1. Tell us something about yourself
Ans: My name is xxxx…. Ends at my friend told me there is an opportunity here.
Real Ans: How do I know. I never had time to sit and think until you popped it up now.
2. What are your qualifications?
Ans: I have done my graduation with this as a major subject and planning to do post graduation soon.
Real Ans: I have studied and studied but still not understood.
3. This will require long working hours. Are you sure?
Ans: Wow, Yes I do. Time is not a constraint at all.
Real Ans: I need this job quite badly. Lets see once we get on to the boat.
4. Tell me your strengths and weaknesses
Ans: My strengths are blah blah and weakness blah blah.
Real Ans: Dude you think I am such a fool to fall for this and tell you myself? You will need to figure it out and when you complete it, I will be in another company
5. The job requires lots of traveling – is it ok
Ans: Right. That should not be a problem at all.
Real Ans: Yes , why do you think I pay my frequent flier club card? For keeps? No getting away from this lousy job is top priority.
6. You need to be role model and lead from front
Ans: Off-course, leaders are there to show way for other people
Real Ans: Leader – my foot. The first decision taken by me will be white washed in public and expect me to do such nonsense. Those are left to other people. I only follow policy and protocol to ensure office politics don’t get at me.
7. Why do you want to change your job now. very well settled?
Ans: Just wanted to improve my domain knowledge. You are one of the top 10 companies blah blah
Real Ans: I badly need a hike – much more than that stupid 7% and also found that I am in the bottom 5% list to be fired soon.
7. Any questions from your side?
Ans: I was interested in your diversification into Public aviation from finance …
Real Ans: As long as my salary is credited at end of month, I don’t care what business you are in.
Am sure we all have many more such standard questionnaire to help our brothern,sisters….