Agree with Surabhi. You can always something nice about him/her, even though you may not rate them well. One can say that "I admire the patience you show and I feel that your listening skills are pretty good too!" Find something positive to say and that will make him happy. Which will mean you will get the job. All the best!
There are some circumstances when you can demur from giving referees names out - where you're applying for a job without your current employer knowing about it, and you don't want a referee to know to whom you're applying unless it's extremely likely that you'll join them.
In this case you can use the request: 'Yes, of course I am happy for you to take up references, but can we do this when we've made good progress and there's a good chance that we might be going ahead together.
Another possible reply could be 'I would prefer to give my current employer as a referee only when you hav
The very best way to present your references is not as a listing of contact on a sheet of paper, instead, ask each of your references to writing you a letter of recommendation.
There are two reasons for this.
A letter of recommendation is a good way for you to find out who will provide you with best overall reference.
You will be able to use as a ready-made reference to supply t a potential employee.
Following is a letter format to follow.
How they know you
how long have they known you
what they tink of you
You can't just say that such questions are none of their business, but you do have to politely but firmly sidestep. 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.
A sample answer could be: " I am looking at another job that has good potential like the one we're talking about. However, I really like the career development opportunities in what we're discussing".
Salary expectation can be asked not only during interview it can be used at different moments.
Your answer should reflect your research skills and also your commercial awareness about the Industry in which you are planning to work in.
Always do you homework before answering this question.
You need to check on companies in similar space i.e competitors, company growth and profits along with share prize.
This will ensure that you have a rough idea on what is market offering and then present your prize in the range you expect.
we can reply as If I find the potential growth and where as I can constantly refine my skills and knowledge " I will be with the company for the longer time...
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.
Well this is most reliable way to test the sense of ownership and self responsibility of a candidate with regards to job performance.
There is not right or wrong answer. You have to be use your logical reasoning and comprehension skills.
The idea behind the logic of the question is understand your interpretation of the is question.
How are you taking this question and comprehending it in your own words.
It is not a simple Yes or No.
This question is more of case study base approach, in which you have to ask interviewer on the context in which it is being a
If you're willing to explore different career opportunities, then you could say "yes" to this question. You just need to be sure that you're really up to it. Relocating is not a joke, so better think it over. Don't worry about spending time in answering this, interviewer's know it's a difficult question to answer.
This question comes only when the interview is about to end. Never say "no".
At the same time do not ask about salary or promotion prospects.
You can ask something using your research on the organization.
For example -
- "I understand your main competitor is X , is that right ..and who do you feel are the main players making progress in the industry"?
- "What type of projects will I be able to assist on"?
Keep it simple, don't pepper the interviewer with technical questions to which he or she may not know the answers.
Use your questions as an expression of interest and appreciation.
This question is a very common open ended question asked by interviewer. This is to gather information about your motivation, attitude, initiation and proactiveness.
You may reply this question by mentioning-
certain new technologies that you want to acquire relevant to your current/offered job profile
which skills you want to upgrade looking at your the current skillset/knowledge
certain soft skills that you want to work upon such as communication, presentation skills
In addition, you may understand the learning and development initiatives of the organisation from the interv
Interview is our first interaction with the prospective employer and the interviewer totally understand that much of our life is about choices we make. Thus to know more about your personality, your working style and performance under pressure, interviewer probes you to make a choice between two competing alternatives.
You answer can be - I would consider work and money equally important. Since earning money for our livelihood is important but more important is loving what I do. Enjoying my work, contributing to the success of project assigned to me, having cordial relations with
Interviews being our first interaction with the prospective employer, they try to gauge best information from us to understand our technical and functional fitment to the role they are looking at. With this question, the recruiter is trying to assess your past achievements, what does success means to you and which achievement milestones you consider important.
While answering this question, provide examples and evidences on how you achieved success at workplace in past, how do you set goals for yourself and your plan to work towards them, mention the challenges that would have com
The answer to this is important, as much to you as it is to the interviewer. Everyone is going to say that they are indeed looking for a balance and that their family is important as well as their career.
Some smart answers could be like: 'When anyone starts a new job they probably have to work a lot of hours to get it under control; if necessary during that time I'll work to the maximum.
Another smart reply could be effectively bringing out the point that people who achieve a good work/life balance tend to be more effective at work. It's not just the hours you work; it's yo
Please note that during Interview, there is no Right or Wrong answers.
Mainly it all depends on how confident you are in giving your answers. A little hesitation and that leads to self doubt and interviewer catches you then.
Your effectiveness is quite personal. Be tricky and diplomatic in Answering them.
If you say Good then they will ask you for a rating, and if you say bad they will loose confidence in you.
Rather leave the ball in their court.
"If I land a Job here, means I have been effective". can be an answer that will put the interviewer into the thinking.
You need to very diplomatic in answering this. If you say the job you are contending for is your dream job, you might loose credibility. If you say another job, you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay generic and say something like: A Job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and can't wait to get to work. The question also indicates as to how realistically the interviewee is. Some people visualize highly fanciful and unrealistic jobs, which could be a warning sign to a potential employ
Organizations are looking for talent to join them, not just someone to do a job. Be honest and enthusiastic but mainly keen to prove yourself in the job you're applying for.
A sample answer could be like -'I want to move forward and have a career that makes good progress. I know that my career will depend first and foremost on doing well in the job I go into. As I do that job I'll also become more knowledgeable in the industry'.
The underlying crux is to show that you are ambitious but not arrogant enough to know exactly where you want to be. Sometimes this question is asked
Thank you for asking. The idea or should I say the intention of asking what is the intent of asking "what is your greatest/biggest accomplishment" is to understand how you have personally grown and what has this accomplishment taught in comparison to not having achieved this accomplishment in the first place.
Remember, the interviewer wants to assess your personality based on your experience, opportunity. Remember you can choose anything as your accomplishment to highlight your uniqueness.
You need to focus on the fact that this success you terms as your bigges
I advise you to go through the background of the organisation and analyse the role of the post applied for.Keeping in mind the confidence of handling the assignment and the professional qualities you have place a good plan with relevance,logical and practical and acceptability.Try to win the minds of interviewer and interact with relevant points which should benefit the organisation.