Job interviews are the most important part of the recruiting process today.
But when it comes to Job-Hunting, the biggest hurdle that a fresher faces is the HR Interview itself.
There’s a brutal truth about Interviews:
There are WAY too many people among us that think “studies” are enough.
They say, “if I study well in college, companies will naturally hire me”.
If only it were that easy…
If you’re serious about your professional life, you need to be very comfortable with what you might be asked by the interviewer.
Otherwise, you will not be able to answer a single question exactly to the interviewer.
However, this is nearly impossible to prepare in advance for those might be asked questions.
But always there’s a cheat!
Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what an HR would be asking you in your next interview?
Well, consider yourself very lucky because I’ve put together a complete list.
It’s a simple list that will assist you to respond properly to every query that you might be asked in your next interview.
Warning (Be smart, Just take an Idea!): We have structured the article to give you a sneak preview of a professional interview. We strictly don’t recommend a pre-recorded response for every question in any interview.
Let’s Start the Interview…
Cheer up Questions:
1. How are you today?
Insight: A simple question that reflects your behaviour that is the way of taking things positively or negatively. The interviewer actually doesn’t care how really you are but he wants to see the level of your confidence. Stay positive and rock!
2. Was it easy to find your way here?
Insight: Be aware, it may look like a general conversation but actually this is a tricky question. The interviewer knows very well what problems one can face reaching to the company office and he’s not willing to get those crappy excuses either. He’s actually expecting a positive perspective of the candidate.
In other words: As long as you give a positive answer, you’re in the game.
Answer: Yes, I had no trouble finding your location, I just followed the roadmap that was well described on your website.
3. What was your first impression when you first walked into our offices?
Insight: This tangled question focuses on how sharply you look at the things around you and how much substantially organized you are while giving the feedback. To make the first impression clear and definite, be very confident and determined with your answer.
Answer: The moment I stepped my foot here was the moment I realized something is different. I was really surprised by how proper and calm the working environment is here. Then while sitting on the sofa waiting for your call, I started to notice the wall in front of me which was full of past achievements and memorable moments of the company that inspires me a lot. I felt like I am in a right place. Overall, my experience visiting this awesome office is really eye opening.
4. Tell me a bit about yourself and why you are applying with us?
Insight: The question seems really simple to answer but, believe me, it’s not. What really the interviewer wants is to confirm that if you are the one to fit for the job or not. This is your first or could be the last chance to prove yourself as a well-qualified candidate in front of the interviewer. Remember, throughout your answer rather reciting your biography, try more to focus on your skills, abilities and the experiences. It is important that you don’t get tensed up; keep it short, simple and precise.
You can use a simple formula called Present-Past-Future formula brought by themuse, to answer this ice breaking question with ease and perfection. You need to first tell the interviewer about where are you working in the present (focus on your work), then a little bit about the past (focus on your experiences and skills), then, at last, tell him why you are really excited about this particular opportunity and you’re done!
Answer: My name is Lalit Singh Shahi (Change your name here). Well, I’m currently an Oracle Database Administrator at Tata Consultancy Services (Change Name of the Company here), where I handle the performance, integrity and security of database of the clients. Before that, I worked at an agency where I was on five different major web and android projects. And while I really enjoyed the work that I did, I’d love the chance to dig in much deeper with one specific IT Services company, which is why I’m so excited about this opportunity with your company.
5. With what sort of ideas and expectations did you come to this interview?
Insight: The first few minutes of the interview can determine whether you’re in or out. What I’m trying to explain is that every question is specific in itself. With this question, the employer not really want to know your expectations rather, he wants to know if you either meet his expectations or not. All you need is to present yourself as a goal-oriented, confident and dedicated to work candidate.
In short: Go for the employer’s expectations rather than yours.
Answer: My only expectation is to work in an environment with a clear vision, mission, and goals. Where I can efficiently contribute my work practices and experiences in favour of the company along with my team members. And yes, am looking forward to this opportunity.
6. I’d be interested to know how you prepared yourself for this interview, can you tell me?
Insight: Good is always acceptable and on the contrary to this bad is always rejected. If you really want to prove yourself as a deserving candidate, you need to be very good at the time of interview that needs a well and systematic pre-preparation. Pre-preparation like great knowledge of your target company, its services, products, goals and visions shows huge interest towards the company.
In Short: Pre-preparation will lead you to the success.
Answer: Well, I have spent a few hours learning everything I could about the company – from as many sources as I can. I have looked at your website, read your blogs, Facebook page, read current news releases, and, yes, spent some time on Google too.
