Behavioural Interviews The most common form of internship interview is a behavioural interview during which the interviewer asks questions about your past to help determine your skill level and cultural fit for the organization. Most commonly, interviewers determine what skills are ideal for the job position and then ask questions to determine if the candidate has those skills.
The most effective way to answer behavioural questions is the STAR method. According to the STAR approach you should structure your answers to a behavioural interview question by highlighting the Situation or Task you encountered, the Action you took and the Results you achieved.
Examples of Behavioural interview questions may include:
Give me an example of a time when you had to meet a deadline.
Tell me about a situation at work in which you experienced conflict and how you resolved it.
Describe a situation in which you led a group of people.
Give me an example of effective teamwork.
Give me an example of a time when you took initiative.
Technical Interviews Communication is the key in any interview and companies want to see a candidate think in “real time”. A technical interview provides the hiring managers with the opportunity to evaluate how a candidate approaches real-world problems, how you problem solve and the depth of your knowledge on the position you are being interviewed for.
Examples of technical interview questions include:
1. What is the phase margin of an electronic amplifier? How can I increase the phase margin? 2. In laying out a high-frequency clock line on a printed circuit board, how can I minimize the interference emitted by the clock line ?
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