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1.

Introduce yourself by speaking your full name( you should follow this as the first
point only if the interviewers have not called you by your name)
2. Speak about your principles, what you believe in, ideologies, values
3. Focus on your core competencies, strengths or your actual key skills in context to
the job your are applying for
4. Work experience, learning form your previous jobs emphasizing on the current job
role and how well you will be able to perform the same
5. Your active learning and key achievement on previous jobs and how you would
leverage them to the job in offering
6. A brief on your area of expertise and career objective; stating what you want to do(
of course in context to the job in hand)
7. How do you think you will be able to add value to the organization you are applying
for( focus on the job role and how your experience, skills and competencies will
fetch extra benefit to the organization)
8. Relevant projects you have worked on sharing some key areas and your learning in
relation to the job in hand.
9. Summarizing through a strong statement-why do you think you are the best for the
role.
10. Asking the interviewer/s back if they want to know anything else other than what
you have spoken/ shared, in a polite manner.




ues: why music and which song do u like most?
ans: I listen soft, slow, romantic and sometimes sad songs
depends on mood. Actually there are also many reasons for my
choice. As these songs helps me to concentrate on my work,
refreshes my work loaded mind, and a way of relieving myself
of stress. And as I living in the hostel, so this avoid the
din of outside.
song:(for example)jaaneman jaaneman jaaneman jaaneman
ek naam tumhara lekar, hum jeete hain marte hain, yeh ishq
nibha dena tum, guzarish ye karte hain
Ques: who is music director, singer and who wrote the lyrics?
Ans: (you must have all the information regarding ur choice.
e.g. for above song,) Music Director Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics Subrat Sinha
Singer - Himesh Reshammiya, Shreya Ghoshal

similarly then can ask about the other hobbies and reasons
and information about them..so be prepared ...


my hobby is listening to music. bcoz music makes me tension
free. and i hope every one like enjoying music. it gives me
a peaceful mind.






My name is Palamakula ganesh.

I am from Nizamabad. At present I'm staying at malakpet.

About my studies:

I have done my MCA from Osmania university in 2013 with aggregate 61%,

I have done my Degree B.Sc (MPC) in the same university WITH 61%,

I have done 12th from AP board with 58%,

I have done 10th from SSC board with 65%.

About my family:

We are five members in my family. My parents, brother, sister and me. My father is a farmer. My
mother is a housewife.

My hobbies are playing chess and carrom.

My strength is I adapt easily in any type of environment. And willing to learn new thing.

My weakness is As a fresher I don't have any work experience till now but I assure that I will never give
you to chance to complain about my work.

My role model is my father he's self made person. He give me right suggestion and direction to all make
me very inspiration on my father.

My short term goal is to join in your organization.

My long term goal is I want to see your organization at peak level where I am one of the responsible
persons for it.

Philosophy of life is "A wise person know that there is something to be learned from everyone".

That's all sir about myself. Thanks for giving me such opportunity to share a few words about me.



First of all I would like to says thanks to you because its my great pleasure to introduce myself in front of
you.

My name is P. CHAITANYA. I am 21 years old. I am doing B-Tech in LENDI INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING
AND TECHNOLOGY and I completed my intermediate in narayana junior college and I did my schooling in
chandra vidya niketan.

My family consists of four members, my parents, my brother and myself. My father is doing a job in a
company and my mother is a housewife.

My hobbies are reading books, playing cricket and in my spare time I do some mechanical works.

My short term goal is I would like to be selected in any reputed company and my long term goal is to
grow with that company. And I am an honest, patience, and punctual person, I am smart worker as well
as hard worker according to the requirement of the job.

And I can easily adapt to my surroundings and I try to achieve perfection.

As a fresher I don't have any experience till now but once the opportunity comes I will prove myself.

Thanking you sir/madam.

