Telecommunication engineering is increasing its demand day by day across the world and the engineers in this field also get their desired job easily. Still, they need to be prepared for the interview as a recruiter wants to test the skills, especially the technical knowledge. Here some questions along with the answers are given to make your idea about the possible question types that you may go through in the interview process. It is a suggestion to give you some initial information regarding the interview, so you can add your own knowledge to make your answer.
1 Q. What is GSM and CDMA telecommunication?
A: GSM (Global Division system for Mobile) uses multiple frequencies as well as less bandwidth for the communication. It accesses signal through TDMA and FDMA and its voice rate is 9.6 kbps, whereas, CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) telecommunication uses a single frequency with the voice rate of 14.4 kbps.
2 Q. Explain the call forwarding system.
A: a call forwarding technique deals with sending CPG message to the originator. It is sent by the switch and when the switch gets the setup, it checks the call forwarding option is active or not. If it’s active, then the call is forwarded as per the stated location. In between, the switch sends the CPG message to the originator for informing the call is in progress mood.
3 Q. Discuss ss7 in telecommunication.
A: Common Channel Signaling System No. 7 is the global standard for channel signaling standardized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Standardize Sector (ITU-T). The procedure of which, helps in exchanging information over a digital signal through the public switch telephone network. It helps in controlling messages, routing and call setup.
4 Q. Explain what is MTU.
A: MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) is the largest packet size that a specific layer of a communication protocol passes to the destination. The size is measured in bytes. MTU uses a communication interface, such as NIC, serial port to carry out the given task. The standard of MTU is defined by the Ethernet recommendation standard. Higher MTU comes with the higher bandwidth.
5 Q. Explain the bridging in communication.
A: it is a technique, used in packet switched network for examining the source address to locate the unknown device. Once the address is located, it is saved in Mac addressed table for further communication. It uses the transparent bridging as used in the Ethernet. It also uses the token ring network in the source route bridging.
6 Q: What is buffering?
A: it is the storage of data within transmitting medium. A buffer is a memory that stores data in an input and output operation. It controls the data communication until the receiver is ready to receive the information. An alarm is coded into the buffer which is read, sent and resent until it gets authorization from the receiving end.
7. Q. What is synchronous transmission?
A: synchronous transmission is used in transferring data at a quick rate as it does not follow the start and stop bit. Its each component uses a clock signal to transfer data and it is synchronized by speeding up both receiving and sending end. The method uses the check digit to ensure the received byte is perfectly interpreted.
8 Q: what is an infinite impulse response (IIR)?
A: infinite impulse response is a component of a signal processing system that uses analog filter namely RC filter to feed the node. Its function is non-zero for the infinite length of time.
9 Q: what is asynchronous transmission?
A: asynchronous transmission uses the start and stop bits to identify an ASCII character that is transmitted and the receiver gets the data. The length of time differs in each transmission of character as time intervals are different between each transmission of character. The start and stop bits are used to address the receiver that the character is entered and the transmission is completed respectively.
10 Q: Explain the importance of SGM in ISUP?
A: when the message size is exceeded from the defined SS7 packets (272 octets), then it is segmented and sends to the destination. It sends an additional segment to the destined signaling point.
Sales and Marketing Job interview is often considered as an easy interview. Because fresher’s can also make entry to jobs in sales and marketing. However, the interview is not as easy as it seems and without any preparation it is difficult to succeed. Whether you are fresher or experienced, get ready for some of the most frequently asked questions by interviewers. Below you will find some questions with answers for your convenience. You should be ready for unexpected questions also as sales and marketing is a broad field. The interviewer can ask any other question apart from the below mentioned.
1 Q: Why do you want to join a sales and marketing job?
A: You can either say about your personal interest in the company’s product or if you previously had been working in sales and marketing job, you can use your experience and utilize it efficiently. Never say that because you like this job or you are offered a good salary or that you don’t have any other option. Such kind of answer produces a negative impression on the interviewer.
2 Q: Do you find yourself as a good sales person?
A: Here you need to emphasize on your selling skills. Patience, good communication skills, ambitious, convincing ability makes you a good sales person. But you should be honest in your answer. Identify the skills which make you a good sales person.
3 Q:. Tell me what you dislike about sales and marketing job.
A: You should never directly say anything negative about the job. However, you should be sincere in your answer.
4 Q: What do you know about our products?
A: The objective of the interviewer is to determine whether you have researched about the company and its products before appearing for the interview. Read properly about the company’s product to answer this question confidently.
