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    What are the most common questions and answers asked in an interview for fresher???

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    That will depend onthe job for which u are applying for

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    They will sure ask u some personal questions.
    Then will ask u to tell about ur strenghts and weaknesses etc sometimes... thats very tricky.
    If u worked earlier, they might ask u why u quit that job
    and some companies ask for how much salary u expect too.
    There are others who try to see how much u know about the job and company too...

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    Commonest Q's:

    HR related-
    Tell me about yourself
    Why you want to join this company
    About comp prof
    Will be be ale to work any where
    Family background etc

    Related to your field

    Some times current affairs also..

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    1. Tell me about yourself?
    Ans : The most often asked question in interviews. You need to have a short statement prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. Limit it to work-related items unless instructed otherwise. Talk about things you have done and jobs you have held that relate to the position you are interviewing for. Start with the item farthest back and work up to the present..

    2. Why did you leave your last job?
    Ans: Stay positive regardless of the circumstances. Never refer to a majorproblem with management and never speak ill of supervisors, co-workers or the organization. If you do, you will be the one looking bad. Keep smiling and talk about leaving for a positive reason such as an opportunity, a chance to do something special or other forward-looking reasons.

    3. What experience do you have in this field?
    Ans: Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience,
    get as close as you can.

    4. Do you consider yourself successful?
    Ans:You should always answer yes and briefly explain why. A good explanation is that you have set goals, and you have met some and are on track to achieve the others.

    5. What do co-workers say about you?
    Ans: Be prepared with a quote or two from co-workers. Either a specific statement or a paraphrase will work. Jill Clark, a co-worker at Smith Company, always said I was the hardest workers she had ever known. It is as powerful as Jill having said it at the interview herself.

    6. What do you know about this organization?
    This question is one reason to do some research on the organization before the interview. Find out where they have been and where they are going. What are the current issues and who are the major players?

    7.. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
    Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self-improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.

    8. Are you applying for other jobs?
    Be honest but do not spend a lot of time in this area. Keep the focuson this job and what you can do for this organization.
    Anything else is a distraction.

    9. Why do you want to work for this organization?
    This may take some thought and certainly, should be based on the research you have done on the organization. Sincerity is extremely important here and will easily be sensed. Relate it to your long-term career goals.

    10. Do you know anyone who works for us?
    Be aware of the policy on relatives working for the organization. This can affect your answer even though they asked about friends not relatives. Be careful to mention a friend only if they are well thought of.

    11. What is your Expected Salary?
    A loaded question. A nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. So, do not answer it. Instead, say something like, That's a tough question. Can you tell me the range for this position? In most cases, the interviewer, taken off guard, will tell you. If not, say that it can depend on the details of the job. Then give a wide range.

    12. Are you a team player?
    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.

    13. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
    Specifics here are not good. Something like this should work: I'd like it to be a long time..
    Or As long as we both feel I'm doing a good job.

    14. Have you ever had to fire anyone?
    How did you feel about that? This is serious. Do not make light of it or in any way seem like you like to fire people. At the same time, you will do it when it is the right thing to do. When it comes to the organization versus the individual who has created a harmful situation, you will protect the organization. Remember firing is not the same as layoff or reduction in force.

    15. What is your philosophy towards work?
    The interviewer is not looking for a long or flowery dissertation here. Do you have strong feelings that the job gets done? Yes. That's the type of answer that works best here. Short and positive, showing a benefit to the organization.

    16. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?
    Answer yes if you would. But since you need to work, this is the type of work you prefer. Do not say yes if you do not mean it.

    17. Have you ever been asked to leave a position?
    If you have not, say no. If you have, be honest, brief and avoid saying negative things about the people or organization involved.

    18. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization ?
    You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.

    19. Why should we hire you?
    Point out how your assets meet what the organization needs. Do not mention any other candidates to make a comparison.

    20. Tell me about a suggestion you have made ?
    Have a good one ready. Be sure and use a suggestion that was accepted and was then considered successful. One related to the type of work applied for is a real plus.

    21. 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.

    22. What is your greatest strength?
    Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude

    23. Tell me about your dream job ?
    Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you are contending for is it, you strain credibility. If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something like: A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute andcan't wait to get to work.

    24. Why do you think you would do well at this job?
    Give several reasons and include skills, experience and interest.