Top 10 HR Interview Questions & How To
Answer Them
Jappreet Sethi | September 26, 2012 | HR Interview, Interview Tips | 19 Comments
These are top 10 HR interview questions and will help you in preparing for the interview. when
responding to HR interview questions keep your answers brief and to the point. If you are faced
with a difficult HR interview question, make sure you stay calm, dont get defensive, and take a
moment to think about your response before you answer the interview question.
Remember, the responses below are only suggestions when attending an HR Interview. Try to
personalise your response as much as possible.
Tell me about yourself.
Answer: Identify some of your main attributes and memorise them. Describe your qualifications,
career history and range of skills, emphasising those skills relevant to the job on offer.
What have your achievements been to date?
A. Select an achievement that is work-related and fairly recent. Identify the skills you used in the
achievement and quantify the benefit it had to the company. For example, my greatest
achievement has been to design and implement a new sales ledger system, bringing it in ahead of
time and improving our debtors position significantly, saving the company 50,000 a month in
interest.
Are you happy with your career-to-date?
A: This HR interview question is really about your self-esteem, confidence and career
aspirations. The answer must be yes, followed by a brief explanation as to what it is about your
career so far thats made you happy. If you have hit a career plateau, or you feel you are
moving too slowly, then you must qualify your answer.
Constantly talking isnt necessarily communicating.- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
(2004) Joel Barrish (Jim Carrey)
What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
A: The purpose of this HR interview question is to find out what your definition of difficult is
and whether you can show a logical approach to problem solving. In order to show yourself in a
positive light, select a difficult work situation which was not caused by you and which can be
quickly explained in a few sentences. Explain how you defined the problem, what the options
were, why you selected the one you did and what the outcome was. Always end on a positive
note.
What do you like about your present job?
A: This is a straightforward HR interview question. All you have to do is make sure that your
likes correspond to the skills required for the job on offer. Be enthusiastic; describe your job as
interesting and diverse but do not overdo it after all, you are looking to leave.
What do you dislike about your present job?
A: Be cautious with this answer to this HR interview question. Do not be too specific as you may
draw attention to weaknesses that will leave you open to further problems. One approach is to
choose a characteristic of your present company, such as its size or slow decision-making
processes etc. Give your answer with the air of someone who takes problems and frustrations in
your stride as part of the job.
What are your strengths?
A: This is one HR interview question that you know you are going to get so there is no excuse
for being unprepared. Concentrate on discussing your main strengths. List three or four
proficiencies e.g. your ability to learn quickly, determination to succeed, positive attitude, your
ability to relate to people and achieve a common goal. You may be asked to give examples of the
above so be prepared.
What is your greatest weakness?
A: Do not say you have none in response to this HR interview question- this will lead to further
problems. You have two options use a professed weakness such as a lack of experience (not
ability) on your part in an area that is not vital for the job.
The second option is to describe a personal or professional weakness that could also be
considered to be strength and the steps you have taken to combat it. An example would be: I
know my team think Im too demanding at times I tend to drive them pretty hard but Im
getting much better at using the carrot and not the stick.
Why do you want to leave your current employer?
A: in response to this HR interview question state how you are looking for a new challenge,
more responsibility, experience and a change of environment. Do not be negative in your reasons
for leaving. It is rarely appropriate to cite salary as your primary motivator.
Why have you applied for this particular job?
A: Through this HR interview question the employer is looking for evidence that the job suits
you, fits in with your general aptitudes, coincides with your long-term goals and involves doing
things you enjoy. Make sure you have a good understanding of the role and the organisation,
and describe the attributes of the organisation that interest you most.



1. Assuming that you are selected, what will be your
strategy for next 60 days?
If I am selected for this position, Ill use my initial 60 days in
understanding my role carefully in terms of the contribution to the
business and increasing the overall profitability. Ill sit with my line
manager and other juniors to understand what has already been done
and what its impact has been. From there on, Ill formulate my strategy
to growth in close conjunction with managers and see that it is properly
implemented.

