When did you finish high school, university, what was your degree of completion?
One of the most common questions in interviews. The candidate, who specifies such information in detail in his CV, quite forgets this information quite surprisingly during the interview. It is worth noting that an amateurish approach is a big mistake, as well as forgetting the degree of completion and the year of completion during the interview. When you ask a question like this, pause gives you points.
If you were able to start your career again, would you choose a different profession, or would you like to study, which branch would you choose?
One of the classic interview questions is the most common and the most common. If you want to change your profession from one position to another and you want to choose another profession, you will have your chance of being accepted to work from the very beginning, with your own hands. Never give the image that you will be happier on a branch than your profession and specify how much pleasure you have received from your job and how professionally you are deciding whether you chose this profession.
What training programs have you recently participated in to improve yourself?
Education is an ongoing phenomenon in every period of life. First of all, the time spent in education is the biggest investment in your career. If you are participating in training programs to improve yourself, or if your company supports you in this matter, you should specify them in detail. However, when you ask a question like this, the healthiest result will provide you with a list of the trainings you have attended or the professional seminars you have attended so far. This will save you time and create a more professional image.
Why did you do a master, MBA, doctorate or not?
Particularly among the new graduates there is a false but very common image that only university education is not sufficient, and that undergraduate education should definitely be supported by graduate education. If you have completed your bachelor’s degree in engineering, have a master’s degree in history, and are still applying for engineering positions, the interviewer will direct this question to you. If you are referring to a position that requires the notion of research and development, your postgraduate study in your subject will give you a strategic advantage. If you have not received any graduate education, it is of great benefit that you transfer the knowledge that the professional work experience is more important to you.
What did you learn in your last position?
Define yourself as a person who is open to learning and state what your new or final position brings to you in terms of professional skills.
For example, “It enabled me to have analytical thinking” or “How to manage customer relations” will be descriptive.
Why did you choose this profession?
This type of question, mostly directed to new graduates, is directed to reveal whether the profession you have received is carried out consciously or vice versa. On the other hand, the point that should not be taken into consideration for the interviewer is that a very small part of our education system has reached the desired profession. In this case, it is very difficult for the candidate to answer this question in our country, where the choice of profession is entirely based on coincidence.
Nevertheless, it would be positive for the candidate to enter the training he had entered into the profession by chance, but over time he stated that he liked this job and wanted to continue his career in this field.