Prepare yourself well to answer interview questions
After graduation, finding job that too in one’s own field is most difficult task. We all experience interview in our lives, many fails and many successfully passes. Here are few interview questions that you should answer confidently.
Even, some can have horrible experiences.Yes, you are not alone worrying about what to wear, when to reach, what to say and how to say it. We all go through this dilemma. Though you can’t always predict the flow of an interview, here are few questions that you can answer perfectly in order to get best job.
1. “Why this company?”
This is a basic and important question that every interviewer will definitely ask you. To have to answer this question perfectly you should know about the company very well. Read about what they do, why they do it and if at all they have been in the news recently.
Then use this knowledge to answer the question. Also tell them how your talents are beneficial for them and vice-versa.
2. Share your biggest strength
Be careful while answering your biggest strength. Don’t just say something that you think they want to hear because once you have said it, the interviewer will be checking in your next few answers how you actually portray that quality.
However, there are a few qualities that work well with almost anyone – hardworking, committed, flexible – use these power words when you can’t think of anything else!
3. Share your biggest weakness
It’s bit difficult to answer. You are wondering how we can share our weakness with someone. But you have to do it that too in clever manner. Do not try to turn positive traits into negative ones because they don’t work well, for example, “I work too hard” is not a weakness nor is “outgoing personality”. Say something like “Sometimes, I feel I am hyper-focused but if someone points that out, I know how to relax and hold my reins.”
4. Why do you think you are fit for the post?
This question is not as much about knowing your best traits as it is about knowing how well you have looked into the role you are interviewing for. This is your chance to show them that you know what you are talking about.
Start by discussing their requirements from you and then talk about how you can fulfil them, with examples wherever possible.
5. What are your past achievements?
If this is your not first job then definitely mention your milestones that you have achieved in past. If you are a fresher then talk about anything you might have done previously that is related to the field you are applying in.
6. Where do you want to see yourself in next 5 years?
This is most important question that definitely interviewer will ask you. Don’t say I want to see myself at your place, because ofcourse this is not the filmy interview, it’s a real one. It could be developing a business of your own or pursuing further studies or at a higher position and a better role.
7. Do you have any questions for us?
This is a last question that interviewer ask. Though this is usually the signing off question that indicates that the interview is almost done.
Asking about your salary or leaves is a big no-no. These are things that you either ask before the interview or find out from someone other than who is taking your interview.