Top 37 Uber Interview Questions Answers
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A driver can be anyone who knows to drive a vehicle but a good driver is someone who has the ability to provide a secure and safe journey to his passengers. Any company who hires drivers will first look on the point that how safely the candidate can drive when he has the responsibilities of the passengers sitting in the car. On the other hand they also consider points such as time management and vehicle expense management to select a good driver.
Here are 20 such questions which are frequently asked in a driver interview and if you are looking for a job as a driver then you should take care that you don?t miss them:
1. Why did you choose this career field?
Answer: Employer wants to know about the reasons that why you are passionate about this field and what achievements you are getting In this field .So share the 3-4 most important positive point related to that field which motivates you to work in this field. Don't be so detailed just first talk that field in short and then the reasons that why you did choose. You need to relate you answer with your interest, scope in that career, your skills and stability. Example Answer: This career prompt me with the knowledge and skills which I can use my whole life. As managing human assets is the precious thing in life.
2. How much you are aware about Uber?
Answer: You need to do some homework before your interview for this question. Research about the company's background, rules and regulations, awards, policies, their competitors, Branches, everything you need to research in advance to answer this question effectively because interviewer must wanted to know that how much you are aware about their company. This will help you make a good expression with how much you know about the company.
3.For how many years you have been driving?
This is a fixed question, you don?t need any diplomatic answer for it. Just say the numbers of years of your driving experience.
4.What type of vehicles can you drive?
There are various kind of vehicles available in the market, generally the jobs which hires drivers either give them to ride a two wheeler or a four wheeler. Now it is on you what types of vehicles you are trained to drive and just name those to them.
5.What type of license you have for that and is that up-to date?
There are different licenses for two wheeler and four wheeler, just say them what types of licenses you have and make sure that they are up-to date before you appear for the interview.
6.How well do you know about the town?
This is a very important question, your employer wants you to know the town as best as possible because it will help you to complete the tasks on time. Do answer properly for this question and don?t try to give fake answers, there will be some cross questions as well on your answers.
7.What do you know about our firm?
This will require some homework to be done from your side before coming for the interview. You should know what the company really does and what role you have got to play in that company.
8.Do you know what type of vehicles can you drive with a class C driver license?
Class C driver license is issued for driving vehicles lesser than 26,000 pounds in weight. Examples of such vehicles are trucks, buses, vans, etc.
9.How patient type of person are you?
A driver may have to halt at places which will be according to the passenger, or sometimes the passenger will be an irritating one who would keep on talking with the driver. So the driver has to be patient and keep focusing on his driving.
Answer them with an example of such similar situation you may have faced before.
10.How good is your driving record?
Don?t mention about your record of being caught by traffic police every week, and don?t even say that you were never caught. Both your answers will never give you the job. Just say them that you were caught once when you broke some traffic rules to urgently admit some person in a hospital. Such reasons will add a good impression.
11.What was the maximum speed of your vehicle which you reached ever and why?
Don?t give examples that once you were caught breaking the traffic rules and to save yourself from paying the fine you were driving on high speed. Say them that there was a patient in your vehicle who required to be immediately hospitalized and you were driving on a very high speed just to save his life, this will create your image as a responsible driver in front of the employers.
12.Do you have a vehicle of your own?
Simply say the truth, this is a general question and it won?t affect your job interview.
13.Why did you choose driver as your profession?
Keep things simple, just say them that you are a good driver and you are passionate about this job.
14.How do you manage time well?
Time management is very important for a driver whether it is regarding delivering things at places or taking the passengers to their places. A good driver should know to manage the time well so that he can do maximum work in minimum time.
15.Do you have any mechanical knowledge regarding vehicles?
This is good if you really know to deal with technical failures in cars, but I advise you to say the truth. If you lie today, they will catch you for this sometime in the future and if you fail there then you are surely going to be fired.
16.Suppose you get an angry customer, how would you deal with him?
