Standard Job Interview Questions
Question: You are Mr. Ravi.
Answer: Yes, sir. Good Morning, Sir.
Question: Good morning, please take your seat.
Answer: Thank You sir.
Question: Mr. Ravi, you are an engineer with an experience of two years.
Answer: That is right sir.
Question: You are working at a good company. Why do you want to change?
Answer: I am now at a trading firm. I am doing more administrative work than engineering work. Your company is into manufacturing. So, I want to change.
Question: So, you want to work in your core area.
Answer: Yes sir.
Question: In these two years, have you not got out of touch with your core subject?
Answer: No sir. I have kept myself in touch through journals and the Internet. I have also taken a diploma in factory management.
Question: That is good. But here, you will not have the time to spare for further education.
Answer: Work experience at your factory will itself be an education as you follow all the latest procedures.
Question: Based on your performance, we may sponsor you for some short term refresher courses abroad.
Answer: I hope to benefit from that.
Question: Can you work under pressure?
Answer: Yes, I can. In fact, pressure gets the best out of me.
Question: Five years down the line, where do you see yourself?
Answer: I will be wiser. I will have taken a couple of refresher courses. Professionally, I would be a much appreciated manager with several professionals reporting to me.
Question: If you are given Leadership of something new, would you accept it ?
This is a trap question. Many candidates, fresh as well as experienced, answer with a Yes.
Answer: No sir, I would not. If it was something new, first I would have to learn and absorb it. Only then I would consider taking up leadership.
Question: That is good. So many candidates are foolish and eagerly say, ‘Yes’. Now tell me, as a leader, would you compete with your group?
This is another standard trap question. Again, most candidates eagerly say, yes.
Answer: No sir, I will not.
Question: Why? Are you not the competitive kind?
Answer: As a leader of my group, I should assist in the overall performance of the entire group. I should co-operate with the members of my group, not compete with them. But, as a team, our group will compete with other groups in the right spirit.
Question: Can we contact your present employer for a reference?
Answer: Certainly. I have done well there. In fact, they know that I am here for this interview. I am on leave only for the morning. This afternoon, I am expected to assist my boss in some re-organization at my work place.
Question: What salary are you looking at?
Answer: Something in the range of 9 Lakh per annum.
Question: But you are drawing only 7.5 lakh in your present position.
Answer: I live and work in a semi-rural area. But, now I am moving over to an industrial city. My expenses will be higher. I have improved my qualification and my contribution to your organization will be considerable.
Question: Okay, then. Let us shake hands. I am certain we will be working together shortly.
Answer: The pleasure will be mine. Thank You.
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