7. Presuming this interview were to take 3 minutes and I could answer three of your questions – What would be they?
8. What would you like to know about our company?
Insight: You need to live every moment of the interview totally and intensely. Asking good questions shows that you are interested and well prepared. Employers usually have a large number of candidates applying for the same position, and they aren’t interested in a candidate who isn’t really showing curosity for the opportunity.
You can use this three step simple formula to make fool-proof strategy to answer this question.
And the formula is: ask about the interviewer; ask about the company; ask about the team.
Asking about the interviewer is a great way to add more value to mutual trust and understanding. Asking about the company shows that your top priority is to work for the company as a whole. Asking about the team make obvious that you are a team player.
Answer: Well, if I get this opportunity, the questions would be: First: What’s your favorite part about working here?, Second: Can you tell me about your new products and plans for growth? And, Third: Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with?
9. What sort of information do you take easily? Figures, statements, numbers, examples or comparisons?
Insight: This psychometric question is often asked during an interview to filter candidates at an early stage in the recruitment process. Alongside your first interview, chances are that you could be asked for a psychometric test to check your mental ability, aptitude, and personality. A psychometric test can include numerical, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, logical reasoning and aptitude tests. The best way to deal with this situation is to get yourself better with practice.
10. What in particular did you find appealing about our advertisement that made you apply?
11. Why do you want to work with us?
12. What really caught your interest to this job?
Insight: The questions above seems different but actually, are same with their sense. What your interviewer is really trying to do with the questions is to uncover the reason behind your application. In general, advertisements aim to keep you from thinking and, instead, make your choices based on desire, priorities, and interests, and that’s what the interviewer wants to know. If this question is asked, be honest and share your true expectations and priorities that actually matched with the advertisement.
If these questions are asked, be honest and share your true expectations and priorities that are actually matching with the job requirements in the advertisement.
Remember, the interviewer is already having a rough idea of your expectations and priorities from your CV. So while answering, always keep in mind that whatever you says must match with your CV.
A very common answer “I think your requirements are a perfect match to my profile” is not really a complete answer to the questions. In other words, while answering any questions from the above, you need to be more detailed, more specific, more simplified and more descriptive about your job expectations, priorities and reasons with your answer.
According to Pamela from biginterview, to answer these questions, first make use of your previous job experiences, then continue by stating how the job excites you, and then end the answer with a promise to rapidly deliver the results.
Answer: When I noticed the advertisement, I feel that my past record working with IT and software companies makes me an excellent match for the job requirements. Also, the role excites me because I love to develop innovatory Softwares and Applications and I know I could start delivering results from the first day.
13. How would you describe this job in two or three sentences?
Insight: This question may seem unimportant during the time of interview but a proper answer can separate you from the crowd sharing the same educational qualifications and the experiences. Most people start the answer with a common phrase “this is my dream job” which is totally imperfect.
You need to know if you want to stand out from that group, you must define and differentiate your answer from them to make a real impact. Elaborating your dream job in more detail is probably the most effective way to establish yourself.
Take the question very seriously. Two or three sentences are more than enough to describe the job and to make a stronger pitch.
Answer: I enjoy working with people who take challenge, responsibility and pleasure in their jobs altogether. This job is a real opportunity for me to grow and develop. I would definitely be proud to be a member of the outstanding team working here.
14. You mentioned a special interest in (any topic) in your CV; could you tell me more about this?
Insight: There are some might be asked questions for the interview for which you should always be prepared. You might have achieved something interesting in your college or in your previous workplace that is dissimilar with the other candidates and if you have mentioned that on your CV then this question is sure to arrive at one point of the interview.
That particular topic could be anything such as your past achievements, hobbies or your goals. That can help you to make capable of selling yourself in front of the interviewer very easily.
You have to focus on your special interest in a way which will emphasize more on your talents and skills. Always keep in mind, if you don’t talk about it perfectly then the interviewer will assume that you do not possess any such quality.
Answer: I love being a programmer and I believe it’s one of my greatest strengths ever. I taught myself JAVA programming so that I could use this precious knowledge with my team members to ensure that our projects match the quality standards of the company and as well as clients. And yes, it resulted in lots of positive feedback from the clients.
15. What are your three most essential requirements for a job?
16. What do you expect from a from a company?
Insight: At first, it might seem like why would an interviewer be interested to know your requirements but there’s a great idea for asking this. When the question is asked, the employer has only one aim: to eliminate the rest and to select the best possible candidate for the required position.
