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ALL TYPE OF Interview Question and Answer

Mental fear of the unknown is often what produces the physical symptoms of nervou sness. In addition to preparing yourself physically, you also need to prepare
yourself mentally. The best way to prepare mentally is to know what may be coming. Fear of the unknown can only exist when there is an unknown. Take the time to
understand some of the "standards" when it comes to interviewing questions.In reviewing the below responses, please remember that these are sample answers.
Please do not rehearse them verbatim or adopt them as your own.

Answers to Some Interview Questions ,
Describe the ideal job?
Ideally, I would like to work in a fun, warm environment with individuals working independently towards team goals or individual goals. I am not concerned about
minor elements, such as dress codes, cubicles, and the level of formality. Most important to me is an atmosphere that fosters attention to quality, honesty, and
integrity.

What type of supervisor have you found to be the best?
I have been fortunate enough to work under wonderful supervisors who have provided limited supervision, while answering thoughtful questions and guiding
learning. In my experience, the best supervisors give positive feedback and tactful criticism.

What sort of criteria are you using to decide the organization you will work for?
Most importantly, I am looking for a company that values quality, ethics, and teamwork. I would like to work for a company that hires overachievers.

Which subjects have you enjoyed studying the most and why?
I have enjoyed hydrology, fluids, solid & hazardous waste management, water and wastewater treatment, and oceanography because I love water and environmental
topics. Calculus and linear algebra excite me because I love logic. I enjoyed the writing and analysis in economic history. Business law thrilled me because I have a
strong interest in legal matters.

How would a professor who knows you well describe you? One who does not know you well?
A professor who knows me well would likely describe my personal qualities: sweet, down-to-earth, smart, hard-working, and conscientious. As specific examples of
those who did not know me well, my soils professor and soils teaching assistant each considered me smart and respectful, and both thought that I must have enjoyed
the class a lot, due to my performance.

Given the chance, how would you alter your education?
Knowing now what I like the most, I would have used my electives for extra math and psychology classes, since I tend to be well-rounded enough that a variety of
classes are unnecessary; my personal reading is diverse enough. I have found that mathematics and psychology are helpful to all career and life paths.

Which part-time job did you enjoy the most and why?
Working for PM Environmental was most enjoyable to me, since I felt like I was significantly contributing to the company, and I enjoyed learning on my own.

Interests: Some of my interests include dogs, hiking, snow-shoeing, water sports, writing, reading (especially Charles Dickens' novels), skiing, drawing, crafts, and
computers.

What are your strengths?
My strongest strength is the ability to teach myself difficult material, regardless of the subject (with the exception of theater and drawing blood from dogs, which I
have no talent for). Additionally, I have always excelled verbally and look forward to writing opportunities.

What are your weaknesses?
I tend to try to do too many things, leaving little time for myself. I have worked on balancing myself for the last several months. I am also working on improving my
public speaking skills.

Which is more important to you, your salary or your job?
Salary is important, but I couldn't stay with a job that brought me misery when I could support myself doing something else; hence, my job is more important.

What have you found to be the biggest source of motivation in your life?
Taking advantage of my strengths so that they are not wasted. Since nobody is lucky enough to be strong in every area, I think it is important to make good use of
one's strengths.

What sorts of things cause you stress, and how do you deal with them?
Lack of organization throws me off. To deal with this, I come up with some kind of system to organize things, even if it is only in my head, in the case when chaos is
desirable.

What is your definition of success?
Being a good person by improving the quality of the lives of others, whether it be through work, doing sweet things, improving the environment/community, taking
care of one's family, etc. Superficially, I tend to measure success by level of education and abilities within one's career; however, I try to remind myself of the things
that are more important.

Do you like to work independently or as a team?
I like to work independently towards a team goal.

What kind of work environment do you like the best?
I enjoy working with friendly co-workers who can share a laugh while working hard and overachieving.

In what areas do you need to improve your skills?
I would like to improve my public speaking skills.
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Top Ten Critical Success Factors
With all the different questions being referenced, you may wonder what exactly the employer is looking for. And I will tell you. Following is the list of the top ten
critical success factors that nearly every employer is seeking:

1. Positive attitude toward work
2. Proficiency in field of study
3. Communication skills (oral and written)
4. Interpersonal skills
5. Confidence
6. Critical thinking and problem solving skills
7. Flexibility
8. Self-motivation
9. Leadership
10. Teamwork
Show your competence in as many of the above critical success factors as possible and you will rise above the competition.

