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Prashanth’s Answer

Hi Nasreen,

I hope you’re doing well & wish that you have a great week ahead.

Now on to your question, your question is specific about what you wish to know but it would have been even better if you had mentioned if you have prior experience or if you want to prepare for interview as a fresher, also some more details on the type/field of the job that you are applying for, the employer and so on . . . . Am putting down few standard questions and hope that it will help you in whatever you intend to apply for.

Classic Questions

1. Tell Me About Yourself.
This question seems simple, so many people fail to prepare for it, but it’s crucial. Here's the deal: Don’t give your complete employment (or personal) history. Instead give a pitch—one that’s concise and compelling and that shows exactly why you’re the right fit for the job. Talk a little bit about your current role (including the scope and perhaps one big accomplishment), then give some background as to how you got there and experience you have that’s relevant.

2. How Did You Hear About This Position?
Another seemingly innocuous interview question, this is actually a perfect opportunity to stand out and show your passion for and connection to the company. For example, if you found out about the gig through a friend or professional contact, name drop that person, then share why you were so excited about it. If you discovered the company through an event or article, share that. Even if you found the listing through a random job board, share what, specifically, caught your eye about the role.

3. Why Do You Want to Work at This Company?
Beware of generic answers! If what you say can apply to a whole slew of other companies, or if your response makes you sound like every other candidate, you’re missing an opportunity to stand out. Do your research and point to something that makes the company unique that really appeals to you; talk about how you’ve watched the company grow and change since you first heard of it; focus on the organization’s opportunities for future growth and how you can contribute to it; or share what’s gotten you excited from your interactions with employees so far. Whichever route you choose, make sure to be specific.

4. Why Do You Want This Job?
Again, companies want to hire people who are passionate about the job, so you should have a great answer about why you want the position. (And if you don’t? You probably should apply elsewhere.) First, identify a couple of key factors that make the role a great fit for you (e.g., “I love customer support because I love the constant human interaction and the satisfaction that comes from helping someone solve a problem”), then share why you love the company (e.g., “I’ve always been passionate about education, and I think you’re doing great things, so I want to be a part of it”).

5. Why Should We Hire You?
This interview question seems forward (not to mention intimidating!), but if you’re asked it, you’re in luck: There’s no better setup for you to sell yourself and your skills to the hiring manager. Your job here is to craft an answer that covers three things: that you can not only do the work, but also deliver great results; that you’ll really fit in with the team and culture; and that you’d be a better hire than any of the other candidates.

6. What Are Your Greatest Strengths?
Here’s an opening to talk about something that makes you great—and a great fit for this role. When you’re answering this question, think quality, not quantity. In other words, don’t rattle off a list of adjectives. Instead, pick one or a few (depending on the question) specific qualities that are relevant to this position and illustrate them with examples. Stories are always more memorable than generalizations. And if there’s something you were hoping to mention because it makes you a great candidate, but you haven’t had a chance yet, this would be the perfect time.

7. What Do You Consider to Be Your Weaknesses?
What your interviewer is really trying to do with this question—beyond identifying any major red flags—is to gauge your self-awareness and honesty. So, “I can’t meet a deadline to save my life” is not an option—but neither is “Nothing! I’m perfect!” Strike a balance by thinking of something that you struggle with but that you’re working to improve.

There are many more such questions. I am pasting the source from where I got this information. You can refer for many more questions and how you can practice to answer those

https://www.themuse.com/advice/interview-questions-and-answers#anythingelse

Hope this answers your query
Good Luck 😊

Prashanth TM

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Simeon’s Answer

For preparing for interview questions, I would take the approach of writing down some success stories from your past and commit them to memory. You'll want to think of times where you dealt with a difficult situation and made the best of it as well. Most of the questions that you get during an interview will be fairly vague. It is fairly easy to direct most of these to connect into these stories that you'll have prepared.

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Sanober’s Answer

Hi Nasreen!

I would recommend searching for the specific interview questions pertaining to the job you have applied for. You should get some results on Glassdoor about past interview questions. I agree with the above response in that those are great interview questions to prepare your answers for, as they are common.

Best of luck :)

Sanober

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Wendy’s Answer

Nasreen,

The fact that you are researching interview questions already means you are on the right path! Think about it this way: all you need to do is to be able to articulate your value you bring, how your experience makes you the best fit, and to simply sell yourself. If you can speak speak to those in depth to effectively communicate your story, then the questions they ask will not matter.

Conversely, it is best to always have questions prepared for your interviewer. If you can, know who you'll be interviewing with and do your research on them. What is their role in the company, and if hired, how would you interact with them? What does success look like in this role?

