At the Interview

The modern trend is companies have extended the length of their interview process to get a better idea about the Reply. Replies are likely to face tricky questions at any point of time during the interview process.

If they stay relaxed and alert, they are likely to answer the tricky questions in a better manner. So all one needs to do is to focus and need to prepare for the interview because this may be ones last shot at the job. The tricky questions asked by the potential employer are designed to get more information about the Reply’s personality and professional attitude.

Moreover, the questions are also meant to confuse the interviewee. So when he hears the question, he must take a few seconds, think of an answer and reply. Remember, the Question is trying to judge interviewee’s mindset during the process.

Here are a few suggestions to conduct one self confidently in the interview with proper answers and right body language:

The interviewee must not reveal his nervousness. He must be focused and alert all the time during your interviews. He must also remember that they are watching him all the time during the interview.

Body language exhibits Reply’s composure and confidence levels. One can practice most of the tricky questions with his placement consultant or friend or some intelligent senior.

Do not hesitate while answering any of the ‘tough’ questions. The answers must
be precise and the interviewee should not get philosophical or aggressive while answering.

Talk to the placement consultant before appearing for the interview. He/She will give a better idea about the company and the Question. Alternately the Reply can use Internet or Annual Report to know more about the employer (Organization) and their policy.

Some of the tricky questions listed here can be used for preparation and guidance:

Question: About period of stay with the new company
Reply: stay for a minimum of three years. Given the growth opportunities and responsibilities more than this time
Question: Reply sought if interviewee is told that he is not able to clear the interview
Reply: Interviewee can ask for another chance mentioning about the skills you have and with examples.

Question: Why should employer hire the interviewee?
Reply: Candidate can reply that he has all the skills that employer is looking for the position and he can take on the projects and work effectively on them within a deadline. He can do that job, the way expected of him by the employer. Adding that if the employer hires him they can get more than their money’s worth.

Question: About biggest weakness of the interviewee.
Reply: Interviewee may reply that he is very hard-working and a stickler for details mentioning some of the skills that he has recently developed like working in a team or working under pressure etc. He wasn’t used to working under pressure, but slowly started efficiently handling more projects at a time and working under pressure.

Question: About salary expectation.
Reply: Candidate must obtain reasonable information on the ongoing market salaries for a position that he has applied and an ideal payment can be given as a range here. Not to give a specific pay figure. The reason is that he is looking at a salary in the same pay range but a little higher from the last job. Not to mention what other firms are paying.

Question: Job applications to other organizations.
Reply: Candidate can mention that his goal is to work for this particular company and pursuing only this position for which he is in the interview.

Question: Why do you want to work here?
Reply: Answer will be based on the type of the company, its market position and the importance of the post in that company. Then add a few things from past experience and qualification which can be used effectively to contribute towards the company’s growth.

There are no ‘right’ answers to the questions being asked in an interview. This applies to any job or position. Therefore interviewees don’t actually need to worry about the replies unless one is getting nervous during the interview process.

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