Interview question what are your strong points,
It is important to prepare in advance for the interview question what are your strong points. If you've already listed your strengths when preparing your CV / resume,
coming up with three answers shouldn't be too difficult.

But be careful. The interviewer is asking you to sell yourself, but at the same time, they do not want to hear you being arrogant. And while they may want to know
about your personality (if you are overconfident they will certainly learn something about you), do remember that this is still an interview situation, so your answers
must be relevant to the job in question. In other words, don't get too personal.

So how do you go about answering the interview question what are your strong points? The general recommendation is to prepare at least three answers and to
relate them to the organisation and the vacancy. This means you need to tailor your answers. Ensure there is truth in what you say, but do not be too honest,
especially it makes you sound like a less than ideal candidate.

Here are some suggested responses and the reasons why they might work in interviews for certain kinds of jobs.

"I am confident and outgoing"
This is a response that says something about your personality, but if you are applying for a role where you need to relate to a lot of people - particularly the public - it
will serve your purposes. However, if the vacancy involves consultation, it might be better to say "I have good interpersonal skills", as this implies that you are able to
listen to people as well.

"I enjoy a challenge"
Be careful with this. It is an excellent response if the vacancy requires problem solving, or servicing of some kind, working to tight deadlines or project completion. It
will obviously not be helpful if the job is less dynamic and involves a larger amount of regular, less exciting duties - the employer might be concerned that you will
become bored. You could always qualify it to offer a more balanced response: "I enjoy a challenge, but I'm also happy completing regular tasks." Then it illustrates that
you're flexible and responsive to different work situations.

"I'm a strong team leader"
Clearly, this is appropriate if the job involves managing people. It's a good idea to show that you know what leading a team involves (although this will no doubt come
up in other questions too). So, "I'm a strong team leader with the ability to motivate others" and "I'm a strong team leader who leads by example" represent stronger
answers. Draw on your own understanding of your management skills plus the job description to decide what you'll say here.

"I am ambitious"
This is a very strong answer and you should use it with care. In the wrong situation, it can sound hard-headed and the employer may wonder whether you'll compete
too fiercely with your colleagues, or even your superiors. However, in a sales role it might be perfect, especially if you focus your response a little more: "I am
ambitious and aim to exceed targets".

"I am dedicated and hard working"
You're on safe ground here, as this can be true whatever your individual working style. It's not the most exciting answer, but when presented alongside two others
that are more individual, it should offer reassurance to the interviewer.

"I am a good communicator"
Again, this is a win-win answer. Be prepared to expand, though: specify whether you have strong writing skills, are good at explaining difficult ideas in a simple way,
or perform well at important meetings.

"I work well without supervision"
A majority of employers would be pleased to hear this, providing the vacancy is at a level where they'd normally expect you to need a degree of supervision. But be
careful not to sound as if you prefer to work without supervision, as this may sound as if you risk coming into conflict with your supervisor or manager. A safer option
might be to state "I work well with or without supervision".

"I enjoy learning through my work"
Again, this is a safe answer. The interviewer might then ask how you have done this in the past, so be ready to give details of some hands-on learning or special
training you've experienced, and to say why you enjoyed it.

And finally,
These examples show that when preparing an answer to the interview question what are your strong points, it is important to consider whether your responses could
be taken the wrong way. Put yourself in the interviewer's shoes - you can then ensure that the potential for a negative interpretation is removed.

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What Are Three Positive Things Your Last Boss Would Say About You?
It's time to pull out your old performance appraisals and boss's quotes. This is a great way to brag about yourself through someone else's words: "My boss has told me
that I am the best designer he has ever had. He knows he can rely on me, and he likes my sense of humor.

Next, mention your strengths and abilities:
"My real strength is my attention to detail. I pride myself on my reputation for following through and meeting deadlines. When I commit to doing something, I make
sure it gets done, and on time."

What is the difference between confidence and overconfidence?
Confidence can defined as the believing in you're ability to achieve you're goals / performing tasks / facing challenges , with required efforts from you're part.
Overconfidence can be defined as over-rating you're ability to achieve certain tasks / goals / challenges which is far from you're reach and trying to reach it may lay
the path for you're downfall.

