Unix Shell Scripting Interview Questions - 1

Thursday, November 29, 2007

  • How do you find out what’s your shell? - echo $SHELL
  • What’s the command to find out today’s date? - date
  • What’s the command to find out users on the system? - who
  • How do you find out the current directory you’re in? - pwd
  • How do you remove a file? - rm
  • How do you remove a - rm -rf
  • How do you find out your own username? - whoami
  • How do you send a mail message to somebody? - mail somebody@mindgrillq.com -s ‘Your subject’ -c ‘cc@mindgrillq.com
  • How do you count words, lines and characters in a file? - wc
  • How do you search for a string inside a given file? - grep string filename
  • How do you search for a string inside a directory? - grep string *
  • How do you search for a string in a directory with the subdirectories recursed? - grep -r string *
  • What are PIDs? - They are process IDs given to processes. A PID can vary from 0 to 65535.
  • How do you list currently running process? - ps
  • How do you stop a process? - kill pid
  • How do you find out about all running processes? - ps -ag
  • How do you stop all the processes, except the shell window? - kill 0
  • How do you fire a process in the background? - ./process-name &
  • How do you refer to the arguments passed to a shell script? - $1, $2 and so on. $0 is your script name.
  • What’s the conditional statement in shell scripting? - if {condition} then … fi
  • How do you do number comparison in shell scripts? - -eq, -ne, -lt, -le, -gt, -ge
  • How do you test for file properties in shell scripts? -
    -s filename tells you if the file is not empty,
    -f filename tells you whether the argument is a file, and not a directory,
    -d filename tests if the argument is a directory, and not a file,
    -w filename tests for writeability,
    -r filename tests for readability,
    -x filename tests for executability
  • How do you do Boolean logic operators in shell scripting?
    - ! tests for logical not,
    -a tests for logical and, and
    -o tests for logical or.
  • How do you find out the number of arguments passed to the shell script? - $#
  • What’s a way to do multilevel if-else’s in shell scripting?
    - if {condition} then {statement} elif {condition} {statement} fi
  • How do you write a for loop in shell? - for {variable name} in {list} do {statement} done
  • How do you write a while loop in shell? - while {condition} do {statement} done
  • How does a case statement look in shell scripts?
    - case {variable} in {possible-value-1}) {statement};; {possible-value-2}) {statement};; esac
  • How do you read keyboard input in shell scripts? - read {variable-name}
  • How do you define a function in a shell script? - function-name() { #some code here return }
  • How does getopts command work?
    - The parameters to your script can be passed as -n 15 -x 20. Inside the script, you can iterate through the getopts array as while getopts n:x option, and the variable $option contains the value of the entered option.


C++ Interview Questions - 1

  • What is a void return type?
  • How is it possible for two String objects with identical values not to be equal under
    the == operator?
  • What is the difference between a while statement and a do statement?
  • Can a for statement loop indefinitely?
  • How do you link a C++ program to C functions?
  • How can you tell what shell you are running on UNIX system?
  • How do you find out if a linked-list has an end? (i.e. the list is not a cycle)
  • How do you write a function that can reverse a linked-list?
  • Can a copy constructor accept an object of the same class as parameter, instead of reference of the object?
  • What is a local class?
  • What is a nested class?
  • What are the access privileges in C++? What is the default access level?
  • What is multiple inheritance(virtual inheritance)? What are its advantages and disadvantages?
  • How do you access the static member of a class?
  • What does extern int func(int *, Foo) accomplish?


C Interview Questions - 4

11. What will be printed as the result of the operation below:

int x=10, y=15;
x = x++;
y = ++y;
printf(“%d %d\n”,x,y);

Answer: 11, 16

12. What will be printed as the result of the operation below:

int a=0;
printf(“MindgrillQ Systems\n”);
printf(“MindgrillQ Systems\n”);

Answer: Two lines with “MindgrillQ Systems” will be printed.

