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Interview Questions - From an actual interview




booradleysmart
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Quote:
Originally posted by l5a

Quote:
Originally posted by dimple2001
For those job seekers who might be interested in what types of questions ...



From "what types of questions" ... to "how to's"

1. Pause before you answer ANY questions. Don't speak out the first answer that comes to your mind. Think for a moment, then answer.

2. Don't jump on to fill a silence void. When you have said what you want to say just look at the interviewer and smile. Let him or her fill the silence void.

3. Remember the interviewer(s) name(s) and use them in your answers.

4. If you don't know an answer to a question say so. Don't pretend. Experienced interviewers will see straight through it.

5. Maintain good eye contact with the interviewer(s).

6. Be enthusiastic but not burbling

7. Being polite is always nice.

8. Dress appropriately. (I can't locate the dress-for-interview thread. MR, PP had good suggestions)

9. Reherse answers for questions mentioned by D2001

10. Try to answer questions by showing how you can "fix problems" for the interviewer(s). In other words tell them the benefits you can bring to them - NOT your features . ("I have a great way of dealing with customers" is different from "I like to show our customers how we can solve their problems.";)

11. Don't forget that an interview is a two way information exchange, so don't be afraid to ask a couple of questions yourself.



Soft Skills are a must in Canada.


 
Post ID: 226559 30-08-15 11:41:31
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happywoman36
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I think too much importance is given to interviews nowadays. I was conducting interviews for the companies for more than a decade. I used to feel, it's waste of time and energy to conduct interviews of 100 candidates for just 1-2 post in the organisation. Waste of my productivity and time. :(

According to me...Initially, when candidate walks in and shakes ur hand, the canadidates confidence level is known to u immdly. All u have to do is make him feel comfortable asking him personal questions about him, his family and his past experience. This will give u insight of how desperate or eager the guy is, about working in ur organisation.

Just prepare few questions from his cv, esp subject like if he is from accounts or finance. leave this for second interview. If you have selected him/her after second interview, show him around the office/orgn and ask him as to how to improve the productivity of the employees and increase the profitability of the orgn without cutting cost? His answer should tell u whether, he/she is fit for managerial level or lower level.

Last and final interview is generally for negotiating / fixing salary of the candidate and signing the contract.




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Post ID: 226643 01-09-15 11:08:21
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tamilkuravan
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According to me...Initially, when candidate walks in and shakes ur hand, the canadidates confidence level is known to u immdly. All u have to do is make him feel comfortable asking him personal questions about him, his family and his past experience. This will give u insight of how desperate or eager the guy is, about working in ur organisation.

It does not work like this in Canada. You can get sued for asking personal questions.

Gulf (those days) is different from Canada. In Gulf, they donot care about who you hire. They only need a warm body. If the body is not warm enough, they will fire and hire a new warm body.

In Canada, it is not like that. Canadians pay very good salary and jobs are very few. Canadians dono like to waste money. So they need the perfect Candidate for the job. So first there is screening of resumes based on name / work experience / nationality of the Candidate ( they will see this or guess this from the resume).

Then they will have 2 or 3 rounds of interviews and see how the JD will match the Candidate.

Then last is the salary negotiation. It is not like Gulf. It is totally different. You will have to change your mindset and outlook in Canada.

Murali

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Post ID: 226798 03-09-15 09:24:24
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tamilkuravan
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Just my views and is not general. just what i know and what my friends did . so please donot get tensed or try to humiliate me. if you donot agree, say in a good language why you donot agree with me.
TK


Lol ! This was in the front page of this thread and it is dated 2006.

I laugh at it now as it seems the SAME response as HW36 gives at this time, in various postings.

Looks like people will mature over time.

Murali

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Post ID: 226799 03-09-15 09:37:42
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happywoman36
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Originally posted by tamilkuravan


They only need a warm body. If the body is not warm enough, they will fire and hire a new warm body.

Murali




TK gives wrong impression about gulf countries. I presume, u are talking in general here or is it only about ladies?? I have worked for biggest group in Dubai and worked with dignity. Nobody ever talked any nonsense to me nor did they bother me. As far as u are punctual and do ur work efficiently, they are very fair and respect you for ur professionalism. :(



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Post ID: 226820 03-09-15 11:36:05
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Fido
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Actually interviews are very important as this determines how effect your human resource will be in coming future and will it function efficiently.

The interview may be basic @ for a basic position like labor and all but as we go up in hierarchy - the salaries , decision making and hence efficiency of the right candidate goes up.

Top notch companies conduct a good round of interviews .... They don't mind losing a few good ones but cannot afford to hire a single wrong one as this will tell upon their operational efficiency and hence profitability.

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Post ID: 226824 03-09-15 11:47:43
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tamilkuravan
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TK gives wrong impression about gulf countries.


Not really. I have worked there and also am in close contact with many people.

Gulf has a shortage of manpower plus the owners are not technically competant. So they take Indians and whites to do the job.

If the White people are given the responsibility, they can see the project through from start to finish. They need Indians or other skilled workers to help them. Sometimes, visa's are given to travel agencies and the agencies recruit idiots and send them.

When I was recruited from India to Saudi, my manager (again an indian), told infront of us that the owner idiot is bringing idiots for me to train. Later I taught my manager how to draft properly. The Indian was a very clever talker and a smooth one too. He became my friend soon.

Gulf owners are there only for taking Gawa tea and see that the attendence. They also monitor only the completion date.

Canada is totally, totally different from Gulf.

Murali

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Post ID: 226917 04-09-15 08:32:18
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Blue_Peafowl
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for me to hell with soft skill.... technical skill is very important

for example: you can't hire sales person for technical job - ( salesperson may have good soft skill but what is the use if he can't perform the technical part )


About interview : there are no fix question/answer
Be confident , be prepared and do some research for the company before you go -

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