What is the difference between hard work and smart work?
Smart work is well planned structured work and hard work is working like a machine without thinking much....For a employee to be successful, using his brain in t he
little work he does is more important than what normally people do... appreciation comes only when u stand out of the box.here in dis case we call it smart work.

Can you work under pressure?
Yes, I can work under pressure. Because it will help me to show how I adapt those kind of situations also if I am, it will provide a chance to prove myself among others.

Are you willing to relocate or travel?
Yes, so that I can enjoy more in my work and chances will be more in knowing new things.

What motivates you to do good job?
For the self satisfaction, the self confidence, to enhance my knowledge always motivates me to do a good job. Also my parents, who have made a lot of sacrifices in
their life to make my dream real, motivates me a lot to do a good job and to make them proud to be my parents.

What makes you angry?
I became angry when I see people are not committed to their work. For me Commitment is something which help you to succeed in life and unprofessionalism also
make me angry

Give me an example of your creativity?.
..In the beginning i had noticed that same software had been installed daily in my company ..so then i have created a ".exe" file , we have to do just one click on it
...automatically software would be installed one bye one..so it save our time...

How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
If the company gives a good recognition for my work, there will be no need for me to shift over another company.

Are not you overqualified for this position?
Not Overqualified, I would say well qualified, my qualification will just help me to do the job better, and it will favor me to handle more responsibilities and help me to
rise up to your expectations.

Describe your ideal company, location and job?
The company which offers me an opportunistic environment and growth is ideal for me. About location, i am not location specific. I just want to be a part of such a
company wherever it is. And ideal job for me is the one which develops my skills and makes me feel energetic by doing it. The company which offers me an
opportunistic environment and growth is ideal for me.

What are your career options right now?
I want to be work in good reputed company like yours where i can improve my skills and i being a part of envelopment of our company.

Explain how would be an asset to this organization?
Sir, I must do hard work to take the organization to good position. I would like to get good name in my company so I do hard work as I can my best.

What are your outside interests?
My outside interest is helping poor persons to do something and helping my level best. Would you lie for the company? it depends upon the situation sir..one reputed
company never face that kind of situation..if the situation comes then definitely i will sir..why because as our ancient stories said if one lie can give a good result then
its good only thank you sir...

Who has inspired you in your life and why?
I get inspired when a person describes their success behind their hard work.That will make me and positive thinker and hard worker.

What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?
Toughest decision I had to make was between continuing my studies or doing job. Finally I choose to do job and want to make use of my skill, talent and qualifi. to
become more experienced. knowledgeable.

Have you considered starting your own business?
Not right now but I have a plan to start my own business after gaining experience, expertise and financial support. Also I want to learn from the company I work for in
the meanwhile.

How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?
By the Three D's :-Determination. Discipline, Dedication...

If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?
I will work because there is something which the money can't buy that is skill and knowledge. Only experience through work can make us to know how to manage
these large amount of money and to utilize it wise fully. 10 million dollar is like a beautiful garland in the hands of monkey unless and until he gathers knowledge
through work.

How much salary do you expect?
Sir, I'm expecting the salary according to the company's norms and designation and my qualification, but I would expect a regular increment in the salary based on
performance of the employee.

Where do you see yourself five years from now?
After 5 year, I would like to see my self at a respectable position in the company where my decision hold some importance and subordinates look up to me for the
inspiration.On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer. Sir i am not in a position to rate you, since you asked this to me i rate you 8 /10 because being an
interviewer you made me so comfortable and your way of asking questions are simple and understandable ....

Do you have any questions for me?
Thank you for giving me this opportunity, I would like to know if I'm hired and what would be my profile and remuneration and want to know more about your
organization.

May I contact your present employer for a reference?
Ya you can, I'm sure you'll get to know more about me, because I have always given my best.Or My present employer is not aware of my job search and, for obvious
reasons; I'd prefer to keep it that way. I'd be most appreciative if we kept our discussion confidential right now. Of course, when we both agree the time is right, then
by all means you should contact them. I'm very proud of my record there.

Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous position?
Not yet because. I am a mature person and I understand my responsibilities and I am caring for my job.

