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Friday, July 11, 2014

Probable questions during an interview - (General/warm up/self related )

  1. Tell me something about yourself?
  2. Give a brief sketch of your family background?
  3. Briefly, would you summarize your education for me?
  4. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  5. What would you say are areas needing improvement?
  6. What are your career goals?
  7. What is your greatest strength?
  8. Tell me about your dream job.
  9. What do you plan to be doing in five years' time?
  10. What sort of criteria are you using to decide the organization you will work for?
  11. Describe yourself in one words, Explain the reason?
  12. What kind of person are you?
  13. What is the guiding principle in life?
  14. What are your values in life?
  15. Tell us something about yourself that is not there in the resume?
  16. What is the career objective written in the resume?
  17. Why did you decide to wear this dress today?
  18. Describe an incident which had a great impact on you.
  19. Who is your role model in life?
  20. Who is the person who has influenced you the most and why?
  21. What is your passion in life?
  22. What is your dream in life?
  23. Can you sell ? If yes sell yourself.
  24. If fairy gave you three wishes what would it be?
  25. What five adjectives describe you best?
  26. How would you describe your character?
  27. How has your education and training prepared you for this job?
  28. Are you self-motivated or need any outside stimulation?
  29. How many hours are you prepared to work?
  30. Are you willing to travel?
  31. Why should we hire you?
  32. What is your philosophy towards work?
  33. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization?
  34. Are you a team player? Do you prefer to work alone or in a team ?
  35. What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
  36. What is more important to you: the money or the work?
  37. What are you looking for in a job?
  38. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure?
  39. What motivates you to do your best on the job?
  40. Are you a member of any professional institutions or social organizations?
  41. Anything special which you would like to mention about you and your achievement?
  42. What interests do you have apart from studies/work? (Hobbies).
  43. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?
  44. Would you lie for the company?
  45. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own?
  46. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year? Are you applying for other jobs? Why do you want to work for this organization?
  47. What made you choose your major?
  48. What is your long-term employment career or objective?
  49. What do you feel you need to develop in terms of skill & knowledge in order to be ready for that opportunity
  50. Why might you be successful in such a job?
  51. Who or what in your life would you say influenced you most with your career objectives?
  52. Can you describe for me a difficult obstacle you have had to overcome? How did you handle it? How do you feel this experience affected your personality or ability?
  53. What do you think are the most important characteristics & abilities a person must possess to become a successful ( )? How do you rate yourself in these areas?
  54. Tell me specifically what you do in the civic activities in which you participate. (Leading questions in selected areas. i.e. sports, economics, current events, finance.)
  55. How do you keep up with what’s going on in your company / your industry/ your profession?
  56. What has been the most important person or event in your own self development?
  57. How much of your education did you earn?
  58. What kind of books & other publications do you read?
  59. How do you explain a career change?
  60. How do you explain gaps in your work history?
  61. Who or what in your life would you say influenced you most with your career objectives?
  62. Can you pinpoint any specific things in your past experience that affected your present career objectives?
  63. What would you most like to accomplish if you had this job?
  64. What might make you leave this job?
  65. What special aspects of your education or training have prepared you for this job?
  66. What do you feel you need to develop in terms of skill & knowledge in order to be ready for that opportunity?
  67. Can you pinpoint any specific things in your past experience that affected your present career objectives?
  68. What kind of things do you feel most confident in doing?
  69. Can you describe for me a difficult obstacle you have had to overcome? How did you handle it? How do you feel this experience affected your personality or ability?
  70. How would you describe yourself as a person?
  71. Do you consider yourself a self-starter? If so, explain why ( and give examples)
  72. What do you consider to be your greatest achievements to date? Why?
  73. What things give you the greatest satisfaction at work?
  74. What things frustrate you the most? How do you usually cope with them?
  75. Can you think of a problem you have encountered when the old solutions didn’t work & when you came up with new solutions?
  76. What kind of problems have people recently called on you to solve? Tell me what you have devised.
  77. Do you consider yourself to be thoughtful, analytical or do you usually make up your mind fast? Give an example. (Watch time taken to respond)
  78. What was your most difficult decision in the last six months? What made it difficult?
  79. The last time you did not know what decision to make, what did you do?
  80. How do you go about making an important decision affecting your career
  81. What was the last major problem that you were confronted with? What action did you take on it?
  82. What is your professional goal?
  83. What are your standards of success in your job?
  84. What approach do you take in getting your people to accept your ideas or department goals
  85. What do you think about the continuous changes in company operating policies & procedures?
  86. Describe your most significant success & failure in the last two years.
  87. What do you like to do best?
  88. What do you like to do least?
  89. What kind of books & other publications do you read?
  90. Have you taken a management development course?
  91. How are you helping your subordinates
  92. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
  93. What is your philosophy towards work?
  94. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization
  95. If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be?
  96. Tell me about the one thing in your life you're proudest of.
  97. Tell me about the worst decision you ever made.
  98. What personal qualities do you think are necessary to make a success of this job?
  99. How would you describe your ideal job?

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