Facing an interview perfectly is the prime dream of everybody to find a suitable income source. Most of the time, lots of companies recruit employees through interviews. A perfect interview means checking education and experience of considering a position by certificates. And also, asking questions from new members and deciding his/ her thinking ability and confidence at the interview. There are a number of qualifications you can catch by talking at an interview. So everybody who hopes to face an interview should know about the situation before going to face an interview. However every interview is not the same. The time of an interview can be differ according to the decisions of each company’s nature. Sometimes it can be a 5 minutes interview or 1 hour interview. Some companies operate more than one interview to test new members’ practical knowledge also. So let’s see how to face an interview proper way.
What are your strengths?
Lots of candidates stumble on this question, but you should see it as a showcase for who you truly are. It shows an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate your expertise, personality and preparation for the interview.
So give your answer it short. Select two or three strengths that best reflect you. Support the answer with one of your strengths with a short, yet detailed. But overwhelm the interviewer with too many adjectives and not enough substance.
What is your greatest weakness?
The key to nailing this dreaded job interview question is to not let it psych you out. When it comes to finding your greatest weakness, the hiring manager is not as concerned with what you say as how you say it. Keep in mind always, you should tell them your weaknesses which do not affect your position. They have heard all the answers before, so they are looking for someone who gives one with confidence, self-assurance, and honesty.
This question is so disdained; interviewees often display body language that shows nervousness or fear. While you should make eye contact with the hiring manager throughout the interview, it’s especially important to maintain it when discussing possible uncomfortable topics like personal weaknesses.
Tell me about yourself.
This simple interview question often trips-up interviewees because they say too much or not enough. This will be the first question of most interviewers. Hiring managers required to hear 30 seconds or less about your life. Keep the mind that they don’t want to hear your entire, ten-minute, life story. Use this question as a time to personally connect with your interviewer.
Just focus on work-specific information. This is the time to share some personal things such as hobbies, accomplishments, hometown, etc. In other words, this question is proper for those with limited or no work experience. You want to show your interviewer you are not a one-dimensional robot, but someone who is well-rounded and will add flavour to the team already in place.
Why do you want to work here?
This question is an invitation to share your research and knowledge about the company. This is your opportunity to show the hiring manager you have done your homework and have a genuine, sincere interest in their employer.
Focus on aspects of the company values and goals that align with your own beliefs and ambitions. And also you have to mention money. Even if the lucrative salary was a prime motivator to apply to this company, you never want to say that. You will most likely come across as shallow, short-sighted, and inappropriate.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
You may be surprised why hiring managers ask this very common question. Yes, they are interested in you, but they are really more interested in their company.
Recruiting and training new employees is a considerable investment of time and money. The interviewer wants to ensure you are serious about them and in it for the long haul. They also want to know that you are realistic in your promotional expectations. It is okay to have high aspirations, but saying that you expect to be in a VP role within five years can indicate to an employer that you’ll be quickly dissatisfied when faced with a slower rate of career advancement.
In here, show ambition, goals, and that you have put thought into your professional future. Use sites to find more senior people at the company with titles that you’re interested in and how long it typically took them to get there.
Why should we hire you?
This interview question is so open-ended it leaves a lot of space for you to stumble if you’re not prepared. You will want to answer it with a two-pronged approach. First, you will want to highlight the strengths and attributes or experiences that make you unique. Second, you will want to show how that uniqueness will enhance the company.
Highlight characteristics you have that would make you a great fit for the company culture in the particular position you applied for.
What are you looking for in this position?
This question can seem almost to the point you want to ask “What are you looking for exactly?” What hiring managers are seeking is that you have done your research on the specific job you’re interviewing for.
Tailor your answer to the job. Answering with something that follows the lines of the job description is a good start. Confirm to take it a step further and show how their company is the right place for you to hold this job. But do not appear uneducated or uninformed about the specific job you’re applying for.
Are you a team player?
This question may seem like a no-brainer for those who love people. So, give a positive example that illustrates exactly how you’re a team player.
What type of work environment do you prefer?
Searching is the key to answering any question about work environment preference. You want to confirm it jives with the established work culture and reputation of the company.
So, share a preference you’re confident the interviewer will appreciate based on your research of the company.
How do you connect with pressure or stressful situations?
Hiring managers want this interview question because they want to make sure: 1) You have handled stressful situations in the past and 2) You’ll be able to handle stressful situations with their company.
The key to making a better impression with your answer to this question is honesty and a well-thought-out example. Come to the interview arranged with a solid example of how you’ve managed pressure or stressful situations in the past.
What are your hobbies?
Try not to overthink this question. Hiring managers don’t ask it to trip you up, but they genuinely want to make sure you’re a good fit for their company personality wise.
Again, honesty is the best policy here. You do not want to lie and say something you think is impressive—like that karate is one of your hobbies only to find out the hiring manager is a black belt and wants to know more about your dojo. So, share a few hobbies that show commitment and illustrate you have a life outside of work.
Do you have prior experience?
If you are applying for your first job after college, it’s unlikely you’ve had a job that’s identical to the full-time one you’re interviewing for. However, you most certainly have had experiences by school, part-time jobs, internships, and leadership roles that can be used to answer this question smoothly and successfully.
Try to quantify your experiences when possible. Hiring managers prefer to have concrete reasons for hiring the people they do.
How would your professors/friends/co-workers describe you?
This can be an important question if you haven’t thought about its answer ahead of time. In preparation for this interview question, consider the feedback you’ve received recently (both positive and negative) from professors or peers or ask for fresh input.
The interviewer’s main aim in asking this question is to ensure you have a clear understanding of how you’re perceived by others and if you understand how your actions impact them. Demonstrating strong self-awareness is crucial during a job interview and in answering this question most particularly.
So, Include an area for improvement in your answer. By sharing a perceived weakness you will come across as real and insightful.