    25. What are you looking for in a job?
    See answer # 23

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    26. What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
    Do not be trivial. It would take disloyalty to the organization, violence or lawbreaking to get you to object.
    Minor objections will label you as a whiner.

    27. What is more important to you: the money or the work?
    Money is always important, but the work is the most important. There is no better answer.

    28. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
    There are numerous good possibilities: Loyalty, Energy, Positive attitude, Leadership, Team player, Expertise,Initiativ e, Patience, Hard work, Creativity, Problem solver

    29. Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor?
    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.

    30. What has disappointed you about a job?
    Don't get trivial or negative. Safe areas are few but can include: Not enough of a challenge. You were laid off in a reduction Company did not win a contract, which would have given you more responsibility.

    31. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
    You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Give an example that relates to the type of position applied for.

    32. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?
    Probably this one. Do not give fuel to the suspicion that you may want another job more than this one.

    33. What motivates you to do your best on the job?
    This is a personal trait that only you can say, but good examples are: Challenge, Achievement, Recognition

    34. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?
    This is up to you. Be totally honest.

    35. How would you know you were successful on this job?
    Several ways are good measures: You set high standards for yourself and meet them. Your outcomes are a success. Your boss tell you that you are successful

    36. Would you be willing to relocate if required?
    You should be clear on this with your family prior to the interview if you think there is a chance it may come up. Do not say yes just to get the job if the real answer is no. This can create a lot of problems later on in your career. Be honest at this point and save yourself future grief.

    37. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own?
    This is a straight loyalty and dedication question. Do not worry about the deep ethical and philosophical implications. Just say yes.

    38. Describe your management style ?
    Try to avoid labels. Some of the more common labels, like progressive, salesman or consensus, can have several meanings or descriptions depending on which management expert you listen to. The situational style is safe, because it says you will manage according to the situation, instead of one size fits all.

    39. What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
    Here you have to come up with something or you strain credibility. Make it small, well intentioned mistake with a positive lesson learned. An example would be working too far ahead of colleagues on a project and thus throwing coordination off.

    40. Do you have any blind spots?
    Trick question. If you know about blind spots, they are no longer blind spots. Do not reveal any personal areas of concern here. Let them do their own discovery on your bad points. Do not hand it to them.

    41. If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?
    Be careful to mention traits that are needed and that you have.

    42. Do you think you are overqualified for this position?
    Regardless of your qualifications, state that you are very well qualified for the position.

    43. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?
    First, if you have experience that the interviewer does not know about, bring that up: Then, point out (if true) that you are a hard working quick learner.

    44. 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.

    45. 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.

    46. What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?
    Be honest. If you are comfortable in different roles, point that out.

    47. Describe your work ethic ?
    Emphasize benefits to the organization. Things like, determination to get the job done and work hard but enjoy your work are good.

    48. What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
    Be sure that you refer to something that was beyond your control. Show acceptance and no negative feelings.

    49. Tell me about the most fun you have had on the job.
    Talk about having fun by accomplishing something for the organization.

    50. Do you have any questions for me?
    Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of projects will I be able to assist on? are examples

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    “How long have you been looking for a new job?”

    A big sign that something is amiss with a potential hire in a normal economic climate is how long he or she has been searching for a job. What potential employers really need to determine is whether there is something wrong with the candidate that other potential employers have picked up on already. Of course, asking the candidate such a thing will not yield an honest answer, so instead, employers ask how long the candidate has been looking for a job. They can interpret the candidate’s response and try to gauge how likely it is that other interviewers have picked up on some glaring disqualifier that they have not yet discovered.

    “How did you prepare for this interview?”

    The more passionate an employee is about a particular organization, the more likely it is that he or she will strive to exceed expectations if they are hired. A good candidate will have read up on the firm, researched the products and services they offer, read a bit about the executives who work there, etc. A bad candidate takes the shotgun at the wall approach. This latter candidate takes walks into any old office building, hoping to get through the interview on personality alone. One way companies separate the two is to ask an indirect question regarding how they prepared for the interview. The candidate who mentions reading up on the organization and demonstrates a working knowledge of the firm’s strengths, services and management team is enthusiastic about working for that company and will likely strive to be the best they can be if selected.

    "What are your salary requirements for this position?”

