20 Most Common Interview Questions and Answers- Part 1

Appearing for an interview? Are you facing nervousness or are you a bit confused on what to answer? Here is a list which will help you answer some common interview questions.

Common Interview Questions and Answers

1. Introduce yourself!

This is the most common question. You can start by using your resume as a base. Don’t get into much detail, just be brief and tell where you are from, what you’re doing now and what you want to become.

2. What do you know about our company and what makes you want to work with us?

A very important question, this is where your research will come into play. You should know about their history, company goals and vision, products, the clients, annual turnover, company operations.
While explaining why you want to work with them, first make them understand that you’ll make your contributions to organizational objectives and would love to face and solve the problems the company is having.

3. What can you offer to the organization that somebody else can not?

Don’t just boast about yourself while answering this. Instead just share some past incidents where you have overcome hurdles for your employer and how the same can be applied in this current profile.

4. What would make us hire you?

Be specific on this one, do not fumble. Give a confident and positive reply and tell them they should hire you because of your experience, skills, capabilities and domain knowledge.

5. How much time would you take to start making significant contribution to the company?

A very crisp answer would be – as soon as the training and orientation has been done and after you’ve got a concise time for settling down and knowing the working environment.

6. How long do you wish to work with us?

This turns out to be a tricky question but you can say you will work as long as you’re growing and contributing to both personal and professional goals.

7. What’s wrong with your present job? Why do you want to leave it?

You can either create a suitable answer or you may even tell the truth. For example, you can say that you want to relocate with higher income, or its time to move on and do something new and challenging, the job profile of this company interests you.

8. What about the benefits that you will lose by this job change?

Simple yet effective answer would be that the new job will bring new challenges and fulfillment which will provide more benefits than what the earlier position provided you.

9. What’s your take on an ideal working atmosphere?

You may give your honest thoughts here. An ideal working atmosphere is where employees are treated as equals, and where they can build up their skills and grow.

10. How will you assess your current organization?

Even though you would have got some bad experiences, still it is advisable not to say anything foul. You can say that the company has given you great experiences, which would help you grow in future.

Continue Reading Common Interview Questions and Their Best Responses - Part 2

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