Interview Questions & Answers for Freshers

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1. Tell me something about yourself?

It is the most common question which every interviewer asks, and even you are well known for it. But, here it is the most favourite question which can make you step ahead and can also bow you down if you’re not confident to answer it smartly. So, to answer this question, one has to be quick and not to take much time to overthink how I should answer this question? Start your answer by giving a short brief of your career path and how you ended up in this interview, applying for this job. Make your answer in favourable terms that the interviewer gets curious and takes an interest to know more about you.

2. How did you hear about this job?

It is another vital question for an interviewer to judge your interest in the company. Usually, candidates answer it by saying I have got the notification through some job portal or website where you have to show why you love this company and what motivates you to want to work over. Moreover, if you’ve any personal contact with any employee of the company who is close and known to you, this would be a good time to mention his or her name.

3. Do you think that final examination marks reflect your potential?

This question might be an odd one for you, but here interviewer wants to judge you on the basis of your other skills such as hobbies, extracurricular etc. Don’t make your answer a simple one try to answer it in a way like if we talk about scores, then it shows how well I performed on the test day; it does not completely show my potential. Yes, there is a benefit of scoring good marks this enhanced me through the services I volunteered, and my other extracurricular activities and also helped me to furnish my skills which increased my potential to work harder.

4. How do you think you will fit in this role?

This is the question where you need to show the interviewer that you’re well known with the job responsibilities and know how to perform well. Start your answer by saying I think I will fit in this job role as what I’ve learned so far about the role and the company, and it is a good way fit when it comes to needs from both the end and it makes me inspired to think about getting to know the team and all the things I can learn and contribute.

5. What do you expect out of your co-workers?

The interviewer asks this question to see whether you’ll be the right cultural fit for the company. Before answering this question, makes sure you’ve researched the right information and can tell a little bit about what a company’s culture is like by going through their social media profiles or reading reviews on Glassdoor.

6. What do you expect from your reporting manager?

It is the most important question for a candidate to answer it honestly. Every working atmosphere is not the same, and people face a lot of difficulties while working for the company. So, when such type of question comes up to be confident and specific with your words don’t try to be quiet and say your answer by pulling up with examples from your current manager or anything which shows how positively it helped you work better.

7. What are your salary requirements?

Being as a fresher, sometimes interviewer doesn’t ask this question and offers the pay scale, which is equivalent and right according to the company’s policy. When an interviewer asks this type of question, try to mention the right wage, you think you should be paid as you are going to add value.

8. Why should we hire you?

It is the critical question for a candidate to answer it in a specific way which shows the interviewer your efforts that you can put into bringing something valuable to the team. Don’t answer it like you’re friendly and hard-working instead summarize your work history and accomplishments and if possible, use numbers. For example, you can state how many years of work experience you have, and some accomplishments you made in your last company the more specific you’ll be it will be easy for an interviewer to picture you working there.

9. Do you have any questions?

It is the last question that usually interviewers ask during an interview to know what you’re thinking after having a conversation regarding job profile. This is your chance to really belief out, so don’t say that you don’t have any question to ask. Instead, prepare at least 3 or 4 questions in mind which can show the interviewer you’re interested in doing the job and willing to know more which creates a positive impact.