10 Basic Freshers Interview Questions 2018
First foray into the conference room?
Oh, I understand you might be bundle of nerves at present with sweaty palms and a new question popping up every second in your mind.
The more you think about the Interview room the more you fill yourself with nervousness.
It’s not the time to think about the number of interviewers you will face the next day, it is the time to prepare yourself and be in a position to answer every question you are asked.
Confidence, Preparation, and a little bit of honesty are likely to be the factors to crack the interview.
The interviewer is a stranger and someone who will first seek the elemental skills required for the job in you and later analyzes you on the terms of intellectuality and honesty.
So, present yourself to the interviewer in a way that leaves the good impression on him, though you are heartbeat gets faster every second you are in front of the interviewer, don’t show it to the interviewer answer confidently.
Here are few interview questions and answers for freshers that can guide you and give you a rough idea of what you will be asked and how you are supposed to answer them in order bag the job.
1. Tell me something about yourself?
I know this is something for which you want to react like “oh, not again!”.
But you can’t escape this one, you are asked these questions since you join the school and this is the same basic question you will encounter first while in the conference room.
Well, the time changes with years, and so your answer to this question must be.
Try to present yourself in an impressive way, start with the educational background, make the transition to the personal life and end with the positive statement, as this is the classic trap of the interviewers to test how you perceive yourself.
2. What are strengths and weaknesses?
The answer to this must be honest, as your unconfident answers or bragging will land your future career to the grave.
You can describe your strengths in a way that can sound beneficial to the employer and their company.
For example: “can work under pressure”, “a fast learner”, and any skill regarding the job.
When coming to the weaknesses, this just a trap to know how much you expose yourself.
Well, it’s better not to show your cards and answer something irrelevant like a habit your mom wants you to leave, for example having a sweet tooth or shopaholic etc.,
3. Why do you think this company is a good fit for you?
You’ll know everything about the place, its temperature, the places to visit etc.,
This case is similar to it, before attending the interview make sure you know everything about the company you applied for a job in.
Not everything but at least its core theory and the current affairs must be known.
Later frame the statements about the company you deliver in a way that favors the growth of your career.
4. Why do you think you are a good fit for this company?
Now it’s time to tell, what you got to offer to the organization. You are again supposed to play to your strengths and be confident with the skills you possess.
Let your voice reflect your passion and desire because of your passion and desire count here.
5. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
No, no one is interested in your personal life. You are here asked about your career goals.
But how can you answer the question when you are still unsure of your present.
Well, there are a lot of ways to answer this question and none of them suggests you be straightforward, you are supposed to answer in a way that favors the company and you. Though you might have the plans to move from the hired post but not disclosing it would be intellectual.
Tell them you want to learn and grow and train yourself with skills that may help you become better at your job and benefit the company.
6. Could you explain the shortcomings on your resume?
It’s natural to have blemishes of your past and sometimes you just have to put them on your resume too, and it is also quite natural that interviewer being curious about what happened there. And most of the times those blemishes are the grades you got.
No worries, if you have mark sheet with a combination of low grades, you can tell that you weren’t prepared or you didn’t like the course.
But make sure you don’t blame the university or anyone for it.
7. Are you a team player?
Though you may dislike the group projects, a positive response will land you on the safe side.
As most of the jobs are not meant to be handled alone, so the interviewers seek the one with patience and cooperative.
Don’t just stop there with a positive response, tell them the importance of being a team player in the office and also how you were a part of the team events.
8. How would you manage any disagreement from the authority?
Though you worked with a great team, there might be a slight possibility of ending up with the disagreement of opinions or something else.
Give them an instance of the real experience of your life and explain how managed the disagreement with your parents or teacher and later how responded to the situation and cleared up the mess.
9. What are your salary expectations?
Oh, something you might be waiting to discuss from the beginning. Right?
But most of the freshers won’t probably encounter this one. But just on the off chance they do, know what they are likely to offer before walk in and tell the number close to it or a little more it.
10. Do you have any questions for us, our company?
The uttering of these words signs you the end of the interview and probably the last chance to leave the good impression on the interviewer.
So, making a good use of it and asking something wise would do. You can ask about their expansion plans, or what expectations to do they have before you join etc.