Job Interview Questions And Answers In Nigeria Vol 3

Job Interview Questions And Answers In Nigeria Vol 3

Questions Regarding Your Stability

Are you applying for other Job?

Be honest but do not spend a lot time in this area keep the focus on this job and what you can do for this organization. Anything else is a distraction

The ability to work independently within a structured team is essential to the position. This will require the successful applicant to be self-starting, able to prioritize tasks, be a good communicator, as well as showing considerable initiative.

Can you give us some examples where you have worked within a team environment and demonstrated these abilities?

You are, of course, a team player. Be sure to have examples ready. Specifics that show you often perform for the good of the team rather than for yourself are good evidence of your team attitude. Do not brag’ just say it in-a matter –of-fact tone. This is a key point.

What are some examples of activities and surrounding that motivate you?

Ideal response is teamwork. Give example on working with a team to achieve company goals and objectives.

What irritates you about co-workers?

This is a trap question. Think real hard but fail to come up with anything that irritates you. A short statement that you seem to get along with folks is great.

What would your previous say your strongest point is

There are numerous good possibilities: loyalty, energy, positive attitude, leadership, team player, expertise, initiative, patience, hard work, creativity, problem solver.

Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor

This is the biggest trap of all. This is a test to see if you will speak ill of your boss. If you fall for it and tell about a problem with a former boss, you may well below the interview right there. Stay positive and develop a poor memory about any trouble with a supervisor.

What qualities do you look for in a boss?

Be generic and positive. Safe qualities are knowledgeable, a sense of humor, fair, loyal to subordinates and holder of high standards. All bosses think they have these traits.

Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others?

Pick a specific incident. Concentrate on your problem solving technique and not the dispute you settled.

What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?

Be honest. If you are comfortable in different roles, point that out.

Tell me about a time when you had to accomplish a task with someone who was particularly difficult to get along?

Interviewer want to hear something that shows the candidate has the ability to be sensitive to the needs of others but can still influence them, “don’t say ‘I just avoided them’ or ‘they made me cry”.

Question regarding “previous Bosses” there will be times in an interview where questions about past co-workers and old bosses will pop up. Telling them how pathetic and bad they are is generally a bad career move.
Sample Question: “Tell me about your relationship with your previous bosses.”

Answer: “My bosses would tell you that I’ve often been a sounding board for them. With all of my bosses. I developed a close rapport.”

Advice: the interviewer is looking for a fit between the two of you. As you describe each previous boss, the interviewer will be making mental comparisons between your old bosses and themselves. Be honest but never sound too negative as your employer may consider that as you being a hard person to work with.

What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?

Focus on two words: leadership and vision.

Here is a sample of how to respond: “the key quality in a successful manager should be leadership the ability to be the visionary for the people who are working under them. The person who can set the course and direction for rub ordinates. The highest calling of a true leader is inspiring others to reach the highest of their abilities. I’d like to tell you about a person whom I consider to be a true leader…”

Then give example of someone who has touched your life and how their impact has help in your personal developments.

Have you ever had a conflict with a boss? How was it resolved?

Note that if you say no, most interviewers will keep drilling deeper to find a conflict. The key is how you behaviorally reacted to conflict and what you did to resolve it.

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For example: “yes, I have had conflicts in the past. Never major ones, but there have been disagreements that needed to be resolved. I’ve found that when conflict occurs, it helps to fully understand the other person’s perspective, so I take time to listen to their point of view, and then I seek to work out a collaborative solution. For example….” Focus your answer on the behavioral process for solving the conflict and working collaboratively.

If I were to ask your former employers to describe you, what would they say?

This is a threat of reference check question. Do not wait for the interview to know the answer. Ask any prior bosses or professors in advance. And if they’re willing to provide a positive reference, as them for a letter of recommendation. Then you can answer the question like this:

“I believe she would say I’m a very person, that I’m results oriented and one of the best people she has ever worked with. Actually, I know she would say her letter of recommendation?”

So be prepared in advanced with your letters of recommendation.


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