Toughest Interview Questions (Part-3)

Question 1: Tell me about the most boring job you’ve ever had?        

ANSWER: With the personality trait that I possess, I have never let myself grew bored in a job.
I am always a firm believer that in every organization there are challenges and intriguing problems crying out for energetic and enthusiastic solutions. In case you are bored, it’s probably because you don’t want to challenge yourself to face those problems.

Question 2: What changes would you make if you came on board?

ANSWER: Please have your homework done before answering this question. By now, you are clear which Department/Process you are getting interviewed for. So, tell them that you would like to have a detailed view on the way work is carried out in the Department/Process before making any recommendations. I would like to understand in detail by having meetings with people in the team, understand why things are carried out in a particular manner and what could be improved.

Question 3: How do you feel about working nights and weekends?

ANSWER: Swing this question by saying ‘this kind of schedule is just your style’. My family is aware that I get greatest satisfaction from the work & they are seeing this for last so many years now since the time I stepped into corporate arena.

Question 4: Are you willing to relocate or travel?

ANSWER: Be clear as to where you may have to relocate and how much travel might be involved. Then respond to this question.

A) If there’s no problem, say so enthusiastically;
B) If you have a reservation, there are two ways to handle it –

1st way is to say “No problem”. The strategy here is to get the offer first & then make a judgment whether it’s worth to relocate or travel;

2nd way is to voice a reservation, but you should be assertive enough to be open to relocating (or traveling) for the right opportunity.

Question 5: Why have you had so many jobs in last few years?

ANSWER: If there are several job changes on your CV of less than one year, the best technique is to eliminating the less important ones. Perhaps you can specify the time you spent at previous positions in rounded years & not in months and years.

This would reduce the chances of the question being asked in the interview. But in case this question comes up, you must try to reassure him. describe each position as part of an overall pattern of growth and career destination.

At any time, please don’t blame others for your job changes. But you can definitely attribute few changes to conditions beyond your control.

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