    No matter how stellar a candidate might be, budgetary capacity often limits who companies can afford to hire. The firm might only have room for a $60,000 annual salary for the position and anyone requiring more than that is out of luck. Beyond a certain point, more qualifications and experience cannot equal a higher salary. This is why it is important to the company to determine if they can afford to hire new applicants. They might also try to determine if they can the right person for less than is budgeted for that position, because money saved equals a bigger bottom line. Of course, no interviewer will ever tell the candidate “we can afford to pay you up to $60,000, but we’d like to hear you say you’ll do it for less.” Instead, companies will frequently ask the person what their salary requirements are. The number they name will be important when they review the interview results of multiple applicants and make the final hiring decision.

    “What kinds of people do you have difficulties working with?”

    In today’s expanding global economy, it is almost unavoidable that any new hire will be working in some capacity with people from a wide range of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. The last thing companies want to find out is that their new employee is a bigot and treats people differently because of their background. Not only will this cause problems in-house, it can also destroy the firm’s credibility and reputation, depending on how high-up a position he or she is assuming. However, it isn’t politically correct or at all professional to ask someone if they have a problem with specific groups of people, and even if an interviewer did, the candidate would likely deny it. Instead, many firms try an indirect way of asking the same thing, for example: “What kinds of people do you have difficulties working with?” By asking this question, the interviewer is subconsciously communicating that the candidate must have a problem working with some kinds of people. This method can be very effective in subtly revealing inner prejudices the potential hire might possess. In contrast, a good candidate will likely name some neutral group of people, like “dishonest employees,” or “perpetual slackers.”

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    "When have you been most satisfied in your career?"

    Much like individual people, every company has its own “personality,” per se. This means that every new working environment has its own perks and bottlenecks, its own energy, its own level of employee-employee interaction, etc. Certain companies offer their employees more creative leeway while others demand strict adherence to guidelines. Every one of these factors (and many more) will directly effect a new hire’s motivation. Various people thrive under many different circumstances, and the job of the interviewer is to try to select the person whose personality best fits their firm’s unique environment. The problem is that people in interviews like to smile and nod along whenever the interviewer starts talking at length about the perks of their working environment, making it almost impossible to read what the candidate is really thinking. Instead, many companies have taken to asking something like, “When have you been most satisfied in your career?” This question will get the potential hire talking about the elements of their last few positions and will likely highlight aspects of those jobs that they felt happiest working under. From this, firms can determine if the person would fit in well with their atmosphere.

    “What is your greatest weakness?”

    Perhaps one of the most important tasks of the interviewer is to find a person with a level head on their shoulders. No company wants the narcissistic, fresh-out-of-grad-school candidate who thinks that they’re an infallible compendium of industry knowledge any firm would be lucky to acquire. These kinds of people hurt companies far more often than they help them because they refuse to acknowledge their weaknesses or consider the idea that they might need further training in certain areas. Rather, companies strive to find confident and qualified employees who can be honest with themselves about their shortcomings. These employees are likely to be flexible, honest and are less likely to try and pass blame around the cubicles when they make a mistake. In order to get a grasp on how realistic a candidate is, employers like to ask people about what they feel their biggest weakness is. This question will demonstrate whether or not a candidate can be honest in accepting that which they need to work on. (In contrast, a haughty candidate might spin off the tired response of “My biggest flaw is that I work too much.”)

    “Where do you see yourself five years from now?”

    A big problem in the corporate world is employees using firms as rungs up the corporate latter. Especially in today’s economy, the last thing a company wants is to allocate salary, benefits and human capital into acquiring a new manager only to have them jump ship to a competitor a year or two later. Sometimes this isn’t even the employees fault. One cannot reasonably expect a person to stunt their own professional life for the sake of a few headaches. Nonetheless, companies will try and gauge the likelihood of that happening by asking an indirect question such as “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” Responses to this question can be good indicators of how stable and loyal the potential employee is likely to be. A response like “I want to lead a large team at a marketing firm somewhere” is indicative of a mercenary attitude to the corporate world. In contrast, someone who says something like “At the moment I plan on growing my roots here in this company and rising from within to be the best marketer I can for XYZ Firm” demonstrates far more loyalty.

    “What are some of your hobbies?”

    Employers must be careful not to cross the line into asking too specific questions about a person’s personal life. Professionally speaking, your personal life needn’t impact your working life. However, in reality we all know that it does. For this reason, employers often look for indicators of stability and healthy hobbies in a person’s home life. The idea is that a person with a healthy and enjoyable life outside the office is likely to carry some of that positive energy into work with them. Workaholics and, at the other end of the spectrum, party animals, are not likely to be very friendly, emotionally stable people. Without probing too far, some interviewers will ask questions such as “What are some of your hobbies.” Answers to this question can help reveal a little bit about the potential hire’s lifestyle and serve as good indicators of roughly how they will carry themselves day to day.

