How much time do you spend for your hobby?
A question to be answered in a creative and subtle way that the time you spend
will not interfere with the working span.
What mode of communication do you prefer?
In the present situation most of the big companies are with their communication
on line. Answer the question considering the level to which you have
applied for. Do not hesitate to say you are well versed in all modes
Do you plan and organize before you start a work?
This question is aimed at you to show how systematically you plan and proceed
with your projects. If you have experience give a systematic answer. Do not
beat around the bush as they are looking for a concrete stuff in your answer.
How were you evaluated in your last job?
Be brief and honest. Clarify the evaluation with a system.
What are things that you find difficult to do?
The question is asked to make you answer the thing you do not like to do.
Remember to have a piratical touch in your answers.
What is your relationship with your former employer?
It is a question aimed at to know you better. The answer will throw light
on how you were in the last work place.
Describe a situation where you could not attain your goal?
Be ready with the answer before hand or you may land in trouble. Choose one
and give correct details
Can you work overtime?
Do not be intimidated. Agree if you are willing but clarify the details before
Do you have any questions?
Be casual and clear all the doubts you have. Do not try out any question that
will bring forth any questions back to you.
Have you had difficulty getting along with others?
Give a reply in the negative and bring forth the idea that you are easy to
get along with others.
What can you do for us that others cannot?
This is a question that can be answered to bring out your talents and to prove
that you are efficient and dynamic.
What reservations do you have about working here?
Do not have any negative at the moment to pint out. Answer the question with
a positive statement. Point out the organization as one where you really wanted
to belong and work.
Why do you want to work here with us?
Do a deep study about the organization and have a list of merits ready so
that you will be able to give a steady and easy answer.
This job requires long hours will it be a problem for your spouse /children?
Frame the answer in such a way that you give equal importance to your work
and family. You should be able to prove your credibility.
Do your spouse work?
The question gives an insight if you are the only bread earner of the family.
If the answer is yes there will be follow up questions as to who takes care
of the children and the rest.
Whom should we notify in case of an emergency?
The question gives a clear insight on whom you depend and trust .It is almost
as equal as giving a reference.
Are you in the habit of changing your jobs frequently?
Answer the question with the resume you have given .If it shows many places
worked give a reply that you wish to stick to the present job applied for.
What do your parents do?
The question is asked to understand the background of the applicant. If a
parent has a positive tie- in to the organization /industry that you are seeing,
employment you may mention this.
Are you a religious person?
An odd question but if the organization is run by religious institutions your
answer in the positive will have real good effects.
What organizations do you belong to ?
You may list the various organization in which you are a member. Make sure
you do not list any organization that can bring negative impact.
How old are you?
Just a question asked to remind you that you are too old for the job or too
young for the job. Be aware and answer the question with accuracy.
How flexible are you ?
Be brief, direct and focused with the answer. Prepare the answer and keep
How do you deal with change?
The ideal answer is to give an idea that you can accept any change as long
as it is for the good. The answer also throw light on the personality. It
also reflects how dynamic you are.
Do you think you are too young for this post?
Convince the maturity that you have will stand in good stead than the years
Will you be willing to start at a lower salary because of your inexperience?
Deal with the question by emphasizing the fact that inexperience will not
come in the way of doing the work efficiently. Have many justifications to
Do you have any disability?
This is a broad question to be answered carefully. If you have any, disclose
How long have you been disabled?
A follow up question of the previous one that can be supported with documents.
Have you filed a compensation claim with any company you worked for?
If the answer is yes it is better to say that you do not wish to answer the
question and end at it. There is no law that prevents one from getting a job
because of prior workers compensation claim.
Have you been a target of sexual harassment? Have you filed a complaint?
This question is raised to determine your proclivity to take legal action
at work place. Be open and express yourself freely as the question came from
them and it was not you who initiated it.
Have you ever been arrested?
The question can be answered negative unless you were arrested and proved
guilty by a court of law. This is because a person who is arrested is innocent
until proven guilty.
Has any court found you guilty?
This question is asked to clear and clarify if any criminal record is present.