Wouldn’t it be great if you know what exactly the interviewer would ask in an interview? While this might not be possible, there are some ways you can get through an interview easily. Common interview questions are a must. What follows is to understand that what the interviewer wants to test with the question he has put up to you.
What do you before an interview?
Prepare a concise and compelling pitch that explains to the recruiter why exactly are you fit for the job. This is what you say when asked to tell about yourself.
Next, you search for the company and what it does followed by an answer that make you the right fit for the role.
So you are prepared for the common set of questions that the interviewer might put in front of you. What can follow is a set of questions that the interviewer uses to predict your behavior. Certain questions display certain behavior.
Here are 30 interview questions that the interviewer can ask you to judge the common 6 behaviors that should be common in every professional.
It is essentially important for a company to hire someone who is capable of working in a team if the description says so. You might have to lead a team, work with them or manage one, team work is one behavioral aspect that a recruiter will want to judge.
1. Describe a time when you had to work diligently with someone with a completely different personality?
2. Give an example of a team conflict that you took care of?
3. Have you ever struggled to build a relationship with someone close? Were you successful in doing so?
4. Has been there a time where you wished you handled things differently with a colleague?
5. What you do in a situation where you want to churn out information from someone who is not so responsive?
Majorly these twisted or turned according to the interviewer help the interviewer to come up with judgement related to team work.
Skills to Face Client
If the role that you are applying to involves working with clients, then you should be ready for one or more of these. To answer this ideally, be prepared with a time where you represented your company and delivered customer service that was exceptional.
To judge this, you might face any of the following or a twisted kind of questions:
6. How did you go about making an impression on your client when required to do so?
7. Was there a time when you did not meet client expectation? How did you handle it? Were you able to rectify the situation? If yes! How?
8. Share your experience where you thought the customer was delighted with your performance?
9. How did you handle a situation with a difficult client? What strategy did you plan to get through easily?
10. How do you go prioritizing your clients when it is not possible to give equal importance to each at the same moment?
Working in a new place requires you to get adapted to the new place, new people and new work. It is not an easy job to do that. Recruiters mostly test your ability to adapt through a set of questions. To successfully answer this question you will have to think of a recent work crisis through which you successfully navigated. Narrate a silver lining or a lesson you learnt from the situation.
The type of questions could include:
11. Describe a situation where there was a lot of pressure on you. How did you overcome it?
12. Describe a time where your organization was going through a change. How did you cope with the change? How did you adapt to the changes?
13. What was the first job you had and what did you do to learn the ropes?
14. Think of an example where you had to extricate yourself from a difficult situation.
15. Have you failed ever? What did you do to deal with the situation?
One of the most required skills in the corporate world, interviewers want to be sure if the person they are thinking of hiring has these skills. In other words when you face any of the following questions you should be ready with situations where you have juggled with multiple responsibilities and completed everything on or before the deadline.
16. Describe about a time where you had to be strategic to meet your priorities.
17. Have you managed a long term project? What was your strategy to keep everything moving along in a timely manner?
18. It’s just not possible to get each thing on your to-do list completed sometimes. Describe a time when your responsibilities got a little too much. How did you manage?
19. Do have a career goal? What have you done to come closer to your goal?
20. Think about a time where you were supposed to manage multiple responsibilities. How did you do that?
Ability to Communicate Well
Good communication skills are a must at all levels of business. Whether internal or external, communication is a must. Since communication is a part of most of the jobs, thinking about a time where communication was necessary should not be a difficult thing to do. Just remember to also talk about your preparations and your thought process.
Also Read : Tips to improve Communication Skills
Here are the questions that relate to communication skills:
21. Describe a situation where you successfully persuaded someone to see things the way you see at work?
22. As a team leader what did you do make sure your team understood well?
23. How did you use business communication methods to get ideas across your team?
24. Describe a situation wherein you were responsible to explain a frustrated client? How did you manage that?
25. Describe a time where you gave a presentation and what efforts did you take to make it a hit?
Values and Motivation
Some random interview questions might leave you confused. But these questions help the interviewer to learn about what motivates you.
Some of them include:
26. Describe a professional accomplishment where you felt extremely proud?
27. Has there been a situation where you saw a problem and took an initiative to correct it without waiting for someone to guide you?
28. What works for you? Working with close supervision or open supervision?
29. Think of a time where you were allowed to get creative with your work? What challenges did you face?
30. Have you ever been dissatisfied at work? If yes, what did you do to make things better?
Now that you know what these questions mean in an interview, you prepare well-thought answers accordingly.