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HR Interview Questions

A list of frequently asked HR interview questions for general interview questions or job interview questions and answers is given below.

1) Tell me about yourself?

This is the most famous question for an interviewer and it is also the most difficult for a candidate to answer this question. This question puts all the pressure on the candidate, and the interviewer relaxes.

To answer this question, you must be vigilant enough. You should start with an easy and confident tone and respond appropriately. It does not have to be scripted. Always remember, you are not interviewing a robot so that your articulation, your pronunciation of each word is clear and assured.

Possible Answer 1

“Good morning/afternoon/evening” sir/mam.

First of all, thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself.

My name is Suraj Singh.
As far as my education qualification is concerned, I have done MCA from BBDU LKO., UP, in the year of 2015.

I had completed BCA from BBDNITM LKO in 2013.

I had completed my schooling from BBLC Inter College Lakhimpur.

As far as concerned my family, I belong to a middle-class family. My father is a Businessman, and my Mother is a homemaker.

I am good in programming languages C, C++, and Java and very much interested in HTML, CSS, ASP. Net and SQL.

My strength is self-confidence, positive attitude, hard work.

My weakness is: I can easily believe every one.

My hobbies are: Watching news channels, Listening to music.

Possible Answer 2

“Good morning/afternoon/evening” sir/mam,

it’s my pleasure to introduce myself. I am Suraj Singh. I belong to Jaunpur. I have done my MCA from BBDU.

I am carrying 5 years of experience at top Wall Street Companies. In my recent company, I led the development of an award-winning new trading platform. I can survive in a fast-paced environment.

Now I am looking for a chance to apply my technical expertise and my creative problem-solving skills at an innovative software company like yours.

Possible Answer 3

“Good morning/afternoon/evening” sir/mam,

it’s my pleasure to introduce myself. I am Suraj Singh. I belong to Jaunpur. I have done my MCA from BBDU.

While coming to my family members, there are 4 members including me. My father is a doctor, and any mother is a teacher. My younger sister will appear her 12th CBSE board exam this year.

Now coming to me, I am sweet smart, confident, and hardworking person. I am a cool hearted person, so usually see every difficulty with a positive side and keep myself always smiling which makes me stronger even more.

I can carry out any task assigned to me without hesitation.

My hobbies are dancing, Internet surfing, playing Chess, listening to music, watching the news channel. In my spare time, I like to read news on my phone and traveling to my hometown.

Thank you for giving this opportunity to introduce myself.

2) Why are you applying for this job?

With this question, the interviewer wants to know:

  • If you fully understand what a job is
  • How well can you match their needs
  • What appeals to you most about this job

Before answering this question, answer your time in a way that assures the interviewer. Explain your qualities according to the above mentioned points.

Possible Answer

I have applied for this vacancy because it is an excellent combination of my skills and experience. This role is exactly the kind of role I am currently targeting, and I am confident that I will be able to make a major contribution.

3) What is more important to you: the money or the work?

This is a very complex questions. Work should always be more important than money. This frame of mind is good for you (at least at the time of interview).

Possible Answer 1

Money is always important, but for me work is most important.

Possible Answer 2

I would say that work is more important. If we work and achieve company goals then obviously money will follow. I believe work to be first.

4) Why did you leave your last job?

You should be very careful with this question. Avoid bashing other employers and make statements like “I need more money”. Instead, you can say that:

Sir, this is a career move. I have learned a lot from my previous job, but now I am looking for new challenges to broaden my horizons and gain a new skill

5) Why should we hire you?

Tell your qualifications and highlight that points which makes you unique.

Possible Answer 1

I believe everyone starts with a start, I need a platform to prove my abilities and skills. I think your company is the right place to explore my capabilities. I need to be a part of your growth. I will do my level best.

Possible Answer 2

I have good experience in that particular area (your area of expertise), and I think my talents will contribute a great deal in advancing the excellence of your company.

6) Assume you are hired, then how long would you expect to work for us?

Possible Answer 1

I will work with the company as long as my presence benefits the company and gives me ample opportunities to grow and develop professionally and financially.

Possible Answer 2

I will work with the company until my presence benefits both the company and my parallel. So your company achieve good results, and I can be in a good position to improve my skills.

7) How would you rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10?

I will answer this question based on some criteria. As far as hard work is concerned, I would rate myself as 8 because there should always be a scope to enhance our skills which will generate interest in learning things. When it comes to creativity, I would like to rate myself as 9. In the past, I have produced banners and brochures that were appreciated by customers. To talk about patience, I will tag myself with a 6 because I am an entry-level professional. Even as in private life, professional life requires more experience for more patience. Perhaps that’s why in most companies, senior management looks more patient than entry level or middle level. Overall, I would rate myself as 8 on a scale of 1 to 10.

8) What is your objective in life?

Your answer should be realistic and practical.

Possible answer 1

“My short term goal is to work in a reputed organization like yours where I can enhance my technical skills and knowledge.

My long term goal is to see the company in the topmost position where I am one of the people responsible for it. “

9) What are your strengths?

My biggest strength is my confidence. In addition, I am hardworking, motivated by a positive attitude towards my career and my life. If I have a problem, I think this is an opportunity for me to express my potential.

10) What are your weaknesses?

Everyone has a weakness while answering this question, do not spend so much time on it. This question is usually asked to know how honest you are to yourself. Explain one or two minor weaknesses and try to do related work. (Avoid saying “I work too hard” is a very common answer). Don’t pretend you don’t have weaknesses and avoid answering the question.

You could say, “I used to be very cluttered, always forgetting assignments and birthdays. But I managed to work on a computerized system of to-do lists and reminders that put me at the top of everything.”

11) What are your hobbies?

It is entirely up to you what you like and what your hobbies are but always justify your answer.

for example:

My hobbies are dancing, surfing the internet, playing chess, listening to music, watching news channels. In my spare time, I like to read the news on my phone and travel to my hometown. Thank you for taking this opportunity to introduce yourself.

12) Would you lie for the company?

Maybe I won’t say no to lies. But if the condition remains that my lie will help thousands of individuals and it is not giving any effect to other individuals, then I will agree with the lie. One of my lies brings success and happiness without hurting the rights of others, then I hope to do so.

13) Describe yourself in one word?

This question is asked to the candidate how comfortable and clear he is. If he uses a word, he should be able to interpret that word and represent himself according to that word.

These are some positive words. You can use it but make sure you are doing justice to the word.

Original, real, logical, unreliable, focused, curious, active, quick, balanced, achievable, etc.

14) As you said, internet surfing is your hobby. Which site do you surf mostly?

It is your choice on which sites you surf the most, but when answering this question always refer to the sites that are relevant to your job field. Do not name social networking sites or other irrelevant sites.

15) Do you have any questions for me?

Now it’s your turn. If you get such an opportunity, you can ask such questions:

Thank you for giving me this opportunity. After my overall performance so far, if I am selected what I need to improve and if I am not selected how can I succeed next. Can you give some advice sir?


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