Telephonic interviews can be a tricky ball game, given the interviewer and the interviewee are not physically present, but speaking over a telephone call. In such a scenario, it is difficult for the interviewer to gauge the non-verbal body language of the interviewee. Therefore, it is imperative for anyone giving a telephonic interview to keep certain pointers in mind while giving a telephonic interview.
Q.1. Tell me about yourself
Answer: Good morning Sir.
First of all, Thanks for giving me an opportunity to introduce myself.
I'm Vijay Dinanath Chauhan. Born and brought up in Hyderabad.
Coming to my education qualifications, I have completed my schooling from Army school R K. Puram and Intermediate from Kendriya Vidhyalaya Bolarum and lastly I have pursued my graduation from St.Mary's Centenary Degree College Secunderabad. I'm a fresher and I don't have much practical knowledge but I am eager to learn new things at different positions.
As far as my family background is concerned, we are 4 members in my family including me. My father is in Army, my mother is a primary school teacher and my younger sister is pursuing graduation.
Coming to my career goal, my short term goal is to get a job in a good and reputed company like yours and my long term goal is to achieve a good position, name and fame in the same organization.
Coming towards my strengths, I have strong logical thinking, always love to do smart work, good leadership skills, have good time management skills. I am very self-motivated.
My weak point is that I believe on someone very easily and I am short tempered person but I am working on that to improve this.
Apart from studies, I'm very good in the field of sports. I am a football player and have played Nationals and represented Hyderabad. I love listening music.
That's all about me Sir.
Q.2. Why should we hire you?
Answer: As, I have just started my career, I don’t have practical achievements, but I really want to practically explore and experience my potential by delivering the best services to the company. It will be my honor to work with you and this organization.
The primary goal of any organization while hiring employees is their loyalty and hardworking nature. I am loyal and hardworking since my childhood – in my school and colleges, I was one among the dedicated set of students who had been completing the task or assignment on time.
I have good knowledge of programming (C, C++, C#, HTML, and .Net), networking etc. Also, I do possess analytical and problem solving skills. Apart from that, I have practical experience in some Operating Systems.
Q.3. Who has inspired you in your life and why?
Answer: Of all the people who have inspired me, I have to say that Jonas Salk ranks at the top of the list. Not only was he a brilliant scientist, but more importantly, he used his genius and dedication to develop a product (in the form of a life-saving vaccine) that saved thousands of lives and prevented untold suffering, instead of seeking personal profit like so many others would have.
Q.4. Describe your ideal company, location and job.
Answer: For me, an ideal company is one where I show up every day and feel myself contributing, knowing that I am playing a role in the success of the company. My ideal company depends on me, so that I am motivated to work hard and complete my tasks. Also, my ideal company offers products and solutions that I believe in, and has a long term plan for success.
Q.5. Have you considered starting your own business?
Answer: Opening a business wouldn’t be a good fit for me because I do my best work in stable jobs with well-defined responsibilities. I also enjoy working in positions that let me learn from my co-workers and managers.
Q.6. Can you work under pressure?
Answer: Yes, I work well under pressure. But I believe that by simply reacting to a situation, we are just creating the pressure. Instead of reacting to a problem, I will review the facts at a heightened pace and respond to the situation with a solution all while keeping a clear head.