Job Interview Questions and Answers
Nowadays, with the rising market, there are new needs in a fast pace and in a blink of an eye everything changes. With this changing market, it is also necessary to change the way to assess candidates.
The trend is that the interviews become behavioral assessments increasingly deeper, in which the candidate is evaluated from the first telephone contact.
With a more rigorous process, the candidate must be prepared to detail not only his life but also his behavioral aspects within minutes.
Passing through telephone contact, the professional will have a personal conversation, which will be explained more delicate phases of his career, those involving regrets, weaknesses and bad decisions.
The goal is not to embarrass, but to discover if the interpersonal and emotional intelligence of the candidate match the profile of the position and also with the company. According to experts at META EXECUTIVES, there are few executives who feel free to talk about themselves or about experiences in delicate situations.
Below, we'll give some tips to prepare for the admission process.
If the headhunter ask:
Question: "What is your biggest regret in your career?"
The objective is to assess: Focus on the scope, ability to share learning experiences, even disappointing.
How to respond: Be honest, do not forget to say what you have done differently if you could go back in time and how this learning is applied in other situations.
Note: Do not be a victim saying that the circumstances of the time were unfair, as much as they were.
Question: "What was the main negative feedback in your career?"
The objective is to assess: Authenticity, sincerity and self-assessment/acknowledge faults.
How to respond: Choose important cases, but nothing that would call into question your performance for the vacancy in question. Say what you learned and sees every failure as an opportunity to improve.
Note: Never give answers that mask a positive point as if it was negative (for example: "It was too demanding, perfectionist or workaholic"). Answers that headhunters are always hearing and that demonstrate the candidate's artificiality and lack of preparation.
Question: "How do you manage people with views different from yours?"
The objective is to assess: Leadership and flexibility.
How to respond: Talk about projects in which there were differences of opinion and how you managed to influence everyone to reach a consensus.
Note: Its for evaluate your authoritarianism and assesse how do you impose your ideas.
Question: "How do you see yourself in five years?"
The objective is to assess: Holistic and planning.
How to respond: Convey the idea that you are looking for a company with which you can establish a lasting bond.
Note: Do not mention names of enterprises (particularly competitors) and specific positions.
Question: "How is the corporate culture of organizations where you served last?"
The objective is to assess: Loyalty and ability to adapt to different types of management.
How to respond: Compare the way each company works. When speaking of what you liked and disliked, be honest, but appeal to knowledge data. You can say, Japanese companies are more rigid and bureaucratic hierarchy, and I wanted more agility. However, i like the stability.
Note: Do not be critical and sarcastic towards managers and companies. Who is being evaluated is you.