interview preparation

10 SMART QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING YOUR INTERVIEW

Interviews aren’t just for hiring managers to grill you; they’re also for you to determine whether a position is right for you. Therefore, you should ask your own questions and interview preparation is important. It is crucial that you tailor these questions to the specific opportunity, or ask questions that are relevant and specific to …

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ANSWERING – “WHAT CAN YOU BRING TO THE COMPANY?” – IN AN INTERVIEW

Employers may inquire about your potential contributions for a few different reasons, so be prepared to respond positively if you want the job. You’ll need to know & be ready to answer with confidence what you can bring to the company and role. Here’s how to answer this strategically in an interview: ➡️ You shouldn’t …

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WHY CANDIDATES GET REJECTED IN INTERVIEWS

I’ve spent close to 10 years recruiting at large IT, ITES, Pharma, and Consulting companies and I’ve compiled some of the common reasons candidates are rejected. From a different perspective, here’s what you might be doing wrong without even realizing it: ➡️Poor attitude: Poor attitude & arrogance are the leading reasons for rejection. Employers can …

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ANSWERING – “HOW HAVE YOU DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP?’ IN AN INTERVIEW

Leading or acting like a leader does not require you to have a fancy title like a manager or team lead. Have you ever led a project, proposed an alternative process, or motivated your team to accomplish something? The STAR (Situation, Task, Action and Results) method with definition will help you paint a picture (without …

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RED FLAGS RECRUITERS LOOK FOR DURING INTERVIEWS

Today’s job market is competitive, and if you want to land a job, you must communicate your skills effectively. To be successful in an interview, you must demonstrate your skills, personality, and drive to prove that you are the right match over the other candidates. However, as you prepare answers for interview questions, you should …

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ANSWERING “WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS?” IN AN INTERVIEW

However impressive your career journey has been, you must still answer the paradoxical question: “What are your weaknesses? and when you’re interviewing for a leadership position, the answer is especially critical. The question may be one of the most common in interviews, and it’s easy to provide a canned, equally expected response, but for savvy …

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ANSWERING BEHAVIOURAL OR SITUATIONAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS – THE STAR METHOD

I have learnt that most candidates have an easier time answering technical or knowledge-based questions about their profession, which usually have definite right answers. However, answering behavioural questions that measure your problem-solving abilities, emotional quotient, and ability to handle stressful situations can be more challenging. The STAR method is a structured manner of responding to …

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ANSWERING SITUATIONAL-BASED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Interviewers ask situational-based interview questions to help them see your thought process, agility & how you’ve used your skills in the past. Situational or Scenario-based interview questions rely on hypotheticals, they are easy to recognize, as they start with a hypothetical scenario and ask – What would you do if…there is a…? or Suppose there …

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AN INTERVIEW QUESTION FOR LEADERS

One common question that leaders get asked all the time is “How would you describe your leadership communication style?” To answer this a bit of self-reflection along with strategy is required. Self r-reflection will show you the mirror, so that you can understand and explain yourself better, whereas, the strategy will help you align your …

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OVERCOMING INTERVIEW ANXIETY

Even if you know you are well-qualified for a job, some individuals face interview anxiety. It is rather common. Meeting strangers in a position of authority; talking about yourself; being evaluated and judged on your appearance, demeanour, and ability to sell yourself all triggers’ nerves and stress getting to you. Some strategies you can use …

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