How could you have improved your career progress?
Merely being that hard working, intelligent is not enough more now you have to make a conscious attempt. to promote yourself and Your skills.

Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss (company, management team, etc.) ?
As I am doing ca my answer would be - code of ethics for ca does not allow us to disclose information gained during the course of employment, following the same I
cannot disclose any information regarding my job & employer.

Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?
Everyone knows that nobody is perfect as their is always a scope for improvement. Though I don't get any reward for my work done in my previous job but I am sure I
was given my 100 % and my satisfaction is more valuable to me.

Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from within?
No One can improvement herself without working any where, new person always bring new things in the organization, so, I think I am the right person for this
opportunity.

Looking back, what would you do differently in your life?
I would have done my studies more seriously and I would have worked for improving my English speaking skills.

How do you feel about reporting to a younger person?
Honestly I would feel the same way as reporting to an older person. That person is my boss which is supposed to be set over me. Age doesn't matter what really
matter is we are to work together to achieve the set goals.

Why are not you earning more money at this stage of your career?
Because I'm not money minded person...i prefer future growth and job satisfaction, i m career oriented person...money may come and go... but one will not get golden
opportunities of building career again and again and i believe that if career is on right track and on progress..money can come automatically...jus focus on your
work..and you will get fruitful results.

Why are you leaving your last job?
There is no opportunity to promote in my current job and Im ready to face a new challenge;
I hv worked there for 4 yrs with much experience and skills.I want to be promoted but the Comp. do not offer me that opportunity..

Why should we hire you?
For one, the interview question give us reasons to hire you, why should we employ you or what can you bring to our company is something that differentiates
the best candidates from the other good candidates.
This question deals with your ability to sell yourself. Think of yourself as the product. Why should the customer buy?
Tips to answer:
One of the best ways to answer this question is to make a short list of all your advantages and create a paragraph that would point out the positive aspects that you
would bring to the new job position. One of the points that you can raise is the similarity of the job profile you are aiming for at the company to the job profile you
enjoyed in your previous job.

Why do you think you would do well at this job?
Give several reasons and include skills, experience and interest.
1. I am a person that learn quickly and perform better under pressure, am a very good team player that motivate others in other to achieve the companys common
goals.
2. I Will do well in this job because I already have previous experience in the similar field. so I will use my previous experience in this job and I am interested in
learning new things and enhance my skills.
3. I believe I will do well in this job because I have the relevant skills and experience. I also have the drive, interest and determination to make a real success of this
role.

What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
Answer samples
Everyone makes mistakes but only few people can realize there mistakes and they dont want to repeat those mistakes again.. I am the one in those few people, I
dont want to repeat the mistakes which had done by me in my job/work.
Answer samples
Everyone should learn from his mistake. I always try to consult my mistakes with my kith and kin especially with elderly and experienced person. I attended
seminars on personal development and managerial skills improvement.

What experience do you have in this field?
Answer tips Speak about specifics that relate to the position your applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.
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Sample Chief Accountant Job Interview Questions & Answers
By Dorcas Karuana,An accountant job interview requires enough preparation and research on the company as well as the expected interview
questions for the accounting position. The interview questions for accountant jobs are about the position and how well you can be able to perform the roles and fit in
the company. Preparing for accountant job interview portrays you as a confident person.Here are the sample job interview questions for an acountant position.

1. Tell me about yourself?
I am James Waweru, a certified accountant professional with over 7years of work experience as an accountant and finance officer. I am knowledgeable in all areas of
accounting/ finance and hold a record of excellence in all functions of management.I hold a degree in Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting, CPA K and am
currently pursuing my Masters in Business Administration. Also, I am a professional member of the

2. If we were to call your current supervisor, in which area of accounting would he or she say is your strongest?
Financial Accounting- I am adept in the recording, classifying, reporting and interpreting of a business financial performance and economic conditions to interested
users or stakeholders. For example I am knowledgeable in activities and tasks in financial accounting include bookkeeping and preparation of reports called financial
statements.
Cost Accounting I have skills in captures and accumulate manufacturing or production costs for internal use of an entitys management, used in decision making
purpose. The reports prepared in cost accounting are helpful tools for management use in budgeting, product costing or pricing, which can improve the future net
margins or profits of the business.

