50 Most Common Interview Question and Answers asked in HR ROUND
1. Tell me about yourself in brief: It is one of the frequently asked questions in Hr Round
I am XYZ, a Computer graduate from ABC. I like to apply y analytical skills to produce world-class products in the XYZ domain. When I was not working I volunteer to NGO’s as an opportunity to serve people. I travel a lot and I am an active member of ABC Travel club. I am one of the top graduates of my batch in college.
2. Describe who you are (or) Tell me about your background: It is also one of the frequently asked questions in Hr Round
In an HR round, there is a chance of facing this question among all other HR interview questions and answers asked to you. Individuals generally treat this question as one of the easiest questions. Well, it’s not! Never underestimate the possibility of scoring better points with a crisp answer. Answer it like…“I am a B. Tech in Computer Science/B. Com in Economics. I also have an MBA and I have completed a certification course in Digital Marketing from ABC Academy. “I have scored an A in Professional and Technical Written Communication in English, in my first semester. Here’s my mark sheet.”
3. What would you consider your greatest strengths and weakness? : It is also one of the frequently asked questions in Hr Round
The first and foremost thing is I am very patient and My strength is my ability to convert negative work environment into a positive and at the same time, developing a supportive team. I am also capable of keeping many projects on track and ensuring deadlines are met. Coming to my weakness is concerned I get impatient sometimes in order to get everything done very quickly. I am a bit nervous about speaking in a group.
4. What Experience do you have in this field: It is also one of the frequently asked questions in Hr Round. Mention all your experiences in the particular field you choose.
Example: I have created several systems that are still in used to this day. Some of the systems I’m proud to include [mention those remarkable ones]
5. You have not done your PG yet. Why don’t you think it is a drawback?: It is also one of the frequently asked questions for the students who haven’t done their Post Graduation. Answer it
Having a PG degree is important, but I don’t think it is mandatory. As soon as I graduated, I felt the urge to start working in the real world. I have undergone internships, of which 2 are paid from reputed organizations. I sometimes wonder whether I should have first completed my post-graduation. Had I done so, I wouldn’t have been able to develop my complete portfolio. And I am hoping that my track record will help me get selected for this position in your esteemed organization.
5. Do you have any serious medical issues: If you do not have any of the above, do not give out too many details about your illness. Try to answer it in the following manner.
“I do not have severe health issues, but I do have a migraine issue. I have never disclosed my condition on a job interview before or on a pre-employment health questionnaire, as I was afraid that it might jeopardize my career. But I am undergoing preventive therapies and most of my colleagues know about it. The situation is completely under control and I have been almost cured.”
6. What do your Friends and Co-workers say about you?
I like to build strong professional relationships with my teammates, most of them have become great friends. We have been spending eight hours a day, five days a week for several years now. So, I am sure that whatever they say, will be realistic and not made up. One thing that they will surely mention about me is my love for food! The rest is up to you to find out.
7. Do you consider yourself successful?
I feel successful with my continuous progress. I also feel successful when I meet my short term as well as the long-term goals. I try to achieve the set goals and work hard as much as I can, I try to reach those goals and achieve the desired outcome. I want to recognize myself as someone with a progressive attitude who does his best and gives 100% to attain goals. To me, success is not just my personal achievements but also by the efforts of the people around me.
8. What motivates you?
Primarily, my ability to work hard motivates me. But recognition of my efforts gives me the encouragement for my next efforts. Responsibility towards work motivates me the most and my aim within any company is to move up to greater levels of responsibility to achieve each goal with better responsibilities.
9. Why should we hire you?
The subjects I chose while working for my degree in XYZ subject have prepared me for this particular post. Also, my two-year experience working with company X has given me the platform to master the skills that I needed to deliver for this position. So, it seems as if I was prepared all my life to land this job.
10. What is your ideal workplace/Company?
“Well, my ideal company is the one which can bring forth exciting challenges and opportunities that will bring out the best in me. I can grow my interests and experiences. I like my current workplace as it offers all this along with a clean and professional work atmosphere, and more. But I am looking forward to a workplace that is actively involved in social welfare, and your esteemed organization does exactly that.”
11. According to you tell us the difference between smart work and hard work :
Hard work is what every breadwinner does today, including a rickshaw puller or a daily wager. Smart work is what the educated masses are supposed to do, and some of us are actually doing it. According to me, Hard work is delivering work on time with more effort and smart work is delivering work on time, with lesser effort. I feel that is the basic difference. Most of the times, in the corporate world, I feel a combination of both is needed to attain excellence.
12. How do you feel about working weekends and night shifts?
As I am a fresher and I hardly have any exposure to the corporate world. Back in college, weekends were no different from weekdays for us. The assignments, tasks, and projects had to be submitted within deadlines, and to do so, we would study during the weekdays. As far as night shifts are concerned, I would like to say that I am a nocturnal person and I like to do my studies generally at night. I have no issues working during weekends and at night, provided I get enough compensatory offs to relax.
13. Give an example of a time you had to respond to an unhappy manager/customer/ colleague/ professor/friend
To be frank I am not fond of personal conflicts. I try to avoid conflicts and tongue-lashing as far as possible. In case such a situation arises, I let my seniors or professors handle it. I don’t know whether I could recollect the exact situation right now, but that’s what I have done in the past.”
14. Why did you leave your previous job? : It is one of the frequently asked questions in Hr Round
I left my previous job because I feel I want to do more, to get hold of a greater opportunity to serve.
15. What have you learned from mistakes on the job?
I learned that without proper coordination, even the simplest task could cause problems in a project. I had this problem during my first job. From that time on, I made sure every I thing follows every detail and coordination.
16. Are you a team player?
Definitely. While I will deny the fact that I can work independently with minimal supervision, That is why many leaders choose me. Whatever task is assigned to me, I make sure it meets and exceeds what is expected of me. I also make it a point to reach out to teammates whenever needed.
I have high hopes that I will be hired. In case it turns the other way around, I would have to move on and search for another job. I don’t get discouraged or I won’t lose my confidence.
19. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate yourself as a leader?
I manage a 5-member strong team independently in an MNC. That is why I am a good leader. While assigning tasks, I consider people skills often. Bearing my performance as a Manager over the past few years, I would rate myself an 8.5/10, as there is still a lot of scopes to learn and grow.
20. What is your greatest fear?
You might think that since I have never worked in my life, and this is only my first job, my inexperience is my weakness. But I beg to differ. I am a fast learner and very open-minded.
21. What are you passionate about? or What are your hobbies?
I’m passionate about cooking. I love to stir up a new dish Every weekend, my friends come over to my place to try out a new dish. I maintain a journal where I jot down all my kitchen quests. I might publish it as a guide for home cooks, but that will have to wait until I develop and write down at least a 1000 recipes.
22. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
Not exactly hated. I once had a job that does not exactly match my qualification. Nevertheless, I was glad I took the job because it was an opportunity to learn something new and added to my list of experience.
Job satisfaction is more important to me. Working just for the money may not be fulfilling if I don’t like the job in the first place. Job satisfaction makes me stay productive; money would naturally come along well.