Job Interview Questions, Answers, And Tips To Prepare

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Job Interview Questions, Answers, And Tips To Prepare
14 Oct 2022
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“Opportunities don’t happen you create them.” Jobs are an individual’s basic need to earn a living. Different companies have different processes which may include tests and interviews. Interviews are of different types-Telephonic Interviews, Competency tests, Panel Interviews, and Virtual assessments. Some questions are very popular and frequently asked in every interview so one must be aware of how to counter such questions. Also, there is a particular manner in which one should appear in an interview. Stay aware and get a job.

Job is a position of duty and responsibility it can be a full-time or part-time opportunity that provides you with income to earn your living. Finding a job is a difficult task these days and the unemployment rate is also very high. To overcome this barrier of unemployment one must have the basic eligibility, like - a certain level of education (High School, Intercollege, Diploma, Graduation), and skills. One can get a job in the government or private sector or one can even be their own boss by setting up their own business. There are different levels of jobs: entry-level, mid-seniority, seniority, and internships (Based on the experience a candidate has).

If a person is willing to work in a particular organization there is a procedure for recruitment, some companies take tests followed by an interview whereas other companies even go for multiple rounds of Interviews.

What Is An Interview?

A formal conversation to analyze a candidate aspiring for the job. The analysis is made based on the skills, and abilities and to evaluate the qualification, leading to the conclusion that whether the candidate is suitable for the job or not.

Types Of Interviews 

Interviews are of four types- 

  1.  Telephonic Interviews- This is usually considered the first stage of the interview. Traditionally, favored by hiring managers as they get to know a candidate, before taking the interview process ahead.

  2. Panel Interviews- This is a fast interview process that can be conducted online or offline. Candidate has to build a rapport in front of more than one interviewer. It is less stressful than one-to-one interviews.

  3. Competency Test- This is a part of the interview where a knowledge test to evaluate your Technical, Cognitive, and Behavioural competencies is taken by asking related questions.

  4. Virtual Assessment- This assessment is very common for entry-level roles. This assessment tests multiple skills and includes group activities, presentations, and even psychometric testing.

 Interview Questions, Answers, And Tips  

Many questions are asked in an interview which must have very precise, accurate, and confident answers. The questions can be very basic and common to complex to evaluate your skills. So, here is a sample of the top interview questions and answers along with tips:


  1. Tell me about yourself.

  2.  What do you know about our Company?

  3. Why do you want to work with us?

  4. Why Should we hire you?

  5. What are your greatest strengths?

  6. What are your future plans?

  7. How do you deal with stressful situations?

  8. Can you explain why did you change your career path?

  9. Why are you leaving your current job?

  10. Do you have any questions for us?

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Answers And Tips

  1. This a very simple question and you have to answer only as much as you are asked. Don’t give a complete history about everything. Example- “My name is Steve. I have completed B.Tech in Computer Sciences and Applications from IIT, Mumbai. I belong from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Previously, I worked at Wipro as a software engineer, IT is my passion that’s what makes me interested in this position at TCS.”

  2. Before giving any interview always be prepared with the details of the company- what it does, its functionality areas, its Aim and Mission, Headquarters and locations where its branches are located, and services they offer. Being aware of these facts by going through the company website will instantly give you an idea to answer this question.

  3.  Don’t give generic answers. Instead, enlist the unique features of that company, career and growth opportunities, and growth of the company since previous years that attract you to this Opportunity.

  4. For questions like this, you have to deliver an answer in such a way that it makes the interviewer interested in you. You have to explain that you are very flexible and unique and can not only work but can also deliver results that could contribute to the company’s growth.

  5. For answering questions like this you get an opportunity to talk about something that makes you unique and a great fit for this role. Answer these questions making quality a priority and not quantity.

  6. In questions related to future plans always mention what you expect from life along with your job. You can mention points like- work-life balance, working and growing daily, a healthy professional and personal relationship, and progressing in your career.

  7. In questions related to stress management, you have to prove that you are the perfect candidate who can handle all situations very efficiently and you always look into the positives in every scenario. This will make you stand out from the crowd. Never dismiss this question. You can enlist ways by which you deal with stress, like- taking a nap, having a dessert, listening to music, etc.

  8. If you are interviewing with a company that has a different background than yours this question is very likely to come up. Explain why you decided to change your career path, how this path seems better to you for your future and how passionate you are about it. All that matters, in the end, is skills.

  9. Questions related to leaving a job are tough but you can’t dismiss them. Never disclose the negatives about your employer enlist the positives and direct them to what this job has taught you and how you are ready to take up new challenges which can boost career growth.

  10. When you get an opportunity to ask questions to the interviewer take it. Ask by when can you expect to hear back from them, what more things this job can offer, and genuine questions. Don’t ask too much.

Do’s And Dont’s in an Interview 
  • Be on time.

  • Be formally and well dressed.

  • Research about the company.

  • Don’t be negative about previous employers.

  • Prepare the questions.

  • Don’t forget to bring your Resume and important documents.

  • Be humble and well-behaved.

Conclusion- Jobs are a very important part of an individual’s day-to-day life. Different opportunities exist be it in the government or private sector. Getting a job is a difficult thing these days. Interviews are the major tasks that decide whether a person is a suitable fit for the company or not. An individual must be well prepared by considering every aspect before getting into an interview.


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