Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Interview Questions that would reveal your psychology


Some questions in the interview may reveal your inner qualities, your likely co-operation with team members, your general attitude, your technical and non-technical skills. Take a good care to answer this type of questions. I have tried to explain some of them. Good Luck.

Tips to answer such questions:

  • Be prepared thoroughly for these questions. Struggling gives clear hint.
  • Be honest to these questions. That is the best way of tackling any interview.
  • Never let down your previous employer.
  • Never let down your colleagues.
  • Strongly express what you can do and what you cannot do. Because commitment to unknown areas would backfire you.
  • Your technical skills take only 10% in the interview. Only soft-skills are what the interviewers are looking for.

Questions :

  • What do you know about our company?
  • Could you mention our competitors ?
  • Why have you applied for this particular position?
  • How did you learn of the vacancy?
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • What is your current salary or remuneration package?
  • Why do you want to leave your present job?
  • What do you think determines a person's progress within a company?
  • Why shoule we should hire you?
  • What are the blunders, you know, you have committed at work?
  • What are the things that irritate you the most in the workplace with colleagues?
  • Why do you think you might like to work for our company?
  • Do you prefer any particular geographic location? Why? Are you prepared to re-locate?
  • Would you be prepared to travel nationally/abroad? Are you prepared to go where the company sends you?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What would you like to be doing in 5 years time from now?
  • What are your most redeeming qualities?
  • What are your hobbies or interests?
  • What did you like/dislike about your previous employer and manager?
  • If we communicate to your previous employer, what would they tell us about you?
  • If you are given a task to do but didn't how to go about it, what would you do?
  • If you lack experience, what do you have to offer?
  • What characteristics do you think an employer looks for in an employee?
  • What sort of a company would you like to work?
  • Mention the five words that describe about you?
  • What sort of things frustrated you in your last job?
  • Do you work best on your own or in a team?
  • In your opinion, what are the most important factors in running a business?
  • What types of people seem to rub you the wrong way?
  • What types of books do you read?
  • Tell us about your home life?
  • Tell us in brief about your IT skills?
  • Can you tell me about your biggest failures and how you dealt with them?
  • Are you prepared to work at weekends?
  • What is the most significant impact you've made at your organisation in the last year?
  • How do you feel about working overtime?
  • Aren't you a bit over-qualified for this position?
  • How do you cope with your ideas not being implemented, especially when you know they would be worthwhile?
  • How do you take criticism?
  • Why have you changed jobs so many times in the past?
  • Why are you interested in a position with our company?
  • What steps have you taken to be more successful in your career?
  • Tell me about a time you became angry at work. If you had to dismiss 30 people, how would you decide whom to let go?


milind said...

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thanks for your vital information.

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