Q1. What is your favourite programming language?
I am proficient in Java (as an Application Development platform), well versed in Java Script (Front End Display), PL/SQL (accessing the DB). Java has been my forte but I am open towards any Programming Language as I focus upon Algorithms which is the baseline for providing the Programmatic design. This is another way of testing how a candidate would tune to such a question as part of the behavioral interview questions.
Q2. What is your work style?
This often you might find amongst the most favoured behavioral interview questions and answers and the right way to put it across is as stated. As I said, I am inclined towards the creative side of doing things. Being thrown into a highly competitive environment owing to my job profile, I am adjustable to situations throwing a highly challenging environment with a lot of pressure. So my work style has always emphasized upon soaking up the pressure and delivering the goods.
Q3. What are your career goals?
With My Experience thus far I have had little chances to showcase My Managerial skills whenever the situation arose. I want to pursue my career ahead with a Techno cum Managerial role as this would help me in furnishing the role of a Project Manager in the near future.
Q4. Why are you looking to change jobs?
After providing dedicated to my current employer it’s the right time to widen my horizons, add more dimensions to the work front and prove myself capable of accepting a new challenge. With the New opportunity I would have the perfect opportunity to accept and adhere to the new Technical challenge. And After fulfilling my own goals now I would give myself the opportunity to raise the standards of improved designation, job profile and become financially more proficient.
Q5. Why should we hire you?
After providing dedicated service to my current employer, I am ready to accept the new challenge and showcase the same dedication if given the opportunity. I should be hired solely based upon my attributes of being a Top Performer, Confidence Level, Agility, adaptability and the never say die attitude.
Q6. Why do you want to work for this company?
I have been following the Esteemed Organization’s growth curve and Employee Satisfaction levels since a long time. It’s anybody’s dream to work for the esteemed organization but I am not only chasing My Dream but also trying to prove my calibre in the biggest platform that suits my profile.
Q7. Explain what if you realize at deadline time that a report you wrote to your supervisor is not to the par?
If I realize that at deadline time a report that I wrote to my supervisor is not to the par, my first reaction would be to inform my supervisor or boss. Also, I will see if there is any chance of rectifying the error, and if not I will evaluate the cause behind the error.
Q8. Explain how would you deal with a co-worker at work with whom you are not able to build a successful working relationship?
To deal with a co-worker at work with whom I am not able to build a successful working relationship, my approach would be
- Practice common courtesy like “hello” and “thank you”
- Call people with their first name while maintaining the eye contact
- Communicate with them on regular basis
- Be friendly and encouraging to co-workers
- Invite a co-worker for dinner or outing over the weekend
- Find out a common interest
- Don’t present an unprofessional side in personal or on social sites with co-workers
- Keep email on topic and concise as possible
Q9. How would you deal with the work that is criticized by your boss or supervisor?
In a situation like this remind yourself that no one is always perfect. But the important thing is to learn with such situations and make sure the mistake does not happen over again.
Q10. Explain what you will do when work comes to a standstill because your colleagues and team leads are not present to answer a few important questions?
In a condition where my work comes to a standstill because my colleagues and team leads are not present to answer a few important questions. I will adopt following approaches.
- I will contact and speak to my boss as well as colleagues and inform them that I continued working on the project that were time sensitive
- I will contact client and other parties in the project to gather project related information that will help to complete the project on time
- I will keep working on the project that falls under my capabilities until some experienced colleague is not available for help
Q11. What can you tell me about your experience?
Have you ever faced such behavioral interview questions. No!! Then it’s high time to brush up. I have been working mostly in the Technical domain curving out a Technical niche. I have handled Teams of 4-5 junior members and Freshers as a Senior Technical Resource. The challenge is altogether different rather than individual contribution where your delivery is your utmost responsibility whereas in this scenario the work got divided into different minded individuals with different psychology and thought pattern. It is no doubt a fruitful experience to explain the Technical aspects of work to the individuals and to have it done. As a Senior resource making the individuals gel amongst themselves was altogether a different challenge. Apart from delivering Technical projects involving coding, debugging, assessment and review, I consider myself lucky to be presented with several Onsite opportunities. So My work experience also comprise client interactions and project cost estimation.
Q12. How you handle a situation where at the workplace you met with resistance while introducing a new idea or policy?
To implement new idea or policy it is usually difficult, to implement idea new at the work center, I will provide all the supportive evidence or proof which can prove that the implementation of new idea would be beneficial.
Q13. Describe what will be your reaction if a project you had been working on suddenly changed or the deadline had been changed?
if a project I have been working on suddenly changes or the deadline is changed my first reaction would be
- To consult the supervisor and ask the reason why the project had been changed
- I will ensure that all the facts and reasons are genuine before informing the team members
- Once everyone aware about the changes, I will sit down with the team members to discuss a new plan for the project
Q14. Tell me how you prioritize work when everything is a priority?
