Interview Diary beta


Interviews are a great opportunity to showcase your unique talent, background and create a strong impression on your potential recruiters.
Hence, it makes sense to be well prepared for your interviews. PlaceCom's Interview Diary is a simple yet powerful tool to help you be solidly prepared.
Here's a list of typical interview and application-form questions that you should prepare for. As ex-MBA students, we know how critical it is, to have these answers handy during the placement season, or when you have to fill in multiple application forms the same day.
This diary will help you :

  • Writing and sharing your answers: Looking at some of these questions, especially behavioral, one may be tempted to asusme that we know how to respond effectively. But our own experience in interviewing and recruiting has shown us (beyond doubt) that the best answers come by practice. Practice of writing your answers and sharing it with others. Sharing with other colleagues will help you get quick feedback and an opportunity to improve them
  • Learning from other's answers: Your batchmates at your school and others, are the best people to learn from. Read their answers, ask yourself what's the structure they follow, is it creating impact, what can I learn from their responses?
  • Keeping the answers ready for D-Day: The Campus Placement days are crazy ! We have been there. You will have a lot going on. Have your interview answers handy in one place, so that you are not worrying and thinking through those at the last moment. Be relaxed and confident.


Give an example of a goal you couldnt meet and how you handled it

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Have you ever made a mistake? How did you handle it?

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307

We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.

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289

If you were our CEO, what’s the first thing you would do?

268
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284

Why is digital marketing so successful?

435
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278

Give an example of a goal you reached and tell me how you achieved it.

728
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276

If you were the marketing manager of a brand X, how will you market it?

509
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276

Tell me about a time you were under a lot of pressure. What was going on, and how did you get through it?

509
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273

What’s a sales funnel?

233
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270

What is the most stressful situation you have handled and what was the outcome?

356
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268

What’s the difference between the push and pull strategies in marketing?

224
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265

What do you understand by social media marketing?

439
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265

Describe a time when you struggled to build a relationship with someone important. How did you eventually overcome that?

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253

Tell me about a time when you made sure a customer was pleased with your service.

313
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253

Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities.

476
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248

Tell me about a time others disagreed with your recommended course of action. How did you persuade them to accept your plans and what were the results?

290
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242

Describe a situation where you worked effectively as part of a team to accomplish a goal on time and within budget. What was your role? What did you learn?

259
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239

Who do you admire most and why?

236
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234

When you’re working with a large number of customers, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. How do you go about prioritizing your customers’ needs?

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229

Tell me about the first job you’ve ever had. What did you do to learn the ropes?

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229

Tell me about a time you failed. How did you deal with the situation?

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228

Tell me about a time when you (or your boss) made an unpopular decision that had to be executed by your team

450
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227

Tell me about a time when you handled a challenging situation.

286
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226

Tell me something about PLC (Product life cycle)

297
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226

Describe a complex problem you had to solve and walk me through your thinking as you solved it.

238
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225

Did you ever make a risky decision? Why? How did you handle it?

311
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224

Have you had to convince a team to work on a project they werent thrilled about? How did you do it?

248
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224

Tell me about a time when you worked under close supervision or extremely loose supervision. How did you handle that?

567
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223

Describe a situation you feel you should have handled differently.

251
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222

What are the keys to marketing success?

229
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222

Are you competitive by nature?

297
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222

Tell Me About a Time When You Motivated Someone

212
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221

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

291
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221

What is your least favorite thing about humanity?

554
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220

Tell me about a time when you were in direct conflict with a peer and how was it resolved.

408
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219

If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?

223
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219

Talk about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours.

283
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219

Describe a time when you were the resident technical expert. What did you do to make sure everyone was able to understand you?

561
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219

Give me an example of a time when you had to think on your feet in order to delicately extricate yourself from a difficult or awkward situation.

342
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218

Give me an example of a time when you had to explain something fairly complex to a frustrated client. How did you handle this delicate situation?

253
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218

What personal or professional accomplishments are you most proud of?

210
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217

Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.

252
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217

Tell Me About a Time When You Were Successful

221
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216

Tell me about a creative solution you developed for a challenging situation or problem.

214
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216

Tell me something about 4P’s of marketing

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216

Do me a favour – sell me this pen?

240
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216

Give me an example of a time when you did not meet a client’s expectation. What happened, and how did you attempt to rectify the situation?

357
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216

How lucky are you and why?

206
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215

What is the difference between a consumer and customer?

251
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215

Tell me about a time you needed to get information from someone who wasn’t very responsive. What did you do?

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215

Tell me about a time when you had to rely on written communication to get your ideas across to your team.

273
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215

Tell Me About a Time When You Failed

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214

What is the difference between marketing and selling?

212
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214

Tell me about a successful presentation you gave and why you think it was a hit.

440
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214

Describe a time when you saw some problem and took the initiative to correct it rather than waiting for someone else to do it.

322
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214

Describe a time when it was especially important to make a good impression on a client. How did you go about doing so?

556
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213

Describe a time when you had to interact with a difficult client. What was the situation, and how did you handle it?

296
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212

How would you pitch our product/service to a person you meet on the street? (This is a standard question for a sales role but can be particularly interesting to ask a non-sales candidate)

224
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210

Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.

223
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210

Describe a time when you weren’t pleased with your work and why?

253
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208

Describe a situation in which you worked as part of a team, but your team failed to accomplish the goal on time and within budget. What was your role? What did you learn?

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208

What is your greatest strength?

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208

Describe a situation working with a group or team where there was interpersonal conflict. Describe how you approached the conflict. What worked and what didnt? How did you manage the outcome?

234
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206

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

242
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205

How would your current boss or a team member describe you? What would they say are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

349
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194

Give me an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

274
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194

Describe a time when your team or company was undergoing some change. How did that impact you, and how did you adapt?

272
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192

• Have you had to convince a team to work on a project they werent thrilled about? How did you do it?

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191

Sometimes it’s just not possible to get everything on your to-do list done. Tell me about a time your responsibilities got a little overwhelming. What did you do?

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189

Describe a long-term project that you managed. How did you keep everything moving along in a timely manner?

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188

How honest are you?

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188

Tell me about a time you were dissatisfied in your work. What could have been done to make it better?

328
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188

Describe a situation in which you aspired to reach a goal. What obstacles did you confront along the way? What did you do to overcome them?

546
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185

Are you an Introvert or Extrovert?

344
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178

Tell me about a time when you had to win someone over to your way of thinking. How did you accomplish this? What was the outcome?

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