Whenever you attend for an interview there are a lot of questions to answer. Some of them are tricky and toughest. Employers are always very selective about who they hire.
The toughest questions are the funnel to reject the unwanted applicants. So, whether you are going for the first interview or looking for a job change, answering the tricky questions correctly could land you a job with the potential employer.
What is your biggest weakness?
This a very tough and tricky question to answer as the employer wants to know about the specific things that are not your strong points. To answer this question you need to change the negative into positive which ultimately stands as your strength.
For Example, you can say that you’re so workaholic, that you forget your social life when you’re working on an important project. This shows your determinations and responsibility about completing a particular work.
Tell me something about yourself which we can’t see on your resume?
This question is asked almost in every interview. The employer wants to about your communication skills and how you carry yourself. Don’t talk about your personal details rather talk about the professional experience that focuses on the position you’ve applied for. You can talk about who you are and what you can bring for the progress of the company.
What to do you know about our organization?
The employer wants to know that whether you have done research about their organization. You have to your homework about knowing the details of the organization. Check the company’s website and also, check Linkedin for the details of the top management of the organization. Most of the employers look for the following information.:
- When was the company founded?
- Products and services they offer
- Number of employees and branches
- What’s the company’s mission
Why are you looking for a change?
If you are currently employed or unemployed, don’t ever badmouth about your previous or your current employer. Lack of advancement opportunities in the company or the position was not enough challenging, will be the right way to answer this question. If you are currently unemployed don’t be ashamed to say that you were the part of a downsizing operation.
Where do you see yourself after five years
The interviewer wants to know about your ambitions. It’s not a good idea to go ahead and say that you aspire to be the next CEO or be on the board of directors. On the other side, it won’t be good by saying that you’re only looking for a steady salary without any growth. Balancing both you may highlight your desire to grow in the company and to develop yourself to be a great team player.
Why should we hire you?
The employer wants to know the reason for wanting this job. Show your interest by explaining your professional achievements and the experience you carry will be an asset to the organization. Keep the conversation at a professional level and focus on the benefits you will bring to the organization.
Any questions you want to ask?
A great question to ask relevant queries which you have in your mind. Prepare some good questions for your prospective employer. You can ask the following questions:
- Opportunities for professional development
- What are the organization’s long-term goals?
My suggestion will be to practice these Q&A with your friends and colleague, which will increase your self-confidence before attending for an interview. This will show that you have prepared well and has all the qualities to enhance the company in a big way.
Have you recently been in an interview and faced more toughest questions which are not listed above. Please mention in the comments below.