Some other Potential Common Questions faced during an Interview
Why did you leave your last job? What are your weaknesses? We have answered all these in our previous blog. Let us get to other potential questions that are frequently asked during interviews. Some of them are as follows.
Why is there a gap in your work history?
Right answer: An honest answer is always appreciated . If in case, it was for personal reasons it is always better to say so. In case of career change, one should specify it.
What’s your dream job?
An honest answer always sounds interesting bit back it with common sense. In other words, dont just think about your answers, but think about what they say about you as you are just not judged on your resume alone but also on your personality. Don’t be tempted to answer this one on the spur of the moment. It will never come out as expected. Ultimately, you need to be likeable and display the parts of your personality that will make you attractive to prospective employers (engaging, dedicated, hard working etc).
What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them?
Be sure to give specific illustrations on how you handled your challenges. Elaborate on how you got to the root of the problem and tackled it by finding the right solution.
During a difficult financial period, I was able to satisfactorily negotiate repayment schedules with multiple vendors.
What was the biggest accomplishment / failure in this position?
When an employer asks this question, he actually wants to know what you accomplished, and what you didn’t. A good way to answer this is to give an example of something you accomplished that is directly related to the job you are interviewing for. Introspect your resume and find the best match that suits the current position.
Example:If you can think of an example, be sure that it’s a minor one and turn it into a positive.
How Do You Handle Stress /Pressure?
It is always better to give examples of how you have handled stress previously. This enables the interviewer to grasp it quickly and illustrations make the best and interesting interviews.
I react to situations, rather than to stress. That way, the situation is handled and doesn’t become stressful.
What are the Most Difficult Decisions to Make?
There are no right or wrong questions to this . These are behavioral questions and the interpretation is more important. These are engineered to observe how you have handled such situations and based on the responses the interviewer judges how will you be dealing with such similar situations in future.
The best way to prepare for questions where you will need to recall events and actions is to refresh your memory and consider some special situations you have dealt with or projects you have worked on. You can use them to help frame responses