We are going to be concentrating on the interview questions that you are most likely going to face during one on one chat with a human resource manager. You don’t need to be afraid as we got you covered already. Below are the most frequently asked questions during interviews and what you should expect
1 TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF
a. Start with your name
c. Job experience
d. Your qualities
EXAMPLE: My name Is LUKE IKENNA, I studied political science, I have two (2) years experience working in an educational setting. I also have six (6) month experience as a representative with supervision and coordination as my major function. I am dedicated, hardworking with the right attitude to work.
2 WHY ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB CHANGE
a. Appreciate your previous employer
b. Share your reason for job change in relation to your career goal
EXAMPLE: I have learnt a lot from my previous organization. However, I need to enhance my skills and knowledge and your organization is the right place for me to acquire this.
3 WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTH
a. Be sincere to this question
EXAMPLE: I am honest, hardworking, and discipline
4 WHAT ARE YOUR WEAKNESS
a. This question depends on the kind of the organization you are searching for a job with
b. The way you will answer this question in an educational settings is different from that of the banking sector.
EXAMPLE: I am impatient, I trust people so easily
5 WHAT ARE YOUR SALARY EXPECTATION
a. Never share your salary expectation
EXAMPLE: Salary is not my primary target even though is important. I just want to improve my skills, knowledge and gain more experience. I will accept anything the company or organization is offering me in exchange for my service.
6 WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER GOAL
a. Highlight what you want to achieve while working
b. Don’t mention the financial aspect even though is part of it
EXAMPLE: I want to get a job in an organization like this where I can utilize my skills, knowledge and improve my experience and to also get to a respectable position in the organization.
7 WHY ARE YOU A GREAT FIT FOR THIS JOB
a. In real sense, the human resource manager is asking why I should hire you
b. Mention why you are a better candidate compare to others
c. Share your knowledge
d. Share your experience and skills while relating it to the job
EXAMPLE: I have a reasonable knowledge, experience and skills in this field OR I have a reasonable knowledge, experience and skills which are much more related to this field, and that will enable me settle in much faster if considered for this position. I am also hardworking and dedicated. You can count on me to perform any time, any day.
8 WHY DO YOU WANT TO WORK WITH US
a. Tell them what you like about the organization
b. Relate it to your long term career goal
c. State out what you stand to benefit working with this organization
EXAMPLE: It will be a great privilege for me to work in this organization. This is a place where I can showcase my skills and knowledge while promoting the goals and objectives of this organization. This is also a place where I can improve my skills and knowledge
9 HOW WILL YOUR FIRST THIRTY (30) DAYS IN OFFICE LOOK LIKE
a. State out how vital and important you can be to the organization within a short period of time
EXAMPLE: I will start contributing my quota in moving the institution/organization to a greater height making sure that I execute my functions before or within the required timeframe and undertaking new functions if the need arises.
10 HOW WILL YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH STAFF LOOK LIKE IN THIS ORGANIZATION
a. Loyalty is required in answering this question
EXAMPLE: When it comes to staff hierarchical order, they are above me and more experience in this institution than me. Therefore I will humble myself to learn and develop like them.
11 DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION TO ASK
a. It is advisable to always ask questions
b. Express your appreciation
c. Ask about the final result
EXAMPLE: I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity, I just want to ask how long will it take for me to know if I am successful or not.