When preparing for the interview, there are just so many things that need to be considered. How do you dress up, what accessories are permissible, the tone of your voice, your general attitude, knowledge about the job and the company, and most importantly, how to answer the interview questions.
Hirirng managers have a huge list of questions they could ask you ranging from technical to personal. While most people prepare well for the technical ones, few are able to give the most appropriate answers to the the following general questions:
1.Tell me about yourself.
By asking this question, basically the interviewer is looking for information related to what is important to you, or what topics interest you that they can discuss, or an interesting story that they can relate to later. This is not the time to blab and give a summary or your resume.
2.Your strenghts and weaknesses?
This is a tough one. While talking about your strengths, you need to be careful not to be too egoistic. Explain with an example how a particular strength proved useful for the business or helped in completing a target. Weaknesses are also to be supported by an explanation such as, “I am told that I am a bit slow worker but, I like to look at the minor details and try to provide a good quality work.”
3.Do you have any questions for us?
This is usually asked at the end of the interview and most job seekers are at a loss of words here. You must, however, not give a blank answer to this question. The interviewer is checking your confidence and intelligence here. Anything related to compensation must be avoided at this time. You may ask about what exactly is the company involved in. This will show your interest in the firm.