It is important to remember that employers/companies will not continue to hire those who do not contribute to projects. Before a company presents an offer, it wants answers to many questions. An employer will request references and set up interviews during the hiring process.
You should expect to answer the following questions:
1) Why are you the right person for the job?
2) What do you offer that cannot be achieved by other applicants?
3) Are you a team player?
4) Do you complete assignments on time? (This is not a 40 hours/week work environment.)
5) Do you thrive with independent work efforts?
6) Can you work independently without constant supervision?
7) Is the candidate really capable of working hard?
8 ) Where would you like to be in 5–10 years and beyond?
9) Do you have a passion for the projects required by this position?
Once the employer decides to hire the candidate, they usually expect the following from the employee:
1) Be prepared to work long hours.
2) Meet deadlines.
3) Work as a team player.
4) Self-learning may be required since in many organizations it is difficult to get assistance in learning.