Don?t tell that you yourself will start fighting with the customer. Tell them that you will gently understand the passenger?s problem and find where the things went wrong and then find a possible good solution to the problem.
17.Will you do night shifts in case if we have an urgent client?
Tell the truth. If you can work extra then say yes else simply say no.
18.Have you ever missed attending your job?
Say them that you have missed your work rarely due to some health problems. In-case if you had missed it for a long period in your past, don?t even dare to mention it here.
19.If a customer was angry at you because you took a wrong turn, how would you manage the situation?
Tell them that such incidents will not happen if you are on the driver?s seat, but in-case if it happen then there will be a possible reason of road being block or a new short-cut you found to drop the passenger on his place before time.
Take the responsibility to get the customer satisfied on your decision by giving some reasonable answers.
20.Tell us about a situation where your role as a driver was truly tested.
This is a pure behavioral question. This is your opportunity to shine and speak something good about yourself. Go prepared with some good example to answer this question.
You can give an example that you had to deliver something very urgent and how your time management skills helped you to do the task on time.
21.What are your views on a responsible driver?
A responsible driver never upsets his passengers, and he knows very well about driving, traffic rules and the city. If sometime there is some accident with his car then he does not run away but take responsibilities of his car and his passengers.
In-case if you are applying for a delivery job then just say them the responsibility of the driver is to deliver the products at the given place safely before time.
22.How would you incorporate technological gadgets in your job?
With GPS services one can easy travel in the entire world independently. Say them that by using such gadgets the only question that you would have is where to reach and not how to reach.
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23. Suppose I will be your supervisor and asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do?
Answer: Interviewer trying to find out your reality when you disagreed with any supervisor so be careful while answering this and stay positive. Tell them that you will try to communicate with you and understand the both sides than only you will create any decision. Just make it clear that you are willing to do whatever needs to be done but you are a person with principles who will not hesitate to take action against anything unethical, immoral or illegal be asked of you.
24. What would you do if you will find someone in your team is not pulling their own weight?
Answer: Interviewer wants to know that how you deal with the situation where someone is not doing his best to get the job done and do you first find reason of their not working or just start scolding them. Here you need to tell your process to how you make them work effectively and i.e. :
*Ask them what's wrong
*Give them a mentor
*Give them an easier task
Example Answer : I would try and find out why first, may be they are not feeling well. Then ask how can i of help to them to get the job done.
25. Tell me about the work which you did not want to do but still motivated yourself to complete it?
Answer: Here you need to describe the situation when you motivated yourself to work when you did not want to do that. Share the example of that situation and in what ways you motivated yourself. I n order to motivate yourself, you have to have some kind of reward at the end and by this also you can motivate yourself to work more. Example Answer: When I had a heavy workload which I had to complete in the same day and I did not want to complete the task but I was confident that I could get the job done the result was very effective and I was satisfied with my work.
26. Why did you choose this career field?
Answer: Employer wants to know about the reasons that why you are passionate about this field and what achievements you are getting in this field .So share the 3-4 most important positive point related to that field which motivates you to work in this field. Don't be so detailed just first talk that field in short and then the reasons that why you did choose. You need to relate you answer with your interest, scope in that career, your skills and stability. Example Answer: This career prompt me with the knowledge and skills which I can use my whole life. As managing human assets is the precious thing in life.
27. Why should we hire you?
Answer: You need to sell yourself here to your interviewer in every best possible manner. Interviewer wants to check that what best you are having that others don't have. Its a very common question so always be prepared to answer this question. Don’t tell them that you need this job, just show them that your best for this job. Share with them the facts or qualities which makes you unique. Give them the reasons that why you are best for them by giving examples of what things you have done in past.
Example Answer: I am a quick learner and capable of handling any situations. I am talented in dealing with people and easy adaptable to changing environment.
