24 DIFFICULT JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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Many had wished they had some snippets into what the type of questions for the job interview look like. Here is the rare opportunity. I can only urge you not to hold with this.

There are different reasons for different job interviews. It also depends on the company or organization.

Here are likely questions from job interview in government parastatals and few from companies like Google and Facebook.

Interviewer:
1. What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?
Possible reply in job interview:
It doesn’t matter till I learn something new in every project.

Interviewer:
2. How do you see yourself in five years from now?
Possible reply in job interview:
I see myself in a senior position managing important port folio of this company.

3. If the question says short term goal…
Possible reply in job interview:
The short term goal is what you want to be at present and the long term goal is what you want to be in future. May be after 5 or more years.

Interviewer:
4. Do you consider yourself successful?
Possible reply in job interview:
Yes. Apart from appraisals I think I have earned a bunch of good colleagues in my life.

Interviewer:
5. Reason behind leaving your last job?
Possible reply in job interview:
I’m looking for better opportunity and enhancing my skill set

Interviewer:
6. Describe your management style
Possible reply in job interview:
I will be constantly keeping tab of assigned work with my subordinates and seniors, finishing the assigned job before deadline

Interviewer:
7. What irritates you about co-workers?
Possible reply in job interview:
I believe in team work even if I find anything irritating, I avoid it unless it personally affects me.

Interviewer:
8. What kind of person would you refuse to work with?

Possible reply in job interview: 
The person who is negligible and dishonest to the work, and who will always be an obstacle to the others in the company.

Interviewer:
9. Are you a team player?
Possible reply in job interview:
Yes, the team which I was part of have successfully completed the projects within deadline

Interviewer:
10. Tell us about your ability to work under pressure
Possible reply in job interview:
I keep my cool while working under pressure. Multi-tasking and patience usually help in their kind of situation.

Interviewer:
11. What are your expectations from this job?
Possible reply in job interview:
Professional advancement and good future.

Interviewer:
12. Why have you been unemployed for such a long time?
Possible reply in job interview:
I enrolled myself for an advanced development personality development course along with some freelance work

Interviewer:
13. How long would you expect to work with us if employed?
Possible reply in job interview:
As long as I feel challenged professionally.

Interviewer:
14. What’s your weakness?
Possible reply in job interview:
I concentrate on one thing at a time.

Interviewer:
15. What’s you strength?
Possible reply in job interview:
I’m a quick learner and a great team player

Interviewer:
16. Why should we hire you?
Possible reply in job interview:
If you hire me, it will be a great platform to showcase my skills. Whatever goals I set I ensure to complete them within stipulated time.

Interviewer:
17. Do you have any questions for us?
Possible reply in job interview:
When can I join this company?
Usually Employer asks this question to test your interest in the company. Hence you should ask questions to show keen interest to join the company.
e.g., Do you provide any training, if I am employed? What do you expect from the prospective employees in this job? What is the criterion for growth in this company? etc…

Interviewer:
18. Are you applying for other jobs?
Note: If you are a liar, this is where you will be caught. It’s definitely sure you would have applied to other places, so don’t lie.
Possible reply in job interview:
Of course, I am. I am looking for the best place to
apply my abilities, and so far this place looks excellent.

Interviewer:
19. Why do you want to work for this organization?
The answer for this question should be very precised and punching:
They want to know if you truly know about the company. You should do some research about the company and its competing abilities with other companies in that area.
e.g., “I want to work for this company because you are a leading and fastest-expanding company in…

Interviewer:
20. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?
Possible reply in job interview:
Say yes, if you would. But since you need to work, this is the type of work you prefer. Do not say yes if you do not mean it.
Or
No, not at all. Empty
Empty mind is the devil’s workshops. I’d rather prefer to give my knowledge to freshers of this company in training.

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Interviewer:
21. What is more important to you: the money or the work?
Possible reply in job interview:
1. a) Money and work both are like siblings. But I believe when you work hard; money will flow to you. So work is more important than money. Only hard work can help you put another feather in your success
1. b) Perhaps satisfaction is the most important.,not just the money or work..We may not be satisfied even if we have the money..but our performance will definitely give us the satisfaction as wel as the money..So ultimately, we must go for satisfaction and decide which of our action is going to give us the same..

Interviewer:
22. If you wanted to bring your dog to work but one of your team members was allergic to dogs, what would you do?–Associate
account strategist, December 2014
Possible reply in job interview:
I would not have brought the dog to the office. If the dog had to be with me, I would ask to work remotely (first making sure that the team is OK with that) or consulted the colleague weather he/she will be present at the office and mind the dog presence
OR say: I do not have a dog and I am allergic to some animals fur.

Interview:
23. What does being Googley mean to you? — Product Specialist, December 2015
Possible reply in job interview:
It means being a nerd in very sympathetic manner.

Interviewer:
24. Tell me something about you that isn’t on your resume. — Associate Account Strategist Interview, March 2014
Possible reply in job interview:
I have a daughter and she is my priority — above everything else.

 

 

 

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