13. Write a function that swaps the values of two integers, using int* as the argument type.

void swap(int* a, int*b)
int t;
t = *a;
*a = *b;
*b = t;

14. Write a program that ask for user input from 5 to 9 then calculate the average

#include "iostream.h"
int main()
int MAX = 4;
int total = 0;
int average;
int numb;
for (int i=0; icout << "Please enter your input between 5 and 9: ";
cin >> numb;
while ( numb<5>9)
cout << "Invalid input, please re-enter: ";
cin >> numb;
total = total + numb;
average = total/MAX;
cout << "The average number is: " << return 0;


C Interview Questions - 3

6. What will be printed as the result of the operation below:

char s1[]=“MindgrillQ”;
char s2[]= “systems”;

Answer: MindgrillQ

7. What will be printed as the result of the operation below:

char *p1;
char *p2;

p1=(char *)malloc(25);
p2=(char *)malloc(25);




Answer: MindgrillQsystems

8. The following variable is available in file1.c, who can access it?:

static int average;

Answer: all the functions in the file1.c can access the variable.

9. WHat will be the result of the following code?

#define TRUE 0 // some code

// some code

Answer: This will not go into the loop as TRUE is defined as 0.

10. What will be printed as the result of the operation below:

int x;
int modifyvalue()

int changevalue(int x)

void main()
int x=10;
printf("First output:%d\n",x);

printf("Second output:%d\n",x);
printf("Third output:%d\n",x);


Answer: 12 , 13 , 13


C Interview Questions - 2

1. What will print out?
char *p1=“name”;
char *p2;
memset (p2, 0, 20);
while(*p2++ = *p1++);

Answer:empty string.

2. What will be printed as the result of the operation below:
int x=20,y=35;
x=y++ + x++;
y= ++y + ++x;

Answer : 5794

3. What will be printed as the result of the operation below:
int x=5;
printf(“%d,%d,%d\n”,x,x< <2,x>>2);

Answer: 5,20,1

4. What will be printed as the result of the operation below:
#define swap(a,b) a=a+b;b=a-b;a=a-b;

void main()
int x=5, y=10;
swap (x,y);
printf(“%d %d\n”,x,y);
printf(“%d %d\n”,x,y);

int swap2(int a, int b)
int temp;
return 0;

Answer: 10, 5 10, 5

5. What will be printed as the result of the operation below:
char *ptr = ” MindgrillQ Systems”;
*ptr++; printf(“%s\n”,ptr);

Answer:MindgrillQ Systems indgrillQ systems


C Interview Questions - 1

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

1. Write a program in C to find the 3*3 matrix multiplication.

2. Write a program in C to find the complex number of a given number.

3. how to print all the combinations of a given integer.

4. what is the significance of following functions

  • freopen()
  • strtok()
  • access()
  • state()
5. what is the "escape hatch" provided by #pragma directive?

6. what is source code of this tringle ...

7. What happens when you overload the stack?

8. what do you mean by preprocessor directory?

9. What is byte offset of a field within a structure?

10. What is unabridged list?

11. How is structure passing and returning implemented?

12. Write sample code or algorithim to get all possible combinations of data that will be entered from keyboard.

13. Explian Floyd Cycle finding algorithm for circular link list?

14. Why is that a pointer is depicted by '*' in C?

15. Write a program to print an 2D array in spiral manner

16. #includevoid fun(int);void main(){ inta; a=3; fun(a); }void fun(int){ if(n>0) { fun(--n);...

17. Given the values of two nodes in a *binary search tree*, write a cprogram to find the lowest common ancestor.

18. Can we define an array without any constant expression? If Yes, How?

19. For what purpose pragma.h header file is used?

20. What is the advantage of zero filling in calloc() ?


VB Interview Questions - Part V

  • Explain single thread and multithread thread apartments.
    All components created with Visual Basic use the apartment model, whether they’re single-threaded or multithreaded. A single-threaded component has only one apartment, which contains all the objects the component provides.
    This means that a single-threaded DLL created with Visual Basic is safe to use with a multithreaded client. However, there’s a performance trade-off for this safety. Calls from all client threads except one are marshaled, just as if they were out-of-process calls.
  • What is a Component?
    If you compile an ActiveX dll, it becomes a component.If you compile an ActiveX Control, it becomes both a component and a control.
    Component is a general term used to describe code that's grouped by functionality. More specifically, a component in COM terms is a compiled collection of properties/methods and events.
    Typically a component is loaded into your project via the References whereas an ActiveX Control is loaded into your project via "components".
  • What is meant by "Early Binding" and "Late Binding"? Which is better?
    Early binding and late binding refer to the method used to bind an interface's properties and methods to an object reference (variable). Early binding uses type library information at design time to reference procedures, while late binding handles this at run time. Late bindinghandles this by interrogating the reference before each call to insure that it supports a particular method. Since every call to a late boundobject actually requires two calls ("Do you do this?" followed by "Okay, do it then"), late binding is much less efficient than early binding. Except where early binding is not supported (ASP, scripting, etc.), late binding should only be used in very special cases.
    It is a common misconception that any code using the CreateObject function instead of
    Set = New is using late binding. This is not the case. The type declaration of the object variable determines whetherit is late or early bound, as in the following:

