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Top 10 Interview Questions and Answers

Top 10 Interview Questions With Answers Asked to Freshers

After creating a killer resume and sending it across to various HRs, you thought it was over. Then came the first round of tasks or tests and you pass it too. You were just sighing in relief when it hit you! The time has come for an interview. And now you pacing across your room in anxiousness of the questions the interviewer may ask.

Well, we all have been in this situation at some point in time. While no amount of assurance is going to calm the nerves, having a brief idea about the kind of questions that can be asked in your interview along with its answers, always helps.

DigitalGlad is here to help you in such situations of stress. We have created a list of 16 Interview Questions and Answers that will give you a rough idea of the questions your interviewer may ask about. While these questions can always be twisted and asked in ten different manners, as long as you know how to answer them, you are good to go!

Read below to find the questions along with their answers.

Every interviewer is different but knowing an answer to these common questions, you can make compelling talking points during the interview.

Could you tell me about yourself and describe your background in brief? 

EXPLANATION: Interviewers start with this basic question about you to get to know you. To answer this question, you can give them an overview of your educational background, talk about your experience (if any

) and other important highlights from your life.

EXAMPLE: “Hi, My name is Diksha Gupta and I am an undergraduate student. I come from a small town in Rajasthan, where opportunities were limited. The internet has played a major role in my learning journey. I have done internships at various organizations and was praised for my multi-tasking and data analysis skills.

You are looking for someone who understands the nuances of a strategy manager. As someone who possesses creative abilities and has a sharp eye for details, I thrive on putting my ideas to reality and turning them into success stories.”

How would you describe yourself? 

EXPLANATION: The interviewer asks this question to know about your personality as an Individual. He is looking for information about how your qualities and skills align with the role you have applied for.

EXAMPLE: “I am a Social Media Strategist offering strategies to enhance the online visibility of my clients. I am a quick learner and am always looking for opportunities to upskill myself. Being an extrovert by nature, I also boast good communication skills and can easily work or lead a time, whatever the need be.

What are your biggest strengths/weaknesses? 

EXPLANATION: This question allows you to talk about your technical and soft skills. To answer this question, share the qualities you are most proud of when talking about your strengths. To discuss your weakness, always wrap it up by telling how you are working to improve that weakness.

EXAMPLE: So, as for my strengths, I am a natural problem solver and possess a sharp eye for detail. I thrive in stressful environments and can come up with creative and effective ideas in times of emergency. I have applied for this role here because it requires for me to be in an active mindset which I love. As for weakness, I believe a lack of confidence is something that I have been struggling with. Even though I have pushed out of my comfort zone quite a few times, I still believe it’s a long journey ahead.

If you have a conflict with a co-worker, how are you going to manage it?

EXPLANATION: By this question, the interviewer wants to judge your thinking abilities as well as your interpersonal skills. Try to give an answer that you would implement instead of giving a very democratic and safe answer.

EXAMPLE: “ In my previous organization, I had a conflict of interest with a co-worker on a project we were working on together. Both of us were making valid points at our positions and it was a difficult situation as our team’s work was being hampered. To solve the issue, I sat down with the co-worker and tried to understand his opinion as well as communicate mine in a better way. I made sure to keep it in the interest of the organization and then make a decision collectively with my co-workers. “

What do you consider to be your biggest professional achievement?

EXPLANATION: This might be a tricky question as the interviewer is expecting an answer that is also relevant to the role you have applied for. If you have applied for the role of HR Manager, you should describe a situation where you helped a weaker employee co-worker, or friend to improve. The goal is to share achievements that let the interviewer imagine you in the position — and see you succeed.

EXAMPLE: “ I would say my biggest professional achievement had been when a co-worker of mine had received an employee of the month award from a client of his own. Why I say this as my professional achievement because being his HR, I realized he has high potential but is lacking the confidence to open up to the other employees. I made sure he came out of his shell in various office events, presentations, team meetings, etc, which eventually became the recipe for my success”.

What interests you about this role? Or  Why did you apply for this position? 

EXPLANATION: Hiring managers include this question to make sure you understand the role and to allow you to highlight your relevant skills. In addition to reading the Job Description, you can also compare your skills and expertise against the roles and responsibilities of the role you have applied for.

EXAMPLE: I have been very passionate about coding since a young age. I had learned all major coding languages by the time I turned 18. When I came across this opportunity, I was thrilled to apply here as your company uses Adobe products and I am well versed in it. I am a huge advocate of applying agile workflows to design. I have also led a few successful clients and hence, I believe I possess the right qualities for this role.

Can you tell me about a difficult work situation and how did you manage to come out of it?

EXPLANATION: With this question, managers want to know how well you perform under pressure. They want to have an idea of your thinking capabilities and your problem-solving abilities. This question is a good opportunity to show how you are willing to contribute to the organization’s success by being willing to go the extra mile, without being asked.

EXAMPLE: So, this one time, a high-paying client of ours threatened to leave as he believed he was not getting the personalized services he had been promised while onboarding. My boss was on an emergency leave and disturbing her was out of the equation. So instead, what I did was spend an extra couple of hours after my shift to discuss his pain points. I took notes of his concerns, brainstormed a few ways we could improve, and developed new strategies for him. Safe to say, he was impressed by our work and has been a client ever since.”

Other than academics, what else have you done to improve yourself / upskill yourself?

EXPLANATION: This question is asked to know how you have made an effort outside of your college to learn relevant skills. You can describe about certification courses you had undertaken or indulged in some social work. Highlight how you have an attitude of growth and how to keep fueling it.

EXAMPLE: “ Other than my academics, I have done various certification and non-certification courses. I have tried learning Graphic Designing, which is a new skill for me. I even did an internship in Graphic design to implement my learning and improve it. I have also volunteered at NGOs and tried to do some social work.”

Tell me about a time when you failed/made a mistake.

EXPLANATION: The interviewer wants to know about your honesty with this question. It is practically not possible for anyone to make mistakes. What your interviewer wants to know is whether you are honest about it or not. Whether you own up to your mistake and learn from it or not. An ideal answer should be one that does not sound egoistic or boastful, but a truthful experience.

EXAMPLE: “ I had been assigned a client to handle all on my own after I led a successful campaign for another client. My manager trusted me with this new client. When I started working with them, there was a communication gap between us due to him majorly speaking his regional language which I was not able to understand that well. I was too proud to ask for help which led to me making a campaign for him that did not align with his thoughts. Eventually, a colleague of mine was asked to handle him, but that experience made me learn the importance of teamwork and how my ego could have cost the company a client.”

Do you have any questions for me?

EXPLANATION: This question may not seem important to you, but it makes a major difference. It allows you to touch on topics that have not been picked up during the interview. You may ask the interviewer about his own experience in the company, or any other impending questions you may have about the company.

EXAMPLE: “What do you love about working for this company? What would success look like in this role and what are the future possibilities of growth? What are some challenges that I may face in the role?”

The key to having a good interview is to study about the company, and the Job Description and be confident in what you speak. The more confident and prepared you are, the more lasting impact you will leave on the interviewer.

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