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Here is the interview. How do you answer these questions?

Postby solarv » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:13 pm

Commonly asked questions during the interview

1) Tell me about yourself.


2) Tell me about your past work experience.


3)Why do you think you could take this job?


4) What is your strength and weakness? List 3 of them each


5) Explain a situation where you work together with others as a team.


6) Explain a situation where there is a conflict of interest in a team if there is any. Please explain how you handled it.


7) What do you want to achieve from the company and what do you expect the company to gain from you?


8) How much do you know about the company?


9) What is your expected salary?


10) How do you spend your past time?

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 3:46 pm

There is little point asking anybody here how to answer these questions as all of them relate to your own working and personal life. They therefore cannot be answered by other people as you are looking for given answers which do not exist as we all lead varied and different life-styles.
This only emphasizes a point I have made several times already in the other thread: do some research. Ask yourself how badly you want this job and think of what you need to know. Remember there is massive competition and for the most part the airline can pick and choose its applicants.
The key-points are human interaction/ behavior so now arm yourself with a notebook and spend some time around the airport and social activities and record incidents and events and refer back to them to see how they were handled especially volatile situations.

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Postby bushbride » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 4:32 pm

Agree with Plavt. The way you respond will depend on your experiences, but if you know the Do's and Don'ts, what the interviewer is trying to achieve by asking the question, the company, yourself and your competition, then interviews are easy.

DON'Ts, Dos and Whys examples.

1) Tell me about yourself.

DON'T

Talk about your personal problems or blabber for ages about every milestone in your life since you were born (this is reserved for fathers of the bride and goom at weddings).

DO

Try to talk about youself in the context of the path that lead you to the job interview. That is, make it relevant to the job you are being interviewed for - As Plavt mentioned this requires 'RESEARCH' you need to show you know something about the company.

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

They are looking to start a conversation. An interview is never formal anymore, they want to know that you can talk and relate to people. General conversation skills.

2) Tell me about your past work experience.

DON'T

Give a job description for every job you have had. They can read that on your CV. Don't slag off your old work colleagues and bosses, or say that it sucked working for that company. Every job is hard, but you always learn something so talk about how you grew professionally with that experience.

DO

Talk about where you worked, the role you had, what made it interesting and major achievments. But make sure they are relevant to the job you are being interviewed for. No one cares if you were an awesome Starbucks coffee maker unless your job requires making coffee. Do give examples of what you did that is relvant.

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

Your technical ability and that you have grown professionally through your past experiences.

3)Why do you think you could take this job?

DON'T

Be overly cocky. "I'm the best you'll ever see", just doesn't cut it.

DO

Reinforce your technical abilities that fit the criteria, but be brief. Spend some time talking about your personal qualities. Interviewers are also looking at how well your personality fits with the others on the team and them. Dedicated, hard working, professional, dynamic, vercitle are great descriptive words. But back them up with examples always of where you displayed these qualities.

WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

Someone who can highlight their personal and professional strengths and know what gives them an edge over their competition. As Plavt mentioned - know your competition and what the company is looking for.

Research ideas:

Check out the company website before you go into the interview.

Google media articles relating to the company

Review the job criteria and your CV.

Practice good interview body language - no crossed arms as it makes you look agressive and uncomfortable!

Take with you a smile and a good sense of humour

Remember that interviewers are people also, they are looking for a discussion, not a Q&A test.

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Postby madwolfie » Thu, 30 Mar 2006 4:35 pm

Nice work, bushbride! kudos to you! :)

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Re: Here is the interview. How do you answer these questions

Postby tiki » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 10:50 am

solarv wrote:Commonly asked questions during the interview

1) Tell me about yourself.

Let's do this over dinner





You answer like that..

and you'll be out the door faster than a roadrunner on speed.
'If you feel alive
in a darkened room
Do you know the name
of your solitude..'


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