2. How would you improve upon our product/ company?
Since Id be coming from an altogether new environment, I am bound to
possess a new perspective towards everything here including the
company, product, customers, environment, strategy etc. This will
enable me to constructively question things which anyone else here
might not do. This will help in improving the things and making the
product & company better.
Having worked closely with product development team I understand
how the research for product development is carried out and how is
customer requirement analysed; Id be able to provide a value addition
there too.
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3. Dont you think, you are overqualified for this position?
You might feel that I possess more degrees than you require for this
position. But, I believe that I grow everyday when I talk to my staff,
customers and superiors. So, basically the learning process continues
through out the life I dont think I am over qualified.
4. Have you ever had a problem with your peer? Can you
give us an example?
Yes, it happened once. I was quite friendly with a colleague of mine
from the other department. While talking to him during the lunch hour, I
casually told him about the new marketing strategy that the marketing
team was thinking about. He mentioned it to his boss and that caused a



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5. I see, theres some gap in your work history. Why?
Yes, I was feeling exhausted after years of non-stop work. So, I decided
to take a break and spend some time with my family on a rejuvenating
vacation. I am happy to have returned fully recharged.
6. Can you tell us something about your previous boss?
All my bosses possessed some skills worth learning. I have always tried
to learn something new from them including my previous boss.
7. Is there anything that you do not like about your last or
current job?
I was quite enthusiastic while joining my last job. Towards the end, the
number of challenges and opportunity to grow further started
diminishing. A challenge loving and growth oriented person like me
doesnt enjoy this.
8.Have there been instances, when your decision was
challenged by your colleague or manager?
Yes, there have been many such instances. I like people who challenge
my decisions rather than following me blindly. This keeps me ensured
that I am surrounded by thinking brains rather than just a set of dumb
followers.
When someone challenges your decisions, you are bound to rethink over
it and the chances of reaching the best option are brighter.
9. If you are allowed to change one thing about your last
job, what would it be?
I have been working at a senior level since last many years. These roles
have always needed me to make real time decisions. Sometimes the
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still we have to make a decision. In such cases, there exists a probability
of making inaccurate decisions.

Knowing this, I usually run down my old decisions to see the outcome. It
makes sure that I dont repeat a mistake ever again in future. While
carrying out one such exercise, I realised that the product promotion
strategy that I recommended would have been different, if I had had the
complete data and figures but there was no way to get them in real time.
10. How long can you commit to work with us?
I like new challenges and a chance to grow. As long I keeping getting
these, I dont think Ill need to switch over. Id like to believe that this
relationship lasts for many years. However, I havent set a time limit as
such.
11. You seem to be drawing a good salary. Will you be OK
in taking a salary cut?
I believe that at one point of time in career salary becomes secondary
and self actualisation become more important. While taking up any new
job, it will be my priority to ensure that the work culture, chances to
contribute and grow are sufficient along with the money I am paid. I also
believe that any good company who cares about its employees ensures
that they are paid well.
12. What is your expected salary?
I believe that an ideal remuneration for any position recognises the
ability, rewards the performance and provides the employee an
opportunity to indulge in his hobbies and passions. I am sure that this
company also takes care of these.
13. Would you like to ask us anything?
I would like to know about the career growth I can expect being with this
company. I am quite an ambitious person and this information will be
helpful.
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Tell us something about yourself.
Why do you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position?
Why do you want to leave your present job or company?
You have stayed in your current job for quite a long time, why?
What do you know about us?
What do you do to improve your knowledge?
Can you perform under pressure?
Tell us some of your strengths.
Tell us some of your weaknesses.
Are you comfortable working in a team?
How do you rate your communication skills?
You do not have all the experience we need for this position?
How would you compensate for the lack of experience you have for this
position?
If you were hiring for this position, what qualities would you look for in
a potential candidate?
Do you know anyone who works for us?
What is your style of management?
Have you ever fired anyone? How would you go about firing a person, if
required?
What irritates you about co-workers?
Is there any particular kind of person you can not work with?
What qualities would you look for in your senior?
What motivates you at work?
Will you be happy to work in night shifts or over the weekends?
Have you ever committed a mistake at work?
What position would you prefer while working on a project?
What are the most important things for you as a manager?
Will you be happy to re-locate, if required?
What kind of a salary are you looking for?
Do you have any questions for us?

