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Interview Questions For Pakistani Jobs

We have compiled Interview Questions mostly repeatedly asked by the interviwers of large multinational organizations of Pakistan. Please read the questions, answers if you wanna get a job.

 

Question 1. Please tell me something about yourself.

Answer: Your answer should start with a smile on the face; it must be very short and Since this is often the opening question in an interview, be extra careful. Keep your answer to a minute or two at most. Don't show any weakness or bad habits like smoking, drinking and careless behavior. Cover four topics: early years, education, work history, and recent job experience.

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Question 2. Why Should we hire you?

Answer: Tell them about your strengths in terms of your educational history, ability, past work experience, and your energy.

Question 3. What do you know about our company?

Answer: Before going to interview you must have collected sufficient information about the company. You must discuss about products or services of the company, its philosophy, share value, last dividend payments, total revenues, reputation, image, strengths, goals, problems, management style, people and history. Don't show that you are over clever. Don't discuss weakness of the company.





Question 4. Why you want to work in our company?

Answer: You can say that your research has shown that the company is doing things you would like to be involved with, and that it's doing them in ways that greatly interest you. For example, if the organization is known for strong management, your answer should mention that fact and show that you would like to be a part of that team. If the company places a great deal of emphasis on research and development, emphasize the fact that you want to create new things and that you know this is a place in which such activity is encouraged. If the organization stresses financial controls, your answer should mention a reverence for numbers.

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Question 5. What can you do for us that someone else cannot?

Answer: Here you have every right, and perhaps an obligation, to toot your own horn and be a bit egotistical. Talk about your record of getting things done, and mention specifics from your resume or list of career accomplishments. Say that your skills and interests, combined with this history of getting results, make you valuable. Mention your ability to set priorities, identify problems, and use your experience and energy to solve them.

Question 6. What do you find most attractive about this position? What seems least attractive about it?

Answer: tell them three or four attractive factors of the job, and mention a single, minor, unattractive item.


Question 7. What do you look for in this job?

Answer: Just talk about your desire to perform and be recognized for your contributions. Make your answer oriented toward opportunity rather than personal security.

 



Question 5. What can you do for us that someone else cannot?


Answer: Here you have every right, and perhaps an obligation, to toot your own horn and be a bit egotistical. Talk about your record of getting things done, and mention specifics from your resume or list of career accomplishments. Say that your skills and interests, combined with this history of getting results, make you valuable. Mention your ability to set priorities, identify problems, and use your experience and energy to solve them.

Question 6. What do you find most attractive about this position? What seems least attractive about it?

Answer: tell them three or four attractive factors of the job, and mention a single, minor, unattractive item.


Question 7. What do you look for in this job?

Answer: Just talk about your desire to perform and be recognized for your contributions. Make your answer oriented toward opportunity rather than personal security.

 

Question 8. did you leave your last job?

positive regardless of the circumstances. Never refer to a major problem with management and never speak ill of supervisors, co-workers or the organization. If you do, you will be the one looking bad. Keep smiling and talk about leaving for a positive reason such as an opportunity, a chance to do something special or other forward-looking reasons.

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9. What do co-workers say about you?Answer: Be prepared with a quote or two from co-workers. Either a specific statement or a paraphrase will work. Jill Clark, a co-worker at Smith Company, always said I was the hardest workers she had ever known. It is as powerful as Jill having said it at the interview herself.

Question 10. you applying for other jobs as well? Answer: Be honest but do not spend a lot of time in this area. Keep the focus on this job and what you can do for this organization. Anything else is a distraction.

Question 11. Are you a team player?

Answer: You are, of course, a team player. Be sure to have examples ready Specifics that show you often perform for the good of the team rather than for yourself are good evidence of your team attitude. Do not brag, just say it in a matter-of-fact tone. This is a key point.


Question 12. Have you ever been asked to leave a position?
Answer: I f you have not, say no. If you have, be honest, brief and avoid saying negative things about the people or organization involved.





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13. What is your greatest strength?
Answer: Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude

Question 14. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
Answer: You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Give an example that relates to the type of position applied for.

Question 15. Please give me your definition of the position for which you are being interviewed.

Answer: Keep your answer brief and work oriented. Think in in terms of responsibilities and accountability. Make sure that you really do understand what the position involves before you attempt an answer. If you are not certain. ask the interviewer; he or she may answer the question for you.

Question 16. How long would it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our firm?

