HR Interview Questions For Job Seekers

Questions At a Glance For Freshers:

1. Tell me about yourself.
2. Why should I hire you?
3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
4. Why do you want to work at our company?
5. What is the difference between confidence and over confidence?
6. What is the difference between hard work and smart work?
7. How do you feel about working nights and weekends?
8. Can you work under pressure?
9. Are you willing to relocate or travel?
10. What are your goals?
11. What motivates you to do good job?
12. What makes you angry?
13. Give me an example of your creativity.
14. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
15. Are not you overqualified for this position?
16. Describe your ideal company, location and job.
17. What are your career options right now?
18. Explain how would be an asset to this organization?
19. What are your outside interests?
20. Would you lie for the company?
21. Who has inspired you in your life and why?
22. What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?
23. Have you considered starting your own business?
24. How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?
25. If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?
26. Tell me something about our company.
27. How much salary do you expect?
28. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
29. On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.
30. Do you have any questions for me?

Questions For Experienced At A Glance

1. Why did you resign from your previous job?
2. Why have you been out of work so long?
3. Why have you had so many jobs?
4. Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized.
5. Could you have done better in your last job?
6. Tell me about the most boring job you have ever had.
7. May I contact your present employer for a reference?
8. How many hours a week do you normally work?
9. What was the toughest challenge you have ever faced?
10. Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous position?
11. What changes would you make if you came on board?
12. What would you say to your boss if he is crazy about an idea, but you think it stinks?
13. How could you have improved your career progress?
14. Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss (company, management team, etc.)
15. Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?
16. Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from within?
17. How do you feel about reporting to a younger person?
18. Looking back, what would you do differently in your life?
19. Why are not you earning more money at this stage of your career?

Probable Best Answers:

1. Tell me about yourself.

Good Morning Sir/Madam.
I am Yuvaraj from kolathur.
I have completed B. Com from pachaiyappa’s college.
I have done my school from Don Bosco school.
My strength is that I believe in myself.
My weakness is that I can not say no to help others.
My short term goal is complete my communication skill class with confident.
My long term goal is own home.
My hobbies playing cricket and garden maintain.
About my family.
We are six members, my father working turner and my mother is house wife. I have two elder brothers and one younger brother.
That is all about me sir.

Alternate-1:
Good morning sir.
Thank you very much for giving this opportunity.
I am Anusha, pursuing B-Tech final year in ECE department, in sri padmavathi mahila viswavidhayalayam, tirupathi.
My strengths are self confidence, a good team player, willing to learn some thing new and helping others.
My weakness is I can’t take rest until the work is completed.
I like to spend my free time by playing shuttle, chatting with friends, listening music.
My short term goal is to be placed in a reputed company like yours.
My long term goal is to occupy a good position in the organization.
I basically believe in hard work with smart work for good results.
Coming to my family my father is a bank employee, my mother is home maker and I have one younger sister pursuing her intermediate.
Thank you.

2. Why should I hire you?

Sir firstly I am a fresher candidate and according to me freshers are more responsible than experienced because they have lot of pressure and in pressure a person can shows our great strength and working with it. And every experienced came from fresher.

Also freshers have great innovative thoughts to provide better way to organizational growth, and during the whole engineering we learn so many things also did some practical but this time is my knowledge and skills to prove myself, By giving this opportunity to me I will try to it my best level with my best strength.

Alternate-1:
Sir.
As I am a fresher, I don’t have experience but experience comes from work only. I am eager to learn new things and I want to increase my knowledge and skills. And your organization is the best place to begin with. So if you give me this opportunity I assure you that I will work sincerely for the growth of organization. My qualification can implement in your organization.

Alternate-2:
Sir, as I am a fresher I don’t have experience but experience comes from work only. I am eager to learn new things & I want to increase my knowledge & skills. & your organization is the best place to begin with. So if I get the opportunity I assure you that I will work sincerely.

Alternate-3:
Sir,
As I am a fresher I don’t have any experience but the experience comes from work only.
I have curiosity to learn new things which takes me one step forward. I want enhance my knowledge in order to serve the company in a better way. I am a quick learner, hard worker, disciplined and also adaptable to any environment.

So if you give me this opportunity then it will be pleasure to me and also I assure you that I will try to work at my level best for the organization.

3. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

STRENGTHS:
Self confidence.
Capable to work in a team.
Adaptable to any condition.
Quick leaner.

WEAKNESSES:
I like to make sure that my work is perfect so I sometimes spend a lot of my time to check it.
I can’t say no to any one who ask me for help. Sometimes it creates overburden. People ask me to help even they can do it their own.

Alternate-1:
STRENGTHS:.
-quick learner.
-time management.
-easily to adapt into new environment or cultures.
-self motivated.
-positive thinking.
-well organised.
-capable to work with a team.
-positive thinking.

WEAKNESS:.
-spending lots of time just to be sure my work is perfect. I don’t mean that I am a slow worker but I had an attitude of being perfectionism which I wanted to overcome.

Alternate-2:
Coming to my Strengths :.
I am self Motivate with a positive attitude.
My self confidence & Good Team Player.

My weakness :
Being soft spoken with every one. Because some times soft nature towards others may leads to hamper the work. So, I am doing my best to overcome that kind of situations.

Alternate-3:
A couple strengths I have are planning and execution, and working with people. I’ve always been very good at planning and detailing all the steps. Even in college, I would spend time organizing my week and planning a strategy to tackle each class or assignment. Executing a plan has always come easy for me as well. I believe it’s due to proper planning. I also work with people very well in a way where I use the strengths of each individual in a team to produce the best results. Because of my easy going personality, I’ve been told by my directs that it’s easy to approach me.

I’m too detail oriented. I never want to leave anything out and I want everything to be perfect. This is bad because it slows down my work. Initially, I tried to work faster to compensate, but that only made me sloppy. So I decided to put more emphasis on priority and planning. By doing so, I’m hoping that I can make the proper decisions on what to work on and what to intentionally leave out.

Alternate-4:
My strengths are Quick learner, Positive attitude toward work, easily adjustable in any team members & take my feedback in positive manner.

Weakness is need to learn art of saying NO.

4. Why do you want to work at our company?

I want to work in a platform where I can prove myself, utilize my knowledge and to acquire more knowledge and feel comfortable. This is the place where I can get it. And I am sure that my contribution will be the part of company’s growth.

Alternate-1:
Sir,
I am a fresher. I want a platform to put my innovative ideas. I always want to show uniqueness in my work. So, as a fresher it is very helpful to improve knowledge, experience and skills in the part of company’s growth. This is the place where I can satisfy with my work and do the best participation of company’s success.

Alternate-2:
I think the employees are the reason for the success of any company, and if this company has a reputation or name in the market is because of them and I want to be a part of those people by which I will definitely groom my personality, knowledge and lifestyle and tomorrow when people appreciate this company I will feel proud to be the part of this organization.

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