Common Interview Questions and Answers

Why Should I hire you?

  • You should hire me because I can do the job. I can help the company achieve its goals. And when the company achieves its goals, I, too, will benefit. Win-win.
  • It will be a great platform to show my skills and knowledge if you hire me. I will ensure to complete whatever goals and targets set by your organisation within the stipulated time.

What are the reasons for leaving your previous work?

  • In order to enhance my skillset
  • This particular job best fits my career aspirations

Why have you been unemployed for a long time?

  • I enrolled myself for an advanced technology, personal development courses, and freelance jobs.

Tell us your ability to work under pressure.

  • I keep myself calm and focus on multi-tasking while being patient.

Describe your management style.

  • Constantly keeping the tab of my assigned work with my subordinates and seniors
  • Completing assigned work before deadlines
  • Respect for all staff
  • Working with others in a team

Are you a team player?

  • Yes, I was part of very successful projects
  • I strongly believe in sharing and listening to people’s ideas.

What irritates you about co-workers?

  • Teamwork initiates great impressions. Even if I find anything irritating, I try to avoid it unless it personally affects me.

How long would you expect to work for us if you are hired?

  • As long as I feel professionally challenged.
  • As long as I learn, grow and stay happy with what I do
  • As long as there are opportunities for me to grow

How do you see yourself 5 years from now?

  • I see myself in a senior position managing important portfolio of your organisation

Do you consider yourself successful?

  • Apart from appraisals, I believe I have earned a bunch of good colleagues in my life.

What are your major strengths and weaknesses?

  • Ability to work….
  • Technical knowledge of ……
  • Management ethics
  • I don’t like people surpassing me….

What do you know about our company

  • Major products
  • Working environments
  • Safety Issues
  • Branches around the world

How much salary do you expect?

  • Salary is my second priority. I want to improve and enhance my knowledge. I want to gain technical skills.
  • You are here to analyse me and I believe you will pay me what I deserve.

What if I do not hire you?

  • I have full confidence in my abilities that I will secure another job. However, I would appreciate and analyse your feedback regarding why I am not being hired so I can improve on those aspects.
  • It will be sad but you will hire me because I am the perfect candidate.

Do you have any questions?

  • What are the next steps of the interviewing process?

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