    “What were you hoping we'd ask today, but didn't?”

    No interviewer can possibly ask all the right questions to highlight every one of the candidate’s strengths and accomplishments. At the same time, candidates are often somewhat nervous on the other side of the desk and might not freely offer up information pertaining to aspects of their personal or professional life that they are not asked for. Nonetheless, this information may positively or negatively sway the interviewer’s opinion of the candidate and it is thus necessary to prompt the potential hire to speak about it. Therefore, many firms now ask the open-ended question, “What were you hoping we’d ask you today, but didn’t?” This question gives the candidate a chance to touch on anything he feels is important to the interview and the employer a chance to hear the candidate speak on his own behalf.

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    “What do you think of your old boss?”

    No employer wants to be maligned to other companies or to the public. Many ex- employees hold very sour opinions of their former bosses. Justified or not, this is not the kind of thing companies want people spreading around. Especially if it appears that a candidate was fired from their last position, an employer might ask about their opinion of their old boss. Of course, very few candidates will go on a tirade about the injustices they suffered at their old job during the interview, but even subtle hints of distain can be picked up on by the interviewer. This question gives the firm an indicator of how they may be spoke of to other firms this person interviews at in the future, should they need to fire him.

    "If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?"

    Many companies survive not on great ideas alone, but by the tireless work ethic and dedication of their teams. It is therefore of great importance for a firm to find people who are passionate about their work and who have a drive to get the job done regardless of reward. Of course, money is extremely important in our society, but the last thing a firm wants is a bump on a log who just wants to do the bare minimum and **** up his salary until he can retire. Questions such as, "If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?" reveal a candidate's level of passion about their field. Someone who quickly shouts "Yes of course!" without much thought is seen as being in it primarily for money. These are not the kinds of people most firms want to see in their inner circle.

    If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?

    Questions about another person can only reveal so much about about them. Something companies really want to know is what the candidate thinks are the qualities of a good employee for that position. The idea is that if the candidate has a misconstrued concept of the roles he or she will be expected to play at that firm, they might not be the right person for the job. It is much easier to hire a person with notions of the job that are congruent with company expectations than to try to change a candidates entire idea of what's important in that position. To determine this, interviewers will often ask the question "If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?" This allows the candidate to give his concept of what a good manager is. His or her answer is a great indicator of how he or she will behave if hired.

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    When ever you give an interview be calm and honest.The Qs are already mentioned here ; never panic even if you don't know the ans.

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    Whichever questions they may ask, just be confident and be honest...
    Keep a positive attitude that will help

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    What they look in a fresher is his willingness to work in any conditions and keen ness to learn.Don't be nervous you can smile in between.

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    1. Tell me about yourself?

    I am down-to-earth, sweet, smart, creative, industrious, and thorough.

    2. How has your experience prepared you for your career?


    Aside from the discipline and engineering foundation learning that I have gained from my courses, I think the design projects, reports, and presentations have prepared me most for my career.

    Work Experience:

    Through internships, I have gained self-esteem, confidence, and problem-solving skills. I also refined my technical writing and learned to prepare professional documents for clients.

    Student Organizations:

    By working on multiple projects for different student organizations while keeping up my grades, I've built time management and efficiency skills. Additionally, I've developed leadership, communication, and teamwork abilities.

    Life Experience:

    In general, life has taught me determination and the importance of maintaining my ethical standards.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. What do you plan to be doing in five years' time?

    Taking the PE exam and serving in supervisory/leadership roles both at work and in professional/community organization(s).

    6. What contributions could you make in this organization that would help you to stand out from other applicants?

    In previous internships, my industriousness and ability to teach myself have been valuable assets to the company. My self-teaching abilities will minimize overhead costs, and my industriousness at targeting needs without prompting will set me apart from others. Additionally, one thing that has always set me apart from my scientific/engineering peers are my broad interests and strong writing abilities. I am not your typical "left-brained" engineer, and with my broad talents, I am likely to provide diverse viewpoints.

    7. 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.

    8. What made you choose your major?

    My academic interests are broad, so I sought civil engineering to achieve a great balance of mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, and writing.