When everything is priority, you could use the following approach
- Make a list of all your tasks
- Identify task important vs. urgent
- identify the task that holds the highest value to your organization and business
- Target those topic first whichever one you think will take the most effort to complete
- Be adaptable and flexible to the task
- May happen that not everything in the list can be achievable, focus on the priorities that you can complete
Q15. Explain how can you present complex task or project into simplified way?
To present complex task or project into simplified way, you need to follow the following steps
- Write down the task and break it down
- Convert big project or task Into Microtasks
- Break down your time and use time management tools
- Multitask wherever you can
- Stay Organized
- Work smarter not harder
Q16. What salary are you expecting?
Given My Career Graph and the Salary Scale, it was never difficult for me to decide the Salary Expectations. If I am selected for this Dynamic profile then I would like to know the Maximum Expected Salary for this position in your Esteemed Organization. My current employer would reach upto this extent and asking me to reconsider and so there has to be a figure compatible with it and the Maximum Limit for your esteemed organization.
Q17. Being an HR manager what would you do if your team members are leaving the company in alarming ratio?
Try to identify the common problem that is faced by everyone, and look for possible resolution
Hold an one-on-ones session with everyone on the team weekly or monthly and keep having them, so problems can be resolved even before it occurs
Protect the interest of the employees in organization
Enhance training programs- by shortening or skipping the training period, you could be skipping a useful experiences for the employee that can result in feelings of exclusion
Try to eliminate the most common reason for leaving the company
Identify the expectation of key employees
Increase employees satisfaction and loyalty
Q18. What would you do if you are not hired for an internal position within your company?
If I am not hired for an internal position within my company, I am committed to the company and its progress. If I am selected, I will work with and support whoever might get selected. Also, I will keep looking for the position in this field that suits my experience and goals.
Q19. What if your client ask to work on a project outside the specialization?
If you or your colleagues don’t have skill, who can work on a project that your client demanded it’s better to deny by telling that the project requires expertise, and you don’t have the bandwidth. To give a good impression to your client, you can even offer your client to help him/her find someone to do this work.
Q20. How can you present project presentations for clients and executives?
You can present project presentations for clients and executives in the following mannerWhen communicating with management avoid complex project documentation
Create a graphical project presentation using Excel, Powerpoint presentation, etc.
Use Gantt chart to show the tasks and how it will be initiated
Present the major milestones or deliverables of a project schedule
Highlight key aspect – like summary of the project, what are the set expectation and how it will be achieved.
Q21. Do you have any questions for me?
As part of popular behavioral questions and answers you would often find this one and to tell you frankly a lot of emphasis often is put upon this question. So the best way to handle this is first thing one must have profound knowledge of the organization in terms of its growth curve and salary growth in the recent times. So it can be tackled this way. Sir/Mam would you be kind enough to let me know what is the initiative taken that the existing employees are always taken care of and they seldom leave the organization!! How can I always manage to grow professionally keeping the balance between my Management and Technical Skills? What are the possibilities?
Q22. Can you describe an environment or scenario where you would not thrive instantly?
A very interesting question which might seem amusing but most often candidates would be in a fix to answer such behavioral interview questions. To tackle this question actually perhaps working in a team with inter-dependencies upon the Project completion helps a bit. So here is how it can be answered. Having gelled with my peers in a highly competitive cluster I can pretty well figure out that being a senior resource if I am entrusted with the task of having 4-5 people belonging to different poles and are reporting to Me. The final object being task completion, i would have to make all ends meet and make each of the resources gel with each other and work in tandem. This is where I would not thrive instantly I suppose but given my attributes I would accept this challenge and devise an ingenious way of getting the work done.
Q23. If you could do anything, what would be your ideal job?
A question that seems like giving ample freedom yet actually testing the candidate’s apposition for the job profile. One really good way of answering this is as stated. Sir/Mam I have passed through that phase where a Young techie does a lot of coding and then after sometime finds that I am working Yes of course But is there any creativity? Am I able to showcase creativity adhering to the coding standards? The answer is often “No” and only 2-3 big giants would actually offer the same to a young techie. So with the passion and flare that I have I intend to start with a Software firm where I would have dedicated resources working upon New Software Domain using all the creativity that they would want to. Providing that platform for the young techies would allow them to bloom where work will no longer seem to be so or rather monotonous at any point of time. Being an Individual Contributor I would get a Host of Clients who can offer Me Quality Software Projects and I would like to establish a creative setup.
Q24. Don’t you think, you are overqualified for this position?
You might feel that I possess more degrees than you require for this position. But, I believe that I grow everyday when I talk to my staff, customers and superiors. So, basically the learning process continues through out the life – I don’t think I am over qualified.
Q25. I see, there’s some gap in your work history. Why?
Yes, I was feeling exhausted after years of non-stop work. So, I decided to take a break and spend some time with my family on a rejuvenating vacation. I am happy to have returned fully recharged.