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4 important interview questions for college placements

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Here are some important interview questions asked during college placements. As a student, you may have not faced any interview before, therefore, in this article we will help you to prepare some common job interview questions that you should be handy with some answers.

Preparing some common interview questions is important to perform well in an interview and get the cards turned in your favor.

So, get ready to pull up your socks and take a look at the top interview questions asked during college placements and understand how to handle them.

Q1. Tell me something about yourself that is not there in your resume

If unprepared, you might think like, “Gosh! I’ve already mentioned everything that needs to be told in the resume!” Therefore, it is vital to prepare this interview question. Here the interviewer wants to know more about your personality, likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc. to know you better. This question also helps them to analyze how fit you can be for the company’s culture and role.

Tips to handle this interview question: Talk and elaborate a bit about your attributes that are nowhere mentioned in the resume. Focus on skills that kind of match with the job requirement. You can also give a brief about your background, hobbies and what likes/dislikes.

Q2. Which is your favourite subject?

Why would the employer be interested in knowing your favorite subject? Well, this is a smart question that helps the recruiters to gauge how your choice of a subject matter is in sync with the job role you have applied for.

Tips to handle this interview question:  Pick the one or two options that you actually have complete knowledge and helped you to develop skills that will help you to perform a particular role. For instance, if you are applying for a technical role, choosing a subject in IT will put you across as the right candidate.

Q3. Have you participated in any extra-curricular activity?

Do not confuse talking about extra-curricular activities with your hobbies. Hobbies are basically what you like to do in your spare time, while extra-curricular activities are voluntary activities done at school or college level Extra-curricular activities are considered important in case of fresh graduates as it shows your enthusiasm to participate in tasks other than studies.

Tips to handle this interview question: Back this up with the certification you have earned for any such activity in your college. It can include anything such as participation in events, seminars, sports, theater, and quizzes.

Q4. How comfortable you are with working in a team?

Employers focus on this interview question for freshers as they need to know how well you will be able to work in an organization or a role that requires you to coordinate with a team, as you do not have any prior work experience. Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, and will your behavior attract conflicts if you do not understand the importance of team collaboration.

Tips to handle this interview question: This is indeed your first job so you cannot convince the employer completely with how comfortable you will be in working with a team. However, you can smartly convey how comfortable you have worked with a team while completing a project in your college. You can also demonstrate your leadership skills that how you lead a team and achieved a common goal of successfully delivering an assignment or organizing a college event with 4-5 team members.

Bonus Tips:

  • Dress well and look presentable for the interview.
  • Do your homework (research) on the company you are applying for. 
  • Introduce yourself to the interviewer with a smile and be confident.

All the best!

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