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What made you apply for this position?

Asked by: Interview Candidate | Asked on: Sep 9th, 2005
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sampal reddy

Answered On : Apr 26th, 2005

how to answer the question like why u have chosen"Electrical Engg" as ur course.plz help me

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Answered On : Jun 9th, 2005

job requirements suited my qualifications

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Answered On : Jun 28th, 2005

As I have taken a course of Computer Science engineering and i have been good at my academics and my requirements suits well for this job,I need to get the best applying all my technical knowledge I have been learning and I always try to be a good leader ,so.I have applied for this job.

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Answered On : Sep 9th, 2005

My Position made me to apply for this position

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Raghu Sekhar Reddy

Answered On : Sep 29th, 2005

          My acquired skills and an insatiable thurst to implement my acquired skills coupled with my own way of doing things.

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Raghu Sekhar Reddy

Answered On : Sep 29th, 2005

          My acquired skills and an insatiable thurst to implement my acquired skills coupled with my own way of doing things.

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rama krishna

Answered On : Dec 8th, 2005

my skills,experienceand exprtise to handle problems at this level made me to apply for this position

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Abhinav Bajpai

Answered On : Dec 18th, 2005

Why should I hire you?

TRAPS:  Believe it or not, this is a killer question because so many candidates are unprepared for it.  If you stammer or adlib youve blown it.

BEST ANSWER:  By now you can see how critical it is to apply the overall strategy of uncovering the employers needs before you answer questions.  If you know the employers greatest needs and desires, this question will give you a big leg up over other candidates because you will give him better reasons for hiring you than anyone else is likely toreasons tied directly to his needs.

Whether your interviewer asks you this question explicitly or not, this is the most important question of your interview because he must answer this question favorably in is own mind before you will be hired.  So help him out!  Walk through each of the positions requirements as you understand them, and follow each with a reason why you meet that requirement so well.

Example:  As I understand your needs, you are first and foremost looking for someone who can manage the sales and marketing of your book publishing division.  As youve said you need someone with a strong background in trade book sales.  This is where Ive spent almost all of my career, so Ive chalked up 18 years of experience exactly in this area.  I believe that I know the right contacts, methods, principles, and successful management techniques as well as any person can in our industry.

You also need someone who can expand your book distribution channels. In my prior post, my innovative promotional ideas doubled, then tripled, the number of outlets selling our books.  Im confident I can do the same for you.

You need someone to give a new shot in the arm to your mail order sales, someone who knows how to sell in space and direct mail media.  Here, too, I believe I have exactly the experience you need.  In the last five years, Ive increased our mail order book sales from $600,000 to $2,800,000, and now were the countrys second leading marketer of scientific and medical books by mail.  Etc., etc., etc.,

Every one of these selling couplets (his need matched by your qualifications) is a touchdown that runs up your score.  IT is your best opportunity to outsell your competition.


Abhinav Bajpai
L-57 City Center
Gwalior M.P India



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Answered On : Dec 18th, 2005

FOR details of all the qustion contact me on the following adderss

THE TOP HR questions by Abhinav Bajpai



Q1          Tell me about yourself


Q2          What are your greatest strengths?


Q3          What are your greatest weaknesses?


 Q4         Tell me about something you did – or failed to do – that you now feel a little ashamed of


Q5          Why are you leaving (or did you leave) this position?


 Q6         The “Silent Treatment”


 Q7         Why should I hire you?


Q8          Aren’t you overqualified for this position?


Q9          Where do you see yourself five years from now?


 Q10       Describe your ideal company, location and job


Q11        Why do you want to work at our company?


 Q12       What are your career options right now?


Q13        Why have you been out of work so long?


Q14        Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss (company, management team, etc.)


 Q15       What good books have you read lately?


 Q16       Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized.


Q17        What are your outside interest?


Q18        The “Fatal Flaw” question


Q19        How do you feel about reporting to a younger person (minority, woman, etc)?


Q20        On confidential matters…


Q21        Would you lie for the company?


Q22        Looking back, what would you do differently in your life?


Q23        Could you have done better in your last job?


Q24        Can you work under pressure?


Q25        What makes you angry?


Q26        Why aren’t you earning more money at this stage of your career?


Q27        Who has inspired you in your life and why?


Q28        What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?


Q29        Tell me about the most boring job you’ve ever had.


Q30        Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous position?


Q31        What changes would you make if you came on board?


Q32        I’m concerned that you don’t have as much experience as we’d like in


Q33        How do you feel about working nights and weekends?


Q34        Are you willing to relocate or travel?


Q35        Do you have the stomach to fire people?  Have you had experience firing many people?


Q36        Why have you had so many jobs?


Q37        What do you see as the proper role/mission of… …a good (job title you’re seeking); …a good manager; …an executive in serving the community; …a leading company in our industry; etc.


Q38        What would you say to your boss if he’s crazy about an idea, but you think it stinks?


Q39        How could you have improved your career progress?


Q40        What would you do if a fellow executive on your own corporate level wasn’t pulling his/her weight…and this was hurting your department?


Q41        You’ve been with your firm a long time.  Won’t it be hard switching to a new company?


Q42        May I contact your present employer for a reference?


Q43        Give me an example of your creativity (analytical skill…managing ability, etc.)


Q44        Where could you use some improvement?


 Q45       What do you worry about?


Q46        How many hours a week do you normally work?


Q47        What’s the most difficult part of being a (job title)?


Q48        The “Hypothetical Problem”


Q49        What was the toughest challenge you’ve ever faced?


Q50        Have you consider starting your own business?


Q51        What are your goals?


Q52        What do you for when you hire people?


Q53        Sell me this stapler…(this pencil…this clock…or some other object on interviewer’s desk).


Q54        “The Salary Question” – How much money do you want?


Q55        The Illegal Question


Q56        The “Secret” Illegal Question


Q57        What was the toughest part of your last job?


Q58        How do you define success…and how do you measure up to your own definition?.


Q59        “The Opinion Question” – What do you think about …Abortion…The President…The Death Penalty…(or any other controversial subject)?


Q60        If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?


Q61        Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?


Q62        Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from within?


Q63        Tell me something negative you’ve heard about our company…


Q64        On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.


               Q65         Ok the last qustion…. “What comes first Hen or Egg”


Abhinav Bajpai
L-57 City Center
Gwalior M.P India




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Answered On : Dec 2nd, 2007

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That what I would like to know?

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1. I have the positive energy, confidence needed for the post
2. 5 yrs experience
3. Keen interest for this job.

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Answered On : Aug 16th, 2010

View all answers by Koviexdchick

I applied because being a hostess requires being friendly and  i would like to work in an upscale resteraunt such as this fine establishment and greet new people

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Answered On : Jan 13th, 2011

View all answers by raponi

Because I am fir for the job base on my experience and desire to learn more for the benefit of the company and my future career.

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Emanuel motau

Answered On : Jan 24th, 2012

I feel Ive reached a ceiling @ my workplace ad would like to face new challenges. Again I feel my competencies and experience matches with what is required for this post

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