3. What unique skills or knowledge can you contribute to our company?
Skill in performing detailed numerical computations- In ABC Company, one of my duties was to compare costs and revenues for different investment options. For
example, I calculated the different tax liabilities and costs associated with various investments to determine which will generate the greatest earnings and tax savings
while maintaining adequate cash flows.Or In my past work experience; I maintained and monitored budgets for businesses and other organizations. For instance, I
helped to create annual master budgets, considering factors such as estimated changes for costs of operations and sales volume and prices of products and services
sold. I also monitored these budgets to accommodate variations in costs and revenues.b)Risk management planning- I am able to analyze data for production, service
delivery and sales and generate statistics to describe the growth of business enterprises, changes in revenue and expenses, the composition of markets and other
factors. For example, as an accountant for (ABC companies) I analyzed data on the composition of markets and past sales to forecast future sales and to predict growth
potential for business enterprises.

4. Describe a situation where your work was criticized.
One of our customers complained to my supervisor that I did not provide him with adequate information for a particular item that we had in our store. I explained to
my supervisor the information that I had shared with the customer and told her that I would call the customer to see what other information he needed. She shared
with me that she took care of the situation, and explained that he wanted more details about the product. That was a good learning experience for me. As a result of
this situation, I designed a checklist for the department with details concerning our products for all use by the staff.

5. What have you done at your present/last company to increase revenues, reduce costs, or save time?
One of the achievements in my previous work place, ABC Company has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, bringing it in ahead of time and
improving our debtors' position significantly. This helped in saving the company Kshs 500,000 per month in interest.

6. Why do you want to leave your current company?
There was no room for growth with my current employer and I'm ready to move on to a new challenge and to grow my career with a stable company that has room
for growth and opportunity for advancement. When I saw this job posting and I was intrigued by the position which is an excellent match for my skills and experience
that I am not able to fully utilize them in my present job.

7. Tell me about a complex project you were tasked with completing under deadline.
I have very good planning and organizational skills. When working on a project, I first develop specific objectives, then plan and prioritize systematically to
accomplish these objectives within set time frames. This includes scheduling, identifying and allocating resources and the use of appropriate organizational tools.

8. How do you control errors in your work?
I have always set high performance standards for myself just like I expect of others. Usually, I pay attention to all aspects of the job, no matter how small it is. I also
check outputs for accuracy and reliability.

9. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
In five years I hope to be working with an employer in an increasingly responsible position that enables me to utilize my talents and work closely with my colleagues
in solving important problems. I see myself taking on new and exciting challenges in an enjoyable environment and hopefully this will be with your company.

10. What are the major reasons for your success?
Many years ago I learned an important lesson from Johnson Mwangi, who was my first supervisor and really became my most important mentor. He told me his secret
to success was to 'Look at each day as a new opportunity to be your very best. Set high goals, be honest, never say no, and work with people who share your passion
for doing their best.' I've always remembered that advice and try to live it every day. I am very self motivated, determined and honest. I really love what I do and I try
to surround myself with people who share similar passions. I thrive on this type of environment.

11. What makes you a great fit for this position?
I have what it takes to do the job. This position requires someone who has the ability to ----------------------------------------------------- and who can logically add value to
the job. I believe my 5 years work experience; I am knowledgeable in all areas of accounting and financial management. In addition, my skills and abilities matches
perfectly with the requirement and what makes me the unique candidate is my passion towards my work and industry. Therefore, Im confident Ill be the best
candidate for this position.

12. What kind of salary are you looking for?
Give a salary range which is acceptable for you. Or answer that: Id like to have the salary which matches my ability. Yet Id also like to know the salary scale for this
position. Do a lot of prior research about what the company could be paying for the position. Also, compare it with other companies.E.g This is a challenging position
that is results driven and its overall performance contribute to the goals of the organization. In am bringing on the table, my five years experience in finance and
accounting, as well as my skills and abilities to meet your organizational need. I will be comfortable with 120,000 - 150, 000.
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1. Why Do You Want to Work in This Industry?
Ive always loved shopping, but my interest in retail marketing really started when I worked at a neighborhood boutique. I knew our clothes were amazing, but that
we werent marketing them properly. So I worked with management to come up with a marketing strategy that increased our sales by 25% in a year. It was great to be
able to contribute positively to an industry I feel so passionate about, and to help promote a product I really believed in.

