Job Seekers

Interview Tips

For the interviewer, it is important to gather as much information as possible about the candidate at the time of interview. For this, an interviewer may adopt diverse methods varying from snooping questions, open ended-questions, etc.

A CV is a stepping stone for getting a good job. It sets the tone for the face-to-face interaction. The best and most reliable way to excel in an interview is preparation.

Some generic questions that the interviewer might ask:

1.   Tell me about yourself.
2.   Tell me about your education.
3.   Why have you chosen this particular field?
4.   Why are you interested in working for this company?
5.   How do you think you will fit into this operation?
6.   What are your strengths?
7.   What are your major weaknesses?
8.   Why do you want to move from your current job?
9.   If you were hired, what ideas/talents could you contribute to the position or our company?
10. Give an example of how you solved a problem in the past.
11.  What do you consider the most important idea you contributed or your most noteworthy accomplishment in your last job?
12.  Give an example of a time you showed leadership and initiative.
13.  Give an example of a time you were able to contribute to a team project.
14.  Think about something that you consider a failure in your life, and tell me why you think it happened.
15.  Where do you see yourself in three years?

As a candidate, you must also show eager interest in knowing more about your future employer. Be practical and ask questions about the job and the organization to make the process equally beneficial and productive.

Questions you could ask about the job

•  What are the responsibilities of this position?
•  Can the duties of the job be expanded or changed?
•  How will I be evaluated, and in what time frames? What performance standards will be used?
•  With whom would I be working? Who would be my supervisor?
•  What are the key challenges or problems of this position?
•  Could you tell me about my growth prospects in your organization?