    Dim A As Foo
    Dim B As Foo
    Dim C As Object
    Dim D As Object
    Set A = New Foo 'Early Bound
    Set B = CreateObject("FooLib.Foo") 'Early Bound
    Set C = CreateObject("FooLib.Foo") 'Late Bound
    Set D = New Foo 'Late Bound


VB Interview Questions - Part IV

  • What are the three main differences between flexgrid control and dbgrid(Data bound Grid) control
    The Microsoft FlexGrid (MSFlexGrid) control displays and operates on tabular data. It allows complete flexibility to sort, merge, and format tables containing strings and pictures. When bound to a Data control, MSFlexGrid displays read-only data.Adaptation to existing Visual Basic code for the data-bound grid (DBGrid).

    Dbgrid is A spreadsheet-like bound control that displays a series of rows and columns representing records and fields from a Recordset object.

    The data grids are bound controls; that is, they require a data source that actually connects to a database and retrieves their data. And it seems that the root of the problem with DBGrid is that there's no data source that can be readily included along with the DBGrid control.In Visual Basic, the solution is simply to include the Data Control on the same form as DBGrid. But the Data Control is an intrinsic control; it's unavailable to anything outside of the Visual Basic environment itself. and VB 6.0 has a new set of data controls (DataGrid, DataList, DataCombo, MSHFlexGrid, MSFlexGrid) that once again are bound controls. Unlike DBGrid, though, they support OLE DB, and therefore rely on the an ADO Data Source (and in particular the ActiveX Data Objects Data Control, or ADO DC) for data access. Unlike the Data Control, the ADODC is a custom control (that is, an .OCX) that can be added to any project. In short, if you add ADO DC to your project along with theDataGrid control.
  • ActiveX and Types of ActiveX Components in VB ?
    Standard EXE
    ActiveX EXE
    ActiveX DLL
    ActiveX document
    ActiveX Control
  • What is difference between inprocess and out of process ?
    An in-process component is implemented as a DLL, and runs in the same process space as its client app, enabling the most efficient communication between client and component.Each client app that uses the component starts a new instance of it.
    An out of process component is implemented as an EXE, and unlike a dll, runs in its own process space. As a result, exe's are slower then dll'sbecause communications between client and component must be marshalled across process boundaries. A single instance of an out of process component can service many clients.
  • Advantage of ActiveX Dll over Active Exe ?

    ACTIVEX DLL:An in-process component, or ActiveX DLL, runs in another application’s process. In-process components are used by applications or other in-process components. this allows you to wrap up common functionality (like an ActiveX Exe).

    ACTIVEX EXE:An out-of-process component, or ActiveX EXE, runs in its own address space. The client is usually an application running in another process.The code running in an ActiveX Exe is running in a separate process space. You would usually use this in N-Tier programming.

    An ActiveX EXE runs out of process while an ActiveX DLL runs in the same process space as VB app. Also, and ActiveX EXE can be run independent of your application if desired.


Oracle Interview Questions-4

Monday, November 26, 2007

31.Can null keys be entered in cluster index, normal index ?

32.Can Check constraint be used for self referential integrity ? How ?
Yes. In the CHECK condition for a column of a table, we can reference some other column of the same table and thus enforce self referential integrity.

33.What are the min. extents allocated to a rollback extent ?

34.What are the states of a rollback segment ? What is the difference between partly available and needs recovery ?
The various states of a rollback segment are :ONLINE, OFFLINE, PARTLY AVAILABLE, NEEDS RECOVERY and INVALID.

