Some Answers to Job Interview Questions

by : Muna wa Wanjiru

The answers to the questions asked in the interview should be given with full confidence. The interviewers, in addition to the answers, do normally pay attention to the way of answering. Therefore, it is important that your answers should reflect your level of confidence. The answers should be simple and short.

While answering the questions, make sure that the answers given are short. However, though short, they should be complete in itself. They should be such that the interviewer should be completely satisfied with it. However, if your answer does not satisfy the interviewer, try to explain to him only until he is on that question. Most of the times, if the interviewer is not satisfied with the answer he may ask another question. If this happens, concentrate on the new question.?

Some questions are very common and they are always asked in the interview. For these questions, it is better if you are well prepared. Examples of such questions are like, what are your skills, etc. However, even if you prepare the answer in advance, the language should be simple and causal. It should seem like your answer is just what came to your mind after the interviewer asked the question.? The interviewers test the aspirants for their quick thinking and that too under pressure. This is depicted from the answers that you give to the interviewers during the interview. Therefore, giving the interviewer an impression as if, you are answering instantaneously and at the movement, is beneficial.

The interviewer may ask questions about the previous job and colleagues of that company. While answering such questions, always be positive. Never complain or mumble about the previous company and the related issues as these questions are asked for testing your relations with the colleagues of that company. This reflects your interpersonal skills and ability to work in cooperation with others.

Therefore, be positive and do not refer to any conflicts or arguments that you may have had while working there. Similarly never, complain about the management of that company. Portray a picture that you were comfortable with everybody. You can even highlight that, you had very good relationship with the coworkers. For this you can refer to some examples of quotes from the coworkers saying that you were are very good worker and colleague.??

Then, you may be posed with some questions where your honest opinion will prove good even though it may be little distracting for the interviewer. For example, the interviewer may ask you whether you are trying for other jobs. A short and honest answer will not cause much distraction.

The answers to job interview questions like to find out your comfort level to work for this company require some knowledge about the company. All your answers should be supported by a suitable data.

One of the crucial question asked in an interview is regarding the salary expectations. You should never try to answer this question directly. You should say that it would depend upon the job responsibilities. Alternatively, you can put the ball in his court asking the interviewer the approximate range offered for that position.

If you are an experienced person in that field you are applying for then the interviewer may ask about the skills you possess and various cases wherein your skills were put to use.. For this question, you should always be prepared with example to which you can refer.