Some questions could be about you motivation to progress from this entry level, your near future plans and the ability to adapt to some changes in your job profile. Honest answers for these questions are the best way to present your positive attitude, your way of thinking, and your mind-set toward your career in general.
► What does Accenture look for in an entry-level Consulting analyst candidate?
► What does Accenture look for in an entry-level Solutions candidate?
► Are there any opportunities for post-grad students and working professionals?
► What courses should I study to be considered for a career with Accenture?
► What sort of grades is Accenture looking for?
► Does Accenture recruit interns upon graduation?
► Does Accenture offer a formal mentoring program?
► Upon graduation, can I apply for several positions at one time?
► Have your applications closed?
► How do we agree on a start date if I'm offered the position?
► Will Accenture hire individuals with student visas?
► What is your usual internship duration?
► Will there be a lot of overtime?
Entry Level is the lowest level in the National Qualifications Framework. Qualifications at this level recognize basic knowledge and skills and the ability to apply learning in everyday situations under direct guidance or supervision.
Learning at this level involves building basic knowledge and skills and is not usually geared towards specific occupations.
Academic qualifications are quite different from say - commodities. The quality of a commodity does not differ whether you buy it from a traveling salesman or directly from the company.
However, there is much weight age to the college or institution from which you have got your academic qualifications. Therefore, make sure that all the answers that you are clear, factual and not ambiguous.
Though this question can be answered quite comfortably by a senior and experienced individual, people applying for entry level jobs may create problems by answering the question by painting a colorful picture of the profession or the company that they have applied for.
Make sure that you answer the questions without emotion and try to keep the answer as non gratifying as possible. Of course, this does not mean that you have to paint a negative picture of the profession or the company, but in fact, give practical positive answer to the question.
An entry level position in the company is not as important as other positions. Also, there are several applications for an entry level position. No company would like to hire anyone without due diligence on all the applications.
Therefore, the timeframe of going through all the applications may take a considerable time. The company would like to know whether you have applied anywhere else and whether you would be waiting for a reply from the company. Of course, the company cannot ask you such sensitive questions at the outset and so would ask you an open ended question.
This is basically the icebreaker question for entry level interviews. Though the tell about yourself question may seem harmless, the interviewer is basically trying to find out the background of the interviewee, so that he or she can then use this information to decide whether the interviewee is a good candidate for the job.
Make sure that you answer the question in a crisp and factual manner. When the interviewer asks you about the family, they are basically asking you who you live with, or who lives with you. Do not try to inform them about any family members who do not stay with you.
► Why do you want to work in the _____ industry?
► What do you know about our company?
► Why are you interested in our company?
► Do you have any location preferences?
► How familiar are you with the community that we're located in?
► Are you willing to relocate? In the future?
► Are you willing to travel? How much?
► Is money important to you?
► How much money do you need to make to be happy?
► What kind of salary are you looking for?
► What major problem have you had to deal with recently?
► Do you handle pressure well?
► Why did you choose to attend your college?
► What changes would you make at your college?
► What were your favorite classes? Why?
► Do you enjoy doing independent research?
► Who were your favorite professors? Why?
► Why is your GPA not higher?
► Do you have any plans for further education?
► How much training do you think you'll need to become a productive employee?
► What accomplishments have given you the most satisfaction in your life?
► Would you rather work with information or with people?
► What motivates you?
► Why should I hire you?
► Are you a goal-oriented person?
► Tell me about some of your recent goals and what you did to achieve them?
► What are your short-term goals?
► What do you see yourself doing five years from now?
► Where do you want to become ten years from now?
► Do you handle conflict well?