How important is attitude? Attitude is increasingly becoming one of the most important deciders. Most employers make the hiring decision based on their assessment of your attitude. An open mind is what they're looking for. Says Pradeep Gidwani - CEO of Fosters India - "This is one of the most critical items. In addition to experience and knowledge, this is very important. It is important that the person comes across as passionate, focused and positive in thinking."
Commitment to the Task
Describe the system you use to keep track of multiple projects.
How do you track your progress so that you can meet deadlines?
These are to check whether a person can do multiple things at the same time.
Tell me about a time when you failed to meet a deadline.
What things did you fail to do?
What were the repercussions?
What did you learn?
Give me a specific example of a time when you sold your supervisor or professor an idea or concept. How did you proceed?
What was the result?
This is to show how well you are able to influence people.
1. Describe a situation when you had to assert yourself. What were the circumstances?
No one wants a doormat. This can also show your logical bent of mind and your resourcefulness.
1. Define leadership.
2. What personal qualities should a leader have?
3. What is your strongest leadership skill and how will it you in this job?
4. What is the importance of leadership in the organization?
5. What is the difference between a leader and a manager?
6. Tell us about a situation in which you demonstrated leadership ability.
7. Do you think you are a leader? If so, how have you come to this conclusion?
You will have to describe a situation in which you were at lead and take a situation to a successful conclusion.
1. Have you taken any risks? Can you elaborate?
2. How do you deal with risk on the job?
3. Name the greatest risk that you've taken which ended in failure.
4. Name the greatest risk that you've taken which ended in success.
5. Tell me about a time when you tried and failed.
It is being increasingly accepted that risk-taking is necessary for survival and prosperity. The greatest risk is taking no risk at all.