50 Human Resource Interview Questions.
Answer : This is the question that is the most asked right at the beginning in interviews. It is always recommended to have a short statement prepared so that you can give a good introduction right at the very start. At the same time you need to be a little careful so that it does not sound like you have rehearsed before. It is good to limit it to work-related rather than giving a full length answer starting from your school academics. Describe the things you have done and jobs you have worked for that relate to the current position you are applying for. Ideally, it should be 50% of your current work and the rest should cover your previous work and experience.
2. Can you tell me why you left your last job and do you regret?
Answer : Here you are required to stay positive regardless of the what the circumstance is. You should never refer to a major problem that happened with the senior management and make sure that you don't speak ill of supervisors, your peers and colleagues as well as about the organization. You should always answer this kind of tricky question with a smile and and give a positive reason such as a better opportunity, or for better prospects.
3.Explain what experience do you have in the position that you are applying for?
Answer : A question meant to find out your experience for the applied position. Its better to mention about specifics that relate to the position. In case, if you do not have specific experience in a particular area related to the position, its better to admit it rather than providing answers which many not sound very convincing.
4. Can you consider yourself successful from your past experience?
Answer : You should not be hesitant in this question. The answer should be a definite and quick "Yes". Explain in a brief manner why you were successful in your previous organization. A good explanation is that you have set goals and targets, and how you have met them or on track to achieve the same.
Answer : The answer to the question should be prepared well in advance. You need to put forward something which was really a minor issue else you will very well lose your credibility. Try to make it small, a mistake which didn't have any negative impact and that you learnt a positive lesson from it. For instance, you can cite one example where you were working too far ahead of colleagues on a project and thus there was a gap in coordination. Another example would be a situation where you have performed exceedingly well during the execution of the project but the documentation was done partially due to time constraints.
10. Do you know any employee who works for our organization?
11. What is the salary you are looking for in our organization?
Answer : Its one of the loaded questions which should be answered in a subtle manner. It is not a very good idea to specify numbers instead tell them something like "Its a tough question and I may need some time". You you feel comfortable you can also ask the interviewer "Can you tell me the salary range for the current position? The interviewer will most likely tell you the range. You can preferably ask for a salary in the higher range.
Answer : Its very similar to the previous question. Try to emphasize more on your skills and assets and how they will meet the organization needs. Please ensure that you don't make a comparison with other job-seekers applying for the same job profile.
Answer : Another trick question which you should answer with a cool head. Its always good not to reveal any personal areas of concern. Instead say that if in the future something is found, you will try to correct it.
19. Explain your philosophy towards work and project?
Answer : During hiring a person for a certain profile, it is the skills and traits which match to the job description. You can also answer it in a generic manner by saying that more often it is looking out for people with qualities which can deliver quality results.
26. Have you ever come across a situation in your company when you had to refuse to work with a certain employee?
Answer : Give a confident and positive answer. Try to give several reasons that includes your technical skills, your experience and the achievements in your career. Its good to have some points ready beforehand so that you can mention maximum of them.
Answer : You should be prepared with appreciation statements from one or two of your co-workers. Its always better to say that your co-workers praised you for your hard work, dedication and honesty.
Answer : The answer to this question should be always a "Yes". It is advisable to have some examples handy well before hand. A team player is an asset to any company. To show evidence of your good team attitude, try to come up with specific points to show you always performed for the good of the team rather than for yourself. The key point to remember is not to brag too much, but to make the interviewer feel that you can be a wonderful team player.
- How soon will I will be able to join your company?
- I want to know more about the growth prospects in your organization.
- How are the company policies related to onsite assignments and foreign travel?
- What are the rewards for employees who perform well in projects?
Questions to ask the Human Resource Manager
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