handle the situation in every condition they taught me the positivity and simplicity. Always says that nothing is impossible if you work and focus on your goals the success will come to you and also my teachers motivate me. Because of good path of guidance of these I admire the qualities of them.
What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?
(Here you just share your experience where you had to take tough decision like while choosing your education field or any other experience. If you have not then you have to explain why. Here are some examples.)
Decisions are not tough until we don't have a clear idea about our options. I don't face such difficulty because.
I am always working on my options to choose my best.
My toughest decision is to choose my carrier job.
Have you considered starting your own business?
(Here you explain about what you want to do in future but think about what you are going to say rather saying what comes in your mind because sometime the organization wants a staff that stays for long term rather than short term. Here are some example.)
At this moment, l don't think because l don't have enough experience but in future, it might to be.
Honestly NO, I don't have plans to start my own business. I am more focus to build my career with your company which I believe this company could give me a stable job and have fun while I am working.
For starting a business I need to have much more knowledge and experience and capital too. And I'm a fresher now so now I'm not thinking about that.
Yes, I do consider starting my own business. But before doing that I would prefer acquiring some knowledge and skill sets that I'll be needing for my startup.
How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?
(You have to explain feel like. But if you don't have any idea here are some examples.)
Too many people measure success in terms of the money they make, and the designation that they're being in and people they associate with. ! But for me, being successful means happy for oneself to his inner soul, and at the same time contributing in other's happiness too.
In my opinion, Success is when our dreams change into reality.
I think success is the inner Sense of satisfaction. If we are satisfied with our work and what we are having, I think we will be the most successful person in the world.
Success is not a destination it is a journey where you will feel satisfied that your work which is completed by hard work or smart work and our complete work makes us happy or healthy that is a success. Thank you.
If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?
(It is all about your opinion. Here are some examples.)
Yes Sir, I will continue my work as it gives me satisfaction, Money comes and goes, whereas the knowledge and skills that I will get during working will be my life experience and lessons which will help in my personal growth and improvement.
I will still work if I won 10 million dollars.
Because working hard for the entire month and getting paid depending on our work will give me more satisfaction and that shows our talent and ability to do skills which gives more confidence. Winning a lottery is just luck.
Yes Sir, I would still work after winning such an amount because money is a necessity and it has nothing to do with my passion for my work. Following my passion gives me the satisfaction in my life which I would never give up for something like money.
Yes, I will do work definitely. Because Money gives you satisfaction and comfort zone but Work gives you knowledge and experience and I can explore myself.
Tell me something about our company.
(Here research you have done about the company pays off because you can point out about the company which shows you know about the company and if gives good impression.
How much salary do you expect?
(Here you explain how much you expect or as a fresher you want to gain experience rather than money. Here are some examples.)
Sir, you know the roles and responsibility too, so whatever you offer me I would take it happily.
Being a fresher, I don't have that much experience about salary. But besides this, my first aim is to focus on my job. I want to complete my task with full of dedication and devotion. I am willing to improve my skills and enhance my practical knowledge. As being a professional employee of this reputed organization, it's my responsibility to take our organization to the peak of success. So, I think you are the right person to decide my salary. I believe that you will offer me salary as per your company norms and my job profile.
I will go as per industry standards.
As a fresher, I don't have any expectation but I'm sure that whatever you offer will be fair with a qualification like me. Of course, salary matters to me but my first preference is that I'm looking for the opportunity to enhance my skills.
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
(Here you can share your personal views. Here are some example.)
I want to see myself after 5 years in an identified position with more responsibilities, more knowledge, and skills. I should be matured to take the decisions regarding the organization.
In five years, I would like to see myself in a leading position and more responsibility and skills & experience. And I'll share my skills with team members and I'll be accepting their challenges and I'll encourage my juniors to give their best.
In 5 years, I see myself capable of handling more responsibilities along with more digits in my account.
As a fresher, I like to improve my knowledge and skills along with my experience.
For the first two years, I will learn from the highly experienced persons of your company.
And the next three to five years, I will see myself in a more senior leading position with more responsibilities and accepting newer challenges.
On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.
(Here you tell what you feel but you have to point out good things about them rather than pointing out bad things. Here are some examples.)