Discuss the most stressful situation you came across in your previous
job.
For how long do you expect to stay with our organization?
Why should we hire you?
Discuss your strengths
Discuss your weaknesses and how do you plan to overcome it
What is your idea of an ideal company?
Why are you leaving your previous job?
Tell us something about your achievements at your previous job.
Tell us what do you know about our company
Are you willing to relocate/travel?
Are you a good team player?
Can you work independently?
Do you have any questions for us?
Are you willing to work for long hours, if the project demands that from
you?
What is your current CTC and what are your expectations?
Are you planning to go for further studies?
Tell us something about yourself, discuss 5 characteristics
Tell us something about your hobbies
What is more important to you money or success?
1. Tell us something about yourself.
This is the first question, you can expect during any interview you face.
This usually is a question to start the communication and set the ball
rolling for the interview. You can answer this question by providing
some information about your work experience, technologies you have
worked upon, educational qualifications. If you are a fresh graduate, you
can provide some information about your family also.
The trick is to put the full stop at the right place to provoke the next
question you want. For e.g. Recently I developed a website using
Drupal. It was quite an interesting but challenging job which I enjoyed.
2. Why do you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this
position?
The answer to this question lies in the preparation you did before the
interview. It is extremely important that you research the requirements of
the position well and match them with your skills.
For e.g. if the position requires an Asp.net developer with good
knowledge of health care domain, tell the interviewer about your
technical skills and your domain knowledge.
Fresh graduates can talk about their technical skills, ability to learn and
grasp things quickly.
3. Why do you want to leave your present job or company?
You may want to leave your present job for any reason but make sure
that you do not talk bad about your manager, company or job. It reflects
your complaining attitude.
Provide a sincere reason for e.g. I think, I have grown up with my last
employer as much as I could. I want to grow further and I believe that is
possible with a new employer.
4. You have stayed in your current job for quite a long time, why?
There are many people who do not change their jobs for years and when
they go out looking for a new employer, this is one of the most important
questions they are asked. Some people might look upon staying with the
same employer for long as lack of ambition.
A good answer to this question can be something like, Yes, you are
right. I stayed with my last employer for almost 5 years but I was
continuously growing in the company, doing new things, handling
bigger challenges. So, I was quite happy working with them for these
many years. You can then talk about how you grew with your last
employer.
5. What do you know about us?
Research the company and its business a bit before appearing for the
interview. Also, find out a bit about the technologies they work upon.
You dont need to know everything inside out but having a fair idea
about the company makes you appear interested in the position, to be
taken seriously.
For e.g. I see that your company does a lot of projects based on
OpenSource platforms like Joomla, Drupal, Magento which is quite
interesting as I have a similar kind of experience.
6. What do you do to improve your knowledge?
The field of IT is very revolutionary. It is extremely important to keep
yourself abreast with the new technological developments and this needs
you to take some time out of your work schedule so that you can keep
sharpening your saw.
To answer this question, you can tell the recruiter about the forums
which you keep visiting, blogs which you keep reading. It will be an
advantage if you are a member of some local user group.
7. Can you perform under pressure?
Most of the times, the job of software development is that of working
under pressure. Sometimes, it will be the pressure of delivering on time
while it can be that of a bug that has sprung all of a sudden in your code.
So, expect pressure in everything you do. It is important to maintain your
performance and develop strategies to deliver under pressure. You can
then go ahead an talk about your way of dealing with pressure and
performing under it.
8. Tell us some of your strengths.
Again, it is important to study the requirements of the position before
you appear for the interview. List out your strengths and offer the ones
that this role demands.
For e.g. if you are appearing for the position of a Tech Lead VB.net,
talk about your VB.net skills, any extra knowledge which you have
about coding with VB.net in comparison to other candidates, your team
management skills etc.
9. Tell us some of your weaknesses.
You have to be careful while answering this question. Do not offer a
