Okay I thought I should do a mini thread to help you guys with some of the interview Q/A guidelines. If you still need more help and clarity, Simply ask a Question and I pick it up in the Questions pool.
Alright! lets take a look at some of the common questions during interviews.
TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF.
This is a very popular question that has left most people speechless and confused. It does not specify what you should say and it is very open. If you are not well prepared you might end up saying so much that is not necessary. There are also people who do not know how to limit their words. You should use this question as an opportunity to highlight the things that will play to your advantage in relation to the job. Highlight your skills, strengths, things that you have accomplished as well as what you are knowledgeable about. Have a clear direction when responding to this question. Of course you need to give a brief introduction on yourself and qualifications.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GAIN FROM THIS POSITION OR COMPANY?.
This question aims to establish if you know what exactly you want in life and in terms of career. Get ready to describe your ideal job and try and incorporate the company your description. A prior study and research on the company will help you in tackling this question.
WHAT ARE YOUR STRENTH AND WEAKNESS?.
This question needs to be approached in the right manner. It is very easy to go on talking while not answering this question. Highlight all your accomplishments in relation to the job that you have applied for. You might have other strengths that are not relevant. Remain focused when you respond to this question.
Weaknesses are not a positive thing to brag about. Most interviewers ask this question in order to gauge your honesty. You do not need to give a full account of all the areas you have failed in. Highlight just a few and indicate that you are working on improving in those areas. Do not be afraid everyone has faults.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF 5 (FIVE) YEARS FROM NOW?
Most people are excited when they are asked this question and they go ahead to unleash unrealistic goals that they aim to have achieved. Be very modest when you answer this question. Draw a line between over ambition and being shallow minded. Let your job be the reference point to where you are aiming to be in five years.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR SUPERIOR TELLS YOU TO DO SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW IS NOT RIGHT?
It is good to follow the chain of command. However, since even superiors in a company are human beings, it might be as a result of an oversight. It is good to try and point it out but if he persists carry out the task. Be sure to raise any concerns that you have in a clear way.
HOW WOULD YOUR PREVIOUS EMPLOYER DESCRIBE YOU ,IF I WERE TO CALL HIM/HER?
Be confident about yourself when answering this question. Assure the interview that your former boss would have all sorts of praises to your hard work and responsibility.
I hope this helps, I will do more as soon as I get time, If there are somethings you don't understand, feel free to ask questions. Hope you have a nice day peeps.