35.What is the difference between unique key and primary key ?
Unique key can be null; Primary key cannot be null.

36.An insert statement followed by a create table statement followed by rollback ? Will the rows be inserted ?

37.Can you define multiple savepoints ?

38.Can you Rollback to any savepoint ?

40.What is the maximum no. of columns a table can have ?


Oracle Interview Questions-3

21.What are mutating triggers ?
A trigger giving a SELECT on the table on which the trigger is written.

22.What are constraining triggers ?
A trigger giving an Insert / Update on a table having referential integrity constraint on the triggering table.

23.Describe Oracle database's physical and logical structure ?
Physical : Data files, Redo Log files, Control file.
Logical : Tables, Views, Tablespaces, etc.

24.Can you increase the size of a tablespace ? How ?
Yes, by adding datafiles to it.

25.Can you increase the size of datafiles ? How ?
No (for Oracle 7.0)Yes (for Oracle 7.3 by using the Resize clause ----- Confirm !!).

26.What is the use of Control files ?
Contains pointers to locations of various data files, redo log files, etc.

27.What is the use of Data Dictionary ?
Used by Oracle to store information about various physical and logical Oracle structures e.g. Tables, Tablespaces, datafiles, etc

28.What are the advantages of clusters ?
Access time reduced for joins.

29.What are the disadvantages of clusters ?
The time for Insert increases.

30.Can Long/Long RAW be clustered ?


Oracle Interview Questions-2

11.What are the constructs of a procedure, function or a package ?
The constructs of a procedure, function or a package are : variables and constants cursors exceptions

12.Why Create or Replace and not Drop and recreate procedures ?
So that Grants are not dropped.

13.Can you pass parameters in packages ? How ?
Yes. You can pass parameters to procedures or functions in a package.

14.What are the parts of a database trigger ?
The parts of a trigger are:
A triggering event or statement
A trigger restriction
A trigger action

15.What are the various types of database triggers ?
There are 12 types of triggers, they are combination of :
Insert, Delete and Update Triggers.
Before and After Triggers.
Row and Statement Triggers.(3*2*2=12)

16.What is the advantage of a stored procedure over a database trigger ?
We have control over the firing of a stored procedure but we have no control over the firing of a trigger.

17.What is the maximum no. of statements that can be specified in a trigger statement ?

18.Can views be specified in a trigger statement ?

19.What are the values of :new and :old in Insert/Delete/Update Triggers ?
INSERT : new = new value, old = NULL
DELETE : new = NULL, old = old value
UPDATE : new = new value, old = old value

20.What are cascading triggers? What is the maximum no of cascading triggers at a time?
When a statement in a trigger body causes another trigger to be fired, the triggers are said to be cascading. Max = 32.


Oracle Interview Questions-1

1.What are the various types of Exceptions ?
User defined and Predefined Exceptions.

2.Can we define exceptions twice in same block ?

3.What is the difference between a procedure and a function ?
Functions return a single variable by value whereas procedures do not return any variable by value. Rather they return multiple variables by passing variables by reference through their OUT parameter.

4.Can you have two functions with the same name in a PL/SQL block ?

5.Can you have two stored functions with the same name ?

6.Can you call a stored function in the constraint of a table ?

7.What are the various types of parameter modes in a procedure ?

8.What is Over Loading and what are its restrictions ?
OverLoading means an object performing different functions depending upon the no. of parameters or the data type of the parameters passed to it.

9.Can functions be overloaded ?

10.Can 2 functions have same name & input parameters but differ only by return datatype?


Data Warehousing Interview Questions - III

38) What is a universe?
39) Analysis in business objects?
40) Who launches the supervisor product in BO for first time?
41) How can you check the universe?
42) What are universe parameters?
43) Types of universes in business objects?
44) What is security domain in BO?
45) Where will you find the address of repository in BO?
46) What is broad cast agent?
47) In BO 4.1 version what is the alternative name for broadcast agent?
48) What services the broadcast agent offers on the server side?
49) How can you access your repository with different user profiles?
50) How many built-in objects are created in BO repository?
51) What are alertors in BO?
52) What are different types of saving options in web intelligence?
53) What is batch processing in BO?
54) How can you first report in BO by using broadcast agent?
55) Can we take report on Excel in BO?


