Tell me something about yourself apart from resume/CV? :-

This one is a little typical way to start the interview. It clearly makes it evident as to who has and who has not mugged up the answer to the question ‘tell me about yourself’.


It provides you the opportunity to directly move on to your special points:-

  1. Here you can start with your achievements during your academic and professional qualifications. Line them up in descending order, starting with the best of all.
  2. Mention the skills and exceptional qualities that you have.
  3. Throw some light on the various challenges that you have faced in your life and do mention as to how you managed to overcome them. Your struggle shows your determination and will-power.
  4. Do mention about your family background – place where they reside, members in family and their occupation.


The alert points, goes same as in the previous question:-

  1. In no possibility should the answer take more than 5 minutes. Keep it short but contended at the same time.
  2. Be prepared for any sort of counter-questions that can be derived from your this answer.
  3. Beware of how you speak. Never let the interviewer feel that you have mugged things up.


Tell something about your dream job? :-

The sole purpose behind asking this question is that the interviewer wants to know if you’ve really thought about your career and are serious about it. He, here, tries to access if you have a concrete sense of direction of your career or you are just biding your time.


Following points need to be considered while answering:-

  1. Frame your answer in such a manner that you can convince the interviewer(s) that your skills match the demands of the job profile you are being interviewed for.
  2. Explain how this job will help you advance towards attainment of your life goals.
  3. Never say anything negative about the current position/job/authority that you are holding. Don’t ever say that it doesn’t match your aspirations. Rather, think and keep ready a positive aspect of your current job profile and mention how its helping in adding value to your career.