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“Difficult Frequently Asked Questions in various Difficult job Interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting”



30 Difficult Difficult Questions And Answers

1⟩ Suppose if you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be, and why?

Make the answer to this question positive by referencing your attitude and determination.

Comments such as: I am sometimes impatient with slow performers or Being very demanding of myself or Sometimes I expect too much from others are good. Keep in mind that most interviewers will use the information you give them to raise even more incisive questions.

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2⟩ Tell me what interests you have most about this position?

Your education, training and experience as well as your accomplishments should provide good references for answering that question. Do not hesitate to stress the fact that this would represent a dynamic move, while giving you the opportunity to grow, to increase your responsibilities and knowledge of the field, and may possibly help you define and reach new goals.

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3⟩ Tell me what books/magazines do you read?

Obviously, a technical or trade journal is one answer they are looking for. The books you've read tell the manager something about you personality. Whatever you do, don't say, I don't like to read.

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4⟩ Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

This may be the toughest question of them all! If you only had a crystal ball! Basically, however, Interviewers are doing a reality check here. They want to see if you are a realistic about your career goals and the steps you will need to take to attain them. The best answers start in the present and work forward. Talk about your next move and what you hope to accomplish over the next year or two. Then take that one or two more steps. Most importantly, keep your dreams within the realm of reality.

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5⟩ How to tell about the greatest weakness?

I would say that my greatest weakness has been a lack of proper planning in the past. I would over commit myself with too many variant tasks, then not b able to fully accomplish each as I would like. However, since I've come to recognize that weakness, I've taken steps to correct it. For example, I now carry my palm pilot at all times so that I can effectively plan my appointments and "to do list" items.

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6⟩ What are your greatest strengths?

You certainly have many positive qualities, but since you can only choose a few, be careful as your answer will also reflect your values. Some might say honesty, other reliability or a strong sense of leadership, but whatever it might be, be ready to make reference to a situation where you have demonstrated such strength. Examples help solidify and support your strengths.

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7⟩ What is your greatest weakness?

Admit that you have a weakness, and that you are successfully using a strategy to improve this weak are you have realized in your professional array of skills and experience. This technique turns the weakness into a strength by demonstrating your commitment to self improvement.

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8⟩ What type of management/supervision do you prefer?

This question can come in many forms, but the meaning is always the same:

Are you able to be managed by people with different styles? You probably have reported to managers with vastly different approaches to management and supervision, and have learned which styles you prefer. Since you probably do not know the manager's style at the prospective employer, talk about the positive aspects of each style you've encountered.

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9⟩ Tell me what makes you stand out when compared with your peers?

Employers want to know that they are considering someone who will go above and beyond the call of duty. It is easy to hire a person that will do that they are asked to do between nine and five. However, it is better to hire a person that meets all the basic expectations and more. Provide examples of projects which you excelled with, ideas that helped streamline operations, or new sales/marketing techniques that increased revenues. If you put some thought into it, there are probably several things you have accomplishes in the past that makes you stand out.

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10⟩ What were your favorite subjects in school and why?

Of course, if your major is computer science, you want to mention some of your computer science classes. You can mention other related subjects as well. For example, if you're interviewing at a financial services firm, you might discuss why you liked your accounting or finance classes. If you did any usual or special projects in that area bring it up now. Mention anything that shoes keen interests in this employer's particular kind of work.

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11⟩ Tell me about yourself?

Probably the easiest difficult question you will face! It is easy to talk about you, but what does the employer really want to know?

Try talking about personal characteristics and skills that translate into career strengths.

"I love to jump into projects with both feet. I can concentrate on solving a tech problem for hours, although I know to effectively use my time I need to consult my colleagues for their expertise, and often convene brief project team meetings bounce around a solution, plotting it out, and preparing a presentation for my boss. Object oriented technology (or any other skill) is my newest challenge".

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12⟩ Why have you been unemployed for the last two years?

You must have a sound reason for not working so long or having a big gap in your work history. Some examples of good reason would be:

★ Caring for a sick family member

★ Raising children

★ Looking for the right job where you can really contribute (this will not work if the period of unemployment was an extremely long time)

★ Trying out self-employment or owning your own business

★ Returning to school for further training

★ Learning new skills

★ Exploring or traveling (for a short gap only).

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13⟩ Why you want to change job now?

Interviewers want to now your reasons for leaving a particular position/employer. It is important to stay positive about your past experiences. Nobody wants to hire a person that complains about past employers they figure you may complain about them in the future. Talk about why it was time to move on, that you learned a lot, you are seeking new and more challenging opportunities, etc.

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16⟩ Why were you fired from your last job?

If you were fired wrongfully, say it matter of factly. Do not show a grudge against your old employer. If you were fired because something that was your fault, say it in a less damaging way.

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17⟩ What kind of salary do you think you are worth?

Don't be too specific a range is often most comfortable for everyone to work with. Even better, ask if the company has a salary scale and base your answer on that. Remember, salary is related to market value. Research your worth before you get into the interview. Also, interviews are not ignorant. Research your market value and give a range:

I checked a few sites on the internet and found that the average salary for a web designer ranges from 45K to 60K per year in this geographic area, depending on the responsibilities and duties involved. I am not set on a specific number and am willing to negotiate.

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18⟩ Can you work well under pressure?

Of course everyone will say yes, but it is more convincing if you could provide examples of situations when you have remained cool under fire. Be careful not to choose a situation of crisis for which you were the one responsible!

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19⟩ How many players are there in a soccer game?

This type of question has nothing to do with your career. Right or wrong answers do not matter. Interviewers want to see if you can manage with non-related subjects, and think on your feet. They might be testing your ability to reason, problem solve, and utilize resources.

I am not sure but my guess would be at least two players on each side, one in the goal and one to play defense. I will put the number between seven and twelve on each team. I would definitely want to consult a colleague of mine who plays soccer if this was a game show right now using phone a friend is important sometimes in utilizing available resources.

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20⟩ Are you a team player?

Very much so. In fact, I've had opportunities in both athletics and academics to develop my skills as a team player. I was involved in _____ at the intramural level, including leading my team in assists during the past year I always try to help others achieve their best. In academics, I've worked on several team projects, serving as both a member and a team leader. I've seen the value of working together as a team to achieve a higher goal than any one of us could have achieved individually.

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