Top 10 Interview Questions for Sri Lankan Jobs

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Here is a list of the top 10 questions that get asked in a job interview in Sri Lanka

1. Please tell us about your personal life

Here the interviewer expects you to tell you about your non-career related details. They expect you to talk about your hobbies, your family, things you do for fun, a recent adventure you had, and so on. There is no need to talk about job experiences or job

2. Can you talk about your professional career?

Here you can start with your recent academic achievements, such as your advanced level qualifications or degree qualifications. Let them know how you went from your academics to your first job. Tell them about what sort of work you did, what sort of teams you worked in, and what are your biggest achievements. It can be helpful to write them on notepad and practice. 

3. Tell us about an interesting project you did

This is where they want to really understand your capabilities based on past results. Pick a project that you did major contributions to. Tell them about the project, what sort of team you worked in, what sort of contributions you did. Highlight the challenges you faced and how you overcame those challenges. 

4. Why are you leaving your previous company?

You need to be honest with this question. But avoid telling bad things about the previous company. If you say bad things, they will think you will do the same for them when you leave them at one point. Valid reasons for leaving could be you being stuck in a position without any learning opportunities, or not getting paid to your expectations. 

5. How much salary are you expecting? 

Know your worth before attending the interview. Research about salary in the industry have and have a good idea. Don't be shy to tell the number.