weakness which will directly affect your selection but at the same time
saying that you do not have any weakness will not be right too. Every
human being has weaknesses, so it is perfectly OK for you to have some
too.
The best way to answer this question will be to turn one of your
strengths as a weakness and say that others accuse you of having this
weakness but you think it is important to work in this manner. For e.g.:
My colleagues accuse me of paying to much attention to syntaxes but I
believe it is important when you are writing the code to avoid spending
too much time on finding and fixing the bugs later on.
Another way to answer this question is to offer a totally un-related
weakness for e.g. I have been staying alone for so many years now but I
still cant cook independently.
10. Are you comfortable working in a team?
The whole work of software development or IT is a team work. So, the
only answer to this question can be: Yes, I am comfortable working in a
team. If you have any problems in working as a team, it is important to
work on them and develop yourself as a team player.
11. How do you rate your communication skills?
Again, IT is about dealing with people within and out of the company.
So, it is important to have good communication skills. By good
communication skills we mean, ability to understand and explain in a
common language. So, if you believe that your communication skills are
weaker, you need to work on them.
Anything less than average or good is not acceptable here.
12. You do not have all the experience we need for this position?
It is not possible for a candidate to have all the experience an employer
requires. Even if you match yourself up to the expectations on technical
front, there will be some difference in the work environment. And, it is
absolutely fine.
The best way to deal with this question is to analyse the requirements of
the position well and match your skills as close to them as possible. If
something is still left untouched, offer your quick grasping power and
ability to learn quickly as a solution & back it up with an example from
the past.
13. How would you compensate for the lack of experience you have
for this position?
As we discussed in the last question, your ability to understand and pick
up new things quickly should be able to compensate for the lack of work
experience you have.
14. If you were hiring for this position, what qualities would you look
for in a potential candidate?
Closely understand the qualities and skills a person holding the position
would need and match them with the qualities you have.
If you believe that you are missing a big quality required for the position
under discussion, say that, I understand that this is an important quality
required in the person holding this position but given a chance, I will
inculcate it in me. Back it up with a confident body language.
15. Do you know anyone who works for us?
Offer some ones name if they really know you well and can offer a
positive feedback about you.
16. What is your style of management?
In todays scenario, everything needs customization, so here also, one
size cant fit all i.e. one management style wont work in all situations.
So, offer situational as your style of management.
17. Have you ever fired anyone? How would you go about firing a
person, if required?
The basic purpose of asking this question is to check your EQ and see if
you have the guts to make tough decisions. If you have fired anyone in
the past, discuss your experience and approach. If you have never done
so in the past, discuss the approach you would take to make and
implement such a decision. Keep the focus of your answer on the fact
that you would try to do your best to ensure that your team performs to
its best but if a particular member is not able to perform even after you
taking all the steps to help him, you would make the tough decision to
ensure that the project doesnt suffer.
18. What irritates you about co-workers?
The purpose of this question is to see how well you can fit into a team.
Basically, you should not have a problem with a person, although you
can have a problem with the style of working.
So, to answer this question you can simply say, I understand that IT is
about team work, so we cant afford to problems with co-workers but if
someone is not serious about their work or does a low quality work
affecting the whole project, I definitely do not like it
19. Is there any particular kind of person you can not work with?
For the reason given in the above questions, the answer to this question
should be a No. This is basically a different way of putting up the last
question.
20. What qualities would you look for in your senior?
You can mention some generic qualities like intelligence, good sense of
humour, dedicated to his team etc., which all the managers think that
they have in abundance.
21. What motivates you at work?
To answer this question, you can mention things like new challenges,
good environment which all employers think that they offer.
22. Will you be happy to work in night shifts or over the weekends?
You need to answer this question taking into consideration what is
