Why have you selected to join us?
I always longed to work with a company. I am familiar and whose products I
have used and trusted.
(Narrate briefly how you can prove your statement. Do good research on the
company before facing the interview)
Where do you want to be in 5 years?
I would like to be frank. Judge me from the work and I am sure you will put
me right where I want to be.
Note : Do not over ambitious and speak in a way that you are not satisfied
with your current job which you have applied for.
Describe your ideal career?
Talk of what you enjoy most your skills and natural talents. Do not specify
your goal and any job title.
Tell me something about yourself
Do not just repeat what you have given in your resume. Be ready with the answer,
a talent or something you did out of the ordinary. You can sound it as unique
or give it a touch of your personality.
How did you apply for the job?
Be specific and give a straight answer of how you came to know about the vacancy.
If it was advertised specify how you came across it.
Why do you want to work here?
Have a research done about the company / organization
Give just one or two reasons why you are interested. You can add these points
(1) company's reputation(2) desire to join the specific field of interest.
Don't you think that you are over qualified for this job?
(This question is put to you to puzzle a candidate. Be calm and answer the
question with a positive and confident approach)
Answer in the negative
My experience and qualification will just help me to do the job better. Moreover
I am at establishing a long term relationship which my qualification will
favor me to handle more responsibilities and help me to rise to your expectations.
What competition do you see if you take up this job?
When you answer, clearly show that you have researched carefully and acquired
more in-depth knowledge about the company.
Enumerate some positive and negative traits of the company and their competitions.
Feel confident to show that competition is not an unexpected one.
What would you do if our competitor offer you a job?
Show your confidence in the company's worth, stress the point 'I would say
No' by pointing out some qualities you found out in your research about the
Why are you leaving your current job?
You should give two or three reasons for leaving.
Lack of challenge, focus on the limitations etc. Point out your ambition to
prove your worth confidently.
What salary do you expect?
(This is a tricky question to be answered carefully. Interviewers often accept
people with realistic financial goals.)
If you mention a salary that is low it shows that you are not up to the mark.
If you mention too high you have ruined a chance to get a job. So the best
is to ask for the salary they offer and then show your capacity, how your
experience and qualification rate with what is offered.
What interests you most about the job?
(Show how you believe that you are most suited to the post. If you can find
out an earlier experience it would be fine.)
If you have experience, you can quote some similarities from the past and
how you achieved success.
What is your dream job?
Make the question a chance to display your aptitude that fits the job you
have applied for. Display how your skills can be put into suite the challenges
and modern trends.
Why should we take you?
This is often the concluding Question( Some tips to the answer)
Don'ts : Do not repeat your resume
Do not enumerate your experience
Do's: Prove Your interest
Be positive in your answer
Be prepared with confidence in what you are going to say
Make sure the answer comes from the bottom of your heart.
If you have unlimited time and financial resources how would you spend them
Even though it is tempting to discuss thing you would do for fun, answer these
questions with strict coherence with the job you have applied for.
Egg: If you are into teaching, touch on your interest in adult literary
programmers and other teaching oriented aspects.
How is your experience relevant to this job?
Sketch out some similar work which you have done in your previous job. It
should be something justifiable by you, even though others may think differently.
You can even ask some question where you can prove that your experience stands
in good strand.
How could you enrich your current job?
Design your answer to show that you are still interested in the job and you
point out a few instances where improvements can be made. Convince the person
that you can be relied on and you will not get bored with what you do with
How many days where you absent from work?
Give a solid attendance record. But at the same time show you were not responsible
. Convince that you are willing to take up responsibility.
Egg: I was absent 7 days. 4 days due to conjunctivitis and one day due to
the death of a close relative and 2 days had to accompany my parents for their