Generally, you feel very nervous before going for an interview and often think about the questions which the hiring managers are going to ask. You panic a lot by thinking about how to answer the questions brilliantly so that hiring managers get impressed by your answer and the way we do it confidently. Although every interviewer has his/her style of questioning, there are many easy and straightforward questions that they ask.
Moreover, planning is also required. The plan does not mean that you need to learn the answer. To be real, you have to be confident while answering. Just review the top 10 questions written below and how you can answer them.
1. Tell me about yourself.
An interviewer often asks this question. Be confident while defining yourself. Tell the interviewer your qualities and give enough reasons for them to get yourself hired. Try to tell why you are an excellent fit for the company. Start by sharing your personal experiences. Try to give a brief description of your background activities and achievements that can eventually benefit the company you will work in if you get hired. Tell the interviewer how you can be beneficial for the company. Do not exaggerate and be honest while unfolding your qualities and virtues.
2. What is your greatest strength?
An interviewer is always eager to know your strengths. He asks this question. You have to set yourself apart from other candidates. So, your supreme powers should match up with the specific attributes especially required for the job. Read the requirements for the applied job carefully and match your qualifications smartly before the interview takes place. It will make you confident before the interviewer.
Prove yourself before the interviewer. Provide him with the facts. If you are a great problem solver, give them enough reasons that he believes you. Give him evidence from your past.
3. What is your greatest weakness?
After asking strengths, the interviewer asks about your most significant weaknesses. Here comes the typical question. It is always easy to tell someone your strengths, but when it comes to sharing your weaknesses, one gets confused. Try never to answer negatively. Even if you know your weaknesses, explain to him how do you cope with those weaknesses. You can also tell how you overcame some of your weaknesses.
Sometimes your weaknesses can be a strength for the company. Try to build your answers which increases your chances of getting hired. For example, you can say “My greatest weakness is that I love working late at nights.” It may mean that you are dedicated to any work assigned to you and may impress the interviewer.
4. Why should we hire you?
You can make an excellent impression of yours while responding to this question. Always remember that you are not the only one searching for a job. There are plenty of job aspirants with different and unique skills who wait outside the door. What makes you fit for the job is the primary question. This answer should be exact and precise. Frame your qualifications and answer intellectually that aligns with the requirements that the interviewer wants.
5. What are your salary expectations?
It is one of the trickiest questions. An interviewer observes you closely when you answer this question. What do you expect in terms of salary from the company? Think twice before answering this question. This answer can work even in a negative sense if you overprice yourself. Your answer can directly reject you from the job aspirants list. But if you give a low quote to yourself, there are higher chances that the company may hire you with a lower offer. To get a fair salary or pay, be smart and intelligent while answering. Tell your worth to the company neatly.
6. Why are you leaving or why have you left your job?
Giving false statements can get you into trouble. Always give true answers. Tell everything to your interviewer. Your honesty can build a sharp image in front of the interviewer. Do not hesitate to tell the reason behind leaving the job. You can not fool the company in which you want to work in. So, giving straight forward and correct response can add more bonus points. Moreover, do not talk wrong about the company you left. Be very careful because no company will be willing to hire you when you speak negatively about a company.
7. How do you handle stress and pressure?
An interviewer will ask how you work when you are not able to concentrate properly. What do you do in these situations? How do you handle anxiety? Do not say that you work correctly and do not feel stressed. Your answer sometimes gives a wrong impression. Do not say something indigestible. The interviewer may think that you did not work correctly and you will not be able to handle pressure and deadlines for the company you are applying in. Rather, answer elegantly. You can give a few instances of how you dealt with stress when you worked with the previous company.
8. Why do you want this job?
This question needs complete research about the company. Know everything about the company. Know the company’s future goals, mission, and current position in the marketplace, its culture, ambiance, ups and downs, services which the company offers, norms, procedures, and other regulations. Be definite and particular about what makes you a superior and excellent fit for this specific job. Tell the interviewer what you like the most about the company and why you want this job. Do not say anything that works against you. Be precise. The interviewer will test whether you know enough about the company or not.
9. What are your goals for the future?
The sole reason behind asking this question is to test whether you want to work for the company with full dedication. The company tries to evaluate your determination towards the company. Take the interviewer in your confidence and tell your short term and long term goals that match with the company’s goals.
10. Do you have any questions?
At the end comes one of the most significant questions which give you a chance to ask anything you want from the interviewer. Sometimes, some topic are not touched by the interviewer. In that case, the interviewee asks questions. You can ask about the challenges and new opportunities that you will experience if you get hired.
Don’t hesitate while giving the interview. Do your best and practice a lot. It brings clarity. Your chances of getting hired increase when you answer intelligently without any stress and tension. Try to be as honest as you can because honesty fabricates confidence. Always research for the company you are applying in. It builds a powerful impression before the interviewer.
Before going for an interview, dress appropriately in formal clothes, look into the mirror, fill your lungs with sacks of confidence and determination and wish “all the best” to yourself. By doing this, you will pass the interview with full marks.
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