GTP Interview Guide

…and then he asks me about VIBGYOR

VIBGYOR is a set of ray/ spectrum comes out of PRISM. It contains 7 lights colloquially called VIBGYOR. Here also we are presenting the 7 spectrum Interview Questions with Trap, Best Answer and Explanation, but first we want you to go through our previous posts.

 

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Question 10: Would you lie for the Bank?

TRAPS: This another question that pits two values against one another, in this case loyalty against integrity.

BEST ANSWER: Try to avoid choosing between two values, giving a positive statement which covers all bases instead.

Example

“I would never do anything to hurt the company..” If aggressively pressed to choose between two competing values, always choose personal integrity. It is the most prized of all values.

Question 11: Looking back, what would you do differently in your life?

TRAPS: This question is usually asked to uncover any life-influencing mistakes, regrets, disappointments or problems that may continue to affect your personality and performance. You do not want to give the interviewer anything negative to remember you by,  such as some great personal or career disappointment, even long ago, that you wish could have been avoided.   Nor do you wish to give any answer which may hint that your whole heart and soul will not be in your work.

BEST ANSWER: Indicate that you are a happy, fulfilled, optimistic person and that, in general, you wouldn’t change a thing.

Example

“It’s been a good life, rich in learning and experience, and the best it yet to come. Every experience in life is a lesson it its own way. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Question 12: Can you work under pressure?

TRAPS: An easy question, but you want to make your answer believable.

BEST ANSWER: Absolutely…(then prove it with a vivid example or two of a goal or project accomplished under severe pressure.)

Example
  • I Don’t look pressure as problem. Look as challenge, competition, chance to show your skills.
  • I see pressure as an opportunity that rewards you with greater experience. It helps me to stay motivated and productive rather than feeling stressed.
  • Pressure is something which we saw early like we have examination marks pressure, attendance pressure etc. Pressure which is not new to us.
  • I am ready to handle Pressure because work only give me name & famous in professional career, and boost my creativity to over take.
  • Being a fresher, I doesn’t have any experience on that situations moreover I think if pressure comes to us then our real talents will be projected and conveyed very clearly.
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Question 13: What makes you angry?

TRAPS: You don’t want to come across either as a hot head or a wimp.

BEST ANSWER: Give an answer that’s suited to both your personality and the management style of the firm. Here,the homework you’ve done about the company and its style can help in your choice of words.

If you are a reserved person and/or the corporate culture is coolly professional:

Example

“I’m an even-tempered and positive person by nature, and I believe this helps me a great deal in keeping my department running smoothly, harmoniously and with a genuine esprit de corps. I believe in communicating clearly what’s expected, getting people’s commitment to those goals, and then following up continuously to check progress.”

“If anyone or anything is going off track, I want to know about it early. If, after that kind of open communication and follow up, someone isn’t getting the job done, I’ll want to know why. If there’s no good reason, then I’ll get impatient and angry…and take appropriate steps from there. But if you hire good people, motivate them to strive for excellence and then follow up constantly, it almost never gets to that state.” 

If you are feisty by nature and/or the position calls for a tough straw boss.

Example

“You know what makes me angry? People who (the fill in the blanks with the most objectionable traits for this type of position)…people who don’t pull their own weight, who are negative, people who lie…etc.”  

Question 14: Why aren’t you earning more money at this stage of your career?

TRAPS: You don’t want to give the impression that money is not important to you, yet you want to explain why your salary may be a little below industry standards.

BEST ANSWER: You like to make money, but other factors are even more important.

Example

“Making money is very important to me, and one reason I’m here is because I’m looking to make more. Throughout my career, what’s been even more important to me is doing work I really like to do at the kind of company I like and respect. (Then be prepared to be specific about what your ideal position and company would be
like, matching them as closely as possible to the opportunity at hand. )

Question 15: Who has inspired you in your life and why?

TRAPS: The two traps here are unpreparedness and irrelevance. If you grope for an answer, it seems you’ve never been inspired. If you ramble about your high school basketball coach, you’ve wasted an opportunity to present qualities of great value to the company.

BEST ANSWER: Have a few heroes in mind, from your mental “Board of Directors” – Leaders in your industry, from history or anyone else who has been your mentor (like Raghuram Rajan or Chanda Kochhar or Swami Vivekanand). Be prepared to give examples of how their words, actions or teachings have helped inspire your achievements. As always, prepare an answer which highlights qualities that would be highly valuable in the position you are seeking.

Question 16: What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?

TRAPS: Giving an unprepared or irrelevant answer.

BEST ANSWER: Be prepared with a good example, explaining why the decision was difficult…the process you followed in reaching it…the courageous or effective way you carried it out…and the beneficial results.

Question 17: Tell me about the most boring job you’ve ever had.

TRAPS: You give a very memorable description of a very boring job. Result? You become associated with this boring job in the interviewer’s mind.

BEST ANSWER: You have never allowed yourself to grow bored with a job and you can’t understand it when others let themselves fall into that rut.

Example

“Perhaps I’ve been fortunate, but that I’ve never found myself bored with any job I have ever held. I’ve always enjoyed hard work. As with actors who feel there are no small parts, I also believe that in every company or department there are exciting challenges and intriguing problems crying out for energetic and enthusiastic solutions. If you’re bored, it’s probably because you’ re not challenging yourself to tackle those problems right under your nose.”

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