2. Tell Us About Yourself.
Im really energetic, and a great communicator. Working in sales for two years helped me build confidence, and taught me the importance of customer loyalty. Ive
also got a track record of success. In my last role, I launched a company newsletter, which helped us build on our existing relationships and create new ones. Because
of this, we ended up seeing a revenue increase of 10% over two years. Im also really interested in how companies can use web tools to better market themselves, and
would be committed to building on your existing platform.

3. What Do You Think of Your Previous Boss?
My last boss taught me the importance of time management he didnt pull any punches, and was extremely deadline-driven. His no-nonsense attitude pushed me to
work harder, and to meet deadlines I never even thought were possible.

4. Why Are You Leaving Your Current Role?
Ive learned a lot from my current role, but now Im looking for a new challenge, to broaden my horizons and to gain a new skill-set all of which, I see the potential
for in this job.

5. Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?
In five years Id like to have an even better understanding of this industry. Also, I really love working with people. Ultimately, Id like to be in some type of managerial
role at this company, where I can use my people skills and industry knowledge to benefit the people working for me, and the company as a whole."

6. Whats Your Greatest Weakness?
Ive never been very comfortable with public speaking which as you know, can be a hindrance in the workplace. Realizing this was a problem, I asked my previous
employer if I could enroll in a speech workshop. He said yes. I took the class, and was able to overcome my lifelong fear. Since then, Ive given lots of presentations to
audiences of over a 100 high level executives I still dont love it, but no one else can tell!

7. What Salary Are You Looking For?
Im more interested in the role itself than the pay. That said, Id expect to be paid the appropriate range for this role, based on my five years of experience. I also think
a fair salary would bear in mind the high cost of living here in New York City.

8. Why Should I Hire You?
Ive been an Executive Assistant for the past ten years my boss has said time and time again that without me, the organization would fall apart. Ive also taken the
time to educate myself on some of the software I regularly use (but didnt really understand the ins and outs of). Im an Excel wiz now, which means I can work faster,
and take over some of what my boss would traditionally have had to do himself. Whats good enough for most people is never really good enough for me.

9. What Is Your Greatest Failure, and What Did You Learn From It?
When I was in college, I took an art class to supplement my curriculum. I didnt take it very seriously, and assumed that, compared to my Engineering classes, it
would be a walk in the park. My failing grades at midterm showed me otherwise. Id even jeopardized my scholarship status. I knew I had to get my act together. I
spent the rest of the semester making up for it, ended up getting a decent grade in the class. I learned that no matter what Im doing, I should strive to do it to the best
of my ability. Otherwise, its not worth doing at all.

10. How Do You Explain Your Gap in Employment?
My work is important to me, so I wont be satisfied with any old job. Instead of rushing to accept the first thing that comes my way, Im taking my time and being
selective to make sure my next role is the right one."

11. When were you most satisfied in your job?
Im a people person. I was always happiest and most satisfied when I was interacting with customers, making sure I was able to meet their needs and giving them
the best possible customer experience. It was my favorite part of the job, and it showed I was rated as Good or Excellent 95% of the time. Part of the reason Im
interested in this job is that I know Id have even more interaction with customers, on an even more critical level."

12. What did you like least about your last job?
There was nothing about my last job that I hated, but I guess there were some things I liked less than others. My previous role involved traveling at least twice a
month. While I do love to travel, twice a month was a little exhausting I didnt like spending quite so much time out of the office. Im happy to see that this role
involves a lot less travel.

13. Describe a time when you did not get along with a co-worker.
I used to lock heads with a fellow nurse in the INCU ward. We disagreed over a lot of things from the care of patients to who got what shifts to how to speak with a
childs family. Our personalities just didnt mesh. After three months of arguing, I pulled her aside and asked her to lunch. At lunch, we talked about our differences
and why we werent getting along. It turns out, it was all about communication. We communicated differently and once we knew that, we began to work well together.
I really believe that talking a problem through with someone can help solve any issue.

14. What motivates you?
Ive always been motivated by the challenge of meeting a tough deadline in my last role, I was responsible for a 100% success rate in terms of delivering our
products on time and within budget. I know that this job is very fast-paced, and deadline-driven Im more than up for the challenge. In fact, I thrive on it.

