Tell me about yourself?
Ans: My name is (your name). I live in (your city name). There are (tell them how many members are there in your family and their profession). About my education I am an (Your education, if graduate then tell I am an Graduate or else say I am undergraduate) from (your university’s name). Coming to my experience I have started my career in (share your work experiences- Company name and designation along with the job profile also tell them how many years have you worked with them).
When asked about your strengths?
Ans: When I’m working on a project, I don’t want just to meet deadlines. Rather, I prefer to complete the project well ahead of schedule.
How you handle stress & deal with challenges?
Ans: To answer Stress- I react to situations, rather than to stress. That way, the situation is handled and doesn’t become stressful.
To answer about challenges- I feel that the best way to deal with any challenges is to meet them head on. When I found that one of my colleagues was saying things that weren’t true behind my back, I went to him and talked it through. It turned out that he had misunderstood what I had said, and I was able to set the record straight with him.
What have you learned from your mistakes?
Ans: I have learned to give every person a second chance, because first impressions can often be misleading.
Another answer: I think one of the most important things I’ve learned is persistence. Not to give up too soon, because the solution is probably right in front of me.
What you didn’t like about your previous job or your internship?
Ans: I enjoyed the people I worked with. It was a friendly and fun atmosphere and I actually enjoyed going into work each morning.
How do you get along with older or younger co-workers?
Ans: If your co-workers are older- There are times when I just know that a new way of doing something makes more sense to me, but, first hand, I learned that my “better way” may not be the best way to get the job done. As a consequence, I respect my older co-workers knowledge and I’ve learned how to make a suggestion at the appropriate time.
If your co-workers are younger- I quickly realized it was not my job to “parent” the younger people with whom I work; it was my job to get to know them and for us to find common ground where we could effectively work together. It took time, but the result was worth the effort.
What do you expect from a supervisor?
Ans: I would like to be able to go to my manager If I have an issue or idea and to be able to feel comfortable to expressing my thoughts. I would also expect my supervisor to be open and honest with me and to let me know if there is anything I could do to improve upon or do differently in my work.
Have you encountered any problems while internship or at previous job?
Ans: I would say that I have never really had a problem working with anyone. I try to find our common ground, and get along with everyone’s different personality.
Who was your best boss?
Ans: I’ve learned from each boss I’ve had. From the good ones- What to do, from the challenging ones- What not to do.
What is your greatest weakness?
Ans: I used to like to work on one project to its completion before starting on another, but I’ve learned to work on many projects at the same time, and I think it allows me to be more creative and effective in each one.
What is your greatest strength?
Ans: My greatest strength is my ability to work with many different people. I enjoy learning from everyone I meet, and in this position I believe that will enhance my ability to perform on the team.
How would you describe your work style?
Ans: I am very focused on my work, and consequently, am able to work quickly.
Another answer: I keep a steady pace, and check my work as I go along, to prevent mistakes from snowballing.
How would you describe yourself?
Ans: I’m a people person. I really enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different people.
What if your supervisor pressurizes you or asks you to do some extra hours?
Ans: When I need to, no problem. I realize the importance of meeting deadlines and getting work done on time.
What motivates you or how you motivate yourself?
Ans: I’ve always been motivated by the desire to do a good job at whatever position I’m in. I want to excel and to be successful in my job, both for my own personal satisfaction and for my employer.
What are you passionate about?
Ans: One of my greatest passion is helping others. When I was younger. I’ve enjoyed helping mom with household repairs. As I grew older, that habit grew and I desired to help others as well. I like helping people find solutions that meet their specific needs.
What do people most often criticize about you?
Ans: There’s no on-going criticism. I’m open to personal and professional growth and welcome the opportunity to improve.
When was the last time you were angry? How do you control your anger?
Ans: Anger to me means loss of control. I do not lose control. When I get stressed, I step back, take a deep breath, thoughtfully think through the situation and then begin to formulate a plan of action.
What type of work environment do you prefer?
Ans: I can be flexible when it comes to my work environment.
What is Success for you?
Ans: To me, success is when I am performing well and satisfied with my position, knowing that my work is adding value to my company but also to my overall life and the lives of other people.
Another answer: I evaluate success based on outcomes. It’s not always the path you take to achieve success that matters. Rather, it’s quantifiable results.
How can you give better customer service experience to the customers?
Ans: Good customer service means having thorough knowledge of your inventory, experience with your products, and being able to help customers make the best choices for them.
If given an opportunity, for how long will you be employed here?
Ans: I believe that this company has the capacity to offer me a rich and satisfying career and I would like to remain employed here for as long as I am having a positive impact.
At the end of the interview, ask a clean-up question:
- Do you have any other questions about my background?
- Do you have any concerns about my background that I could address now?
Leave the cabin with a smile and Thank you irrespective of the results.