5 Q:. What motivates you to sell?
A: The main motive is to find out how you can be motivated to make sales. It’s better to answer the correct motivation for you. If money and incentives make you achieve more sales, you should say this. Avoid giving a generic answer. You might want to be the best performing sales representative or you are motivated by your goals. Whatever be the reason, give a brief answer.
6 Q:. What key skills are required for a Sales and marketing position?
A: Presentation skills, negotiation skills and communications skills are the key skills required for a sales and marketing position. However, a sales person should have adaptability, be motivated and result oriented.
7 Q:. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
A: The answer for this question must be prepared before appearing for your interview. Assess yourself as to what were your strengths in your last job. While mentioning about your weaknesses also add the ways or steps you are taking to overcome them. Just saying about your weaknesses does not give a good impression as the interviewer may think you as unfit for this reason.
8 Q:. Did you achieve your targets in your previous job?
A: Answer honestly this question as the interviewer can make a cross check from your previous employer. You might have also mentioned in your resume. Even if you did not achieve your target, say the truth.
9 Q:. According to you, what is the biggest challenge in a sales position?
A: The biggest challenge in a sales position is to find qualified leads. Competition has increased nowadays and it is difficult to convince customers as they have their own preferences. There has to be convincing ability in order to achieve sales. You should add what skills you have to face the challenges in today’s sales and marketing job and that you are prepared to overcome the challenges.
10 Q: How will you handle a difficult customer?
A: A smart answer is required here. The interviewer here is judging you ability as a sales person. Listening to a difficult customer is of utmost importance. Find out the exact problem and work out a way to overcome it. It is important to understand the customer and one should never blame the customer.
11 Q:. How do you overcome buyer objections?
A: A buyer may have price objections or maybe the buyer does not require the product now. You have to give an answer using your analytical skills as to how you will handle such objections. Depending on the situation you can either make a small discount or re approach the customer after some time. The interviewer wants to know from this question whether you will be able to handle buyer objections in the market place.
- Explain the difference between marketing and sales
A: Sales is a part of marketing. Marketing starts with the needs and demands of customer and results in providing the product or service to the customer. Sales mean selling the marketed product. Marketing is a broader concept. Sale is a push concept and marketing is a pull concept.
IT Recruiters are responsible for placing competent candidates within organizations for various positions. They connect the company with candidates who have the right skills and background. IT Recruiter position is a challenging position that require excellent communication, internet and research skills. If you are interviewing for an IT Recruiter position you need to prepare yourself before appearing for your interview. You will find below some frequently asked questions in IT Recruiter interview. You should be prepared with other questions as well. Whatever you say, you should sound confident.
1 Q: Why do you want to work here?
A: Do not answer in a way that sounds like you are greedy of salary and benefits. You can talk about the company’s reputation and growth. To say about the company, you need to research about the company before appearing for the interview. You can relate the company’s direction to your career goals and desires. Also, say how you are going to contribute to the company.
2 Q: What was your greatest accomplishment in your previous job?
A: Make sure that the accomplishment you say relates to the position you are interviewing. Talk with enthusiasm about your achievement. An interviewer may find it as untrue if you are not excited about it. You can talk about how you achieved it but remember not to make it too lengthy or else you may be viewed as a proud person.
3 Q:. What is your weakness?
A: Do not say unbelievable responses like you don’t have any weakness. Nobody is perfect and therefore, you will also have some weakness. Give an honest weakness which does not directly relate to the job of IT Recruiter or you can also describe of a weakness that you had at your previous job and explain the steps you took to overcome it.
4 Q: How do you handle stressful situations and working under pressure?
A: An IT Recruiter will face at times stressful situations and working under pressure. Give specific examples of stressful situations and how well you dealt with them. If the job role demands working under pressure, you should very well say that you work well under such situations. The interviewer through this question judges you whether you are capable to work under such stressful situations.
5 Q: Are you applying for other jobs?
A: The interviewer wishes to find out whether you are serious about changing your job. Your seriousness will come from the fact that you are applying to other similar companies also. Be honest in your answer but avoid going too much in detail. You need not mention names of companies at this stage.
6 Q: What is your greatest strength?
A: The interviewer through this question is looking for work related strengths. Mention few of your strengths which also relate to the job of an IT recruiter. For example good communication and research skills are required in an IT recruiter. Whatever you say, be prepared to give examples that illustrate your skill.