Data Warehousing Interview Questions - II

21) What is Cognos script editor?
22) What is difference macros and prompts?
23) What is power play plug in?
24) Which kind of index is preferred in DWH?
25) What is hash partition?
26) What is DTM session?
27) How can you define a transformation? What are different types of transformations in Informatica?
28) What is mapplet?
29) What is query panel?
30) What is a look up function? What is default transformation for the look up function?
31) What is difference between a connected look up and unconnected look up?
32) What is staging area?
33) What is data merging, data cleansing and sampling?
34) What is up date strategy and what are th options for update strategy?
35) OLAP architecture?
36) What is subject area?
37) Why do we use DSS database for OLAP tools?


Data Warehousing Interview Questions - I

1) What is source qualifier?
2) Difference between DSS & OLTP?
3) Explain grouped cross tab?
4) Hierarchy of DWH?
5) How many repositories can we create in Informatica?
6) What is surrogate key?
7) What is difference between Mapplet and reusable transformation?
8) What is aggregate awareness?
9) Explain reference cursor?
10) What are parallel querys and query hints?
11) DWH architecture?
12) What are cursors?
13) Advantages of de normalized data?
14) What is operational data source (ODS)?
15) What is meta data and system catalog?
16) What is factless fact schema?
17) What is confirmed dimension?
18) What is the capacity of power cube?
19) Difference between PowerPlay transformer and power play reports?
20) What is IQD file?


VB Interview Questions - Part III

General VB Programming QuestionsThese questions cover some common situations in programming in VB. You'll probably want to add your own that are specific to your project.

  • If you were writing a program, what method would you use to send information from the main form of the application to a modal popup form and then pass any changes to the data back to the main form when the popup form was closed?
  • How would you center a form on the screen? How about centering it on another form?
  • If an event, such as a tool bar button or menu click,occurs on a MDI parent how can it invoke an action on one or more MDI child forms?
  • What are some methods you can use to send data from one VB executable to another one?
  • What are the differences between a standard module and a class module?
  • What do you have to do to make your class visible to programs other than your own?
  • How can you tell what kind of object an object variable is holding?
  • Describe the different scopes of variables in VB.
  • Describe the difference between a public variable in a form and one in a standard code module.
  • How do you handle error conditions in your code?
  • What are some uses and misuses of variants?
  • What are some of the steps you can take to determine why your program is crashing with "Invalid Page Fault" errors?
  • What are the different ways you can use threading in VB? When are they appropriate?
  • How many tabs in a tabbed dialog do you consider appropriate?
  • How many items should you make available to users in a listbox or combo box?


VB Interview Questions - Part II

What Have You Used QuestionsThese questions are used to determine the depth and breadth of experience the interviewee has.

  • What versions of VB have you used? Have you also used VBA or VBScript?
  • Have you ever used classes? If so, how have you used them?
  • Have you ever created ActiveX DLLs? If so, why did you create the DLLs instead of using code in the main application?
  • Have you ever created ActiveX controls? If so, what did they do?
  • Have you ever created ActiveX EXEs? If so, what were they used for?
  • Have you ever used Collections? Collection Classes?
  • Have you ever used ADO? DAO? RDO? Any other database engines?
  • What database backends have you worked with? Access? SQL Server? Oracle?
  • Have you ever used resource files? If so, for what reason?
  • Have you used the FileSystemObject? The Dictionary Object? Regular Expressions?
  • Have you developed COM+ components? Any other types of server based components?
  • What source code control systems have you used?
  • What versions of Windows have you used? Have you used any other operating systems?
  • What third party ActiveX controls have you used?
  • Are there any other programming tools, such as database diagramming, UML, or CASE tools, that you've used?
  • Have you developed components for IIS? Developed ASP pages?


