While attending an interview, one has to face many questions. They can be related to your major subjects or field of interest or general knowledge too. Apart from these questions, there are a few frequently asked questions in an interview. While answering them, keep in mind that your answers will win a job for you. So, stay focused, utilize your communication skills to optimum extent and conclude well. As soon as you put your resume before the employer, you can expect a question which says,
1. Tell Me About Yourself? Now when you face this question answer it thoughtfully. Brief very little about your personal data and relate your skills and your qualification with that of the job you are applying for. See that they both go in together with the requirement and the first impression is created! Talk about your educational subjects, experience and concepts that relate to the job profile. Whatever it is, focus on your positive attributes.
2. Your strengths? Now when this question arises, the employer checks your ability and problem solving skills. Can you handle the work pressure? Get the work done before the deadlines? How good can you be, leading a team? How organized you are at work? How well can you utilize minimum resources available to bring out a great product? How good are you at negotiation and fixing things up? So on and so forth. Therefore, high light your confidence, decision making skills before the employer.
3. Your weakness? This is one of those tactful questions where the employer gets the chance to analyze about one self emotionally, and psychologically so do not leave any kind of bad impression on his mind or make any kind of contradictory statement to your strengths. Example, you can say that you are good at getting things done in time, and always look for perfection, which can be annoying sometimes. So use such things so that even your weakness seems positive. Or you can mention things which can be worked on for better results too.
4. What was your last job profile? Why did you leave that organization? Such questions are put to people who hold some experience. So be very careful while answering this question. Don’t make complete negative statements about your past organization, this shows your perception and attitude towards an organization. So reflect positively and cover up saying that you were looking for more responsibility and growth in that organization.
5. Why should you be hired for this profile? Every candidate applying for that profile wants to get that job, so differentiate yourself form others in your exclusive positive attributes and explain well as to why you deserve that job. Answer them carefully and confidently. Be precise and informative about the points you mention. Also see that you mention about your stress handling ability.
6. Do you have any questions for me? Ask a relevant question but don’t end up in asking a wrong one. This shows your interest towards it.