How to Answer First Interview Questions

The door that leads to a better job, commonly known as an interview, can create a turning point in one's life. Especially for people trying for their first ever job, interviews are worthier than gold. For success in the first interview, one has to remember three things. The first is to remain confident before and during the interview. Confidence helps overcome stress. The reverse happens in many cases and can be avoided only by practice.

The second is to not get scared about meeting an interview panel. Most people experience rising body temperature once they see a panel ready to fire questions. The third is stress related and tricky questions. These types of questions are meant to test the individual's original character. All these three can be overcome only by practice.

General questions that are asked in any interview include :

Give appropriate information and only positive answers for these questions. Never list your weaknesses.

The questions that are meant only for first interview candidates are internship-centric and case-centric. Case-centric questions are based on a situation that the candidate needs to solve.

Sample first interview questions are listed below.

  • Why did you choose this field?
  • Why did you not opt for further studies?
  • Where do you stand in your teachers' list? Why?
  • Tell us your plans about your career.
  • Tell about a situation when you solved a serious problem.
  • What is the most important lesson you have learnt until today?
  • Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
  • Cite an incident that brought out your leadership qualities.
  • Tell about any tough decisions you have made.
  • Tell about our company's products.
  • How creative are you?
  • Do you read books?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Do you have any questions for us?

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