I don't have any experience to judge you but what I observed is you are friendly, supportive and also very cool. You are so simple that I am free talking to you. You took off my pressure and I forgot that this an interview. I want to give you 10/10 but it may give you the wrong impression that I am flattering you. So because of that reason, I am giving you 9/10.
First of all, thank you, sir, for giving me this opportunity. But I don't think that I'm in the right position to judge u, as you have far more knowledge and experience than me.
So for me its 10/10 but you can consider it as 9/10 so that you can achieve the best version of yours.
Sir, I am not a right person to judge you but I will give 10/10 because, HR recruiters are the back bone for an organization. You people will pick the skilled and knowledgeable candidates in a short span and it's a great job. It is not easy to do that.
Do you have any questions for me?
(If you have any then you can. If you ask you have to ask about the company or what they expect from their new recruit. Here are some examples but it differ as per the work done by the company.)
What new innovations, changes, processes, systems, ideas or improvements do you expect the new staff to bring to this position?
Yes, sir/madam, do you want to give me any feedback?
And what technologies I should learn before joining?
Yes Sir! First of all thank you for giving me this opportunity.
I would like to ask you that how will be the growth path in this organization when one join as a fresher? And what kind of challenges we will be face to have great career in this organization?
Yes sir. Firstly thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.
It's been very nice interacting with you.
Can you please tell me and give me suggestions about how my performance was?
So, that I can improve those skills.
Why did you resign from your previous job?
(Basically you have to explain why you left your previous job. But rather than complaining about your previous company you have to talk about new opportunities.)
I would like to thanks my previous company, I have gained a lot of knowledge and teamwork from there, and I am looking new opportunity and new challenge in my life and I hope this company provide me a batter platform to improve professional and financial.
At first, I must thank my previous company, they are giving me the opportunity to works with them. I have learnt many things like time management, team management, how to works under pressure, how to maintain punctuality.
As we know, that Change is the part of life. I wish myself growing both professionally and financially. So I need to change my job for learning new technology, new works place.
I know that this will help me to learn new technology and gives me new job environment.
I put hard work to fulfil companies work and try to give a role in the company success.
Why have you been out of work so long?
(Here you basically explain the reason why you were didn't work for so long. It depends on you to answer this question. Here are some examples.)
I was helping to my family's business because of financial issues. And after that, I educated myself with proper guidance. And now I would like to adapt to this opportunity.
I was searching for a good opportunity to improve my skills, and career growth. I was preparing myself to get selected in your company. I tried for many jobs, but because of my positive attitude and self-motivation, I still striving hard to get an opportunity to prove my skills.
There were times in my life which needed my presence and full attention. Instead to having an unbalanced professional and personal life I decided to take a break considering the priorities at that point of time. I believe I have done what I could, and now I consider my career as my top priority and decided to restart my career.
Why have you had so many jobs?
(Here you share the problems you had in your previous jobs or because of some reason you had to leave the job. Here are some examples.)
If you think that you will be stable in any job, it will be not possible for anyone because the situation changes and we have to face many problems like personal or financial, so to deal with that situation changes occur and we have adapted in that situation.
I want to improve my knowledge as well as skills. I can't see many jobs it's a steps to improve my knowledge.
When you walk through a ladder you have to climb one stair and leave the previous one to go through your target just like I have changed so many jobs to achieve my reach at your company.
Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized.
(If you have any thing you can share it. Or here are some examples.)
YES, it happens many times when I try something new many people criticize but ones the task is completed successfully then the same person congratulate us for our success basically when people criticize it's time to prove yourself that you are the best and you can do it.
I accept my mistake and I pay focus on it and I'll try not to repeat.
According to me, when you're being criticized by others, is the place where you are growing in your life. Because those who criticize today, definitely they will congratulate us for our success with a guilty feel.
Could you have done better in your last job?
(Here you basically talk about your how you have improved from your previous jobs.)
Looking back at my accomplishments in the past and the ample amount of skill sets I have acquired, I believe that I gave my best performance to my last job.
I always do better as per expectation and job required.
Yes, sir, no one is perfect in this world I did mistakes in my previous job but I learned many things by doing so. Mistakes will lead us to a better person, the only thing we have to keep in mind is that we should not repeat the same mistake.
Tell me about the most boring job you have ever had.
(If asked you can share some experience you had or else you can simply say you don't have any.)
Job is never boring because if you think job is boring, then you have nothing to else to do. But it's true that I am little bit lazy that type of work which I don't like.