VB Interview Questions - Part I

  • Why do you use Option Explicit?
  • What are the commonly used data types in VBScript?
  • What is a session object?
  • What are the three objects of ADO?
  • What are the lock-types available in ADO?
  • Explain. What are the cursor types available in ADO? Explain.
  • What is a COM component? How do you register a COM component?
  • What is a virtual root and how do you create one?
  • What is a database index, how do you create one, discuss its pros and cons?
  • How do you use multiple record sets(rs.NextRecordSet)?
  • As soon as you fetch a record set, what operations would you perform?
  • Define a transaction.
  • What are ACID properties of a transaction?
  • How would you remotely administer IIS?
  • What is RAID? What is it used for?
  • What is normalization? Explain normalization types.
  • What is the disadvantage of creating an index in every column of a database table?
  • What are the uses of source control software?
  • You have a query that runs slowly, how would you make it better?
  • How would you make it better in .NET environment?
  • What is a bit datatype? What is it used for?
  • How would you go about securing IIS and MS-SQL Server?
  • What is the difference between Request("field") and Request.Form("field")?


HR Interview Questions

Friday, November 23, 2007

Some of the questions posted by college freshers / experienced

  • Would you be willing to relocate if required?
  • Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own?
  • Describe your management style.
  • What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
  • Do you have any blind spots?
  • If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?
  • Do you think you are overqualified for this position?
  • How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?
  • What qualities do you look for in a boss?
  • Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.


HR Interview Questions - Part VI

Some of the questions posted by freshers / experienced

  • where do you see yourself after 10 years from now?
  • Suppose you already have job offer and giving to interview to other new company. What reasoning should you give for sitting again?
  • My questions are:-Why do you like to join this company?What would you do for the growth of this company?
  • What should i answer if my interviewer asks me about my short and long term goals.Tell me with some example.
  • Give an answer with an example how i should answer for tell me about yourself?
  • If they ask tell about yourself,from where i have to start.give an answer with an example?
  • Why do you think you would do well at this job?
  • What is more important to you: the money or the work?
  • What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?
  • Tell me about a problem you had with your supervisor.
  • What has disappointed you about a job?
  • Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
  • Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?
  • What motivates you to do your best on the job?
  • Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?


HR Interview Questions

Some of the questions posted by many college freshers

  • I have given an HR inteview where they ask me to write where do you see yourself in 5 years down lane.
  • Why should we not hire you?
  • What should be the answer for why did you choose and persue carrer in only hr in an interview
  • What to answer and what not to answer for "Tell me something about you"
  • Why do you want to leave your current job?
  • Why do you want to join in industry? (for recent graduates)
  • How do you organize your priorities?
  • What is management interview ? (after clearing technical interview they asked me to come for this?)
  • What are the things you are suppose to describe, if the HR asks you "Tell me something about yourself
  • How can I elobrate my strengths with examples?
  • What are the competitive challenges in Human Resource Management?
  • Why u want to change the present company?
  • What is ergonomics
  • Why do you want to join this company?
  • Why do you want to leave your previous job?


HR Interview Questions - Part V

21. What sort of serious problems have you experienced, and how have you handled them?
Getting caught with Typhoid jsut a month before my Semester Exams was the very hard and serious issue but fortunately, I had studied throughout the semester. I missed about 15 days of college due to the illness. Within 2 weeks, I had recovered reasonably from the illness and thanks to my habit of making notes, which proved very beneficial at the time of exams.

22. Do you or have you in the past experimented with illegal drugs?
No. My only addictions are caffeine and sugar.

23. Would you be willing to take a drug test?
Of course.

24. Do you drink alcohol socially?
No, but I enjoy Shirley Temples quite a bit.

25. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?
My zeal, fast learning and quick adaption to the technogies will be an added advantage for the job I would be doing. I am hard-worker and a very quick learner and never afraid to put an extra effort to reach the desired level required by the job.


HR Interview Questions - Part IV

16. Given the chance, how would you alter your education?
Knowing now what I like the most, I would have used my electives for extra math and psychology classes, since I tend to be well-rounded enough that a variety of classes are unnecessary; my personal reading is diverse enough. I have found that mathematics and psychology are helpful to all career and life paths.

17. Which part-time job did you enjoy the most and why?
Working for was most enjoyable to me, since I felt like I was significantly contributing to the company, and I enjoyed learning on my own.

18. Interests:
Some of my interests include Music, singing, writing, reading (especially novels) , drawing, watching cricket, and computers.

19. What are your strengths?
My strongest strength is the ability to teach myself difficult material, regardless of the subject. Additionally, I have always excelled verbally and look forward to writing opportunities.

