Interview is the term that sends jitters down your body and goose bumps tend to develop. A job interview is an important step in the ladder of your success. But why is this term so frightening? The answer to this is lack of confidence and less preparation; these are the factors that turns an Interview into a nightmare.
In the time span of only a few minutes you need to:
Ø Present the best of you to the interviewer.
Ø Need to prove your abilities.
Ø Show your skills.
This is possible only when you are not nervous. For this you need to be prepared beforehand. We present you with some of the trickiest questions which seem easy but are really difficult to answer on the spot. We also present the ways to tackle them. This will help you to walk in for an interview with utter confidence.
Q.1. Tell me something about you?
Although all information about you is on your resume but this question is asked in order to see your level of confidence and primarily to the start the conversation. It is considered a difficult one as it lays down your first impression. Answer your question in not more than 5-6 lines and provide details about your objective, education & work experience and your skills that have helped you grow professionally. In short summarize your professional skills.
Q.2.Explain your KRA (Key Responsibilities Areas) in the last company?
This question seems an easy one but it is asked to know how capable you are and what all responsibilities you have handled till then. While answering this question you should be frank and should present a truthful record of your duties in the last job. You must be prepared with an answer so that you do not rumble in between.
Q.3. What are you looking for or what do you want to achieve?
This is an important question that helps the interviewer in assessing your position.
Your answer shall be concise and should contain what position you want to attain next. You must be prepared to describe the next level of your professional growth.
Q.4. What is the reason behind leaving your current/last job?
This is the most difficult question asked by the interviewer. People try to fumble while answering it. The answer to this question should be an honest one, without any manipulation. The one thing that needs to be kept in mind while answering this specific question is not to say any wrong thing about your previous employers or co-workers. It may reflect your negative attitude.
Q.5. What do you know about this organization?
This question is asked in order to check your preparedness and interest in the job. You must do your homework and have a fair idea about the company and its working.
Q.6. Why do you want to work for this organization?
The answer to this should be based on the research that you have conducted about the company. The answer shall be given in all sincerity and after giving a good thought.
Q.7. Why should we hire you?
This is one question that gauges your total strength in your view. This has to be answered on the spot considering the competence you possess as per the expectations of the interviewer.
Q.8. What is your salary expectations?
This is one of the tackiest questions asked in the interview. DO NOT answer first. Dodge the employer and try to flinch away from quoting any amount. If the interviewer persists you to answer the question then provide a wide range.
These are some of the representative questions that are asked in an interview. Our advice will prove to be effectual in killing your nervousness and enable you to gear up for the interview ahead. There are numerous other questions that are asked, which have to be answered sensibility and with faltering. You must act smart while answering all your questions.