Always keep in mind, the employer is simply looking for the candidate who can put his priorities into words.You need to let them know that you are fully capable of doing the job with your answer. While preparing your answer, make sure your answer is to the point, unique, and professional.
And finally, be ready to defend the other follow-up questions if necessary. You can talk about anything that delivers a positive message such as your role, career development, work environment or your team members.
Answer: A challenging role that can lead me to my true potential is number one. Secondly, I’d like to work with a motivated and talented team who shares my goals. And third, a positive work environment that can significantly influence me and my team members to sustain throughout the day to work with the same pace.
17. What would you say if I were to offer you this job immediately?
Insight: This question is all about how you deal with different situations. In a workplace, there will be many rare circumstances with some good or bad experiences. And the companies need the persons who can handle those difficult situations at the first-rate.
This can be a pretty tricky question to answer, especially when you really need the position. But the way you answer this question will make it easier for the interviewer to choose between you or the other candidates. Remember, they’re not offering you this job on the spot; they’re just asking how you would react if they did. So your answer needs to be according.
It’s always better to initially ask for more time to shut down your job search, and to take care of other personal issues that have been on hold.
Answer: Well, I’d be very honored because the position is very interesting and suitable for my career goals. However, before accepting, I’d like to take some time to consider it in more depth.
Job Expectation Questions:
18. Which experiences could you apply in this job?
19. What have you learned from past work?
20. Tell me about your past work experiences?
Insight: When a significant number of candidates have applied for the same position; to pick a deserving candidate amongst them is a very complicated task for the interviewer. This isn’t surprising; why your past work experience has a significant impact on your selection during the interview process.
Experts say “experience matters” and indeed, it does but all it need to be powerful.
When the questions related to your experiences are asked; instead of talking about your duties, responsibilities or accomplishments; you should talk about how professionally you have improved your skills and knowledge while working in your last job.
Answer: My last job was a great opportunity for me to learn and enhance my knowledge in different areas and fields of programming and management. While I already had strong programming skills in JAVA, I didn’t have any previous experience working with .NET framework. When my team members gave me the opportunity to work with this new software framework, I was able to work skillfully with it after some practices. Later I was also put in the role of Team Leader, where I was managing a team of eight people that gave me the opportunity to have hands-on management experience.
21. If you could create your perfect job, what would it look like?
22. What’s your dream job?
Insight: Yes, this is a critical (and very startling) job interview “question” that’s been asked on a regular basis. You may have always dreamt to be a writer, or a Lawyer, or a Doctor, or may be the President of the country, but this isn’t for what interviewer is looking for.
If you want to present yourself as a deserving candidate then you really need to prepare an answer that has some kind of relation with the position you are being interviewed for. When you answer the question, you may talk about- something you’re good at, something you’re interested in or something you’re ambitious for.
If you’ve got a hobby that you really enjoy; if you’ve gained some special skills by studying and working; then you’ve already got some of the things that you could want from a successful career. While answering, be motivated and focused on your personal qualities and skills required to be successful in that job.
Answer: My dream job consists of three aspects. First, it needs to be a position that offers a constant learning atmosphere. Secondly, it needs to be a position where I can contribute my knowledge, experience and skills positively within the company. Finally, it has to be position in which there is an energetic team environment that feeds my need for creativity.
23. How would you start off in this new job?
Insight: That’s a great psychological question! your answer will firmly decide whether you are mentally fit for the work or not. No matter how much experience you have in your industry, you’re always a newbie when you start a new job.
Starting a new job means working in a new place with some new peoples in a new environment with lots of new responsibilities. And that altogether make it one of the most memorable – and perhaps stressful day of your life.
Don’t worry, being nervous at the first day is very common. Remember, your interviewer is going to judge you based on how you act and what you do from the very first day. If you can prove your importance to the employer with your answer; then undoubtedly you’re in.
The best way to handle this situation during the interview is to follow a simple 2-steps formula: observe and learn.
In other words: When starting off in a new job, look over other colleagues and their way of working. Try to be familiar with them; track their names and ask them for the advice. Don’t be shy, be friendly, smile and just listen, listen and listen.
Answer: Well, this is a prime opportunity for me to give a slight boost to my skills and competencies while working with the renowned organization of yours. The best thing I can do during these days is to meet my teammates and superiors and give my 100% in observing the workplace and learning with them.
