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Questions you can ask in your Interview!

When it comes to job interviews, we often see it as a one-way street, with the interviewer holding all the cards. In reality, though, it’s a two-way interaction. You are also interviewing them to see if their company is the right fit for you. Sure you can ask smart questions to your interviewee which will only showcase your value and understanding. 

Below is the segmentation provided for queries which can be asked depending on various conditions:

Questions About the Position

  • What is a day or week in the life of this position like? Can you show me an example of a project I’d be working on? — This is fairly straightforward. You obviously want to know what the daily/weekly workflow and tasks will be. For many jobs, it’s hard to nail down what a consistent day/week looks like, so the answer you get may be vague. But hopefully it’s enough to get a feel for whether you’re a good fit for the position. This is one that is often answered before the end of the interview, so be sure to have a back-up.
  • What is the history of this position? Is it newly created? If not, why did the previous person leave it? — It’s beneficial to know the history of the position you’re interviewing for. Is it newly created? If so, you have the opportunity to set the standard. Has the position seen 5 employees in 5 years? You may want to think twice about taking it. This can be uncomfortable to ask, but is necessary on your end to know what kind of role you’re getting into.

Questions About the Future

  • Is there room for advancement or career training in this position? — If the answer is no, you may not want the position. If the answer is yes, it’s helpful to know what you can aspire to. It also signals to the interviewer that you have ambition and that you set your sights high.
  • Is there the opportunity for mentorship within this position? — This is somewhat dependent on the individual. For some folks, it’s very important to have career mentorship from a manager or executive; if this is important to you, ask away. This will signal to the interviewer that you are interested in growth — nobody wants a static employee who plateaus in their first week.

Questions About Success

  • How will you define success for this position? — When expectations are vague, feedback is hard to come by, and you may be held to standards you didn’t know existed. You want to know exactly what they think a successful employee will accomplish in this position. There should be specific goals, too, versus something broad like, “Increase sales through marketing and advertising.”
  • What are the most important objectives for this position in the first few months? — This is a follow-up question to the previous, and is important because how you kick off a new job is crucial in determining your future at that company. Will you immediately establish yourself as a go-getter, or as mediocre and inefficient? Knowing some immediate objectives will help you make sure you’re on the right course. You can also determine if the expectations are reasonable; if you’re asked to do too much in the first few months, it may be an unfortunate sign of things to come.

Questions About the Company

  • What are the 5- and 10-year goals of the company? — This tells the interviewer that you’re thinking about the future, and that you care about where the company is going. You’ll get an idea of whether this is a company you want to stick around with or not.
  • What’s the company culture like? Do co-workers eat lunch together? Do you have regular team events? — You see this question a lot in lists like this, but it’s often too vague. Asking simply “What’s the company culture like?” leaves a lot of wiggle room for the interviewer, and can be hard to answer. Asking some specific questions along with it helps you get a better understanding of the specific environment. You can also ask about after-work activities, about collaborating on projects, etc. The culture of where you work will go a long way in determining your satisfaction with the job.

Questions For the End

  • Do you have any concerns about my qualifications? — This is a tough question to ask, but one that really sets you apart from other candidates. It may even throw off the interviewer, but in a good way, and will hopefully get them to voice some honest thoughts they have about your resume. If they bring up a couple problem areas they see, you can address them confidently and ease their fears. Hopefully you can go into the interview anticipating any concerns they may have, and be prepared to reassure them that you’re the right candidate.
  • What are the next steps in the interview process? — This should always be your last question. This is simply for logistical purposes, and hopefully outlines whether there are more interviews, any homework for you (like writing or design tests), and what the timeline is like for hiring.

 

All The Best!!!

-Manish Mayank.

Face your fears!

Sounds tempting, is not it? Believe me it is 2.30 a.m. right now, may be that is why that sounds like ‘that’!

Something leads to another and that leads further so on so forth. If i say, time never stops won’t be inappropriate. To dream about something and finally achieve it, one standout obstacle is the’fear of failing’. And you really would want to strike that off, i know you’d like to do that positively. For that you will just have to back yourself up full gutsy, and stand face to face dealing with that ‘fear’. Once you are fearless, believe it rest the easy routine job will make you achieve what is wanted. It’s no magic, no science nor the hidden chamber of secrets. It’s been in picture for long enough now.

I have filtered wisdom from people who may seem like they’ve always had it all, but who have struggled to succeed. You may wanna read them quotes once at least!

  1. “Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”
    –Judy Blume
  2. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
    –Dale Carnegie
  3. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
    –Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. “Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”
    –Yoda
  5. “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
    –Nelson Mandela
  6. “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.’
    –Marie Curie
  7. “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.”
    –Bill Cosby
  8. “The key to change… is to let go of fear.”
    –Roseanne Cash
  9. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
    –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”
    –Marilyn Monroe
  11. “Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.”
    –Thich Nhat Hanh
  12. “Have no fear of perfection–you’ll never reach it.”
    –Salvador Dali
  13. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
    –Helen Keller
  14. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”
    –Louisa May Alcott
  15. “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”
    –Henry Ford
  16. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.”
    –Babe Ruth
  17. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
    –Theodore Roosevelt

It’s as simple as said that you have to #faceyourfears. No complications. Just like you feel hungry- you eat instead crying you need food which should haves or should not haves. Mean while nice show from Messi-less Argentina and US from #CopaAmericacup2016.

 

-Manish Mayank(3.00 a.m. : 20-06-2016)

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Advice from Somewhere

ONE.Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO.Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE.Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR.When you say, “I love you,” mean it.

FIVE.When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.

SIX.Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN.Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT.Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.

NINE.Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.

TEN.In disagreements, fight fairly. Please No name calling.

ELEVEN.Don’t judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE.Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN.When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”

FOURTEEN.Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN.Say “bless you” when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN.When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN.Remember the three R’s:
Respect for self;
Respect for others;
Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN.Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN.When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY.Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE.Spend some time alone.

 

Despite all this, “Smile, listen, agree… But do whatever the f*** you HAVE to do”. Your life You decide your way. You rise you shine you fall you try. Be yourself. 🙂11693816_570998453040836_4211219767552617113_n