In my point of view, the most boring job you can ever do is sitting idle. Working in any company and in any position will definitely give me a chance to learn something and upgrade myself to be a better person for the organization and to society.
I think no job in this world is boring unless you don't have interest in the job. I would apply for the job in only those organizations where I feel that I will be interested in the job and will get opportunity to prove myself. That is the reason I am sitting in front of you and I really take it as an achievement to present myself to you. Thank you sir/mam for giving this opportunity.
May I contact your present employer for a reference?
(Here you have to show some confidence.)
Well, there is no issue from my side regarding contacting my previous employer as my records are clear. If you need any details to contact my office team, I will surely provide you.
My company is not aware that I'm looking for other opportunities, I will be gladly giving you the reference once I get selected for this job as my records are very clears.
How many hours a week do you normally work?
(You can give your opinion on the work time. Here are some examples.)
I always try to complete task assign to me within my working hours. However sometimes due to heavy volume of work and business requirements I've stretched my working hours too.
Actually hour is not a matter in doing work, it depends on how you took interest in the work you had to complete. If anyone is taking interest at doing their work hours become less in count and if anyone is not taking interest hours count is more.
You know time management is very important to assign work, we always try to complete work on time.
Less time + assign work complete = called smart employee.
Sir, According to me, time doesn't matter, but to complete my work properly & on time is important. In short, I want to work for Goodwill of the organization.
What was the toughest challenge you have ever faced?
(In this question you basically explain from your experience.)
Sir, the toughest challenge I have ever faced is giving this answer. Because sir nothing is tough, actually we make it tough.
Challenge is not toughest, but the way we choose to come out with challenge actually matters. If you are enough capable to take the right decision challenge may convert in a great opportunity.
Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous position?
(Here you should give logical answer rather than straight forward answer. Here are some examples.)
Well, to be honest, no one is working without taking any leaves. Being a human being, we may also need leave due to our illness or family member for an emergency. I used to take leave only for a genuine reason. Thank you.
Yes, sir I will take leave according to the situation demands me.
Although I am a mature person and I understand my responsibilities and I am caring for my job but once I have been absent for few days informing officials afterwards for the urgent reasons which they consider as valid.
What changes would you make if you came on board?
(Here you can have your personal opinion about the company or just can say I will suggest that after knowing the environment of the company.)
Well Sir, if I come on board I would first like to understand and get familiar with the present working and systems in place.
I would initiate to make changes only if it's highly essential.
I strongly believe that it's too early for me to make changes in the present systems, procedures and policies for a company of your standing and repute.
(If you are applying for job that requires solving problem of the company.)
Firstly, It would be a great honor for me to get this opportunity to make changes in the exiting environment which might need changes by taking care of the following point:.
Firstly, I will check which area that needs a change and then I will try to find the reason and problem.
I will analyze the issue deeply and then collect the required data.
After collecting the required data I will suggest to my senior the possible changes which can be done for the betterment of the company.
Then finally with the approval from I would love to implement those changes.
If you take an example of Some Old methodology followed by the company, so in this case I will try to analyze why still this process is being followed in the company, do this process need a change and also find the alternative process which can be implement to solve the problem smoothly and will try to get all the do's and don'ts for the processes and will follow up and try to get this process to be implemented.
What would you say to your boss if he is crazy about an idea, but you think it stinks?
(Here you basically give your views and ideas. Here are some examples.)
Honesty is the best policy. I shall give the correct advice and leave the decision to him.
No idea is bad. If boss thinks it's crazy and wants to do it then so be it however I'll give him my perception of stinker thought in a very polite manner and probably make him to rethink his idea.
I will be honest. At the same time, I will apologize to my boss. But Boss is not bigger than a company. As an employee, I should think about my company benefit first.
How could you have improved your career progress?
(Here you can share your experience where you felt like if you had done something at that time then you could have improved your career. Here are some examples.)
As, I have a strong thirst for knowledge I believe I could have improved upon my career by acquiring more knowledge from the one I currently possess.
By trust, confidence, activeness, good communication.
Nobody is perfect in the world all area. I am also among them. I have some weakness to me that continuously improve in that area. So I could improve my career.
Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss (company, management team, etc.)
(Here you say more about the strong points rather than talking any weak points.)