7 Q:. What is your biggest weakness?
A: This is a challenging question but you need to be realistic in your answer. Mention a small work related weakness. You can also say about a strength which is designed as a weakness. Mention what you have done to overcome it and improve your weakness. Limit your answer to a few sentences.
8 Q:. What has been your biggest professional disappointment so far?
A: You need to talk about a disappointment which was beyond your control or else it will be viewed as your weakness. At the same time, be positive about how you accepted the situation. Do not show any negative feelings and talk for only two to three minutes for this answer.
9 Q:. Why should we hire you?
A: You need to highlight your skills and abilities in this question. Do not repeat what you have already said. Say what sets you apart from other candidates. Do not compare yourself with them. Make sure you focus on you. Describe why you make a suitable fit for the job and the company. Also say what you can contribute to the company through your skills and experience.
10 Q: Do you have any questions for us?
A: Have some questions prepared before appearing for your interview. This will show that you have taken some time out to research about the company and you have within you a desire to learn more. You can ask questions about your job role or how challenging it will be etc. Limit your questions to three to four questions.
11 Q: What are you looking for in this job of IT Recruiter?
A: This question lets the interviewer know whether the candidate has the desire to grow. Interviewers generally look for candidates who seem to be moving along a career path. Show your motivation and enthusiasm about the position you are interviewing for.
11 Q: What important skills are needed for the job of IT Recruiter?
A: The skills needed for the job of an IT Recruiter include good communication skills, interviewing skills and people skills. Give examples where you have shown such skills in your previous jobs. You need to give an honest answer to this question.
12 Q: What is your philosophy towards work?
A: Just say about your basic values that you adopt at workplace in a few sentences. You need not give a lengthy answer to this question. Be honest and specific in your answer. Mention what other things you do to bring positive energy in the team at work.
It include 60 most common job interview questions as follows:
1. Common general questions
• Tell me a little about yourself.
• Why should I hire you?
• How do you define success?
• Where would you like to be in five years? Ten years?
• Describe your personality.
• What past accomplishments have given you satisfaction? Why?
• What made you choose to apply to this position?
• Why do you want to leave your current position?
2. Common last job questions
• Why did you leave your last job?
• Tell me about your last position and what you did?
• If you don’t leave your current job, what will happen there? How far can you advance?
• What did/do you enjoy most/least about your last/p resent job?
3. Common new job questions
• What are you looking for in a job?
• What kind of people do you like to work with?
• What type of work environment do you prefer?
• Do you have any questions for me?
• What do you know about this position?
• What do you know about this company?
• Explain why you are qualified for this job.
• Are you looking for a permanent or temporary job? Why?
4. Common experience questions
• How would you define a great work environment?
• Have you ever worked for a difficult person?
• Have you mostly worked alone or in groups?
• How many projects can you handle at one time?
• What was your workload in your current/last position?
• What are some things you find difficult to do on the job? Why?
5. Common education questions
• What tertiary qualifications have you attained?
• What if (if any) self improvement courses have you attended?
• What certificates have you attained?
• What is the most recent skill you have learned?
• What have you learned from your past jobs?
6. Common competencies questions
• What are your strengths?
• What is your weakness?
7. Common behavioral questions
• How do you work with new people?
• We have a problem with “______”. How would you handle this problem?
• Are you a persistent person? Give me an example of this, if so.
• Where do you stand with your former employer?
• Explain a difficult situation in which you were involved and how you handled it.
8. Common stressful questions
• How long have you been looking for a new job? Why?
• How long would you stay with us?
• Have you ever had problems getting along with others?
• What can I tell you about my organization?
• What can you bring to the table that someone else could not?
• What outside interests do you pursue?
• Do you have any reservations about the job of the company?
9. Common goal setting questions
• What (exactly) do you want to achieve?
• Who needs to be involved in this goal process in order to accomplish it successfully?
• Why invest time and energy into this goal?
• Why would this goal relate to purpose, vision, or organizational values?
• Who possesses the skills and talent necessary to meet the goal or do we need to train?
10. Common management skills questions
• How do you handle a subordinate whose work is not up to expectations?
• How do you coach a subordinate to develop a new skill?
• What have you done to develop the skills of your staff?
• When do you give positive feedback to people? Tell me about the last time you did?
• Give an example of how you handle the need for constructive criticism with a subordinate or peer?
11. Common conflict resolution questions
• What Is conflict resolution?
• Tell me about a situation when you were given job instructions and you were unable to comprehend the instructions. How did you go about completing the task?
• What types of disputes can be addressed through conflict resolution?
12. Wage negotiation
• What kind of salary do you need?