24. What do you think the value of this position has for the company as whole?
Insight: Interviewers love to ask this question because it’s a covert way to get a glimpse of whether or not a candidate will be the key player and how the candidate views his role at the company. Depending on the complexity of job profile, the candidates start assuming the difficulty level of the job, and they give the answer accordingly.
But to be honest “no job is easy and no job is difficult either.” One should not judge his role on the basis of their work difficulty.
The truth is “every single job has a vast importance in a company, there is no such thing as an insignificant value.” In fact, all the persons in a company are interrelated; if one do his part wrong, the entire chain feels the effect.
If you want to impress the interviewer then your response should be according to the key fact “Everyone needs each other”.
Answer: Well, I’m the person who believes “each and every person matters in a company”. No two people are alike, just like neither are an instrument and the music. Yet, when they come together they become something beautiful and interesting. Just like that if we work together as one embracing our individual values we could accomplish something far better than we ever figured.
25. What do you feel an employer owes an employee?
Insight: At the midst of the interview, it is likely that you will be given the chance to put your own thoughts to the interviewer; thoughts about your expectations that we all have from our boss, our organization, and even from our clients.
Your response to the question reveals what you are actually expecting in return for your service from the side of your employer.
An effective way to answer this question is to show them that they owe you nothing except the good work environment and rest will take care of itself.
Answer: An employee’s job is to give his or her best work every day. In return, an employer’s job is to make available a work environment conducive to career, professional, and personal growth.
26. If you leave our company one day, how would you like to be remembered?
Insight: This might be a weird and confusing question for you. You are probably wondering, instead of offering you the job, why the interviewer will talk about leaving.
You may not be able to understand the reason for asking this question, but there’s almost always something behind the scenes. Your answer reveals how honestly you see yourself in a professional life and, what are your personal views and priorities about your work.
Remember, in your professional life, it’s only your work that matters, the work that will make you known in front of others. You could do whatever you set your mind to and achieve whatever you desired but only what work you have done will last at last.
In other words: your answer must be based on your work and nothing.
Answer: Well, I want to make my work last forever and obviously I would like to be remembered based on my dedicated work to the company.
Relationship with Previous Employer Questions:
27. How do you feel about your last employer?
28. What are your experiences with your previous boss?
29. Tell me a bit about your last job?
Insight: Questions related to last employers or previous company are one of the “toughest” and “most asked” interview questions. If you are an experienced candidate and planning to switch your company then be prepared; interviewer specifically going to ask you these questions.
Your response to the questions gives more idea about you than about your previous employer. Your answer provides interesting background information about your professional history and loyalty towards the organization, and also gives a quick preview of your commitment to their company in future.
For best results, while answering, don’t try to be too honest, avoid badmouthing- try to balance between positive and negative experiences with your last job and find something good to say.
Answer: In my last position, I worked as a software developer for TCS. I can’t say enough good about my previous employer. I loved the way how he operate and treat the staff. He was a great motivator and he’s got the experience to lead the team to success. In short: he was a great boss I’ve ever met.
30. If I were to call your boss now, what do you think he would say about you?
31. How would your former co-workers describe you?
Insight: This question is designed to help the interviewer to understand how well you play with others. Your answer reveals your work ethics and ability to work well at a job.
The best way to approach this question is “say positive things about yourself”.
But the problem is: saying cool things about yourself is more difficult than saying cool things about others.
Gratefully, it’s time to talk about yourself. This question is an opportunity to talk about your own positive qualities. Whether your boss thought you were amazing or your boss didn’t like you; you need to remain confident and positive in both conditions.
Your interviewer actually wants you to be trustworthy, dedicated, hard-working, and honest. If you want to prove yourself as a deserving candidate, give the interviewer what he wants.
A simple way to answer the question is to draw interviewer’s attention to your recent accomplishments and performance in your last job.
Answer: In my most recent performance review, my boss described me as one of the most productive and highly motivated individuals in the team and awarded me as the employee of the month. Also, I’ve received personal feedbacks by my co-workers, they refer me as one of the most dedicated, honest and thoughtful contributors to the team. And I’m pretty sure, if you would call them now, they would say the same.
32. Why did you leave your last job?
33. Why did you resign from your previous position?
34. Why do you want to leave your current job?
Insight: If you are looking for a career change and planning to switch your company; I can bet you that you are going to face one of these questions in your next job interview.
For an individual, there can be lots of different reasons for changing the current job. Perhaps you hate your job, or you didn’t like your boss or maybe you were sick of working there.
Whatever the reason; your interviewer’s main intention is to look at the relationship with your previous employer. Particularly the interviewer wants to compare the situations with his company and wants to conclude and confirm that you won’t leave them in future if the same situations arise.