Answer: Be realistic. Say that, while you would expect to meet pressing demands and pull your own weight from the first day, it might take six months to a year before you could expect to know the organization and its needs well enough to make a major contribution.

Question 17. How long would you stay with us?

Answer: You should say that you want to work for life here in this prestigious organization. Say that you are interested in a career with the organization, but admit that you would have to continue to feel challenged to remain with any organization. Think in terms of, "As long as we both feel achievement-oriented."

Question18. Your resume suggests that you may be over-qualified or too experienced for this position. What's Your opinion?

Answer: Emphasize your interest in establishing a long-term association with the organization, and say that you assume that if you perform well in his job, new opportunities will open up for you. Mention that a strong company needs a strong staff. Observe that experienced executives are always at a premium. Suggest that since you are so well qualified, the employer will get a fast return on his investment. Say that a growing, energetic company can never have too much talent.

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Question 19. What is your management style?

Answer: You should know enough about the company's style to know that your management style will complement it. Possible styles include: task oriented (I'll enjoy problem-solving identifying what's wrong, choosing a solution and implementing it"), results-oriented ("Every management decision I make is determined by how it will affect the bottom line"), or even paternalistic ("I'm committed to taking care of my subordinates and pointing them in the right direction").

A participative style is currently quite popular: an open-door method of managing in which you get things done by motivating people and delegating responsibility.

As you consider this question, think about whether your style will let you work hatppily and effectively within the organization.

Question 20. Do you feel that you have top managerial capabilities or potential?

Answer: Keep your answer achievement and ask-oriented. Rely on examples from your career to buttress your argument. Stress your experience and your energy.

Question 21. What do you look for when You hire people?

Answer: Think in terms of skills. initiative, and the adaptability to be able to work comfortably and effectively with others. Mention that you like to hire people who appear capable of moving up in the organization.

Question 22. Have you ever  fired staff members? What were the reasons, and how did you handle the situation?

Answer: Admit that the situation was not easy, but say that it worked out well, both for the company and, you think, for the individual. Show that, like anyone else, you don't enjoy unpleasant tasks but that you can resolve them efficiently and -in the case of firing someone- humanely.

Question 23. What do you think is the most difficult thing about being a manager or executive?

Answer: Mention planning, execution, and cost-control. The most difficult task is to motivate and manage employess to get something planned and completed on time and within the budget.

Question 24. What important trends do you see in our industry?

Answer: Be prepared with two or three trends that illustrate how well you understand your industry. You might consider technological challenges or opportunities, economic conditions, or even regulatory demands as you collect your thoughts about the direction in which your business is heading.

Question 25. Why are you leaving  your present job?

Be brief, to the point, and as honest as you can without hurting yourself. Refer back to the planning phase of your job search. where you considered this topic as you set your reference statements. If you were laid off in an across-the-board cutback, say so; otherwise, indicate that the move was your decision, the result of your action. Do not mention personality conflicts.

The interviewer may spend some time probing you on this issue, particularly if it is clear that you were terminated. The "We agreed to disagree" approach may be useful. Remember hat your references are likely to be checked, so don't concoct a story for an interview.

Question 26. How do you feel about leaving all your benefits to find a new job?

Answer: Mention that you are concerned, naturally, but not panicked. You are willing to accept some risk to find the right job for yourself. Don't suggest that security might interest you more than getting the job done successfully.

Question 27. In your current position, what features do you like the most? The least?

Answer: Be careful and be positive. Describe more features that you liked than disliked. Don't cite personality problems. If you make your last job sound terrible, an interviewer may wonder why you remained there until now.

Question 28. What do you think of your boss?

Answer: Don't say that my boss is bad. Be as positive as you can. A potential boss is likely to wonder if you might talk about him in similar terms at some point in the future.

Question 29. Why aren't you earning more at your age?

Answer: Say that this is one reason that you are conducting this job search. Don't be defensive.

Question 30. What should be your salary if we hire you?


Answer: you can say, "You know that I'm making Rs.35000 now. Like everyone else, I'd like to improve on that figure, but my major interest is with the job itself." Remember that the act of taking a new job does not, in and of itself, make you worth more money.

Question 31. Where you see yourself after ten years? What are your long-range goals?

Answer Say that I want to be the General Manager marketing or Head of Human Resource etc.

Question 32. How successful do you you've been so far?

Answer:Say that, all-in-all, you're happy with the way your career has progressed so far. Given the normal ups and downs of life, you feel that you've done quite well and have no complaints.

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