Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How to Answer Commonly Asked Telephonic Questions

Telephonic interviews have a particular format. Generally, such interviews are arranged to know your competence. The way you face this interview, make you win or lose the job. Prepare for the common interview questions which generally are regarding your attitude and personality. Here are some of them.
1) Why do you want to leave current job?
This interview question is very tricky and you must answer this question calmly but firmly. Do not blame your previous company for internal politics, low salary package and such other reasons. It is the most unprofessional approach towards your company. You can answer such questions mentioning career scope, learning environment and larger exposure. Some negative reasons like salary increment, monetary benefits should be avoided.
2) What is your current designation?
Here you are supposed to mention the nature of your work. So, just mention your duties and responsibilities. Do not boast while answering this question. Instead, you can mention your experience in this firm and work profile.
3) When will you join if you are selected?
You have to give clear idea about the approximate date of joining. You must inform about the formalities to be completed at your previous company. So, mention the reason and have enough time to sum up your previous job.
4) Introduce yourself:
The most frequently asked question is: tell me about yourself. You should include three basic points while answering this question.
- Personal background: mention your hometown, parents and their occupation. Do not be too narrative while mentioning this. If you have a big family, do not provide details of every candidate.
- Vocational and educational qualification: Mention your educational qualification, professional courses done and achievements. It is not necessary to specify marks of every course of yours but maintain your self esteem while mentioning some extra ordinary performances in your academics.
- Experience and career profile: Talk about your experience and mention the name /names of all the organizations you have worked for. Mention your designation and career profile there. You can name some good projects handled by you while working there.
5) Weaknesses and strengths:
This question is almost asked at every interview. So, be prepared for the question. Do not mention laziness, ill-tempered attitude or lack of confidence as your drawback. You can mention some of your emotional drawbacks like sentimental, introvert etc. You can mention your realistic drawbacks like unable to adopt specific skill.
While mentioning your strength, do not boast. Give an honest reply to this question. Positive attitude, hard working nature, learn from mistakes, problem solving ability, helping nature, team player, excellent interpersonal skills etc are some of ideal answers.
Be true to yourself: that is the most brilliant way to reply effectively. Have extensive knowledge of your subject and keep your general knowledge updated. Adopt proper manners and communicational skills. Face the telephonic interview confidently and start preparing for the next round. All the best for your career search.

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