10 common questions people face in interviews and sample answers compiled here… hope it will help..
1. Why do you want to join our company?
Instead of blabbering like urs is dream cmpy n all can jst say “I want to be with Market leader ” or ” I want be with a startup ” so I can develop myself and the organization.
2. What do you think are your weaknesses?
Don’t say that u don’t have weekness at all.. it’s safe to mention something specific; at the same time, it should be non-critical. Also state your plan of action to get around that weakness like, “I am working on improving my ______ skills and my goal is to become an advanced ___ in the next three months”
3. Why should we hire you?
Focus on what the company is looking for and state specific skills that you have. This is your chance to sell yourself, so don’t try to be modest like I have XYZ years of experience and have XYZ qualifications and I am the best.
4. Can you tell us a little bit about your last job?
Talk about what you were able to accomplish and how you added more revenue to your company. There are a lot of people who can do the job, but very few who can do it well. Specifics that demonstrate your accomplishments are crucial.
5. Why do you want to leave the current organisation? Don’t blame the current cmpy u work for and don’t mention higher salary is what u r looking for… say ur learning curve has slowed down and u see lot of opportunity in new cmpy to expand ur skills and learn things in a new environment…
6. What are your salary expectations?
Here, itz bad if u feel guilt, jst ask for what you deserve. You get what you ask for. Find out the industry average for the position you are applying for and work out your minimum and maximum package. Be ready to walk out if the job offer does not work for you financially.
Say I am expecting a package of (put the figure you expect here) per annum along with other benefits such as medical insurance, travel allowance, education reimbursement. Not like 25% hike of my CTC or whatever you offer its ok for me.
7. Where do you see yourself in about five years from now?
Itz gud to have short term and long term goals, so when asked talk about it. It shows you have a forward-looking approach and that you plan for future. Stay away from ambiguity and be as specific as possible, like , I see myself playing a critical role in the (mention the department you are working for).
8. Can you tell us about any failures you may have experienced in your present job?
I feel something is wrong with u, if you have never failed. Either you were doing tasks that were way too easy or you did not take any risks at all. Tell them about a failure and how you turned it around. Present the failure as a key learning opportunity. Be honest.
9. Are you willing to sign a bond with us?
you can say YES, But before you commit to a company for any time period, get your facts cleared about training and growth opportunities. If you are comfortable with what you have learnt, you can consider saying ‘yes’. Remember, however, that you may have to pay the company a fixed amount if you choose to break the bond.
10. Do you have any questions for us?
Definitely…Questions are revealing and employers often judge candidates based on the quality of their questions.The right questions show you are focused on succeeding in the job and are not there just for the money. It is acceptable to ask about the job profile in detail or the company’s growth plan or the culture.