How you answer it is very important in the process of your interview. Unpleasant situations and difficulties arise in everyone’s lives. It’s always best to eliminate the negative and talk about the situation positively.
Answer: I took my last job right after my college and I really love the job and people I work besides. I learned a lot of good strategies and had a great work experience there. However, to maximize my productiveness I need to switch. This step is not about leaving my current job, but about switching into this new position with your company that gives me the chance to contribute more as it is a better match with my skills.
35. Can you describe a typical day at work?
36. How do you organise a typical work day?
Insight: This is often asked so that the interviewer can get a quick idea of how usually you spend your time during a work day. It’s an important factor because time is a huge aspect of work.
How you start your day and follow your day routine is a vital piece of information for the interviewer; it not only gives a sneak preview to your professional skills but also helps the interviewer to review your ability to work well for their company for future aspect.
Remember: Your work life is not stable; it’s sometimes hard, sometimes crazy, sometimes fair and sometimes mixed up and you know, interviewer already knew it. It isn’t about bad or good, what really matters is how positively you deal with the situation.
When you answer, keep it in mind, don’t make the answer too perfect that it may start looking fake.
In other words: Whether the situation is fair or unfair, try to give the realistic answer based on your daily work habits and make sure to keep your answer positive in both situations.
Answer: Well, I begin most days by coming into the office early to make sure everything is ready for the work. This includes: preparing to do list for the day, scheduling meeting with clients and a quick look to previous day work. I use any.do to manage personal tasks, work projects, and shared lists, that ought to be completed in a day. I use Google Docs to manage the important text documents, PDF files, charts and presentations as I can access and share them from anywhere when needed. When I am working on something, I make sure that the internet is off so that I can focus better on work. I’m a technophile and I truly believe that these applications reduce the time it takes to complete a task. And yes, if I get some free time, I love to listen to the classical music that helps me to concentrate more thoroughly.
37. What are the factors you consider before changing jobs?
38. According to you, what sort of improvements are important for a career change?
Insight: Nothing is permanent, neither your job- especially if you are working in the private sector. When considering a new job, it is important to make sure that the life will be much better and much happier on the other side.
Perhaps you feel tired with your current job, or you are not paid enough, or maybe you are in search of better opportunity. Whatever the point, this is the time to find a place and firm that is the right fit.
And if you want to stand out from the crowd then you must have a solid reason for the job change. Your answer helps the interviewer to gain the background information about your career goals and aspirations which are changing quickly with your professional and personal priorities.
To help you out here’s one way that you can use to answer this question. You could answer the way that the interviewer starts thinking that you are not trying to get away from something rather you are moving towards something new.
Answer: Well, in order to move my career to next phase, I have to move on. I feel that the position that is available here will provide me the significantly better roles and responsibilities. If I talk about the factors I consider; growth opportunities, challenges, and obviously pays would be on top. I think, this role will provide me with some new challenges and opportunities to better myself and to accomplish the things I always wanted.
39. What are your greatest weaknesses?
40. According to you last boss, what are the areas where you need to improve your skills?
Insight: This is the most common and aggravating question, in spite of that one of the most hated questions by the candidates. When being interviewed, nobody likes to reveal their shortcomings- everybody wants to show themselves in the best possible way they can.
Although everyone knew that this question is so common, still they find it difficult to answer. Instead of preparing well, most of the candidates give incorrect answers at the time of the interview. When they are asked about their weaknesses, most of them get stuck and give unusual replies such as “Um, I don’t know” or “I don’t have any weaknesses” or “I’m short-tempered”.
No one wants to admit that they have weaknesses. But trust me, the actual problem is not your weakness, it’s you. If you accept your weaknesses in a right way, this question never gonna be really tough for you.
Your interviewer isn’t looking to see what you answer is rather he is looking to see how you answer it. It’s must, to be honest, and not to lie about your weaknesses.
The best approach to this question is to answer this way: First, talk about the troubles you’ve had in past; then, share your experiences of fixing those trouble issues; and finally, talk about how those experiences turn into your strength.
Answer: I have had problems in the past with public speaking. When I started college, I was very shy and often had trouble speaking up in seminars. So I decided to take small but continuous steps and work on this area. Initially, I enrolled myself in a presentation skills course, which made a big difference in my life. With some practices, I started doing better day by day. In fact, last month, I even volunteered to represent our company to over other 50 companies. I was a bit nervous but I did it and got great feedback!
