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08 common Interview question and answers – Job Interview Skills

08 common Interview question and answers – Job Interview Skills

Hello my name is Niharika. When you apply
for a job and your’e called for an interview, there are various questions that are asked
and the better prepared you are, the more successful your interview would be. Well,
you might have come across various videos online that talk about the most common interview
questions and answers. This video would be a little different, because it’s not just
about the questions and answers, we are gonna talk. I’m also gonna explain that what exactly
the interviewer thinks, when he’s asking certain questions. What exact answers he’s looking at and what are the common mistakes that you usually do. The first most common question that is asked
by the interviewer is, So tell me something about yourself or he or she might also ask,
that run me through your CV? Now here the interviewer is not really interested in your
answer. What they are looking at is your confidence, your enthusiasm and the passion that you answer
with. So it’s the best time that you show off your communication skills. Now usually
I have observed that many people end up saying, Ahh I love watching movies, I think I love
partying. I have so many friends, so I really enjoy partying. No that’s not the right way
that you answer to this question. What you need to talk about is your education, where
you grew up or you can also talk about your past work experience, if you have any and
your personal interests. For example, you can say, Ahh well I grew up in France and
I studied accounting. I also worked for an accounting firm for about eight months and
I really enjoy numbers, so maybe that’s exactly the reason, I love to solve them. Solving
them is so much fun and in my spare time, I really like reading and also go out jogging
only if the weather allows me too. So that’s the way you would answer to this question. The second most popular question that is asked
by an interviewer is , What are your strengths? Now here the interviewer is looking at how
positive, you think about yourself. It’s quite a general question, there’s no right or a
wrong answer to it, but if you give out one liners such as, Oh I’m a very friendly person,
I love being with people and people love being with me. That just doesn’t sound great for
an interview. Isn’t it? So what you can say is, My strongest trait is attention to detail.
I totally believe in planning and execution. In fact even when I was in college, I used
to really organize my week and many people, because of my very outgoing nature. Many people
have said that I am quite approachable, so I believe these are my strengths. The third most common question that is asked
is, So what are your weaknesses? Here for this question, you need not be really negative
about your self. I have heard people saying, well I am a very impatient person or people
also say, That I get angry easy. Well, that’s not the right answer. Maybe that is your weakness,
but you need not bring it out. The best answer to this, because what the interviewer is looking
at is whether you can identify your weakness and how you can cover it up. So one of the
examples, that you can use to answer this question is, I think my weakness is that I
am way too detail oriented. I try to accomplish everything and I just want everything to be
perfect, but then I realize that I’m losing out on time, so maybe that makes me submitting
these projects pretty late. So I think that is one of the weaknesses. So here basically,
what you are doing is, you are displaying that maybe, you run out of time, but your’e
also giving a very positive aspect to it that, you are a perfectionists. And that’ s exactly
what we saw as a strength in the previous question too. So I think this is one of the
best ways that you can answer to this question. The next common question that is asked is,
Where do you see yourself in five years from now or the interviewer might also ask that,
What are your long term or your short term goals? Now here, Iv’e seen people really struggle
to answer this question. Well, maybe, because you yourself have no idea, where you would
like to be, so usually people end up saying, Oh I would like to be the CEO of this company
or I would like to own an airline. That doesn’t sound right, so what a good answer to this
question would be, because here the interviewer is looking at, how committed you are gonna
be to this company? A very clear path with commitment, because you know what’s the attrition
rate these days. So he wants to know, how long would you stick to the company? So one
of the best answers that you can give, would be, Well, five years from now, I think I would
like to be in a management position. Till then I would like to gain a practical experience
and then eventually become a manager. Of course, I would like to share and also learn a lot
of new things from my team members. The next most popular question that is asked
is, So tell me something about our company or what do you know about our company? Now
here the interviewer of course has knowledge about his own company, Right? That he’s working
for, but what he is looking at is whether you are serious about this job or not? Whether
you have just come for one of those random interviews? So many people are usually let
down, because of the lack of research about the company, so what you need to do is research.
Go online learn about the positive attributes about the company. Learn about their products,
their history and etc. So one of the best ways that you can answer to this question
is, Oh well your company is very well known for the customer service and you also won
an award for the best service provider in the country. And of course, you also have
a great clientele, so that’s one of the best ways that you can answer this question. Sixth most common question that is asked is,
How well do you handle a change? Well, the philosophy behind this question is to know,
would you be able to cope up with a change? Because usually companies definitely come
up with different strategies, employees come and go, so would you be able to handle that?
People usually end up saying, Oh of course, I am great at handling a change. Well, trust
me the interviewer would not be impressed with this answer. How you can answer to this
question with an example, would be. Well, of course I can handle a change, because in
my previous company, one of our bosses, one of our immediate bosses had to quit and there
was this new boss, who came in and he had completely changed our strategy of a project.
So of course, I’m very flexible and hardworking too, so we managed it with our team efforts
and definitely the results were pretty good. So this is the way that you could answer to
this question. The next common question that is asked is,
How well do you work under pressure? Now the reason behind this question is the employer
or the interviewer wants to know that do you get really stressed out? Do you get really
panicked under pressure? Because these days companies, of course expect you to take more
and more responsibility and of course a greater work load. So the best way to answer this
question is, well definitely working under pressure or without pressure works just the
same for me. In fact in one of the companies that I was working, there was a project that
was given to us, which had to be completed in four days. Which usually takes ten days
and the whole team is like so stressed out, they panicked and they just didn’t know what
to do, but then I insured that they settled down . We prioritized our work and in fact
in a very organized manner, we completed the project. Of course we also worked late nights,
but that definitely helped to submit our project in four days. So I think working under pressure
is not too bad for me. So this is one of the best ways that you can answer to this question. The last common question that is asked is,
How do you handle important decisions? Now the reason behind this question is usually,
If someone or the interviewer is hiring the person or hiring you for a management position
or for a lead position. He wants to know that someday when you have to handle a very important,
a very critical decision. How would you do that? So many people end up saying, You know
what I really haven’t come across, I really haven’t dealt with such difficult situations.
That’s not the right answer you would say, One of the best answers that I can help you
with is, You can say, Handling decisions is definitely considered to be a little difficult,
but I am sure I can do it, because my experience. I would rely on my experience, I would also
weigh on the pros and cons. Of course, I would also take some advice from my team members
and I’m sure that would help me to come on a decision. We will also look at the consequences of the decision. So definitely I can go ahead and make decisions. So that brings me to the
end of this lesson. I hope all of these questions and answers are helpful for your interview.
And if you are going for an interview. Wish you all the very best. Do well and I will
see you soon in the next lesson. Take care. Thank you.

