Top HR questions everyone should be prepared for.

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Tell me about yourself. How would your friends describe you? List adjectives they would use to describe you. What makes you different from the other candidates for this position? Describe the accomplishment of which you are the most proud. With what kind of people do you like to work? What is your ideal profile? What is your greatest weakness? What has been your greatest challenge? If you could invite anyone you would like to a dinner party (famous or historical figures, dead or alive), which ten people would you invite? What is your favorite book/movie/song/painting-or author/actor/singer/artist? Which magazines/newspapers do you read regularly? Which books have you read recently? What would you like me to know about you that is not on your resume? What are the main things you learned from your studies? Why did you pursue an MBA? Why did you select your particular concentration/major/stream? Which parts of your MBA Program did you enjoy the most? Which parts of your MBA Program did you enjoy the least? What did you like most/like least about your previous jobs? What was the most difficult project you worked on? How did you go about accomplishing it? Why do you want this ? What do you know about our company? What qualities should a successful manager have? What do you think it takes to be successful in a company like ours? In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our company? What do you think is going to happen in insurance industry? What action would you recommend to industry leaders? Even industry specific questions may be asked on a comparative note .Would you be able to explain the similarities and differences between an investment bank and a merchant bank or between an advertising firm or a media buying company? What are your strengths and weaknesses? (– suggestion- although you might want to list off some weaknesses, frame it so they only make up a minute part of your answer and possibly arrange it so as to say it would not affect your work in this particular position or that you were able to turn into a strength. ) Describe your contribution to a group effort that you may have participated in? Describe your leadership skills? Describe a situation in which you demonstrated creativity. Describe a situation in which you overcame a difficult problem. How did you do it? Describe a situation in which you failed at something. How did you handle the failure and what did you learn from it?

41. 40.34. What decision have you most regretted? Have you been involved in any extracurricular or volunteer activities while at university or college? Do you find that any of the skills gained in these activities could be transferable to your professional life? Why should we hire you? . how did you handle it? Under what circumstances do you think it is appropriate to fire someone? How would you fire the person? If you were in a job you hated. 37. 48. 35. 36. 46. Give me the names of three famous people you admire and tell me what you admire about them. What qualities do you respect and value in people you work with? Why are these qualities important to you? What qualities don't you like to see in people you work with? What is the most stressful situation you have ever had to deal with. 47. 45. 43. what would you do? What are your long-range and short-range goals and objectives? When and why did you establish these goals? What do you really want to do in life? How do you determine or evaluate success? How do you work under pressure? Give me an example. 38. 39. 42. 44. Give me the name of a book you have read that had a powerful influence on you.

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