Friday, November 26, 2010

Most Common Interview Questions

What are the most common interview questions?
Passing an Interview needs a lot of preparation and it is best to expect the worse and hope for the best.
Here are some of the most commonly asked interview questions to give you an idea how to answer them.
1.Why did you decide to apply for the position.
The Interviewer wants to ask whether your interest in the position is genuine and not just a matter of  need for a job.
2.Why did you decide to apply with the company, What are your impression of the company.?
To correctly answer this, you must first research on the company's background ,profile, and size of operation, nature of business, It also asks you why did you choose to work this company instead of its competitors, If you cannot answer this, you might not get the job.
3.Why did you leave your last company?
This will give the interviewer an idea what would make you leave and the reasons that made you left, thus it is best to give a safe answer to this one, but not lying about the reason for there are background investigations that might contradict your first statement and make you loose your spot.In answering this question, be careful not to discredit your last company for it will give the interviewer the impression that you might do the same when you leave.
4.What are your strengths and weaknesses?
This is a trick question, Giving to much of your weakness might show your incapabilities,however this could be an opportunity to turn this around, you can tell some of your characteristics and make them appear as a weakness whereas it is really a strength, Either way, there is no wrong answer here,it is only a matter of knowing yourself and how much you want your company to expect from you.
5.What are your plans after the next five years?
It is best to think big, five years is a long time and companies would want to hire a future manager than an expert of the job working for the same job in the last five years.
These are just tips, the main goal is to be prepared for an interview, know your resume, your achievements and your job responsibilities from your past jobs.

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