suitable for you. Say that you can work in the night shifts, only if you
can really do it.
23. Have you ever committed a mistake at work?
To err is human. So, it is perfectly OK if you committed a mistake at
work but before answering the question analyse the magnitude of
mistake you did and the effect it had on the company.
What is more important is what did you do to rectify the mistake and
make sure that you dont do it again?
So, mention the mistake you committed and keep the focus of the answer
on the steps you took to rectify it.
24. What position would you prefer while working on a project?
This question is for you to answer based on the skills and qualities you
have. If you have the capability to handle different positions, discuss that
also in the interview.
25. What are the most important things for you as a manager?
The two things which should be most important for a manager to
succeed in his role are:
a.) His team should be happy and keep performing
b.) The project he is working on with his team is successfully finished
with minimum problems.
26. Will you be happy to re-locate, if required?
Again, a question for you to answer based on your position. If you are
anticipating this question in the interview, it is better to discuss this with
your family also before you go to face the interview.
27. What kind of a salary are you looking for?
Try to put the ball back in interviewers court by asking him about the
salary they offer for a position like this. Most of the big companies will
have a fixed remuneration for each level.
However, if this is negotiable, you will have more negotiation power if
you have some work experience. So, know your lower limit (amount
below which you cant go) and also know the maximum salary in the
industry for the position then put forward a figure which is not very
exact. It is better to mention a range. For e.g. if you are expecting
something around 55 K, say that you expect something in mid fifties.
Dont keep the range to broad otherwise you will be offered something
towards the lower end.
If you are a fresher, most of the times you will have to accept the
companys offering for the position. However, if you find it too less, you
can definitely discuss that during the interview.
28. Do you have any questions for us?
This is usually the last question you can expect during an interview. It is
extremely important to have some intelligent questions to ask the
interviewer otherwise you may just sound dull and un-interested.
Research the company a bit and discuss if they have been in news
recently. You can also discuss about the growth prospects for you within
the company etc.
29. Discuss the most stressful situation you came across in your
previous job.
Here you should discuss a stressful situation that you were able to
overcome and keep a positive tone, do not say you never came across a
stressful situation. Typical answers can be:
-Our teams targets were increased three fold and initially everyone was
overwhelmed by the number, but we discussed it with our manager and
he was co-operative and understood the situation. But he wanted us to
give it a try and was ready to reduce the targets to a more realistic
number.
-You can also talk about a very demanding project where you worked for
long hours/2 shifts and had to sacrifice on family time, but once the
project was done you got recognition for the hard work and you were
over the stress.
30. For how long do you expect to stay with our organization?
You should ensure that you give an impression that you will pay back
more than what you take from the company:
-You can say I will stay here as far as I see an opportunity for growth, as
I am looking for a stability in work place
-If they stress on number of years say 3-4 years, and more if I can
explore new challenges/growth opportunities
31. Why should we hire you?
-Here you should discuss the profile you have applied for and your
strengths/experience with which you can add value to the job
-Discuss your achievements at your previous job, and say that I have
developed my skills to suit my current profile, but I want to develop
myself futher and face new challenges, and for that I need to change my
job.
- I will always be willing to change roles share responsibilities to suit
company requirements
32. Discuss your strengths
Discuss strengths that show your professional expertise, some of the
answers could be:
-Multi tasking: Say I have been working on mulitple project and I am
required to keep tabs on each project and co-ordinate with a lot of teams,
and I am able to do it efficiently.
-Problem Solving: You can say that in my current job role I have spent a
good time to know how to solve problems. My team members see me as
a go-to person to solve issues.
-Communication
-Team player
-Quick learner
Support each point with your examples
33. Discuss your weaknesses and how do you plan to overcome it
Discuss weaknesses in positive light always discuss how you plan to
overcome it, some of the answers could be:
-I am always willing to take up additional responsibilities, but I end up
being over worked so now I am realistic about what I can do, so that I do
work to the required standards
