24 frequently asked questions during a personal interview

This section covers the most frequently asked questions with answers for the HR/Personal interview round. Most of us are able to predict the questions before going to the interview but we do not know how to deal with these questions. This section provides you not only the questions you would face at a personal interview for Job or an entrance test but also the way to deal with them in an effective way.
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Frequently asked questions during a personal interview


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1. Tell me something about your self.

Go prepared for this question, as this is the most frequently asked question in the interview. Answer it covering..............

2.Why do you think should we take you for this job?

Don't panic if you are asked this question. Make sure that you have understood the job profile well before you go for the interview..............

3.Why do you want to leave your present job or why did you leave your last job?

The reasons for switching the job could be numerous. The best answer to offer for this question is to say, “for better prospects”.................

4.What is your greatest strength?

Interpret this question as, what is your greatest relevant strength? Or Why should we hire you? Tell them a strength that they want to buy..............

5.What is your greatest weakness?

Interpret this question as, why shouldn’t we hire you? There 3 ways to tackle this question. Judge the situation and use one of them..............

6.What is your greatest achievement?

The underlying agenda is to know what personal qualities were required to achieve it. Don’t go back too far.............

7.Are you ambitious?

You can say that I am very ambitious in the way that I don’t like to get to get a feeling of stagnancy..............

8.Are you speaking to some other companies? Or how is your job search going on?

This question gives you an opportunity to let the interviewer know that other companies are also interested in hiring you and gives you.............

9.You have stayed for a long time with your last company-Why?

Staying with the same company for too long may be considered as the candidate being un-ambitious..............

10.What was your biggest mistake?

There’s nothing wrong in admitting a mistake. A human being is bound to commit mistakes. This time it is advantageous..................

11.Why haven’t you got a job yet?

This question will usually arise if it has been sometime since you finished your studies and are still in the market without a job.............

12.You do not have all the experience we are seeking for this position.

To answer this question, you again need to analyze the requirements of the role properly and match them to your candidature..............

13.Why do you want to quit your present job?

The reasons for you to quit the present job could be numerous, may be you don't get well along with your boss...............

14.Have you ever made a mistake at work? How did you rectify it?

Everybody makes mistakes, there's nothing wrong in admitting it. In the interview you can say that yes...............

15.What major problems did you face in your last role?

It is safer to mention a problem which was caused by an external party rather than the problems within internal parties.............

16.Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

By asking this question, the interviewer wants to see, how ambitious the candidate is..........

17.How do you feel about doing repetitive work?

You can say that I understand that every job has an element of repetitive work.............

18.How did you manage to attend this interview during your working hours?

Everybody knows that you would not ask permission from your boss to appear for an interview........

19.Would you like to work in a team or on your own?

The agenda behind this question is to understand if you are a team player or a solo performer...........

20.If your last boss was present here, what do you think he would tell us about you?

This is again a question which can be answered in two ways...............

21.Has your career developed as you had liked?

The agenda behind this question is to understand if there had been times of dip in your career and if you lay the blame for them on others.............

22.Your expected salary?

Don't jump at a figure when you are asked this question during the personal interview. Try to turn the ball back into the interviewers court.............

23.What will you do if you are offered a job with a salary higher than this?

By asking this question the interviewer tries to analyze if the candidate will leave the job for a couple of thousands.............

24.Do you want to ask us something about the company?

When you are going for a job interview, go prepared. Try to find out the latest information about the company. When you are asked this question..............

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