Sample Interview Questions
31. How do you react when confronted with a difficult situation?
Answer: Mostly people use “I” when asked to answer such questions. Make sure you do not repeat the same mistake. You can answer that you first analyze the problem and try to find out its root. There is no harm in saying that you take the expert’s opinion in dealing with an issue as it is for the benefit of the organization.
Mention the time factor and on what basis you decide the deadline. You can term a problem as urgent but at the same time must be allotted to a problem depending upon the seriousness of it.
32. What do you do to make people working with you feel light?
Answer: This is a question where the interviewer is trying to judge your interpersonal skills. The answer to this question will cover the various parameters that one faces in a work culture. Things can be handled with one on one discussion as well as a group discussion. The body language, personality, eye contact also matters a lot when one intends to make the situation light.
33. How do you deal with conflicts?
Answer: One must be prepared for this question before hand. It is very normal for people to face conflicting situation. You can mention by narrating the situation and mention in detail how you solved. You can first start by mentioning the common strategy that you follow and then begin with the example that you have to narrate. Dealing with a problem makes you stronger and helps you understand the various issues that rise in a corporate life.
34. Do you think that you handle a problem in a better way than others?
Answer: Remember that answers to these questions require diplomatic as well as intellectual approach. You can narrate an incident where you were a team player and the manner you solved the situation. Here you have to mention that how your decision was accepted and what suggestions you got from others. The team’s response to your decision is a crucial factor, so lay stress here. The acceptance of your decision by the team will establish your competence in making better decisions than others.
35. State your some brainstorming experiences?
Answer: Here you have to go back to the pages of your work life to come up with tough situations. There can be various tough situations like dealing with complicated customers, deciding between two projects or coating better tenders than competitor companies. When you mention any such incident, it is suggested to give evidence (in case of tenders & dealing with clients). If you are able to give evidence then there cannot be a better strong point than this.
36. State one of your good decisions and one of your poor decisions?
Answer: When asked such question you get the opportunity to show your strength as well as weakness. It is easy to speak about good decisions but we do not experience the same when asked about a bad one.
For the first half of the question, you need to say in details about the tough situation and what strategy you made in dealing with it. You can also mention it in a flow chart format with step wise decision making. If you have taken help of seniors in your organization you and mention that too. Also mention how the situations were favorable according to your decisions made.
When speaking about a bad experience, there are various reasons that are responsible for the same. May be you did not had sufficient information, data was not correct or the source was not correct, etc. Say honestly and also mention how you reacted to the situation. Speak about the lesson that you learned from there and the important things that you follow after that. You can choose to tell about an incident that was not much of a disaster.
37. How do you decide what data is required to start a job?
Answer: There is some work which requires the usage of a lot of data to work. The answer to this will depend upon your experience and the kind of work you deal with. Remember that the correct data is as important as the time factor. If work is done in a hurry then the result may not be satisfying in the long run. If you are taking too much time, then it might affect the revenue. In situations like this you need to manage time and work accordingly. Getting the best work done in a limited time is the key to success over here.
You can give a general answer here but it would be better if you can stress on the evidence and then speak. Remember that you need to talk based on evidence in an interview.
38. What do you do when you have to do some thing that is against your will?
Answer: It is suggested to give a diplomatic answer to these types of questions. An example is stated below.
“There are times when the management makes a decision which one may not agree to completely. A good team player will not disagree to the management’s decision completely. In case one has any other opinion or the team has something different to say, then such points can be discussed with the management.
A good management will encourage a two way communication both from the management’s as well as the employee’s side. At the end of it, the focus should be on the welfare of the company and of the employees.”
39. Tell us about a time when you had to go against the management’s decision?
Answer: For this question you can give an example, if you have faced any such situation. It is ok to speak when you disagree with any decision. What matters here is the way you present yourself. You are an employee of the company and not a slave, so you can have your say.
The management may agree, disagree or find a mid way to the issue. Whether to stay or leave the company is again your discretion.
40. Tell us about an instance when you build a strong relationship?
Answer: The answer to this question will be based upon your personnel experience and not on a hypothetical one. If the candidate is a sales person, then such questions are very important from the interviewer’s point of view, as they help to judge the candidate.
You can start with an example where you made a call that was quite professional at the beginning and how after sequence of call, it turned out to be really close. Here you do not have to narrate the happenings of all the calls but just highlight on the points that made the relation strong.
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