CANDIDATE: May I come in, sir?
INTERVIEW BOARD: Yes, please come in.
CANDIDATE: Good morning, sir.
INTERVIEW BOARD: Good morning, please sit down. What is your name?
CANDIDATE: Sir, my name is Rohit Kapoor.
INTERVIEW BOARD: Which post have you applied for?
CANDIDATE: Marketing officer, sir.
INTERVIEW BOARD: What is your educational qualification?
CANDIDATE: B.A. Hons. in Economics. And I have postgraduate diploma in Marketing Management.
INTERVIEW BOARD: From which university did you pass B.A?
CANDIDATE: Sir, I passed from University of Delhi.
INTERVIEW BOARD: What division did you get?
CANDIDATE: First division, sir.
INTERVIEW BOARD: And from where did you do Marketing Management?
CANDIDATE: From YMCA, Connaught Place.
INTERVIEW BOARD: What is your hobby?
CANDIDATE: Sir, my hobby is reading books on marketing.
INTERVIEW BOARD: We need a marketing officer who is not only capable but also fluent and effective in English Speaking.
CANDIDATE: Sir, I am capable enough to join your reputed company.
INTERVIEW BOARD: Do you have any experience?
CANDIDATE: I have three years experience as a marketing officer in Engineers India.
INTERVIEW BOARD: Are you still working there?
CANDIDATE: Yes sir.
INTERVIEW BOARD: You are already working in a big government company. So why do you want to abandon it?
CANDIDATE: Sir, everyone wants better prospects (chances of success). No doubt the company is good. But I am not having job-satisfaction. I want to develop my marketing talents further. And it’ll be possible only in a big multinational where I am able to both learn and contribute.
INTERVIEW BOARD: Well, how much salary are you getting there?
CANDIDATE: Sir, I am getting 15,000/- per month.
INTERVIEW BOARD: And how much minimum salary do you expect from our company?
CANDIDATE: Any salary that you think your company should give me. But I am definitely seeking job-satisfaction – a marketing field where there is a possibility of development.
INTERVIEW BOARD: What motivated you to join our company?
CANDIDATE: It is a reputed company. I have heard that it provides a good environment that nurtures growth and talent development.
INTERVIEW BOARD: What is the main strength of your personality?
CANDIDATE: I am enthusiastic and know how to motivate people.
INTERVIEW BOARD: What are your weaknesses?
CANDIDATE: I may lose my sleep if I make mistake.
INTERVIEW BOARD: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
CANDIDATE: Working happily at a senior position in this company.
INTERVIEW BOARD: What do you like most about your present job?
CANDIDATE: Marketing tour to South India now and then.
INTERVIEW BOARD: And what do you dislike?
CANDIDATE: I dislike resistance to new ideas.
INTERVIEW BOARD: Suppose you have to persuade a new dealer in a state to sell our mobiles what will be your opening lines?
CANDIDATE: I shall frame my opening lines after reading the body language of the dealer, especially his face. Common opening lines may be: Good morning sir, I am Rajnish, Marketing Officer of LG – a world leader – whose new range of mobiles are rapidly increasing its market share in India. Would you like to go for an association with us to boost business?
INTERVIEW BOARD: What is the best trait of a marketing officer in your opinion?
CANDIDATE: The art of motivation.
INTERVIEW BOARD: Suppose we select you, then would you be able to join our company from the 1st of coming month?
CANDIDATE: Definitely sir.
INTERVIEW BOARD: OK, youngman we are almost satisfied with your answers. You may leave now. The board’s decision regarding selection will be conveyed to you within a week. Good luck.
CANDIDATE: Thanking you very much sir.