Q1) Tell me about yourself.
I am a (add specialization) graduate from (name of your college). I am interested in pursuing a career in (add job profile you are interested in). Accordingly, I have done my internship at (name of company) and worked on the project (highlight project, what you did and skills you learned). I have also got certifications (list them) and done courses (list them) that have helped me gain exposure in this field’.
Q2) What are your career goals?
In the short term, I am looking at getting a job in the industry and learning the ropes and ensuring I am able to use the skills. In the long term, I am certainly looking at growth and increasing my knowledge, along the way, gaining both career and financial stability.
Q3) Why do you want this job?
I have been gearing myself up for this kind of job profile for a while now. I have read the job description and find myself suitable for the role. Hence, I am looking forward to this job.
Q4) Why do you want to work for this company?
I am impressed by the work your company has done in the (state work of the industry) and the recent developments (mention some events or news the company has been in, relevant to your role). It would be an honor to work for a company associated with such a great reputation.
Q5) Why should we hire you?
I have been interested in this field (mention the name of the industry and job profile) for a while now. I have accumulated the skills that are required to help me a do a good job. Some of the skills I have acquired are (mention hard and tech skills and technology you have mastered). Along with that I am good at (mention soft skills like communication, presentation, speaking, team building, leadership etc.)
Q6) What are your strengths?
I am good at this technology (or any other work that is required) and am a quick learner and will quickly grasp the training that will be given to me.
Q7) What are your weaknesses?
I take on too much responsibility and that has been a deterrent previously. In my college, I took up the responsibility of signing up advertisers for the college fest, but even three weeks before the event, I didn’t have more than five. Finally, I confessed to the professor who made sure other students were put on the job. I brought in the highest advertising budget, but even then, I realized I needed help too late. But now, I try to take on as much as I can handle.
Q8) How long do you want to work here?
I would love to work for as long as the company finds me relevant to the role, and I also find growth in the company, both in terms of climbing the career ladder and financial growth.
Q9) Tell us about your favorite subjects?
Mention all the subjects where you got good marks, so that you know all the questions they might ask you and you have the answers ready.
Q10) Are you undergoing any training, internship, job etc.?
Before applying for a job, most companies ask you to complete your internship or training. If you already have commitments, make them aware of it; otherwise, your work quality is bound to suffer.
Q11) How much is your salary expectations?
Rather than offering a set number of the salary you expect, provide the employer with a range in which you’d like your salary to fall. Try to keep your range tight rather than very wide.
Q12) How fast you can join this company?
It’s ideal to communicate in a way that shows your excitement for the job while still being thoughtful about the start date you have in mind.
Q13) Are u ready to move anywhere?
It is ok to be hesitant about relocating. It is important to portray that in the best way possible in the interview. Answering with a statement like, “This is a great opportunity and a position I believe I am a great fit. I enjoy working in this area, but I would consider relocating depending on the circumstances.”
Q14) Do you have any questions for me?
Always say ‘Yes,’ when an interviewer asks if you have questions. Here is what you can ask, “What are the day-to-day responsibilities of the job role?”, “What is expected of me in the first month, six months and a year?”, How can I become successful in this role?”.