Typical Employer Questions
When the employers asking you
to come in their interviews, most of you become in convinience and less
confidence, because you feel anxious wondering
what kind of questions will be asked to you during the interview. Trying
to make you more confident while preparing yourself for the interview sessions, we give you some secret questions
that usually asked by the employer .
Typical Employer Questions:
Ensure that you know the
exact time and location of the interview. Your recruitment consultant will provide
you with a contact name and also a map of how to get there if required. Allow
plenty of time in case of travel delays.
Q: Tell me about
yourself? (Interviewer thinks:
I want to hear you talk)
A: This is a conversation starter and is
nearly always asked. Talk about your qualifications, career history and range
of skills. Particularly emphasis those skills that are most relevant to the
position on offer.
Q: Describe your
achievements to date:
(Interviewer thinks: Are you successful?)
A: Another common questions, so prepare
beforehand. Select an achievement that is career related. Identify the
skills you used in this situation and quantify the benefit.
Q: Has your
career met your expectations? (Interviewer
thinks: Are you confident, happy, positive, ambitious?)
A: Answer must be a resounding
"YES", however, if you feel you are moving too slowly, then give
reasons for this. Qualify your answer.
Q: Tell me the
most challenging situation you have faced recently and how you dealt with it? (Interviewer thinks: Are you logical? Do
you show initiative? What's your definition of difficult?)
A: This is a trap question. To avoid it select
a difficult work situation that was not caused by you, the options available,
how you selected the appropriate one and why and how you resolved it and what
the outcome was. Ensure that it is positive.
Q: What are your
thinks: I hope you're honest, what have you got that's different? How can I use
you in the team? What value will you add to the company?)
A: You are going to get asked this question,
so there is no excuse for not being prepared. Discuss your main strengths. List
three or four ways they could benefit your employer. Strengths to consider
include technical proficiency, ability to learn quickly, determination,
positive attitude and your ability to relate to people and work as a team.
Provide examples and be prepared to back them up.
Q: What are your
major weaknesses? (Interviewer
thinks: I hope you're honest, what aren't you interested in?
will you need help with? What's your self-awareness like.)
A: Don't say "none" - we all have.
There are two options available when asked such a question - use a professional
weakness such as lack of experience on your part in an area that is not essential
to the job on offer. The second option is to describe a personal or
professional weakness that could also be considered a strength and the steps
that you have taken to combat this.
decisions do you find difficult to make?
(Interviewer thinks: Are you decisive? Do you have a human side?)
A: Your answer must not display weakness.
Focus on decisions that have to be made without sufficient information. This
will show your positive side.
Q: Why are you
leaving your current employer?
A: Should be a straightforward answer -
looking for more challenge, responsibility and experience. DO NOT be negative
in your reasons for leaving, positive reasons are better.
Q: How do you
deal with confrontation? (Interviewer
thinks: Are you strong? Can you admit you're wrong?)
A: Again - this is a trap question.
Demonstrate that you're willing to listen, implement changes where necessary,
but you have the courage of your convictions and will be firm when necessary
Q: Why do you
want to work for this company? (Interviewer
thinks: Are you prepared, knowledgeable? What's the image of the company
A: Show you have researched into the firm's
position in the market, what the company's strategy is, how long the particular
department you are interviewing for has been around and what their corporate
image is looking to project.
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