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8 Common Interview Questions Graduates Must Expect From Employers

Every dream of a graduate anchors on Job, eventually when the job comes their way the tend to be afraid of the interview of the employer. Fear no more as this article will provide all the common questions you should expect from the employer during Job interview.


Common Interview Questions For Graduates

  1. Tell us about yourself?
    The interviewer is not interested in
    hearing stories; they simply expect to
    know your academic and professional achievements, your name and the institution you currently work for.
    Take three minutes to introduce
    yourself, and state your recent
    academic qualification and your
    relevant experience.
  2. Why do you think you are the best candidate?
    The recruiter expects you to tell them
    about your professional achievements and the unique skills you possess that will add value to the organization.
    If you are a Customer Care graduate
    then you should tell them that you are a good listener and patient; these are the qualities the employer is looking for.
  3. What are your weaknesses?
    The question is not simple as it looks;
    most candidates go blank when they
    face this kind of question.
    Take your time in explaining why you can’t leave the office before you
    complete a task.
    You can also inform them how you are quick to trust a person, which in most cases makes you a victim.
  4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
    The employer wants to know whether you are ambitious or you’re the kind of a person who secures a job and then you forget about yourself.
    Answer the question by stating how
    you intend to further your studies and grow professionally as you strive to meet your employer’s goals.
  5. How do friends describe you?
    The question is testing your personal
    attributes, when answering it ensure
    that you don’t over exaggerate.
    Take the shortest time possible to
    state the best attribute you possess
    that you believe will add value to the
    institution.
  6. What do you know about this company?
    Before you enter the interview room,
    ensure that you go through the
    company website to read latest news,
    company profile, goals, management
    team, objectives, vision and
    mission;they will help you answer this question.
    The question expects you to briefly
    describe what you read on their
    website and not what you imagine of a the company.
  7. Do you have any question to ask the panel?
    This is usually the last question that
    the interview panel asks
    interviewees; if you fail to ask them
    questions, you will lose some marks, always have a question to ask no matter what.
    Ask them whether they have plans to
    expand their business, whether they
    support employees to further their
    studies and how they motivate employees. You can pull a surprise by asking when you would start, it shows confidence.
  8. What is your salary expectation?
    The question is tricky because as a
    fresh graduate you don’t have a clue
    what to be paid; simply ask them what they pay others of your
    level, if they fail to give a
    satisfactory answer then give them a
    reasonable range.
    Ensure you do your research before
    you go for interview room because you must be asked this question.

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