28. What keeps you always motivated you to work hard in difficult times?
Answer: Keeping motivated yourself in difficult time is very important and the same thing your interviewer trying to see how you kept yourself motivated. There are many ways to keep yourself motivated in difficult times like:
*Take control over what you can, and stop worrying about what you can’t *Read and listen to positive information *Be with positive people as often as possible *Learn from your mistakes, instead of repeating them *Build a support team
29. What would you be looking for in the applicants if you will be taking interview for this position?
Answer: This is the another way of asking that what you will look for if you will be at my position and answer should be presented in a confident way that you have everything what interviewer is looking for. Closely understand the qualities and skills a person holding the position would need and match them with the qualities you have.
30. Discuss about the situation when you had to address an angry customer. How you handled the situation?
Answer: Here interviewer is trying to find out that do you ability to handle there angry customers or not, it is same as handling an difficult customers. So as always you need explain by giving of particular situation with the methids you use to deal with angry customers. Here are the method to deal with angry customers: *Remain calm and adjust your mindset *Listen actively to what the customer is saying *Separate your feelings from the situation *Repeat the customer's concerns *Actively sympathize *Apologize *Call your manager over if the customer asks to do.
31. Did you made any unpopular decision recently?
Answer: Here interviewer is just trying to find out that are you able to make unpopular decision or not. Here you need to show that yes you can make unpopular decision and also tell them how. You just need to give some examples of your recent unpopular decisions to your interviewer with the outcomes. Show them that you have the ability like popular manager to make unpopular decisions. Keep notice that your unpopular decision should focus on process satisfaction, personal satisfaction and product satisfaction.
32. Would be you an asset to Uber? How?
Answer: Yes, you should be an asset to the company. Here you need to mention all your qualities you are having, match the qualities with their requirements, tell them what different approaches you are having, give them all possible reasons to hire your, it is just like to sell yourself effectively top your interviewer. Interviewer is looking for that are you a best candidate for the company or not, will you be able to contribute to the organizational goals or not.
Example Answer: We all know the goals of the company are profit, stability and growth, so if I have a chance to work with you I will give my best potentials like my experiences and skills to reach those 3 goals in a professional way and with sincerely.
33. How do you rate yourself on a degree of 1-10 for this position?
Answer: Don't rate too high or too low, you need to be on medium the only it will sound genuine. Because if you will rate high that means you are too arrogant or if you will rate too low then you are either lazy or unskilled or both. This is tricky question but what you need to do is rate yourself on medium level with sharing your strengths and what are the skills still left to learn or improve yourself. Be confident with your answer.
34. How many hours do you need to take rest in a day?
Answer: Here interviewer is trying to know that how much rest you actually need. A period of rest can be helpful for both body and mind but stillness should not last an entire day... Share benefits also of taking rest, i.e.: *Lowers stress *Boost brain function *More energy throughout the day *Helps you sleep *Keeps you healthy *Help to work more effectively
35. Discuss about the most significant written document, report or presentation which you had to complete
Answer: If you done any then you can share it with your interviewer by telling your story to them that how effectively you had worked on it. You need to show that how you write reports, or give presentation and what was the results.
36. Tell me about your career option.
Answer: Discussing about your career option is like your career objective that what are your career objectives which you want to achieve and same you need to share confidently with your interviewer. keep a positive tone while answering regardless of how diverse your options are. So first explore your options.
*My career option right now is to get a job in reputed company like yours to improve my knowledge and experience and communication skill too.
* Right it would be an that I should crack the interview session and grab the job opportunity to place in your company and want to become a part.
37. What stresses you out on the job?
Answer: Here interviewer is trying to see that how you cope up with stress at work or do you have skill of effective stress management. You should know that effective stress management starts with identifying your sources of stress and you should be aware about to easily cope up with stress.
Here are the steps:
*Track your stressors
*Develop healthy responses
*Take time to recharge
*Learn how to relax
*Talk to your supervisor
*Get some support