In this article, I would like to share 6 most important interview questions which everyone needs to get prepared before taken up interview.
1. Tell me about yourself?
First and most popular question in any interview (not just in Software Testing interview)
Start with your name (if they didn’t mention your name before this question), your degree and university (Also you could mention your aggregate percentage).
If you are a fresher, tell something about the training’s which you have taken up related to job, also mention about your final year project. Mention some of your achievements. Conclude here and ask whether they have any further questions which they would like to know about you.
If you are an experienced, start with your position and roles and responsibilities at current employer and go on with other employers (go on in a reverse chronological order). Mention tools (automation tools or defect tracking tools or project management tools etc.,) which you have used. Also mention your achievements and conclude here and ask whether they have any further questions which they would like to know about you.
Key Note: Stick to your career, education and achievements. Interviewer won’t show any interest on your family story.
2. What is your Strength?
Mention some strength of yours. Your strength should sounds like it would help the organization in positive way.
3. What is your Weakness?
Don’t ever tell that you don’t have any weaknesses. Mention at least one weakness which you had and mention how you did overcome it.
4. Why do we hire you?
Tell how successful you are in your current and previous roles and mention your achievements in previous companies and how you made your managers happy. Tell your technical skills in detail and tell “I believe I have all the qualities you are looking for.”
If you are a fresher, you could tell that how well you managed to deliver university project on time and made your staff happy and tell what you learnt about testing and your technical skills.
5. Why did you leave your previous job?
This is to know on what kind of situation you decided to move on from previous job.
Don’t answer that the work was no longer interesting or don’t blame previous organization or colleagues. Try to emphasis your accomplishments and mention you are ready to take new challenges.
6. What are your goals for the future?
List out your goals and segregate them as short term and long term goals. While telling about your goals, just stick related to your career.
Hope you got some idea based on the above mentioned Interview Questions.
Have you prepared your Resume? Check out this post “Sample Resume for Software Testers Freshers and Experienced” where I have posted some sample resumes.