Preparing for an interview is very much like preparing for a fight with a dragon. You would not know what it is going to be. However, you can be well-prepared, if you know these top 25 questions asked in most of the interviews:
1. Tell me about yourself?
This question seems to be very simple, but most of the candidates fail to prepare it properly. It needs proper timing and precise things to be deliver. This question basically asked for creating a good channel between candidate and interviewer.
2. Where did you get the info about the position?
This question is also seems to be an innocuous one, and this question is the opportunity that you can show them about your passion and your connectivity with the relevant field or that company.
3. Why this position is important for you?
Again, this question reflects yours passion and connectivity points that how the person is passionate about the relevant job.
4. Why should we hire you?
Whenever this question will be asked, there is the possibility that interviewer is taking interest in you for the relevant position. For that question, you must have to craft good answer like to convey him that you are not only to do good work, you can also produce good result in short interval of time.
5. What are your greatest strength?
You should be precise and accurate while giving the answer of this question, try to give answer in professional aspect not to include your daily life strength in it. Try to give answer relevant to the position.
6. What is your one weakness that you want to overcome?
Most of the candidate get failed in these type of question by answering “Nothing, I’m perfect”. What actually interviewer wants to explore is your honesty and either you are improving that defect or not.
7. What is your one achievement?
This question is also very much common in every interview, this question is basically asked to check the methodology or the way you get that success. This reflects the point of dedication towards your work.
8. What is your aim for the coming five years?
If this question will be asked from you, just be specific to with your goals and be honest. Interviewer wants to know the realistic expectation from you about your future. Try to answer this question professionally and avoid your daily life goals.
9. Tell me about your dream job?
The main purpose of this question is that interviewer wants to cover or correlate the relevant position with your desire job.
10. Tell me the name of other company that is interviewing you?
This type of question will be asked to check the competition of relevant position with the other company’s positions. Try to answer positive like you are searching for the relevant post as you didn’t give any other interview recently.
11. Why are you leaving your previous Job?
This is said to be one of the toughest question asked from every experienced candidate. Definitely, answer should be positive because if you give some negative feedback for your previous job then it will impact on your nature and company will not hire those people who will posturize your image after leaving the company. Just answer promptly that you want to explore and you want to grow yourself in this industry etc.
12. What type of environment you are expecting for this position?
Try to answer this question in professional manner like you are adjustable to any kind of environment, not to be so demanding in this early stage.
13. Why you were unemployed for so long?
Try to answer this question in very productive or improved tone; whatever your reason, you should be positive because company don’t need any kind of lazy bum.
14. Are you a team player?
Every company wants a candidate that can be a good team player because after some time a good player can lead their teams. Interviewer wants to know one example that can enlighten your quality as a good team player.
15. How will you describe your manager and colleagues?
This question is also there to check your honesty and your attention with your team. May be, after that interview, interviewer will call your ex manager or colleague. So be honest and try to give your feedback in positive manner, not to show any negative point that can be harmful for the position.
16. How will you deal with stressful situations?
This question is basically to check the dedication and focus towards work. Try to answer in productive and positive manner that whatever the instance will be, nothing can stop you to accomplish your goals and try to explain some positive strategy.
17. What is your expected salary?
This question will indicate that interviewer is very much interested in you for that relevant post. Answer this question in the light of your professional experience and the image of Concern Company in marketing world.
18. Please share any scenario in which you lead any team?
Generally, this question will be asked for some executive post. Try to answer professionally, not to share any of daily life example. Try to reflect an image that you are the one manager for whom the company was waiting.
19. Can you able to relocate?
This question is also a hint that you are pretty much confirmed for this post and this question is the requirement of that relevant post. May be that post require some relocation timely. So if you can able to relocate to other place, try to answer in positive tone.
20. What motivates you when you are working?
This question mostly asked to check the focus of candidate. Some of the candidates ruins their interviews by answering the word salary. Try to answer them in professional manners like the working environment or discipline.
21. What are your activities in free timings?
Interviewers wants you to tell your hobbies. Try to answer this question in productive manner.
22. How will you compensate that you are lacking in experience category?
This question will be asked from young job seeker. It doesn’t mean that you can’t able to apply for any post if don’t have any relevant experience. You can answer this question like you want to show your skills and technical knowledge by working with your firm.
23. Why do you think that you will be a successful employee for this post?
This question will be good handle, if you are correlating your skills with JD (Job description).
24. Are you willing to work in evening and night shifts?
This question is asked from you if you are applying for the post that consist of shifts. So answer them in positive manner if you are not willing to work in night shifts.
25. Do you have any question?
At last, this is time when you can take interview from the interviewer. You can ask any of the query you want to know from the Job description.