20. What are your weaknesses?
I tend to try to do too many things, leaving little time for myself. I have worked on balancing myself for the last several months. I am also working on improving my public speaking skills.


HR Interview Questions - Part III

11. List 2-3 of your greatest achievements since you've been in college and why?
Receiving the Meritorious Student Award and Outstanding Achievement Award in organizing the National Level Event.
I got involved with student activities to overcome my debilitating shyness. Receiving these awards signified that I had accomplished a transition from dragging myself to participate to feeling energized by it.
Earning the highest grade in class of ~200 people, I worked very hard for this grade, so it was a great feeling to see that the hard work paid off.

12. Which subjects have you enjoyed studying the most and why?
I have enjoyed software engineering, programming in C, Datastructure and DBMS because I love the topics, where I can put my creativity logically.
Calculus and linear algebra also excite me because I love logic.
MIS thrilled me because I have a strong interest in organizing the things logically.

13. Which subjects did you dislike and why?
Introductory Accounting little interest in me, most likely because I am not very good at numbers, the book was ineffective, and I had little spare time that semester to look into other resources.

14. Do you have plans to continue your education?
Yes, but not immediately. I plan to continue with either part time or distance learning MBA depending on which will be more beneficial to my work.

15. How would a professor who knows you well describe you? One who does not know you well?
A professor who knows me well would likely describe my personal qualities: sweet, down-to-earth, smart, hard-working, and conscientious.
As specific examples of those who did not know me well, my accounts professor considered me smart and respectful, and thought that I must have enjoyed the class a lot, due to my performance.


HR Interview Questions - Part II

6. What contributions could you make in this organization that would help you to stand out from other applicants?
In previous internships, my industriousness and ability to teach myself have been valuable assets to the company. My self-teaching abilities will minimize overhead costs, and my industriousness at targeting needs without prompting will set me apart from others. Additionally, one thing that has always set me apart from my scientific/engineering peers are my broad interests and strong writing abilities.

7. What sort of criteria are you using to decide the organization you will work for?
Most importantly, I am looking for a company that values quality, ethics, and teamwork. I would like to work for a company that hires overachievers.

8. What made you choose your major?
My academic interests are broad, so I sought engineering to achieve a great balance of mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, and writing.

9. Have your university and major met your expectations?
The College at has exceeded my expectations by providing group activities, career resources, individual attention, and professors with genuine interest in teaching.
My major has met my expectations by about 90%. I would have enjoyed more choices in courses, and would have preferred more calculus-based learning.

10. What made you choose this college?
I chose this college for the following reasons: The High standards of learning and the excellent faculty impressed me, I saw active student groups, and the people were very friendly.


HR Interview Questions

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

1. Tell me about yourself?
I am down-to-earth, sweet, smart, creative, industrious, and thorough.

2. How has your experience prepared you for your career?
Aside from the discipline and engineering foundation learning that I have gained from my courses, I think the design projects, reports, and presentations have prepared me most for my career.
Work Experience:
Through internships, I have gained self-esteem, confidence, and problem-solving skills. I also refined my technical writing and learned to prepare professional documents for clients.
Student Organizations:
By working on multiple projects for different student organizations while keeping up my grades, I've built time management and efficiency skills. Additionally, I've developed leadership, communication, and teamwork abilities.
Life Experience:
In general, life has taught me determination and the importance of maintaining my ethical standards.

3. Describe the ideal job.
Ideally, I would like to work in a fun, warm environment with individuals working independently towards team goals or individual goals. I am not concerned about minor elements, such as dress codes, cubicles, and the level of formality. Most important to me is an atmosphere that fosters attention to quality, honesty, and integrity.

4. What type of supervisor have you found to be the best?
I have been fortunate enough to work under wonderful supervisors who have provided limited supervision, while answering thoughtful questions and guiding learning. In my experience, the best supervisors give positive feedback and tactful criticism.

5. What do you plan to be doing in five years' time?
Taking the Project Management exam and serving in supervisory/leadership roles both at work and in professional/community organization(s).



Tuesday, November 20, 2007


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Last but not least Best of Luck to you all for your journey towards a better JOB......



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