There are many strong points and it is difficult to choose a few but I have learnt time management, discipline from my boss. "A coin has both sides" in the same way everyone has weak points also but I cannot say weak points because I feel I'm not the right person to reveal.
I have observed and learnt from him are that he is an excellent motivator, too energetic, be punctual, open-minded and smart hard worker. He never asked anyone why he or she is getting leave, he always asks when you require a leave. In negative point, I am not the right person to find out the negative point of my boss.
Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?
(Here you explain about what you accomplished till now and you still can improve. Here are some example.)
Well, I still believe something better needs to be done and this motivates me and keeps me going. I don't believe in doing best I believe in doing better. If I talk about my last position, I am quite satisfied with it. The time I spent there was absolutely meaningful and I have learnt a lot of things from there which makes me absolutely suitable for the new job and accept new challenges and to learn as much as I can. Learning the most within the organization has always been my prime objective and thus I feel I have done my best in my last position and hope to continue the same here.
My boss was happy with my work, I think this is because I have done my best work.
Today's my position is Example of my past performance and I believe that hard work is the only way to success.
Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from within?
(Here you have to explain why you are better than their existing staff. Here are some examples.)
Yes, you can promote anybody internally but, if you hire from the outside company will get new people, new people mean a new idea, new talent, new skills. Hiring outside it just like upgrading to new technology.
Also, my qualifications and skills match with your requirement so if you want you can hire me.
Sir, old employees have established their position in organization with hard work and dedication. But at the same time when you will be recruiting outsider they as a new person will do more hard work and will come with innovative and creative solutions which old employees may not be able to because of their familiarity with established norms and procedures.
How do you feel about reporting to a younger person?
(Basically here the interviewers want to if you are comfortable working under a person who is younger than you are. So you have to give your views. Here are some examples.)
Yes of course. Age does not matter because he is talented so that he is in that position without any feeling I will report that person. I will take him as my inspiration to grow thoroughly and work hard for it.
I have got nothing to do with the age of the person I am reporting to. His/her qualifications, experience, knowledge and efforts might have lead to achieve good designation. As of me, it is reporting to my higher up and it is part of my job.
Looking back, what would you do differently in your life?
(Here basically you have to share from your experience. Here are some examples.)
(These type of answer shows you accept your mistakes and improve taking that mistake as lesson.)
By looking back at the life, we can analyze our past mistake and by implementing the lesson learnt from those mistakes in the present can definitely lead to the better future.
(These type of answer show your confidence level.)
I don't look back, whatever happened in the past is happened. I will focus on my present career growth and move forward to achieve success.
Why are not you earning more money at this stage of your career?
(Here you have to explain that you are focused in learning rather than earning which shows you are eager to learn or anything else that impresses your interviewer. Here are some examples.)
I don't want to focus on money, I want to become perfect as much I can, because continuously improvement bring everything to me like- money, satisfaction, honor, respect, inner peace. So learning is more important than other things, along with these all confidence is very important.
Money is always important things in every person. I'm not exceptional. But I think money is automatically increasing, it depends with my knowledge and hard work.
Right now, I want grow my knowledge through experience. After that, I'm sure I can earn more money in future.
To be very honest with you, I consider money as an outcome of the knowledge and work with complete dedication. Earning more money has never been my prime objective instead I always look for opportunities to find new challenges to gain knowledge and broaden my horizons. I am still in the learning phase and I am satisfied with the money which I think is currently making a pace with the work I am doing now.
Shoulder Shrug Gesture
The shoulder shrug is also a good example of a universal gesture that is used to show that a person does not know or understand what you are talking about. It is a multiple gesture that has three main parts: exposed palms, hunched shoulders and raised brow.
The Ring or 'OK' Gesture
The 'OK' meaning is common to all English-speaking countries and it means "All correct".
The Thumb-Up Gesture
In Britain, Australia and New Zealand the thumb-up gesture has three meanings, it is commonly used by hitch-hikers who are thumbing a lift, it is an OK signal, and when the thumb is jerked sharply upwards it becomes an insult signal, meaning 'up yours' or 'sit on this'. In some countries, such as Greece, its main meaning is 'get stuffed'.
Congruence (state of agreement)
We often see a high ranking politician standing behind a lectern with his arms tightly folded across his chest (defensive) and chin down (critical or hostile), while telling his audience how receptive and open he is to the ideas of young people.