-If you lack certain technical skill, which is not crucial for the job you
can state that and say you are planning to take up a training
course/certification to get over it
-If you do not wish to discuss your weakness, you can say, I cannot
compete with Rajnikant :P
34. What is your idea of an ideal company?
Do not go over board and ask for , it might give an impression that you
are too demanding, some of the answers could be:
-An ideal company provides maximum opportunities for growth of
employees.
-They provide comfortable and flexible work environment, so that
employees can perform at their best and work towards companys
benefit.
-A company that encourages learning
-A company that encourages open culture
35. Why are you leaving your previous job?
Do not go around defaming your company, it will give a bad impression
about you.
Give reasons such as:
-Professional Growth
-New challenges
-Change in profile
-Planning to relocate (if applicable)
-With time I found my job was becoming monotonous and I didnt want
this to have any impact on the job I was doing for my employer
-I am not actively looking for a job change but, I saw this opening and it
looked interesting.
36. Tell us something about your achievements at your previous job.
-Talk about your professional acheivements, if you were recognised as a
high performer or you got good feedback from your manager
-You can also discuss you annual ratings
-Discuss your promotions/appraisals
37. Tell us what do you know about our company
-Browse through the company website and make sure you know what
the company does and make sure you do so in short
-Discuss the positives aspects of the company, the interviewer should
feel that you have done your home work
10. Why do you want to work for us?
-Start by discussing the profile you have applied for and go on to say that
the organization would provide an opportunity to enhance your
knowledge and help you to grow professionally
-Discuss how you would be of use to the organization and how you plan
to develop your professional competencies
38. Are you willing to relocate/travel?
-Always say yes if you need the job
-You can ask whether they will compensate for relocation costs
39. Are you a good team player?
Companies look for team players as well as those who are self starters
and can work independently, so you need to be versatile:
-You should show that you enjoy working in a team. Say that you are
open to suggestions from team members and seniors.
-It is always good to work in a team as one can get the support of other
members and in times of crisis everyone can work together to achieve
the goal.
40. Can you work independently?
-Yes, I can work independently without supervision or support from a
team
Do not emphasize on working independently as that will be seen as an
inability to work with others.
41. Do you have any questions for us?
Always have a question ready to answer this one:
-You can ask whether the company allows for lateral and vertical role
changes
-You can also ask whether the company encourages learning and
development of employees
-Ask whether the company has plans for expansion
-You can also discuss your role in detail
42. Are you willing to work for long hours, if the project demands that
from you?
-Discuss situations when you must have done so to fulfill project
requirements in the past
43. What is your current CTC and what are your expectations?
-Be honest about your CTC, as you will have to produce you salary slip
as a proof of emplyment
-Be realistic when you state your expected CTC, you can ask for a 30-
40% hike
-If you are underpaid at your current company you can look for the
standard salary paid for the experience you have and ask for that amount
44. Are you planning to go for further studies?
Be transparent in your answer.
-If you are pursuing further studies, say so. Tell them why you want to
go for that course
-If you are taking up a distance education course or a part time course,
they should know, as you will need to take leaves when you appear for
exams
45. Tell us something about yourself, discuss 5 characteristics
List down points that will help you professionally:
-Independent
-Responsible
-Hard working
-Multi tasker
-Prompt
-Add your characteristcs
46. Tell us something about your hobbies
Answer it with honesty, as they can go deeper into this discussion. You
can include:
-Browsing the internet
-Blogging,
-Listening to music,
-Chatting with friends
-Reading newspapers,
-Reading books,
-Shopping,
-Watching movies.
47. What is more important to you money or success?
This is tricky question, as money and success both are important and you
cannot outweigh the importance of one over the other. Personally you
might prefer money over success or success over money, but it is better
to be neutral when answering this question in an interview:
You can say, that money and success both are important for you, but if
you have to choose you would choose success. The reason being, if one
is successful money often follows and you need not focus on money over
success..
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AthiVignesh.C 01-22-2014 10:49 AM
HR interview questions

