Top 10 Pharmaceutical Interview Questions and Answers
1) Tell me about yourself?
Tip: Include your name, your place, education, job experience and family details in short.
Sir, my name is (Your Name). I live in Indore. I have done masters in Pharmacy. I have 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical quality Control and I have a wife and 2 kids in my family.
2) Why do you want to work with us?
Tip: Include the things you like in that company and relate these to your career goals.
Sir, it will be a great privilege for me to work in a reputed company like this. When I read about your requirements I found that my professional skills are matching with it. Here I can use my skills to contribute to the company growth.
3) What are your strengths?
Tip: Include 3-4 strengths from honest, self-motivated, hard-working, flexibility, adaptability, and positive attitude.
Sir, I am a hardworking, honest and self-motivated person with a positive attitude in my career and life.
4) What are your weaknesses?
Tip: Include 2-3 from sensitive, trust people easily, straight forward, can’t say no for help and can’t speak the lie.
Sir, I trust people easily and I can’t say no when anyone asks me for help.
5) Why should we hire you?
Tip: This is a differentiation question. What you want to tell them is: they’ d be crazy not to they hire you.
Focus on them: You need to only share how you meet almost all the criteria they seek, and also have two to three additional abilities that they might not even know they need…. yet. They need to know you are a candidate who can not only meet their needs now, but will also be valuable for where they want to go in the future. Are they likely to need another skill set as they grow as a company? Or maybe you have skills that you noticed are in another job description they are looking to fill? You can help out with those deliverables until they find someone ( or be a backup to the person they hire ). Have you been down a path already that they are currently starting? Having lessons learned” to offer them is a very strong plus for a job candidate.
Sir, from my past working experience, I fulfill all the requirements for this job. I am sincere with my work and assure you that you will never regret yourself for your decision to appoint me for this job.
6) What do you know about this company?
Tip: Search on the internet about the company details, products, branches, new inventions, current issues and the number of employees.
Sir, this Company is one of the fastest growing companies. It has a good working environment and everyone want to be a part of this company. It has many branches throughout the world. It has a good range of products and exports to different countries.
Tip: Here you will need to be careful as there are many possible answers you could use, just remember to NEVER talk negatively about any prior or current employer to a potential employer. No one wants to think that in a few years’ time you could be saying the same about them. A possible reason could be to say you were looking for better opportunities, for you to grow professionally, or you were looking for the chance to work abroad.
Sir, I am thankful to my previous company where I learn a lot of things. Changes in the job are necessary for everyone to improve your knowledge, skills and financial growth. Your company will be a good platform for me to learn more.
8) What are your salary expectations?
Tip: Include your experience, current CTC but don’t tell the interviewer the exact figure.
Sir, I have an experience of 5 years in pharmaceutical quality Control and my current CTC is 3 LPA. Salary is not a big issue for me and I expect the salary as per company norms according to my qualification and experience that can help me to maintain my economic needs.
9) What are your career goals?
Tip: Include your short term and long term goals in your answer.
10) Do you want to ask anything?
Tip: Include thanks to interviewer and 2-3 from job timings, working hours, training period, job location, transport and salary structure.
Thanks a lot for giving me an opportunity. Sir, I want to know about the working hours, transport facility from my location and salary for this job in your company.