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If they ask if I am a deserving candidate, what should I say?

by Nitesh

I'm going to apply for TCS. If an interviewer asks me, "Do you think that you are the deserving candidate for the position you have applied for?", then how should I respond?

Also, how should I respond to the negative question like "What are your weaknesses?" etc.

ANSWER: Well, Nitesh, I don't see any answer to the first question you posed, other than, "Yes, of course I am deserving!", stated in a cheerful, confident, enthusiastic way. And then I would go on to say why you are deserving... matching your strengths and talents to the specific qualities they are looking for, if you can.

As for weaknesses, you can't refuse to answer. But you can downplay any weaknesses and explain how you've learned to turn them around or capitalize on them. For instance, if you sometimes have trouble with time management, you might say something like, "Well sometimes I take on too much, so I've learned to be more realistic about what I can accomplish in the time I have and to communicate when I need help." But don't volunteer any more information about weaknesses than absolutely necessary!

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