15. How would your friends describe you?
My friends would probably say that Im extremely persistent Ive never been afraid to keep going back until I get what I want. When I worked as a program
developer, recruiting keynote speakers for a major tech conference, I got one rejection after another this was just the nature of the job. But I really wanted the big
players so I wouldnt take no for an answer. I kept going back to them every time there was a new company on board, or some new value proposition. Eventually,
many of them actually said yes the program turned out to be so great that we doubled our attendees from the year before. A lot of people might have given up after
the first rejection, but its just not in my nature. If I know something is possible, I have to keep trying until I get it.
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How would you describe yourself?
I used to be a harder person in the past, but now I am a little bit more emotional, probably because Ive beem working in a team, and according the time passes we
tend to change our feelings. Also Im patient and committed.
What do you do in your free time?
I usually go to the library for drinking coffee and read a book. I often visit some museums, I like reading megazines, especially Exame to be aware about the business.
Also, I enjoy get together with some friend to have lunch or dinner. On Sundays I usually go to the Ibirapuera Park for a walk or even for running. I usually run 5 or 6
kilometers. In the past,I usually runned every day. But now I dont have time anymore. But I am preparing my body to come back.
What is your greatest strength?
I am adaptable, patient, committed and I good listener too and I usually work aiming results. Im good with delivering tasks and I like work with teams, because I like
to share knowledge and interact with people.
What are your weaknesses?
Dont have a strong personality, to insist my own ideas if it is not accepted
Im not argumentative and I dont like to be competitive with my co-workers and peers. I prefer share knowledge and use it to contribute to the company's result. I
think its better for me and for the companys environment. c
What are your goals for the next five years/ten years?
Id like to hold a high position in corporate finance in 10 years, using my skills with math and corporate accounts.
How do you plan to achieve these goals?
I plan on gaining additional skills by taking related classes and continuing my professional development.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?/ What are your goals for the future?
My long-term goals involve growing with a company where I can continue to learn, take on additional responsibilities, and contribute as much of value as I can.
How do you handle stress and pressure?
I'm not a person who has a difficult time with stress. When I'm under pressure, I stay calm and I focus to get the task done. In my previous job I usually worked under
pressure and I had to use both my expertise and creativity to keep things working.
Who was your best boss and who was the worst.
What were the biggest accomplishment / failure ( failer) in this position?
What major challenges and problems did you face? How did you handle them?
Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it.
Why are you leaving or have left your job?
There isn't room for growth with my current employer and I'm ready to move on to a new challenge.
How do you measure success?
I measure professional success by the standards of the company for which I work, the feedback I receive from my peers, supervisors and subordinates.
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ACCOUNTING: INTERVIEW TIPS

Why accounting?
A stereotypical answer to this question is that accountancy offers a respected professional qualification which can lead on to a wide range of opportunities in business.
This is all true, but it doesnt answer the question of why YOU want to become an accountant and if you give as general an answer as this, you can expect to be
questioned in detail on the nature of the qualification and the opportunities you see it leading to.
Much of the income of the larger accountancy firms now comes from consultancy and related services rather than from audit. Even in audit you will spend much of
your time visiting clients and asking questions, so good interpersonal skills are important. Your answer to this question should probably make this point.
Accountancy is now a fast changing profession, so they are looking for individuals with initiative who can manage change. Ensure that you have a considered answer
to this question. It is bound to be asked

What qualities do you have that make you a good accountant?
Aside from the obvious ones such as numeracy and interpersonal skills, key skills will include determination and self discipline (to get through the difficult
professional examinations) and an interest in the business world generally. An ability to work in (and ultimately lead) teams, strong analytical skills, good verbal and
written communication skills and curiosity (particularly on the audit side) are some of the others you could mention if you arent strong in some of these areas then
you may have problems making a persuasive case for yourself.
You are likely to be asked many questions seeking evidence of these particular competencies and will be expected to give examples which are backed up with
evidence: for example, if asked about your leadership qualities, you should give an example of where you led a group successfully rather than just stating people
always look to me to take the lead.