100 thoughts on “08 common Interview question and answers – Job Interview Skills

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  2. I wish software development interviewers asked me such questions. I wouldn't bomb so many interviews. These people are like robots for the most part. Probably this video is not what I am looking for exactly. Need to learn how to answer technical questions (and they almost never ask me personal questions like this or to tell me about my communications skills or other soft skills. Typically soft skills come out in the way I answer technical questions so they don't need to bother with such questions. But I am sure this advice would work well for non-science or engineering related interviews.

  3. Mam ur answers are quite good…but u r over reacting…btr to handle soon…m not criticizing u….though u r a you tuber…u shd look into these things

  4. Really this is how you convert an interview. Totally misleading .. Obviously this attitude will not work out..

  5. Im that person who very unknown about interview and I went for my first interview still I remember that day the moment was very difficult and I feel shy and as per video trainer said a time for that when interview has been started and he asked over me told me about yourself then I failed to give back answer cause I feel uncomfortable so I would like to tell you something with my experience dear all before you attend your interview do makeup your mindset and relax yourself and start with your greeting and by normal condition with frankly and explain with all truth. Hope my experience will help you to make rise for your next.

  6. All the best with your interviews, you gonna do just great if you have watched this video, I could send you our Company Interview Guide to help you as well if any of you are interested.

  7. not the best interview video i watched. most places wouldnt like people saying i want to be a manager when asked where you see yourself in 5 years.

  8. One more the common answer is try to say with small training I am quite familiar with the job mean you are fast learner. Good luck

  9. Your skills communication aren't enough…you can passe the job interview secsseful but the biggest challenge is what will happen after…

  10. It's help to understand about your IT Job description!!
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  11. Great tips! It all looks like that you don't really need to go into details for most of the questions. Thanks!

  12. 4:17 I would have to disagree there, actually. I've been told that you shouldn't go with cliche answers like "I'm too [insert positive trait]" or "I'm a perfectionist" or something like that, because to the interviewer it may not sound very genuine but rather like you're just telling the interviewer what they want to hear instead of answering truthfully. A better approach might be to share a weakness (one that's not vital to the position like, say, poor math skills for a position that is very analytical) and spin it into a positive (share what steps you have taken to improve yourself in this area). For example, you could say something like "one of my weaknesses is that I tend to stress myself over doing large tasks as efficiently as possible because I want to do a good job as quickly as possible, but one thing I do to help with this is to break down large problems into smaller ones and work from there". Thank you for this video!

  13. Great video, thanks! But I think you did forget two very important and common questions:

    1. "Why do you want to work for us?"
    2. "Why should we hire you?"

    These do come up a lot. The employer wants to know about your interests and what you would be able to bring to the table and, above all, what makes you specifically stand out among other candidates and why they should choose you and not them for this role

  14. I have interview in two hours!! Please pray for me and it was my first interview after graduate!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  15. I was lured into believing ' they":were interested in my abilities, but all of d make believe job I. Were lies :{ YEP
    Very evil of "them"

  16. I am an engineering student. I want to develop my English coversation skills.
    Can anyone talk to me English?
    Can you chat with me in English?

  17. As a hiring Manager myself I would suggest just being yourself. Answer your questions with confidence and honesty. Always keep eye contact with your interviewer and view it as a conversation and not a pressurized situation. If your good at what you do then your character and confidence will convey that.

    Remember that the job you are applying for is a need they need to fill. With that said it is not only your skill level that will get you hired, your character and demeanor will play a huge roll in your hiring process. Remember that those are also part of your skill set as they will reflect how you go about utilizing your skills.

    Good Luck all with your interviews, smile and be yourself everything else will fall in line.

  18. It's a shame her composition of sentance structure is out of whack. Sounds like very poor colonial Indian English. Grammar needs attention too. Amazed it's had 3million views and no comments on this flaw.

  19. Guys don't say that stuff on the invetview. Every HR hiring manager has watched that video many times, and they know the the same sentences. Be creative and don't copy

  20. "What do you know about this company?". – I hate this one. It's very common now days to apply for a job via a recruitment company and have no idea what company you're actually applying with. I was once invited to a pre-interview at the recruitment company designed to screen people, only when the pre-interview finished were I told that the name of the company and that they were expecting me in 15 minutes, I had a 12 minute walk to get there. First question I was asked once we were seated – "What do you know about this company?".

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