The "overqualified" question
- A common interviewing question that is difficult for many people to answer is, "You appear to be overqualified." Most of the outplacement candidates I counseled were overqualified by virtue of their experience or previous salary or both. One of the best ways to answer the "You appear to be overqualified" question is to take the offensive. You can answer, "Yes, absolutely! And isn't that to your benefit?" That gives you the opportunity to reiterate why you would be such an asset to the company: your experience bringing in revenue, new customers, research, whatever is pertinent to the position you're seeking. Don't apologize for your age, experience or pay grade. Use them as assets. Emphasize your energy, enthusiasm and desire to learn. For more dynamic answers to tough interview questions, check out: http://interview-doctor.blogspot.com Make a comment if you need the answer to other tough, tricky or sneaky interview questions.
- —Guest Interview Doctor
A Shocker of a Question
- I was actually asked this in a job interview: "So...how do you feel about working for a**holes?" REALLY! And my response, after a shocked giggle: "Well, I don't like 'em any more than anyone else, but what're ya gonna do? They're everywhere!" I got the job and he was the BEST boss I EVER had. It didn't take long to figure out who he was talking about, though...the prez of the company whom I had the displeasure of working with on a few projects. That's one interview question I will NEVER forget!
- For a VP External Position of a Students' Union: If you were to be any beverage, what would you be and why? I'm sure they wanted me to say beer but I said water--because it's essential!
- —Guest jj
Tough interview questions
- I am applying to run a commercial kitchen; which I have done in the past. How would I answer the question: How would you run an effective kitchen?
- —Guest Nancy
- These are easy questions that, if you really have a difficult time answering, you probably aren't the best person for the job. A really difficult question is about your weaknesses and your strengths, and how you handle conflicts in the workplace. If it's about dishonesty and theft, the answer is always zero tolerance. If it's about creativeness, it doesn't matter what you answer as long as you are being sincere. If you spend 10 minutes contemplating a question to try to decide what the interviewer wants to hear, you are missing the point of the question. Remember, an interview is a two way process. You are also interviewing the company and you should see yourself as an asset, not lucky to be getting the interview. If you are applying for a job you aren't qualified for, you will be apprehensive about any question, and if you don't know why you want to work there, you should not have applied. Be honest, you are not there to sell anything besides yourself.
- —Guest Don
- I recently resigned a position after 6 years and it was due to some office qossip that got turned back on me. How do I answer this question of why I left and am seeking the same position that I just left.
- —Guest Shelly
- What is your ability to organise and manage projects from start to finish?
- —Guest ndthom
- what do you do when you are faced with multiple projects with similar deadlines? The answer is to prioritize the bigger accounts and work on the smaller ones as needed.
- —Guest karissa
questions for admin clerk position
- 1.describe in your own words your understanding of this position.2 what attributes, in your opinion, are required to be an effective admin clerk?give e.g of how you have applied these attribution in your working experience.3. tell us about the most difficult reconciliation you had to do & how did you go about resolving it.
Mistakes, Conflcit, & Disappointments
- "Tell me about a time when you made a mistake on the job, and how you responded or resolved the problem?" "Tell me about a time when you served a customer who was irate/angry/disappointed, or one who had serious complaints. How did you respond?" "You seemed to have some concerns or difficulty with a previous position you have held, which shares some characteristics with the role you are apply for with our company. What makes you think you will be a good fit for the position you are applying for with our company? Why are you interested in working for our company? How might this work out any differently?"
- —Guest - SM
Tough Question I was ever asked!
- I was asked how much time will you consider to move onto next stage, means for superior place from the beginner's role? What would have been a better answer? Because although you work harder you are less likely to be promoted unless your pace is concerned by the senior! Because some sort of justice has to be there if your work is really worth promoting! However you can't say that you expect yourself to be in higher position from this and that period?? Say 1 year and 2 years etc. it's up to the Senior Officer, isn't it?? What should I have answered?
- —Guest Sandeep Pise
answer to interview questions
- Briefly describe your ideal job? What is your Future Plans for the Company if Permanently Employed?
- What would you say if I told you this interview is going badly? I'd ask what you want me to do to make it better!
- Describe your most complex experience expressing your ideas in individual or group setting.
- How would you describe database to a child????????
- —Guest Guest Wasay