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Here are Some Guidelines to Answer Questions on your Job Interview

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Job interview is an important criterion when it comes to hiring an employee.


interviewsareusually recorded and transcribed with the help of interview transcription services. The transcripts can be later verified to select the right candidate. Job interviews can be nerve racking. But the key to acing your nextjob interview isquite simple. Being skilled in interviews is something that one can learn. Once all other preparations are done, the next step is to understand the organization and the role you are being interviewed for. Below are the top two tips you should know to perform well during an interview. •

Be yourself, do not pretend: Just be yourself. It is a key part of a solid strategy to make sure that you do not end up in a job that is not meant for you, or a job that is not aligned with who you are. Have a very good idea about what the employer or interviewer wants. Pretending to be what they want us to be is not a good idea. By doing so you may get the job but you will have to keep up the pretencethat you are someone else, which is risky because sooner or later your real self may push through and possibly disappoint or upset your employer. You may outshine everyone in the short run but in the long run there are high chances that you will lose the job.

Try to ask whatever you need about the employer: This also a common advice but many people do not think about it much. Asking some questions about the business to the interview panel at the end of the interview can help create a smart impression about you. But it is not necessary to ask questions to the interview panel at every interview; what is more important is observing the interviewer.Watchcarefully what is being said and the subtext of the conversation and how you feel in the work environment. Use your intuitive ability to get the vibe of the place and people. Ask questions that will help you get a better picture to evaluate whether this is what you are looking for. If you feel you may not be suitable for the job, it is best not to pursue it further. Be honest to yourself and ask yourself whether you want to work or will enjoy working in this place. Being unhappy at work will affect your efficiency. So look out for anysuch warning signals in the beginning itself.

There are some typical questions that are asked in job interviews. Let us examine some of these and how to answer them efficiently. How to Answer Cliché Interview questions To gauge the applicant’s knowledge, the HR manager usually asks some cliché questions such as the following:


Introduce yourself

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Who was your favourite manager and why?

What do you expect from this job?

Where do you see yourself in the next five years from now?

What kind of personality do you work best with?

Why do you want this job?

What are your proudest achievements?

The reason why these questions are asked is that the interviewer wants to know more about you: •

To know what you did in the previous job, and whether your background, experience, education and skill set appropriate forthe open position.

To know you as a person andwhether you will fit in socially within the company, its employees and its culture.

Ensure that you are a good, corporate citizen who will work together with the team, follow directions, not cause trouble etc.

To avoid selecting a person who will potentially make the interviewer look bad.

To know whether you are reasonablyintelligent, polite, amiable, and friendly,so the hiring manager will be applauded for hiring you.

To know how you will act under pressure or stress.

Keep all the above points in mind before attending an interview. Answer questions by selling your experience, background, interpersonal skills, educational background and other soft skills which directly address the requirements of the job. ➢

For questions that are obviously trying to probe you as a person, just think of yourself asnormal andanswer the questions naturally. If the interviewer asks what websites you visit, think of what a good, corporate citizen would say and answer accordingly. For questions that you don’t know then just smile, and give an answer that an average person wouldjust tomake them happy.

If the interviewer asks about your former colleagues or employers, never criticize them. Say that you had a great rapport with them. The question why you want to leave your current job is a tricky one. It is best to say that your current company has become unstable or that your current employer is unable to offer you professional growth. With these answers you are putting across the idea that you believe the company you are interviewing for is stable and can offer you professional growth. Say that you realized that your experience, skills and


background are a perfect fit to add value to the company and would enable you also to grow professionally. ➢

The hiring manager may want to know why you quit your last job, if you have already done so. The answers could be that the company you were working for was close to shutting down; or that you had to move to a new location; or there are family or health issues involved. It is best to keep your answer short without elaborating on it.

If you were fired from your earlier job, answering a related question could be really tough. If you try to defend yourself and project yourself as a victim, it will not work. If the fault is yours, try to minimize the intensity of your shortfall. You can speak about an “argument with your boss” as a difference in opinion. Make sure that you don’t malign others.

If you have a gap in your professional career, it is important to convince the hiring personnel that you remained productive during that period, improving yourself, helping your family, or doing something else constructive.

Typically, hiring managers expect candidates to ask questions at the end of the interview. When you are given this opportunity, use it to learn more about the company and its culture, leadership styles, and other important things. Give the employer the impression that you have done some research about the company, and feel that you can make constructive contributions to their organization.

Job interviews and interview transcription provided by professional transcription services are the final steps of hiring an employee. Employers as well as employees should take the right approach towards a job interview so that it becomes a comfortable experience for both parties involved. The right approach is also important from the point of view of recruiting the right candidate for the job.


Here are Some Guidelines to Answer Questions on your Job Interview  

Job interviews are transcribed with the help of interview transcription services. Candidates can follow certain guidelines to answer intervi...

Here are Some Guidelines to Answer Questions on your Job Interview  

Job interviews are transcribed with the help of interview transcription services. Candidates can follow certain guidelines to answer intervi...