First Job Interview Questions


Candidate: Good morning Sir.

Interviewer: Good morning, Mr. Ravi. Please sit down.

Candidate: Thank You Sir.

Interviewer: Come on, Mr. Ravi. Let me know something about you.

Candidate: Yes sir. I am Ravi (not “My name is Ravi”) I have done my engineering from the National Engineering College, Hyderabad. My branch is ECE and my Performance Index is 8.5.

Interviewer: So, you are eager for your first job.

Candidate: Yes sir.

Interviewer: If you were to be an animal, just hypothetical, what animal would you like to be?

Candidate: A lion sir.

Here, your answer should not be any of these: cow – too meek; cat – highly self-centered; dog – wagging tail at everything; peacock – decorative; elephant – not very useful; monkey – meddling; Choose lion, tiger, cheetah, etc. The interviewer is not prepared to counter these.

Interviewer: Mr. Ravi, why should we hire you?

Candidate: I am competent at my work.

Interviewer: But you have no experience.

Candidate: Yes sir. But, there are some tasks in every company for a fresher. Anyway, I will not be a fresher for long. I will learn and improve continuously, as I go along.

Interviewer: Can you give me an example of your creativity?

Candidate: I draw and paint sometimes. I also write poems.

Interviewer: What salary do you expect?

Candidate: As I am a fresher, I do not have specific expectations.

Interviewer: Will you work for free?

Candidate: No sir, standard companies like yours have a specific pay structure for fresh engineers. I will go with that.

Interviewer: Will you work for money only?

Candidate: I will work for money but not money alone.

Interviewer: What pleases you?

Candidate: If somebody appreciates my efforts, it pleases me.

Interviewer: Ok. What angers you?

Candidate: Strong people bullying weaker ones and people disturbing others who are busy at their work.

Interviewer: Tell us something interesting that happened during your Project work.

Candidate: We had planned our Project well. We were also guided well by our Professor. At the end, when we assembled the circuit, it did not function as expected. We tested every part of the circuit and found that all the components were properly soldered and functioning. Then, I had a brainwave and checked the program fed to the IC.

Interviewer: What happened?

Candidate: By error, a program meant for another project was fed to our IC. After reprogramming the IC, the circuit functioned as desired.

Interviewer: That was clever of you.

Candidate: Thank you very much.

Interviewer: On a scale of 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer.

Candidate: Sir, I am not here to rate you. It is actually the other way round.

Interviewer: But I ask you to rate me.

Candidate: Sir, when I go to a hotel, I drink coffee. I don’t make coffee, even if I am asked to do.

Interviewer: Though the analogy is not so good, your point is well taken. Do you have any questions about our organization?

Candidate: No sir. I have already learnt quite a lot through my research.

Here, if you say that you will learn more after joining the organization, you would be seen as being over-smart.

Interviewer: Thank you, then.

Candidate: Thank you sir, for your valuable time.

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