You're on the right path, keep it up!

Wishing you the best and hope that helps!

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Vineeth’s Answer

it be great if you knew exactly what questions a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview?


Consider this list your interview question and answer study guide.

Tell Me About Yourself.
How Did You Hear About This Position?
Why Do You Want to Work at This Company?
Why Do You Want This Job?
Why Should We Hire You?
What Are Your Greatest Strengths?
What Do You Consider to Be Your Weaknesses?
What Is Your Greatest Professional Achievement?
Tell Me About a Challenge or Conflict You’ve Faced at Work, and How You Dealt With It.
Tell Me About a Time You Demonstrated Leadership Skills.
What’s a Time You Disagreed With a Decision That Was Made at Work?
Tell Me About a Time You Made a Mistake.
Tell Me About a Time You Failed.
Why Are You Leaving Your Current Job?
Why Were You Fired?
Why Was There a Gap in Your Employment?
Can You Explain Why You Changed Career Paths?
What’s Your Current Salary?
What Do You Like Least About Your Job?
What Are You Looking for in a New Position?
What Type of Work Environment Do You Prefer?
What’s Your Management Style?
How Would Your Boss and Coworkers Describe You?
How Do You Deal With Pressure or Stressful Situations?
What Do You Like to Do Outside of Work?
Are You Planning on Having Children?
How Do You Prioritize Your Work?
What Are You Passionate About?
What Motivates You?
What Are Your Pet Peeves?
How Do You Like to Be Managed?
Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?
What’s Your Dream Job?
What Other Companies Are You Interviewing With?
What Makes You Unique?
What Should I Know That’s Not on Your Resume?
What Would Your First 30, 60, or 90 Days Look Like in This Role?
What Are Your Salary Requirements?
What Do You Think We Could Do Better or Differently?
When Can You Start?
Are You Willing to Relocate?
How Many Tennis Balls Can You Fit Into a Limousine?
If You Were an Animal, Which One Would You Want to Be?
Sell Me This Pen.
Is There Anything Else You’d Like Us to Know?
Do You Have Any Questions for Us?

These frequently asked questions touch on the essentials hiring managers want to know about every candidate: who you are, why you’re a fit for the job, and what you’re good at. You may not be asked exactly these questions in exactly these words, but if you have answers in mind for them, you’ll be prepared for just about anything the interviewer throws your way.

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Atul’s Answer

The interview questions are specific to the country where the culture of India is different from the US.
Some of the widely asked questions are:
1) Tell me about yourself - Describe what you have done succinctly in less than one minute.
2) What do you know about us (the prospective employer)? - Do the research of the company and the job before going for an interview.
3) Why do you want to work here? - How do you fit in the organization.
4) Depending upon what job you are applying for, get ready to answer specific questions related to the job description. For instance: if you claim you know Java Language for computer programming, they will ask you very specific questions about Java, etc.
5) Know your strength and weakness - this question is asked quite often.

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Ritu’s Answer

The first question that you would get on any interview is "Tell me about yourself?".
Please make a draft and put your best version of yourself in that. You need to practice and talk confidently on this.
This creates a positive impression and vibe for the rest of the interview.
Good Luck!

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Anqi (Anki)’s Answer

Hi,

From my experience, the questions for an entry-level job seeker are mostly focused on behavioral ones, such as:
1. Talk about yourself
2. How you prioritize your works (how to multi-tasking)
3. Share your experience (intern/school clubs, etc.)
4. Why are you interested in the role/company you applied

The insights to the industry/company do not have to be very accurate, but you should have your own thoughts to persuade others that you are really interested in the job, and you need to show that you are open to challenges / you are eager to learn.

Also, if you are seeking a technical role, you need to practice technical interview questions.

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Jennifer’s Answer

Hi Nasreen,

It sounds like you are looking to prepare for an interview. Congratulations! There are a lot of great tools out there to prepare you for your interview. Linkedin is a great resource and here are some articles to get you started:

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/expert-tips-for-answering-common-interview-questions
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-ace-top-50-interview-questions-dr-travis-bradberry

In order to prepare yourself, I recommend jotting down some of your past experiences. Depending on what type of position you are applying for, identify 5-6 major job duties or aspects and try to think of experiences you've had that relate. Most companies will utilize a behavioral interview, so you will want to organize your answers in a sequence that succinctly summarizes the situation, your specific actions, and the end result. As you think about your end result, of course explain what happened in your specific situation and then try to take it a step further with how your result ties into the big picture.

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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