Clearly, your job interview answers will play a major role in determining whether or not you are offered the position in question.
This article suggests good answers to possible questions (tough job interview questions). Review this article and prepare yourself.
A job interview is the first interaction you have with your prospective employee or colleague.
Therefore, a lot rides on the interview questions. Of course, the interview questions based on work and other technical aspects of the job are quite simple to anticipate and prepare. However, other, more ambiguous questions may pose a problem. And yet they can be very important. Your answers may land you the job or not.
Good Answers to Three Possible Interview Questions
Here are some possibly asked interview questions that may pose a problem. Given below are the suggested answers for the same:
1. What are your future plans?
a) Be practical: The most common mistake interviewees commit is answering the question by sharing their fantasy instead of a response that reflects the practical enhancement of their careers.
b) Don’t go too far: Another mistake is addressing the distant future – sharing long term goals prematurely. Do not speak of retirement plans, for example! For a management student to express his desire to be a CEO of a company, or a newspaper editor to say that he wishes to retire at forty and start writing his or her book may be seen as comical and immature.
c) Progress: The best response may be to express just one future plan – progress. Make it clear to the company that you wish to grow, through the company, and with the company in respect to your position, profile and financial condition.
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2. Where do you see yourself five/ten years from now?
This could be one of the most loaded questions in the entire interview. Realize that the company wishes to know the applicant’s future goals and plans.
a) Plans for the future: The professional world has changed. Twenty years ago, the span of five or ten years would be just the minimum time you worked in a company. Today, people are looking to change jobs after but a year. This is trend may help some employees rise professionally, but it is a disaster for an employer. You will do well to emphasize your dedication and loyalty.
b) Progress: Again, stress your desire to progress along with the firm. It would be best to say that you see yourself succeeding in your professional field, and continuing to grow on a vertical as well as horizontal basis in your job profile.
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3. Running a team work?
If you have applied for a managerial post, the recruiter may be seeking to hear your attitude and system vis-à-vis running a team (a team leader) or how comfortable you would be with working in a team and interacting with superiors.
a) Good answer to this question would be: Establishing good communication with others; clarity and efficiency. Being creative. Defining the key risky factors and solving critical problems. Knowing how to listen and share ideas with your team members. Knowing how to ask for help and how to assist others. Knowing how to define goals and trying to achieve those goals.
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