Interviewee Interview Preparation Guide
Download PDF

Interviewee related Frequently Asked Questions in various Interviewee based job Interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

28 Interviewee Questions and Answers:

1 :: What is an interviewee?

Interviewee is someone who is being interviewed or the recipient of an interview, usually, the one answering the questions.

2 :: What is the difference between an Interviewer and an interviewee?

The words with "-r" describe the person doing something and the words with "-ee" are used for the person on the receiving. So the person doing the interview is the interviewer and the person who is being interviewed is the interviewee.
Interviewee sounds a little awkward, so you can also refer to the person answering as the interview subject or something similar. But it is correct.

3 :: Tell me about yourself?

It is strange that more candidates do not spend the time to prepare for exactly how to answer it. Perhaps because the question seems so disarming and informal, we drop our guard and shift into ramble mode. Resist all temptation to do so.Your interviewer is not looking for a 10-minute dissertation here. Instead, offer a razor sharp sentence or two that sets the stage for further discussion and sets you apart from your competitors.

4 :: Are you easy to talk to?

I am a really good listener and I think that makes me easy to talk to. People tell me that I am easy to talk to. I like listening to what people have to say.

5 :: How do you handle stress and pressure?

I react to situations, rather than to stress. That way, the situation is handled and does not become stressful. I actually work better under pressure and I have found that I enjoy working in a challenging environment.

6 :: What things motivate you?

Your response will vary based on your background and experiences, but, you will want to share your enthusiasm and what you like best about your job.
I was responsible for several projects where I directed development teams and implemented repeatable processes. The teams achieved 100% on-time delivery of software products. I was motivated both by the challenge of finishing the projects ahead of schedule and by managing the teams that achieved our goals.

7 :: How do you evaluate success?

In your answer, you should be cognizant of the type of job you are applying for. Whereas a large corporation might place all their emphasis on the bottom line, a non-profit would measure success not in money but in social impact.

8 :: What are you passionate about?

Your response does not need to be work focused but do be sure that what you share isn't something that could potential cut in to your working hours.

9 :: What has been the greatest disappointment in your life?

If possible, tell about a personal disappointment i.e. the early death of a parent, child, or school friend. Believe it or not, it is okay to have not had a "greatest" disappointment.

10 :: When was the last time you were angry and what happened?

Anger to me means loss of control. I do not lose control. When I get stressed, I step back, take a deep breath, thoughtfully think through the situation and then begin to formulate a plan of action.