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Preparing for an Job Interview- Questions & answers

Updated on May 17, 2013
Applying for the Job
Applying for the Job | Source

Common Mistakes we do in an Interview-

# 1 Believe whatever is told to you

We just can’t get the job just by repeating whatever is being said to us. If we have to impress him with our personal attributes, then we have to present our own thoughts in front of him. Even if we disagree on some points with him, it should be mentioned. That gives a solid gesture of your's to the person in front of you. Just Be Yourself.

# 2 Aren't themselves

Most of the people will agree with me on this point. Most of the times, we don’t present our true picture. We try to be something what he wants to see. It’s good, but not long-term. Experienced employees will immediately detect it & you may loose on that job. They will easily detect your words which will be like saying something, after reading a book on 101 Questions & Answers to succeed . I just mentioned above & I repeat it again. "Just be Yourself."

# 3 Hiccup, burp, pass gas or pick nose (then shake hands?)

It’s really annoying but true. It may be out of your nervousness or in-experience but it’s strictly unprofessional. Interviewers will keep on observing your gesture. Even if you are in a discussion, these things matter. Your shaking legs, hands, speaking too fast, shouting are all signs of low confidence & nervousness. Just try to make sure that you successfully avoid such cases happening with you, And if it happens then make sure that it goes unnoticed.

Coming Late to Office
Coming Late to Office | Source

# 4 Show up late

Coming late is the worst thing that can happen with you. No Boss likes a employee who is not punctual. It automatically sends a wrong message from your side. Some may even refuse to talk to you & fail you from the outset. So you need to be very punctual in the office & use it as an asset to get promotion.

# 5 Talk too much

You need to speak only those things which the person in front of you wants to hear from you, in a professional & calm manner. Speaking in a shaky tone, very fast, yelling will never do you any good. Also you should never extend your conversation with interviewer. Try to impress him in few answers only. Try to be informal may be good, but not too much, Just feel free while talking & answer with your eyes straight.

# 6 Dress Inappropriately

this is something very very important. You all must be knowing this famous quote, "First Impression is the Last impression". Your clothes are your 1st impression to interviewer. Your clothes should be according to the occasion. It totally depends on the type of job, you are applying for. But generally, you should be wearing proper formal clothes, with a Tie, Polished shoes. Remember, our clothes talk more than us.

Do's & Don'ts which You need to Remember while Preparation
Do's & Don'ts which You need to Remember while Preparation | Source

Here are some Quick Do's & Don'ts that you need to Remember -

Do's of an Interview
Do maintain a positive and confident attitude.
Do make sure you are well dressed.
Do listen carefully to questions and instructions.
Do have a good understanding of the job and the company.
Do highlight what benefits you can bring to the company.
Do use your own experiences to answer the questions.
Do show passion and enthusiasm for the position.
Do promote your strengths and sell yourself.
Do let the employer know you have a clear career plan.
Do have a list of prepared questions to ask about the company and the position.
Preparation is Everything
Preparation is Everything | Source
Don'ts you should remember
Don't arrive late, sweaty and flustered this will end your opportunity, even before it begins.
Don't wear trackie dacks, thongs and singlets.
Don't leave your mobile phone on.
Don't go into the room without doing your homework.
Don't ramble on about things that aren't related to the industry.
Don't exaggerate your previous experiences or skills (too much).
Don't yawn, stare out the window or pick your nose.
Don't reveal the negative parts of your personal life just yet.
Don't sound confused about where you're heading.
Don't act like a rabbit caught in the headlights when it's your turn to ask questions.

Top 10 Job Interview Do's and Don'ts

Questions & Answers of Interview
Questions & Answers of Interview | Source

Most Common Questions & Answers-

Tell me something about yourself?
I am a person with strong interpersonal skills. I have the ability to get along well with people. I enjoy facing challenges given by my seniors and always try to get creative solutions to problems.
Did you have any failures in your life?
I failed to score a good percentage in my intermediate. I worked hard for it but scored less than what I expected.
Why do you want to leave your current job? (Why did you leave your last job?)
You have to be careful with this answer. Don't tell that you are after more money, or don't say that you want a bigger platform. Just try to be in a safer position by just saying that, it's a Career Move.
What are your salary expectations?
Sir, before I answer your question I would like to ask you with your kind permission what salary you provide to new entrants in your organization at this level.
Do you have any questions to ask us?
Try to ask more about the company to show him that you are concerned to know more about the company.Never ask Salary, perks, leave, place of posting, etc. regarded questions.
What experience do you have in this field?
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you are not having any experience in the said field, try to get as close as you can.
Why should we hire you?
Point out how your assets meet what the organization needs. Do not mention any other candidates in your comparison.
What qualities do you look for in a boss?
Be generic and positive. Safe qualities are knowledgeable, a sense of fair, humor, loyal to juniors & holder of high standards. All bosses like to hear this.
Explain how you overcame a major obstacles in Oifice
The boss is likely looking for a particular example of your problem-solving skills and the pride you show for solving it.
Where do you see yourself five (15 or 20) years from now?
Explain your career-advancement goals that are in line within the job for which you are applying. Your employer is likely more interested in how he, she or the company will be benefited from you achieving your goals than what you'll get from it, but it goes hand in hand to a large degree. It's not at all a good idea to tell your potential new boss that you will be going after his/ her job, but it is perfect to mention that you would like to urge for a Higher position with your will power & hard work.

Job Interview Tips - Questions and Answers

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      I thought this was straightforward and to the point. The pictures were well chosen and appropriately complemented your writing. Nice job!

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 5 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Thanks teaches12345

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You listed two of the mistakes I cover in professional development classes: late for interview and dressing too casual. Great list and it will surely help people to make the best impression on a job interview.