Interview Question



21. What motivates you?  

Many things motivate me. My goal to be the best of what I can be often motivates me to go beyond my own expectations. When I see myself being productive everyday, it motivates me to continue.



22. How long can you commit to work with us?  

I like new challenges and a chance to grow. As long I keeping getting these, I don't think I'll need to switch over. I'd like to believe that this relationship lasts for many years. However, I haven't set a time limit as such.




23. Why do you want to work for this organization?  

This may take some thought and certainly, should be based on the research you have done on the organization. Sincerity is extremely important here and will easily be sensed. Relate it to your long-term career goals.



24. Do you know anyone who works for us?  

Be aware of the policy on relatives working for the organization. This can affect your answer even though they asked about friends not relatives. Be careful to mention a friend only if they are well thought of.




25. Why should we hire you?  

As I have said earlier, my years of experience in this field is something that can truly contribute to this company's success. My sense of dedication in every task that I handle is definitely a big plus. I believe my skills and work attitude measures up to your company standards.



26. You seem to be drawing a good salary. Will you be OK in taking a salary cut?  

I believe that at one point of time in career salary becomes secondary and self actualisation become more important. While taking up any new job, it will be my priority to ensure that the work culture, chances to contribute and grow are sufficient along with the money I am paid. I also believe that any good company who cares about its employees ensures that they are paid well.



27. Are you a team player?  

You are, of course, a team player. Be sure to have examples ready. Specifics that show you often perform for the good of the team rather than for yourself are good evidence of your team attitude. Do not brag, just say it in a matter-of-fact tone. This is a key point.



28. What is your philosophy towards work?  

I have only one philosophy when it comes to work: every piece of work, regardless of size, has to be done on time and in the right manner.



29. Why do you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position?  

The answer to this question lies in the preparation you did before the interview. It is extremely important that you research the requirements of the position well and match them with your skills.
For e.g. if the position requires an Asp.net developer with good knowledge of health care domain, tell the interviewer about your technical skills and your domain knowledge.



30. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?  

Answer yes if you would. But since you need to work, this is the type of work you prefer. Do not say yes if you do not mean it.



31. What have you learned from mistakes on the job?  

I learned that without proper coordination, even the simplest task could cause problems in a project. I had this problem during my first job. From that time on, I made sure every I thing follows every detail and coordination.



32. You have stayed in your current job for quite a long time, why?  

There are many people who do not change their jobs for years and when they go out looking for a new employer, this is one of the most important questions they are asked. Some people might look upon staying with the same employer for long as "lack of ambition".

A good answer to this question can be something like, "Yes, you are right. I stayed with my last employer for almost 5 years but I was continuously growing in the company, doing new things, handling bigger challenges. So, I was quite happy working with them for these many years." You can then talk about how you grew with your last employer.



33. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization?  

You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.



34. Describe your management style?  

Basically, my management style comes with promptness and flexibility. To make sure goals are achieved, I religiously study and make plans down to the smallest detail. While I do implement a strict sense of being time bounded, I also add reasonable allowances and make room for contingencies.



35. How do you rate your communication skills?  

Again, IT is about dealing with people within and out of the company. So, it is important to have good communication skills. By good communication skills we mean, ability to understand and explain in a common language. So, if you believe that your communication skills are weaker, you need to work on them.
Anything less than average or good is not acceptable here.




36. Tell me about your dream job.  

Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you are contending for is it, you strain credibility. If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something like: A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and can't wait to get to work.



37. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?  

I understand that being asked to work for an extended number of hours comes with a good reason in the first place, so I'm ok with it. It an extra effort means something for the company, I'll be happy to do it.



38. You do not have all the experience we need for this position?  

It is not possible for a candidate to have all the experience an employer requires. Even if you match yourself up to the expectations on technical front, there will be some difference in the work environment. And, it is absolutely fine.

The best way to deal with this question is to analyse the requirements of the position well and match your skills as close to them as possible. If something is still left untouched, offer your quick grasping power and ability to learn quickly as a solution & back it up with an example from the past.



39. What is more important to you: the money or the work?  

Money is always important, but the work is the most important. There is no better answer.



40. What will you do if you don't get this position?  

I have high hopes that I will be hired. In case it turns the other way around, I would have to move on and search for another job.



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