    9. Have your university and major met your expectations?

    The College of Engineering at MSU has exceeded my expectations by providing group activities, career resources, individual attention, and professors with genuine interest in teaching.

    My major has met my expectations by about 90%. I would have enjoyed more choices in environmental courses, and would have preferred more calculus-based learning.

    10. What made you choose this college?

    I chose this college for the following reasons: my budget limited me to in-state schools, I was seeking an area with dog-friendly apartments, the MSU web site impressed me, I saw active student groups, and the people were very friendly

    11. List 2-3 of your greatest achievements since you've been in college and why?

    Receiving the SWE Outstanding Member Award and College of Engineering Student Service Award

    I got involved with student activities to overcome my debilitating shyness. Receiving these awards signified that I had accomplished a transition from dragging myself to participate to feeling energized by it.

    Receiving the SWE Web Site Award

    Without training in web design, I competed against not only the other student sections, but professional sections around the nation. Despite competing with more HTML-experienced people, I brought this award to my section. After getting so much from SWE, I was able to give something back.

    Earning the highest grade in an organic chemistry class of ~200 people
    I worked very hard for this grade and loved the subject, so it was a great feeling to see that the hard work paid off.

    12. 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.

    13. Which subjects did you dislike and why?

    Introductory soil elicited little interest in me, most likely because the professor was inexperienced, the book was ineffective, and I had little spare time that semester to look into other resources.

    14. Do you have plans to continue your education?

    Yes, but not immediately. I plan to continue part time with either an MBA or an environmental engineering masters, depending on which will be more beneficial to my work.

    15. 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.

    16. 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.

    17. 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.

    18. Interests:

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

    19. 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.

    20. 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.

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    21. What sort of serious problems have you experienced, and how have you handled them?

    My apartment building burned down at the end of January during one of my semesters at MSU. Before the fire got too bad, I was able to rescue my pets and the neighbor's dog, as well as my textbooks and backpack, but I lost most of my mementos and possessions. While the firemen were preparing their hoses, I drove to school (with the animals in the car) to meet my lab partners, who were waiting for me. I explained the situation, emailed my professors, and rushed back to the apartment.

    Fortunately, I had renter's insurance. I missed about a week of school to deal with the insurance matters and find a new place to live. In order to salvage my grades and sanity, I dropped a course and honored my existing student group and research commitments. Staying active socially and keeping myself well-rounded were the best healing tools for me. Within a few weeks, I was caught up and had recovered reasonably from the loss of sentimental items.

    22. Do you or have you in the past experimented with illegal drugs?

    No. My only addictions are caffeine and sugar.

    23. Would you be willing to take a drug test?

    Of course.

    24. Do you drink alcohol socially?

    No, but I enjoy Shirley Temples quite a bit.

    25. If you had your whole life to live over, what would you do differently and why?

    I was always good in math, but I wish that I would have focused on math more. I feel that mathematics can lead one anywhere, and is the basis of most disciplines.

    On a personal level, I would have ensured that, despite pre-teen angst and insecurity, I would have been nice to everyone, even on especially bad days.

    26. 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.

    27. 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.

    28. 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.

    29. 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.

    30. What qualities should a successful supervisor possess in regard to job requirements and those who report to him/her?

    A successful supervisor should be able to tactfully give criticism, guide, motivate, encourage and foster a positive work environment.

    31. How would you develop team spirit among the people that you supervise?

    My experience in student groups has taught me that people work best when their friends (teammates) are counting on them to do well; therefore, I believe that bonding motivates people. I would also foster team pride by promoting our team's assets.

    32. Do you like to work independently or as a team?

    I like to work independently towards a team goal.

    33. 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.

    34. How would you resolve conflicts with employees, coworkers, and supervisors?

    If possible, I would refresh my memory on what I've learned about conflict communication, and then I would discuss things, honestly and tactfully. I am a big fan of kind sincerity and honesty, as well as humility (when appropriate).

    35. In what ways have you learned from your mistakes?

    Upon getting myself overwhelmed with involvement in too many projects, I changed my approach. When possible, I now start with less than I can handle and add more only as time allows, and in small increments.

    36. In what areas do you need to improve your skills?

    I would like to improve my public speaking skills.

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    Lots of copy paste is here you can get info.Apart from that you can organise a mock interview with your friend and gain confidence from it.

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