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INTEVIEW QUESTIONS AND HOW THEY SHOULD BE ANSWERED

Tell us about yourself

• 2 or 3 sentences describing ones professional achievements, qualifications and


career goals.
• Objectives.

Tell us about your career

• Explain what’s made you effective in your work.


• Your range of talents
• Why you want the job.

What are your strength’s?

• Talk about projects you’ve handled that show your ability to do this job.
• Your competencies as

What are your weaknesses?

• Be honest address a skill that you’re developing but would like to improve.
However do not overstate any lack of knowledge nor should you proclaim that you
have no weakness.

What interest you about the firm?

• Discuss why you would like to work there and how your qualification match the
position.
• State you interest in taking on challenges and assignments.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years or 10 years time?

• Discuss you long term career goal such as growth in responsibility or


management positions.

Why did you leave your last job?

• Opportunity, a chance to do something special or other forward looking reasons.

What experience do you have in this field?

• Speak about specific that relate to the position you are applying.

Do you consider yourself successful?

• Answer yes and briefly explain why, by telling about the goals set, whether you
have met some and are you on track to achieve others.

What do co-workers say about you?

• Be prepared with one or two quotes from co-workers .Either a specific statement
or a paraphrase ,.eg tom a co-worker at sondu – always said I was the hardest
worker he ever known.

About the company

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• Research on the current issues of the company, its competitors etc.

What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?

• Include improvements related to activities related to the job.

Are you applying for other jobs?

• Be honest, but don’t spend a lot of time.

Why do you want to work for this company?

• Relate everything said to long term career goals

What kind of salary do you need?

• Say that a tough question, then ask them to tell you the range for this position
(they will definitely tell you)
• Or one can say that it will depend on the details of the job, and then give a wide
range.

Are you a team player?

• You are of course ----give examples.

How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

• I’d like it to be a long time or


• As long as we both feel I’m doing a good job.

What’s your philosophy toward work? or work ethics?

• Concentrate on --strong feeling that the job gets done, short and positive,
showing a benefit to the organization.

Explain how you would be an asset to this organization or why do think you
would do well in this job?

• Expect this question, gives u a chance to highlight your best points as they
related to the position being discussed.
• Think about it before the interview.

Why should we hire you?

• Point out your assets to meet what the organization needs .don’t make
comparison with other candidate.

What is more important Money or Work?

• Money is always important, but the work is the most important.

What motivates you to do your best on the job? Or what do you look for in a
job ?

• A challenge in work
• Achievement in life

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• Good recognition by the organization.

How would you know you are successful on this job?

• By setting high standard for my self and meeting them.


• My outcomes are a success.
• My boss tells me that I “m successful.

What is your management style?

• Avoid labels like progressive salesman or consensus”(ambiguous )


• The situational style is the best as one will manage according to the situation,
instead of one size fit all.

What have you learned from mistakes on the job?

• Working too far ahead of colleagues on a project and this throws co-ordination off.

Tell us about a dream job?

• A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and can’t wait to get
to work.

Qualities you look for in boss?

• Be generic and positive, safe qualities are knowledgeable, a sense of humour, fair,
loyal to subordinate and holder of high standards.

Time you helped resolve a dispute?

Which position do you prefer on a team working in a project?

• Be honest if you are comfortable in different roles, point that out.

What has been your biggest professional disappointment?

• Be sure you refer to something beyond your control. show acceptance and no
(–)ve feelings

Most fun you have on the job?

• Talk about having fun by accomplishing something for the organization.

What irritates you about your co-workers?

• This is a trap quiz, think real hard but fail to come up with anything that irritates
you. As a short statement that you seem to get along with folks is great.

What kind of person would you refuse to work with?

• Don’t be trivial (none……………………

A problem you had with a boss?

• Biggest trap of all. Can blow everything stay positive and develop a poor memory
about any trouble with a boss.

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What has disappointed you about a job?

• Not enough of a challenge