Best way to answer frequently asked HR Interview Questions for fresher graduates and experienced people and how to handle this challenging situation.
In our previous article, we have already discussed how to crack you job interview in 10 tips. In addition to the general questions for fresher graduates, let’s discuss some typical questions for experienced people.
Let’s come to some HR Interview Questions again:
Q. Let’s say some motivating factor for you at work.
A. You can discuss your competition with others and new challenges that can motivate you at work.
Q. Are you thinking that we should take you for this job?
A. Before going to the interview, know the job profile very well. Make sure that this matches your skills, experience and qualification and that is the actual reason they consider you for this job.
Make something extraordinary and have the ability to grasp new things quickly.
Q. During your working hours how did you manage to attend this interview?
A. Just say that you took an off from your office to attend this interview as interviewer knows that you won’t ask for a permission from office.
Q. Why you have switched so many jobs?
A. Changing to much job makes a bad impression to the company and they think that candidate is unstable and unreliable. You can say that you did it to broaden your experience.
Q. What makes you interest in a job?
A. You need to add value the company. You can may how your gained skills, experience and personal qualities fit into the requirements of the job position. Interviewer want to know how can job can offer you a career progress and how you can take new challenges.
Q. Sorry, you don’t have all the experience we are looking for.
A. If the job profile matches most of the qualities required and experiences then you can say that every new job needs a people to learn new things and you are capable to grasp new things quickly.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Focus on your recent past achievements and qualities and make sure that how they can help growing your career.
Q. Suppose, you are recruiting someone for this position. So, what qualities would you look for?
A. Before appearing for the interview, make sure that you have already analyzed the job requirements because this is the time to estimate your understanding of the position. Focus on the skills, qualities and experience you would look for in a person for this position.
Q. Since a long time you seem to be working with the same company. Why?
A. Discuss about some different kinds of assignments you got from your company and how you handled and their importance to the company.
Company sometime consider this as a lack of ambition in the candidate.
Q. Why do you want to leave your current job?
A. The best and common answer for this question is “I am looking for better prospects” as switching the job could be numerous.
But, make sure that better prospects means in in terms of experience, and exposure.
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Q. Did you face any problems in your last company?
A. If you face any problem then you can tell them and how you solved this type situation.
Q. Suppose you facing a problem with your own performance. How do you handle this situation?
A. Interviewer looks for those candidate if someone face any problems then how they can handle this. Analyze them how you are trapped into a problem and how you solve this type situation.
Q. Was your work ever criticized?
A. If you ever faced this situation then, tell a bit about this situation and how you handled this. But, if you didn’t face this situation then you can say that this is very important not to lose your cool and focus on you work.
Q. Would you like to work in a team or own self?
A. Interviewer wants to know whether you are a team player or independent work. Sometimes, you need to work in a team and sometimes independently. A good answer for this question can be “I can adjust myself in team project as well as I can handle independently”.
Q. How would you be able to do lead position here as you don’t seem to have in your last role?
A. Interviewer wants to know whether you have the capabilities to be in a lead position and can manage a team. As you know that job very well and also have the capabilities then, you can be in a lead position at any time.
Q. Tell me a situation where you were required to fire someone.
A. Being in a lead position means you need to be stable in every situation. So, if you find yourself in a situation where you need to fire someone then, this can be deal in a proper way so that there is no bad feeling on either of the sides. But, if you didn’t face this situation then, you can say that you try to figure out root of the problem and try to solve it.
Q. Did you think of changing your present job earlier? Why didn’t you change on that time?
A. Try to memorize the reason why you wanted to change earlier and what made you to continue like any type of flexibility or advancement opportunities etc.
Q. How would you describe your style of work?
A. You need to convince the interviewer as you can say that your work style is performance oriented and you enjoy your work most.
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Q. Suppose, your team does not perform as expected. What will you do?
A. You need to understand the management carefully. First you need to find the reason for non-performance then eradicate them.
Q. What is your expected salary?
A. Don’t mention the actual figure. Try to mention a range like “I should be comfortable with something in the range of mid forties fr example”. Try to ask them what type of salary the company offers for that particular position.
Q. Suppose, some other company offered you with a salary higher than this. So, will you change for better opportunity?
A. In this type of questions interviewer try to analyze whether you would change for a couple of thousands. You can discuss this issue with your senior and in teams of growth in the present job you need to stick otherwise move to the next decision.