How to Answer Difficult Job Interview Questions

If you want to get a particular job, you will have to score well in your interview. There is no doubt that the academic record of an individual matters a lot in the recruitment and selection process of any organisation. However, the performance of an individual in an interview plays an equally important part. Most of the interviewers tend to ask different kinds of questions in interviews so as to assess the potential of the candidate. Some questions are easy to answer while others are tricky and difficult. In order to prepare well for an interview, you will have to follow some essential guidelines.


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    First of all, you must revise all the major concepts of the subjects which you have studied during your graduation. For instance, if you have done graduation in the field of Business Administration, you must revise all the related concepts such as Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, Research Methodology, Accounting, Financial Management and Principles of Marketing. In addition, you must revise the subjects of your majors with more attention because the interviewers tend to ask most of the questions from the area of your specialisation.

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    Gather information about the organisation in which you are going to give an interview. Go through the financial statements of the company and gather information about their latest projects. In this way, you will be able to answer all their questions aimed at testing your knowledge of the organisation. For example, one of the trickiest questions, which is often asked in an interview is ‘why you want to join our company?’ and you can only answer this question if you have clear knowledge about the current position, mission and vision of the company.

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    It is extremely important for you to know about your strengths and weaknesses before appearing in an interview. One of the most difficult questions asked in every interview is about your strength and weaknesses. For instance, the interviewer may simply ask you to explain your major strengths or he can ask you ‘why should we hire you?’, you can just state your strengths in the answer in a persuasive manner. On the other hand, if you are asked about your weaknesses, state them in way that they appear to be your strengths or their impact is minimised. For example, you can say that your biggest weakness is that you often spend too much time in achieving perfection in your work, which often causes delays.

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