For Freshers :
Can you tell me about your career plans?
What kind of job opportunities are you looking for?
What are your immediate goals?
Have you attended any other interviews recently, what happened / what’s the status/what’s with the result?
Why did you choose BCOM/BBA/B.E/MBA?
Would you be interested to apply for this job even though it’s not relevant for your MBA/Commerce background?
Whats your goal in life?
How flexible are you to work in shifts?
How prepared are you to handle pressure/Stress?
How much time do you think you may need to adopt yourself to a new environment
Please talk something about your favorite subject or any topic of your choice
What are your areas of improvement?
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR PEOPLE MANAGEMENT ROLE WITH EXPERIENCE (TL/AM’s/MANAGERS/AVP/VP & ABOVE POSITIONS) :
Briefly review the leadership experience you have had, giving examples that would show what your leadership style is like.
Describe how you delegate responsibility in your current job.
Have you ever had to take over a leadership role unexpectedly? How did it work out?
Which of your strengths contributes most to your leadership ability? Can you think of a time when, without that strength, you would have failed as a leader?
How do you feel about reporting to a younger person (minority, woman, etc)?
How do you manage team conflict?
Suppose there is a lot of attrition in your team. What would you do?
How do you provide the right conditions for each of your people to reach their potential?
How well-prepared are each of your employees to achieve their objectives and what do you need to do every day to help them do that?
Are there conflicts within your team or organization which are holding productivity back and causing rift between team-members?
What situations demotivate your employees and what do you do to make those situations easier to handle?
Do your team/people have the information, training and support they need to do the job that they were employed to do?
Describe a major work problem which you have faced and describe your method of dealing with it.
Would you describe yourself as being more logical or intuitive in solving problems? Give me an example that shows your style?
What is the toughest decision you have had to make with regard to a subordinate that you personally liked?
Tell me about a situation in which you feel that you have been part of the problem. What did you do?
Describe how you schedule your time on an unusually hectic day. Give a specific example.
What important goals have you set in the past, and how successful have you been in working toward their accomplishment?
Have you worked in a situation in which there were constant surprises or unanticipated events coming to your attention? How did you deal with them?
It’s hard sometimes to get a new idea accepted by others. When have you had to do this?
What have been your experiences in making formal recommendations and oral reports to management?
What has been your experience in dealing with poor performance of subordinates? Give an example.
Describe the toughest communicative situation you have had to deal with. What happened?
Why are you looking for a change in career?
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS FOR NON-PEOPLE MANAGEMENT ROLE WITH EXPERIENCE (INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS) :
Tell me more about your current role
Why are you looking for a change in career?
Why did you join this organization (current organization) or what made you take up this offer
How comfortable are you working alone?
Why aren’t you exploring any team handling roles?
Given an opportunity which one would you prefer – Individual Role or a Team handling role and why?
If given an opportunity to handle a team, how much time do you think you need to settle down and what would be your management style?
What are the advantages and disadvantages according to you in Individual contributor roles?
How do you keep yourself motivated being an individual contributor?
What are your long term career plans?
Questions You Can Ask The HR :
What kinds of assignments might I expect the first six months on the job?
How often are performance reviews given?
Do you have plans for expansion?
What are your growth projections for next year?
Have you cut your staff in the last three years?
Are salary adjustments geared to the cost of living or job performance?
Does your company encourage further education?
Do you offer flextime?
What is the usual promotional time frame?
Does your company offer either single or dual career-track programs?
What do you like best about your job/company?
Once the probation period is completed, how much authority will I have over decisions?
Do you fill positions from the outside or promote from within first?
In what ways is a career with your company better than one with your competitors?
Is this a new position or am I replacing someone?
What qualities are you looking for in the candidate who fills this position?
What skills are especially important for someone in this position?
What characteristics do the achievers in this company seem to share?
Is there a lot of team/project work?
Will I have the opportunity to work on special projects?
Where does this position fit into the organizational structure?
How much travel, if any, is involved in this position?
What is the next course of action? When should I expect to hear from you or should I contact you?