NEW YORK, April 13, 2016 - Natalia Gherman, former minister of foreign affairs and European integration of Moldova, candidate for the position of the next secretary-general, presents herself to the ... Image Source: Xinhua/Li Muzi/IANS

NEW YORK, April 13, 2016 - Natalia Gherman, former minister of foreign affairs and European integration of Moldova, candidate for the position of the next secretary-general, presents herself to the member states at the United Nations headquarters in New York, April 13, 2016. The UN General Assembly on Tuesday kicked off three days of unprecedented interviews of the nine announced candidates seeking to replace Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon when his second five-year term ends on Dec. 31.

You might be equipped with the best inputs in the realm of education and professional expertise. You may boast of high sounding degrees and diplomas. But the effective quotient of all your qualification and that of expertise is going to be proved at the acid test of job interviews- one of the platforms to prove your mettle, to cash in upon your bags of tricks. The bare basic of job interview revolves around its focus, because there is little or no point in wasting time and effort on unnecessary things. Chasing your own tail is of no significance. Facing interviews for job calls for delivering the goods with methodical and cutting precision. Here are some of the tips on how to face interviews and the commonly asked questions.

Tips on how to face interviews- plan according to your sector

It is important that you go about your planning spree according to the purpose and pertinence of different sectors. Planning to face interviews for the marketing and industrial sector will vary from the needs relevant to banking sector. So, irrespective of your field or line of study, it is important to focus on the nature of the job and sector which it pertains to. Therefore to get you ready and to show a glimpse of frequently asked questions that you can expect for your interview are given here based upon a few selected sectors.

Tips on how to face interviews- human resources sector

Interpersonal skill and effective orientation to human interaction with focus on his potentials are called into play with respect of jobs meant for human resources sector. The questions thrown up will be varied in kinds and range. Even things grossly irrelevant to your area of expertise may be put across to test your so called man to man management skill. In case, you happen to be one of the experienced personals with years of expertise in the similar field, the nature and range of questions will obviously vary from those asked to a fresh management graduates and newcomers. Some of the commonly asked questions relevant to the human resources sector are as follows-

  1. Introduce yourself as the forthcoming manager of any firm /If you are asked to introduce yourself as a firm’s public relations officer, how would you go about it?
  2. What are the deals of an effective interpersonal management?
  3. What are the necessary requirements of an able manager?
  4. Why do you think, your candidature should be accepted?
  5. In what ways can you contribute to the effective interplay of man to man management?
  6. What do you think are your areas of strength and that of deficiency?
  7. What are your views on trade unionism?
  8. What factors add and abet the dissatisfaction of labor/work force/role of manager in this regard?

Tips on how to face interview- banking sector

Banking sector with its focus on commercial/monetary transactions will basically try to explore your transactional acumen, besides highlighting upon your perception about the specific job at hand. Some of the commonly asked questions from the banking sector may be the following-

  1. Why have you opted for a banking job? / How will you be suitable for this banking job?
  2. How do you think are your educational qualification relevant to banking?
  3. What are your career goals? / Are they likely to take a different look in ten years time from now?
  4. Who are the lead players in the field of banking?
  5. What is the relevance of internet banking?
  6. How has the spurt in the development of information technology boosted the steady upswing in banking?
  7. What are the different products of banking?
  8. How does cost control contribute to productivity?
  9. As an incumbent with managerial responsibility, what do you think will be your likely pressure?

Tips on how to face interview- marketing sector

Marketing sector with its thrust on consumerism and customer care happens to be front face of an industry. The manufacturing base of a sector can acquire a meaningful base with the simultaneous existence of an equally effective marketing base.

Most of the lead players of this sector will come up with questions on buying and selling prospect. After all, that happens to be the meat and potato of marketing. There can be a wide array of technical questions from mrketing on strategies of marketing, names and details of different techniques and relevance of logical budgeting. Here are some of the common questions that you can expect from marketing sector-
  1. What do you mean by unique selling proposition?
  2. How can you contribute or add to the cutting edge of USP?
  3. How can you use your skills/academic qualifications to persuade an unwilling buyer?
  4. In putting across your selling quotient, how will you make up for the dissuading element of inflation?
  5. In helping clients & customers buy your ideas, how will you make use of facts and figures?
  6. What is the relevance of hypes and metaphors with regard to marketing?
  7. How competitive/versatile are you for the marketing sector?
  8. What are the deals of international marketing?
  9. What are the likely decisions to confront a farm/company with respect of international marketing?

Tips on how to face interview- health sector

Health sector calls upon the interplay of expertise, acumen besides a fare share of empathy. Ability to gel and mingle besides giving a patient hearing to the issues of health concern are some of the anticipated traits of a health care personal. Thus besides being questioned on the area of expertise, your reserve of patience and that of soft skills will be tested at random. Some of the likely interview questions that can be expected from the health sector are given as the following-

  1. Your reasons for embarking on a career in health sector/ what are the driving incentives behind embarking on this career?
  2. Do you think that there are enough rooms for growth in this sector? / How will you contribute to your growth?
  3. How can you contribute to the social development by being a part of this sector?
  4. Besides your career oriented moves, in which other ways do you/can you contribute to social progress?
  5. What are your pastimes?
  6. Your expectations regarding salary/ your plans about pursuing higher education in the relevant field
  7. Some of the anticipated problems you are likely to come across in this field
  8. Say something about your friend circle
  9. Compare & contrast between a physician’s roles with respect of society & that of his family
  10. How often do you interact with children?