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Interview question & answer (General Interview)
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Below are frequently asked questions in interviews. Each question will have sample answers.
🚀How did you hear about this job?
I saw an advertisement online. I clicked on it and it brought me to your company's website, where I applied for it.
🚀What did you know about the company so far?
I've read on your website that for ten years. A Software has delivered professional services on software development projects for clients all over the world.
🚀Tell me about yourself
I completed a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Biology and a Master's Degree in Environmental informatics. I managed to get a job in the environmental engineering industry but I soon realized I wasn't cut out for that job and decided to move to a different industry. I decided to take the path of a software developer.
🚀Why do you want to work here?
🚀Why should we hire you?
Three reasons: I meet deadlines. I deliver what I promise. As a result, I've always made my managers look good.
🚀Why do you want to leave that job?
I do enjoy working at my current job. The culture and the people make it a great place to work. But I'm looking for more responsibility with new and fresh challenges. I have worked on and successfully completed several projects from start to finish during the past two years. Currently, advancement opportunities are scarce at my current job. I don't mind a slowdown in the pace from time to time, but it's important to me to keep my career continually moving in a forward direction that is consistent with my career goals.
I'm looking for a company where I can contribute more and grow. I'm ready to take the next step in my career.
After working there for three years, I have learned a great deal about the company and the way business was conducted. As much as I enjoy the relationships I have developed, It is time for me to move to a more progressive organization with more opportunities and new challenges.
🚀What exactly made you apply for this job at our company?
🚀What are your strengths?
My strengths are persistence and courage. I give my all to achieve my goals in spite of any hardships, I might encounter along the way. I have a hard-working nature. I'm always looking for ways to improve and grow. I'm also a great team player.
🚀Can you provide an example of how you acted as a team player?
I always tried to help my teammates complete their tasks if I had completed mine. I'm willing to do whatever it takes for the team or company to succeed.
🚀What are your weaknesses?
- Sample: I can be a bit straightforward at times and sometimes that hurts people but I'm working on this and try to stop myself to overly direct.
🚀Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years, I'd like to see someone with deep expertise in software development. I hope to be offered the opportunity to take the lead in some projects. There are definitely promotion opportunities at our company, depending on your achievements and expertise.
🚀Do you work well under pressure?
Yes, I actually enjoy working under pressure, though I believe that proper planning and good time management will greatly reduce any alarming deadlines.
Usually, I don't panic and manage to maintain self-control. There were many tight deadlines and stressful situations at my previous job. I always put in extra hours and did my best in meeting the needs of the clients. I've always delivered high-quality work and respected my deadlines.
Can you tell me about accomplishments or successes you had?
My biggest accomplishment to date is creating a new product that solved a big problem for one of our customers. As a result of the product's success, we patented the new product.
I was a part of the team that built the Louis Kitchen App, with this app, it's easy to order your favorites, even when you're on the go. I love creating something that people can interact with and enjoy.
🚀What are your salary expectations?
🚀What did you like and dislike about your previous job?
🚀Describe yourself in three words?
🚀Do you prefer working with others or alone?
I enjoy working alone when necessary as I don't need to be constantly reassured of my work. But I would prefer to work in a group as I believe much more work can be accomplished when everyone is pulling together.
🚀**Do you feel that you are an organized person?
Yes, I consider myself to be very well organized. Every day when I arrive at work, I check my email and messages. Then I plan out exactly what I am going to do that day. Even if I already know what I am going to work on. I still review my current status and set my goals for the day. At the end of the day, I review my progress and plan for the following day.
🚀If we offer you the job, how long will you stay here?
I would plan on staying here as long as the environment remains challenging and conducive to my professional growth.
3 Question to ask at the end of your job interview.
🚀. What would you need me to concentrate on in the first 30 days of starting in the role?
🚀1. What advice would you give to the successful candidate who wants to make a positive impression in the role?
🚀1. What has frustrated you about previous employees who have held this position in the past?