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Why are you looking for a New job? 

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What interests you about the position offered?

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A seemingly simple question that is often difficult to answer, it can result in a great interview going disastrously wrong.


Here "What interests you about the position offered?" is a problematic question for anyone, even the most prepared interview candidate. It is one of those questions that might decide between selected individuals who have the same qualifications and experience.


When asked "what about this job interests you", the interviewer wants to know why you decided to apply specifically for this job and why do you consider this position fitting you and your career plans.


The best bet is to take the most important element of the said job and talk about it.


For example if the job requires effective team work capabilities, you may construct your answer in this way:


Question: What is the 'thing' that interests you about this job?


Answer: One of the things that are of my best interests in this job is the opportunity to work in a team environment. I always wanted to work with hard-working, professional, experienced people. I love contributing the team effort, bringing out the best in myself and in my teammates for fulfilling our work goals and reaching top results.


I trust that I can perform great by applying sound principles of teamwork as I did in my previous jobs. I seek timely and consistent feedback designed to improve not only my performance as well but the team’s performance as well. I consult with people, try my best and treat everyone positively/equally.


 


Tips to follow while answering this question ::



1. Be Specific


2. Be Truthful


3. Be Real

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Do you know the differences between Resume, C.V and Bio-Data ?

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Describe a time when you made a mistake ?

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Mention the mistake and be honest about it, but always make sure that you follow it up with what you learnt from that episode and the improvements it has brought to your efficiency.

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What is your biggest failure to date?

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The most important thing to remember when answering this question is that it really is not about what you did wrong. It's about how you handled a difficult situation and what you learned from it. Describe your biggest failure and discuss what you've learned from it and ideally how you've been successful because of that lesson.The real reason why interviewers ask about your biggest failure is that it reveals a lot about your ability


- to take risks
- face challenges
- acknowledge your mistakes and
- learn from them.

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How many hours do you normally work?

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I have always been able to perform and keep a competent work schedule that allows me to work with the same number of hours per week. Certainly, when I am working on a particularly important or difficult project, I am happy to hardly increase those hours to produce my best work.

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Describe a time when your workload was heavy and how you handled it?

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When I was working on a software employment team at XYZ Company, we took over one more company and had to turn many clients to a new product in a short period of time. It took a lot of planning, hard work, time and effort, but we were able to finish the project in a timely manner.


 

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What do you like to do when you're not at work?

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Be sure to emphasize those activities that may complement your on-the-job duties. For Example, if you're applying for a  position as a book-store manager, mentioning that you read three books per a week is highly appropriate. 

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What are your weaknesses?

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What are your weaknesses?


This is a very common interview question for many jobs across industries. Most people feel Answering strengths is easy but weaknesses is difficult. If approached the right way this question will give you chance to build trust. You have 3 options/approaches to answer this question. 


1. Deny having any weaknesses. This approach is least common and surely not the way to go.


2. Spin a Weakness into a strength. Like, "I'm a perfectionist" or "I care too much"


Note - This is very common approach and some interviewers think you are not being honest. 


3. Give an honest answer (Recommended). Answer the question honestly without shooting yourself in the foot. 


E.g. My weakness is public speaking, I am working on it. Ofcourse make sure this is not the primary requirement of the job. 

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