Why have you applied at our firm?
Quantifiable differences between chartered accountancy firms are often found on the basis of size rather than between individual firms. In general, the Big Four offer
more international opportunities, household-name clients, more structured training, the chance to specialise in particular industries. Smaller firms usually market
themselves on factors such as greater client contact, greater variety of work (shorter audits at smaller clients), early responsibility, work-life balance, friendliness and
smaller audit teams. In the end, graduates often choose between similar types of firm on the basis of the company culture and atmosphere, which often boils down to
which of them seemed the friendliest at interview!
The interviewer will have expected you to have done your research on the firm not just reading the careers section of their website but looking at the pages for
clients, press releases etc.
It is worth noting here that chartered accountancy employers are FIRMS: not companies. A candidate who refers to the firm as a company will reveal a lack of
knowledge and annoy the interviewer.

Tell me about a situation where you showed determination?
Questions like this are designed to bring out evidence of the qualities that you have which you will need to do the job. Be very well prepared with examples of
situations where you have used these skills. If you have answered a few demanding graduate application forms, you will have come across most of these questions and
prepared answers.

Other situations which are frequently asked about include the following:
Give an example of when you:
* Planned something.
* Took on responsibility.
* Led a team.
* Had to cope with pressure.
* Dealt with an unreasonable person.
* Had to make a difficult decision?
* Used initiative
* Influenced others.
* Solved a problem.

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1. Tell us something about yourself.
Ans:- I'm a people person. I really enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different people.
I'm a perfectionist. I pay attention to all the details, and like to be sure that everything is just right.
I'm a creative thinker. I like to explore alternative solutions to problems and have an open mind about what will work best.
I'm efficient and highly organized. This enables me to be as productive as possible on the job.
I enjoy solving problems, troubleshooting issues, and coming up with solutions in a timely manner
I am a person with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to get along well with people. I enjoy challenges and looking for creative solution to problems. Or
Besides the details given in my application & C.V, I believe in character , values, vision & action .I am quick in learning from mistake .I am confident that various test
that you have conducted will corroborate my competencies, aptitude and right attitude for the job including a good culture fit with your organization.


2. What do you seek from the job?
Ans:- You would see in my background that I have chosen to do courses which offered me a chance to do field work and thereby equip myself to be a good finance
professional. I would like a job which gives me a chance to apply all that I have learned in my professional course (C.A) as well as one which enables me to grow as a
professional. I Would like a role which enables to make a difference! Or
A long term ,if not lifetime carrier ,great learning opportunities, challenging roles, rational career progression ,good job satisfaction ,and opportunities to use my
strength and overcome my weakness .I would also like to work for the organization that give me an opportunity to serve the organization, the society and above all,
my country.


3. How you present your strengths and weakness?
Ans:- My strength is that I have very strong values and ethics and a good eye for detail.
I believe in strong relationship and have a very supportive family and very good friends. My weakness is that I tend to take to many variant tasks and am not able to
accomplish each to my level of satisfaction.
My greatest strength is my ability to work with many different people. I enjoy learning from everyone I meet, and in this position I believe that will enhance my
ability to perform on the team.
My greatest strength is my ability to focus on my work. I'm not easily distracted, and this means that my performance is very high, even in a busy office like this
one. Or
One of my weaknesses, as I perceive it, would be occasional compromise on time for quality and perception.

4. Tell us incident where you had a problem with a peer. How did you handle it?
Ans:- One example which I can cite is a problem I had with my college who was my partner in my field of work assignment. We had a disagreement on how to present
a project reports. I explained my perspective to him and ask him for him view point .I have found that when conflicts occurs, its because of a failure to see both side of
situation .At that point we found a compromise, could be reached by incorporating both our ideas.

5. If you were an animal /a can of soup /some other random object, which one would you be? And why?
Ans:- I would be a can of soup one that has a variety of flavors, bubbling with enthusiasm. I would associate my determined attitude with the cans tough exterior, I
would believe that whatever the label on the can, the contents are always a surprise.

6. Where do you see yourself after 10 years?
Ans:- I like to see myself at a position where I can use my creative to the best. Or,
In an upcoming designated position in our organization where can I use my skills & knowledge to the fullest?

7. What might make you leave this job?
Ans:- Lack of proper management and a feel that not satisfying by company environment.Or
As far as satisfaction from current job is concern I am quite happy, the reason to leave the job is that I am looking for more challenging type of work .I want to
shoulder more responsibility where I can show my ability to perform my best.