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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216

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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195

Why is digital marketing so successful?

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193

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

118
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191

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

173
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189

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

107
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184

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

176
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182

What’s a sales funnel?

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180

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

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178

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

324
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177

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

140
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168

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

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166

What do you understand by social media marketing?

146
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163

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

128
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158

Who do you admire most and why?

114
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140

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

158
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137

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?

118
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130

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

173
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129

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

98
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127

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?

104
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127

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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127

What is your least favorite thing about humanity?

168
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126

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

106
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126

Tell me something about PLC (Product life cycle)

115
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126

What are the keys to marketing success?

119
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126

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

162
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126

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

115
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125

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

111
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125

Tell me something about 4P’s of marketing

118
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124

Are you competitive by nature?

115
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124

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

129
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124

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

113
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123

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

138
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123

Tell Me About a Time When You Were Successful

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123

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.

109
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123

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

154
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123

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

132
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122

What personal or professional accomplishments are you most proud of?

92
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122

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

94
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122

Describe a situation you feel you should have handled differently.

112
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122

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

117
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122

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?

122
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121

What is the difference between marketing and selling?

102
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120

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?

119
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120

Tell Me About a Time When You Failed

95
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119

Tell Me About a Time When You Motivated Someone

99
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119

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)

102
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119

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

106
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119

What is the difference between a consumer and customer?

101
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119

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

124
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119

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

135
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118

What is your greatest strength?

129
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118

Do me a favour – sell me this pen?

111
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118

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

143
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118

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?

108
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117

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

296
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117

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

111
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117

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

141
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117

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

122
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116

How lucky are you and why?

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116

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?

110
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115

Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.

103
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115

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

112
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113

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

112
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96

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?

131
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96

How honest are you?

108
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Give me an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

132
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93

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

111
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92

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

101
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92

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

243
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91

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?

116
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89

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

95
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86

Are you an Introvert or Extrovert?

109
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85

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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