Congratulations!! You have successfully passed the HR screening and now it’s the time to meet the hiring manager who will eventually decide whether you are suitable for the position or not.
When preparing for a job interview it is necessary to know what questions to expect and how to tackle them. Here are 5 job interview questions and the way to approach them with strong answers.
- Tell us something about yourself?
We all know that it’s an old-fashioned question but most of the interviewer starts with this question. The answer to this question provides them a quick idea of who you are. So, it is better to keep your answer brief and to the point.
The interviewer is not interested in your life history so please be succinct and tell them about what you have learned from your past experience and share your achievements.
- Your strength and weakness
This question is basically asked to find out how well an individual knows oneself. So, never ever try to avoid this question. You should be confident enough to highlight your weakness and mention that what you have done to overcome your weaknesses.
Moreover, highlight your strengths that you know that the company puts more value and requires for the job. Take this question as a plus point and mention how your strengths helped him to accomplish the task.
- Why do you want to leave your job?
This question always makes the applicant nervous and they most of the time make a fumble while answering the question. Make sure you remain calm and compose while answering and never bash your past company or your boss. Tackle this question in a more efficient way by focusing on the particular characteristics of the company that has attracted you to join the company.
- Where do you see yourself in the coming years?
This is a very tricky question and with the help of this question employer wants to know that if he could count on you to stay with the company for a long time period. Nobody knows where they will be five or ten years from now and the ideal way to answer this is with a reply that you want to grow along with the company and contribute your part for the success of the company.
- Why we should take you on board?
Reply the question with mentioning that you meet all the criteria that the position requires and you know that you are competent enough to fill up this position and will strive hard for the success of the company.
There might be other random questions too but it is important to reply with useful answers. It is necessary to differentiate yourself from others during your interview.