An outstanding only resume, exceptional professional dressing and a pleasant personality might seem enough to bag that job you have been looking. But in reality An outstanding how you face the volley of questions put to you, decides your fate in a job/ interview.
Though there are no hard and fast rules as to what type of balls you will have to tackle, there are some common questions that suggestions. Try to personalize your response as much as possible.
1 TELL ME SOMETHNG
A common question that help breaks the ice and keeps the conversation flowing is also your first opportunity to offer an overview of yourself and achievements /accomplishments. Your answer should be precise and structured to offer a brief personal and professional brief of yourself.
2 WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH
You need to leverage this questions to highlight not just your best skills but also ways that are desired for the current opportunity. Describe two or three skills that are most relevant to the job. Avoid if and buts , leadership skills, team-building skill, and organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks, time management ..
3 WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION?
Every recruiter expects you to have some basic knowledge about the organization. Focus your reply on what you understand about the company (history/products/services/industry leadership/performance record) and what you find good about its future.
4 WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU?
Before you reply to the questions, you make ensure that you understand the specific needs and expertise relevant to the position. The answer should cover how the person is going to give to the organization, what value additions he or she bring in and what are the unique selling methods,
5 HOW LONG DO YOU PLAN TO STAY WITH US?
The best answer here would be to say that one is looking for a long term career and opportunities if career progress and growth opportunities are provided. Do not mention a job title that one would want next or the interviewer will wonder if one is already preoccupied with moving on.
6 WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNEES?
Always try to turn your weakness into a positive or demonstrate how you have tried to overcome your weakness.
7 WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT SITUATION YOU HAVE HAD TO FACE AND HOW DID YOU TACKLE IT?
The interviewer is trying to see how one would handle a difficult situation in the workplace and the approach to problem solving.The best bet is to choose a situation, preferably that wasn’t caused by self and which had a positive outcome and explain
what one did to overcome the problem.
8 WHY DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE YOUR PRESENT ORGANISATION?
This is not an opening to speak badly of the former employer.Focus on your need for newer challenges, greater responsibilities and increased learning opportunity. You may want to emphasize on how the current opportunity is aligned to your long term aspirations and career goals.
9 WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS REGARDING REMUNERATION?
It is wise to defer the questions till the company has decided to hire you for sure. If the interviewer insists on a response, try and keep your response broad and generic. The best answer would be that you expect that you would be given a fair raise in terms of your qualifications and experience proportionate with peers/similar roles in the organization.