41. What are your strengths?
42. Is there any area, where you are considered to be an expert?
Insight: In most cases, questions related to the strengths and the weaknesses come in a row. As compare to talking about the weaknesses, it’s a bit easy to discuss the strengths. Basically, the interviewer wants to know, what you’re good at, what you could do with those strengths for the organization and why they should hire you instead of someone else.
Usually, most of the candidates don’t answer the question very well. That means you have an opportunity to emerge as the best-qualified candidate. When the interviewer asked this question; some candidates start listing a bunch of totally irrelevant strengths such as “they are good at cooking” or “they play football better than anyone”.
And you know, no matter, how many strengths you carry; if the strengths don’t align with the company’s needs then those strengths are just waste for the company.
The absolute best way to answer this question is to pick the strengths that are directly relevant to the position. Every company has a list of KSA’s (knowledge, skills and abilities) that their ideal candidate must have. The first thing you need to do now is to research the KSA’s that your company is looking for. Once you’ve figured out the KSA’s that your company puts a lot of value in, show them you do have these strengths and give truthful and solid examples to back it up.
If you’re still struggling for strengths, have a quick look at job advertisement again. Most of the companies discuss their job requirements very perfectly in the advertisements.
Answer: I have quite a few strengths… Probably, one of my greatest strengths is my flexibility to handle change. While working in my last position, I have learned that work conditions change from day to day and throughout the day, when very first time ever, I was introduced to a challenging opportunity to manage a team. I had to learn all phases of managing a team, from taking care of the IT work to motivating the team to set the objectives to accomplish the targets. I with my team was able to meet the challenge very efficiently and ultimately provide the company with a high level of service.
Flexibility and Adaptability Questions:
43. How important is a short commuting time for you?
44. Are you able to start work at 9am?
Insight: Flexibility at work is a necessity for employees and employers, alike. Employees who approach their job with a flexibility are typically more highly valued by employers.
Candidates often think the question has no correlation with the job they are applying for.
But the truth is short commute has its extra benefits.
Research by Evolv (now merged with Cornerstone) found that even having an extremely short 0-5 mile commute distance “leads employees to remain at their jobs 20 percent longer.”
As a rule, employers don’t like their workforce to have long commutes. Employers want long term, happy employees.
That means “employers mostly prefer candidates with short commuting time”.
When the question about commuting time is asked, most of the candidates make a mistake and will say the job is “too far” without any exploration of the job itself or the opportunities it presents.
Through this question employers try to check your mindset on mobility and therefore whatever the distance you should say “it has a low priority”.
Answer: Commute isn’t a problem for me at all. Obviously, I’ll always be at work on time.
45. How would you react If we promote your job in a different location?
46. How quickly can you adapt new changes?
Insight: There are many reasons employers consider transferring jobs. After some period, most of the companies offer their employees different positions in different locations. This relocation might include with numerous advantages, like retention of your current pay level, vacation benefits and others.
While, you are going to have different coworkers, different supervisors, different tasks and responsibilities. These can all be stressful events.
While answering, you must convey to the interviewer that you are able to adapt quickly to new circumstances.
Opportunities for advancement come in different forms and relocation could be one of them for you.
Answer: I believe change is what makes life interesting. Acquiring new colleagues and learning new ways of doing work will help push my boundaries and I enjoy situations that challenge me and pushes me to think outside the box. All I can say that I’m very good at adapting to changes in my circumstances.
Resume Related Questions:
47. Could you tell me about gaps in your employment history?
48. Could you explain about your long-term unemployment?
Insight: In India, 50% of graduates are still unemployable. These people will hopefully soon be employed again, but will all have gaps in their resumes to explain.
Indeed, not everyone gets a job at twenty but that is a matter of understanding that Gaps on your CV can make you a risky candidate for the job.
Whether your resume gap is because of personal reasons or others, the interviewer will never give a shit about it.
Don’t make any attempt to hide the gaps. It’s important to acknowledge gaps in employment history up front.
You can appear more attractive to a potential employer if you can show that you were doing something during your period of unemployment like researching something or doing freelancing or learning something new in your industry.
All you need to do is to be pre-prepared for the question.
Answer: I decided to take a break at the time in order to evaluate where my true passions lie, but now I’m ready and so excited to put my programming and management skills back to work. During my time off I took online classes to stay current in java programming and joined a management trainee program.
Honestly, I would say that public area is an area that I could work on.
If you believe passionately in what you are doing and whom you are doing it with, success is bound to follow.