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Honest Answers to Interviewer !!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by ghemant, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. ghemant Moderator

    Honestly, we will have these answers in our mind ... but we give different, tailored and suitable answers to the interviewer !

    1. Why did you apply for this job?

    I have applied for many jobs along with this and you called me now.

    2. Why do you want to work for this company?

    I have to work for some company who ever gives me a job, I don't have any specific company in mind.

    3. Why should I hire you?

    You have to hire some one, you may give me a try.

    4. What would you do if this happened?

    Well, it depends my mindset and mood at that situation...

    5. What is your biggest strength?

    Basically, daring to join any company who pays me well, without thinking of the fate of company

    6.What is your biggest weakness?

    Girls / Guys

    7. What was your worst mistake, and how did you learn from it?

    Joining my earlier company and learnt that I need to jump to get more money, so I am here today

    8. What accomplishments in your last position are you most proud of?

    Had I accomplished any in my last position, why do I need to change my job? I could demand more and stay there.

    9. Describe a challenge you faced and how you overcame it?

    Biggest challenge is answering the question "why are you looking for a change" and I started blabbering irrelevantly to overcome that.

    10. Why did you leave/ are you leaving your last job?

    For the same reason why you left your earlier job

    11. What do you want from this job?

    If no work is given but keep giving good hikes

    12. What are your career goals and how do you plan to achieve them?

    Make more money and for that keep jumping companies for every 2 yrs

    13. Did you hear of our company and what do you know of us?

    Yeah, I know that you will ask this, I've gone through your website

    14. What is the salary expected and how do justify that?

    Well, no one will change job for the same salary, hence, give me 20% extra than what I am getting and that is unpublished industry standard

    (I know you will bargain on what ever I ask, hence, I have already hiked my current salary by 30%)

    Hemantgiri S. Goswami
    ghemant@gmail.com
    "Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemantgiri S. Goswami
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    http://hemantgirisgoswami.blogspot.com
  2. FrankKalis Moderator

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  3. ramkumar.mu New Member

    Nice ones. i think i can give a try with these answers...[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />Thanks,<br />Ram<br /><br />"It is easy to write code for a spec and walk in water, provided, both are freezed..."
  4. satya Moderator

    LOL [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />You cannot answer this way if you're really attending a 'real' job interview for your need.<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">1. Why did you apply for this job?<br />I have applied for many jobs along with this and you called me now.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />During my early days (1993) when trying for jobs I did replied same way, eventually they hired me so (twas 6 months contract).<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Contributing Editor & Forums Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided AS IS with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  5. ghemant Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by satya</i><br /><br />LOL [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />You cannot answer this way if you're really attending a 'real' job interview for your need.<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">1. Why did you apply for this job?<br />I have applied for many jobs along with this and you called me now.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />During my early days (1993) when trying for jobs I did replied same way, eventually they hired me so (twas 6 months contract).<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Contributing Editor & Forums Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided AS IS with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />thank god(for us) it was a 6mth of contract [xx(][}<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />][xx(] & bad luck for them as they loose an employee like you <br /><br />Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />------------------------<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://hemantgirisgoswami.blogspot.com>http://hemantgirisgoswami.blogspot.com</a>
  6. Madhivanan Moderator

    [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  7. mmarovic Active Member

    Yes, many cliche questions are just plain stupid. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><br />2. Why do you want to work for this company?<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />I don't know if I want to work for you. It depends on the salary you are going to offer. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]
  8. Madhivanan Moderator

    &gt;&gt;Why do you want to work for this company?<br /><br />The same reason on why you want to take me [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail

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