Good morning sir.
First of all, I would like to thanks to you to give me this opportunity to introduce myself in front of you.
Well, I am Vikash Kumar, I am from Patna. I would like to describe myself as a simple, highly motivated who believe in herself and like to be happy. I love to travel, listening songs And bike riding coming to My education details I have completed my Graduation in 2014 in S.J.S college with an aggregate of 67.5% in Accounts.
Now coming to family, my father has Government Servent and my mother is a house Wife.
I have one brother he is studying 8th standards.
That's all about myself.
So, the first question you're probably going to get in an interview is, "Tell me about yourself." Now, this is not an invitation to recite your entire life story or even to go bullet by bullet through your resume. Instead, it's probably your first and best chance to pitch the hiring manager on why you're the right one for the job.
A formula I really like to use is called the Present-Past-Future formula. So, first you start with the present-where you are right now. Then, segue into the past-a little bit about the experiences you've had and the skills you gained at the previous position. Finally, finish with the future-why you are really excited for this particular opportunity.
Let me give you an example:
If someone asked, "tell me about yourself," you could say:
"Well, I'm currently an account executive at Smith, where I handle our top performing client. Before that, I worked at an agency where I was on three different major national healthcare brands. And while I really enjoyed the work that I did, I'd love the chance to dig in much deeper with one specific healthcare company, which is why I'm so excited about this opportunity with Metro Health Center."
Remember throughout your answer to focus on the experiences and skills that are going to be most relevant for the hiring manager when they're thinking about this particular position and this company. And ultimately, don't be afraid to relax a little bit, tell stories and anecdotes-the hiring manager already has your resume, so they also want to know a little more about you.
A better answer puts the company's goals at the forefront. "People aren't just hired to do a job; they are hired to be part of the company as a whole, a company that has very specific objectives and goals to achieve," she says. "The main focus of the answer should be centered around how the candidate is going to add value to the organization."
For example, you might say, "At my current job, I've learned skills that I'm ready to bring to the next level. I believe I can make a difference here."
This question indicates that the job you're applying for will involve working under pressure. Give examples of volunteer and paid work that involved pressure and deadlines. You could mention that we are always faced with pressure and deadlines in our lives and you do not mind the stress. Stressful situations are a learning and challenging experience. You might mention the following:
This is one question that you know you are going to be asked so be prepared! Concentrate on discussing your main strengths. List three or four proficiencies such as your ability to learn quickly, determination to succeed, positive attitude, your ability to relate to people and achieve a common goal, etc. Here are a few examples.
"I have very good organizational and time management skills, but my greatest strength is my ability to effectively handle multiple projects and deadlines."
"My strength is my flexibility to handle change. As a front line manager at my last job, I was able to turn around a negative working environment and develop a very supportive and productive team."
For this answer, you should display a weakness that can be seen as a strength. There are many types of answers that will work. Some answers will be good answers for certain jobs, while the same answer will be a bad answer for a different job. Select an answer that will work for the position you are applying for. Here are a few examples.
"This might be bad, but in college I found that I procrastinated a lot. I realized this problem, and I'm working on it by finishing my work ahead of schedule."
"I feel my weakness is not being detail oriented enough. I'm a person that wants to accomplish as much as possible. I realized this hurts the quality and I'm currently working on finding a balance between quantity and quality."
"I feel my English ability is my weakest trait. I know this is only a temporary problem. I'm definitely studying hard to communicate more effectively."
The reasons for you to quit the present job could be numerous, may be you don't get well along with your boss or your salary is too less but its not good to make derogatory remarks about your present company in an interview.
You can give a more practical answer like, my present company is not able to offer me further growth opportunities and I have a feeling that its the time for me to grow up in hierarchy and learn further.
By asking this question, the interviewer wants to see, how ambitious the candidate is. You can say that, 5 years down the line I would like to see myself in a responsible position where I can make important decisions in the favor of company and the company treats me as its asset. I am sure that this company can offer me growth opportunities like this.
Don't jump at a figure when you are asked this question during the personal interview. Try to turn the ball back into the interviewers court
and ask him the type of salary the company offers for a position like this.
Still, if you are required to answer this question, mention a range rather than talking about an exact figure but don't keep the range too vast, you will be offered the one at the lower end. Here are a few examples.
"I'm sure that your company offers a fair, competitive salary for someone with my education / training, skills and experience. I am also willing to negotiate for the right position."
"I will need more information about the job and the responsibilities before we can discuss salary, but it would be great if you could give me an idea of the salary range you have budgeted for this position."
These should be your transferrable skills such as reliable, punctual, organized,friendly, honest, cooperative, outgoing, easy to get along with, hardworking, energetic, take pride in my work, responsible, respected,dedicated.
Always be prepared to ask the interviewer a few questions as well. This helps to demonstrate your preparation and interest.
Sample questions might include:
How would you describe a typical week/day in this position?
Is this a new position? If not, what did the previous employee go on to do?
How would you describe the company's management style?
Who does this position report to? If I am offered the position, can I meet him/her?
How many people work in this office/department?
Is travel expected in this position? If so, how much?
What are the prospects for growth and advancement?
What would you say are the best things about working here?
Would you like a list of references?
If I am extended a job offer, how soon would you like me to start?
Yes, I was feeling exhausted after years of non-stop work. So, I decided to take a break and spend some time with my family on a rejuvenating vacation. I am happy to have returned fully recharged.
Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
All my bosses possessed some skills worth learning. I have always tried to learn something new from them including my previous boss.
You should always answer yes and briefly explain why. A good explanation is that you have set goals, and you have met some and are on track to achieve the others.
I was quite enthusiastic while joining my last job. Towards the end, the number of challenges and opportunity to grow further started diminishing. A challenge loving and growth oriented person like me doesn't enjoy this.
Be prepared with a quote or two from co-workers. Either a specific statement or a paraphrase will work. Jill Clark, a co-worker at Smith Company, always said I was the hardest workers she had ever known. It is as powerful as Jill having said it at the interview herself.
Yes, there have been many such instances. I like people who challenge my decisions rather than following me blindly. This keeps me ensured that I am surrounded by thinking brains rather than just a set of dumb followers.
When someone challenges your decisions, you are bound to rethink over it and the chances of reaching the best option are brighter.
Yes. I love traveling. Adjusting in new places and meeting new people would be a delightful experience for me.
Be honest but do not spend a lot of time in this area. Keep the focus on this job and what you can do for this organization. Anything else is a distraction.
I have been working at a senior level since last many years. These roles have always needed me to make real time decisions. Sometimes the facts, figures and other information in real time cases are not complete & still we have to make a decision. In such cases, there exists a probability of making inaccurate decisions.
Knowing this, I usually run down my old decisions to see the outcome. It makes sure that I don't repeat a mistake ever again in future. While carrying out one such exercise, I realised that the product promotion strategy that I recommended would have been different, if I had had the complete data and figures but there was no way to get them in real time.