The best strategies for the ultimate interview are:

Have a perfect resume.
You are not competing; you are self-maximizing.
When you interview you are telling the story of 'YOU'.
Practice, practice, practice.
Research, research, research.
Treat each interview as special and unique.
Always tell the truth.
Relax before the interview.


Revathy 05-21-2012 12:58 AM
What qualities would you look for in your senior?

Dont vomit out barrage of qualities that a senior should have. Try to be
smart and play according to the situation. After having spent sometime with
interviewer, you might have observed some key features in him, try to put
those across. Also, dont flaunt out any extra-ordinary skills and qualities,
just speak about few generic qualities.

You can say a senior should have enough skills and experience to script road
map for us. He should be honest and trustworthy. These skills are quite
normal to be expected and no managers can contradict your views.


Nishant Singh 02-16-2012 05:20 AM
Can you perform under pressure?

Yes should be the obvious answer but the question awaits you to spell an
instance where you excel from the pressure situation. Quote the situation
that blatantly talks about your patience, tolerance and decision making
skills. If you are fresher, you can bring about personal and family related
incidence.

Nishant Singh 02-15-2012 02:56 AM
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HR interview questions and answers

Tell me something about your self.
Why do you think should we take you for this job?
Why do you want to leave your present job or why did you leave your last
job?
What is your greatest strength?
What is your greatest weakness?
What is your greatest achievement?
Are you ambitious?
Are you speaking to some other companies? Or how is your job search going
on?
You have stayed for a long time with your last company-Why?
What was your biggest mistake?
Why havent you got a job yet?
You do not have all the experience we are seeking for this position.
Why do you want to quit your present job?
Have you ever made a mistake at work? How did you rectify it?
What major problems did you face in your last role?


Career 12-7-2011 07:05 AM
Can you perform under pressure?

You will get some kind of pressure in every job you perform. So, you should
tune yourself to perform under pressure. You can say, "Yes, I can perform
under pressure" and then go on to give an example from your professional
or personal life where you performed under pressure. The example could be
that of a pressure at home which you did not let affect your profession.

Astha Sharma 11-8-2011 01:22 AM
Why do you consider yourself a suitable candidate?

Because you have XYZ requirements and I have a good knowldege/
experience to do this task. ( Keep some examples ready to strengthen your
answer).

Ansh Acharya 11-8-2011 01:17 AM
HR interview questions.

Some questions I faced at HR interview in campus recruitment:
1. Differentiate between confidence and over confidence.
2. Being a mechanical engineer, why do you want to get into software
development?
3. How do you analyse your own performance?
4. What is more important to you - values or money?


Tanmay 11-5-2011 06:59 AM
Strengths and Weaknesses

The purpose of asking for strengths and weaknesses is to check your:
1. Level of confidence
2. Self-evaluation capability
3. Desire - to improve upon your weaknesses or gain from your strengths.

So, as long as you are offering a weakness which can be worked upon and
you are doing something to improve upon it, it is OK. Offcourse, you have to
choose your words in a way that you do not loose out on the position.

Deepak Sharma 11-5-2011 06:16 AM
Tell us something about yourself.

In addition to the regular stuff you can also say something like this:
"I come from a nuclear family with my mum being a working lady. This has
developed me into an independent thinker who can dig out ideas, learn
quickly from experiences while being still attached to the family. These
qualities have helped me in taking up a lot of challenging projects at work."

Sandesh Bhavsar 11-5-2011 05:38 AM
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