What qualities would you look for, if you were recruiting someone for this position?To answer this question, you need to analyze the requirements of the job profile before appearing for the interview.
The answer to this question would estimate your understanding of the role under discussion.
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 leverage while negotiating the salary.
You can say, Yes, I am in the final round of discussion with two other companies. Approach the interviewer as a “Problem Solver” and not as a “Job Beggar”.
Which companies are you talking to?You can maintain your integrity by refusing to disclose the names. You can simply say, they haven’t notified these openings so I believe they would not like their names to be revealed.
At times, taking the competitor’s names might increase your chances of being hires. Analyze the situation and answer accordingly.
Are you ready to relocate?You can say, for a right position and right company relocation should not be a problem. Do not close the discussion at the earlier stage by saying “No”.
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.
While answering this question you can say, “Yes, I preferred to stay with them all this while because I was regularly adding value to my experience there and I was growing as a professional”.
You have switched many jobs-why?Too much job hopping gives an impression that the candidate is unstable and unreliable but you can put this query to ease by saying that you switched jobs to broaden your experience.