HR Interview Questions

An HR interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked by the interviewer to elicit facts or statements from the interviewer. This is a useful tutorial that collects a set of most useful HR interview questions and how to answer them in a tactful manner.

Ever faced an HR interview before? In case you haven’t, I am sure that you might face one soon enough. In order to help you prepare for HR interview questions and answers.

HR Job interview question

Q1- Tell me something about yourself in brief

This is one of the most frequently asked questions during an HR round interview. Your answer has to be short, crisp and to the point. Here are some possible high-impact answers to help you leave a great impression.

"First of all thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is ABC. I am from XYZ City and belong to a nuclear family. My father is a Central Government Employee and my mother is a Vice Principal at a private school. About my education qualification - I have completed my B.Tech with information technology stream from XYZ technical univercsity, in the year of 2018. I have completed my schooling in ABC High school. I am good in programming languages C, C++, and Java and very much interested in HTML, CSS, ASP.Net and SQL.
My strength : Are self confidence, positive attitude, hard work.
My Hobbies : Watching news chennel. playing volley ball. Listening song's. My short term goal is any good job in MNC. My long term goal is start IT company in my City."

Thanks to again given golden opportunity.

Q2- Why should I hire you?

As I am fresher even I don't have any experience yet. I assure you that I will put all my efforts to enrich my skills and develop my career by working in your reputed company. I work hard in the progress of your company and I will help in achieving the organizational mission and goals. As I am team worker self-motivator mingle so you should hire me.

Hello sir, as you know I am still fresher and I have no experience about the corporate field but I am searching job and your company's profile matches with my profile, if I got a platform then I can prove what am I, so sir you should hire me.

If you hire me then this will be a great platform to show my skill set that I developed from my previous job, it will surely benefit your company I am workaholic and commit 100% to my work

My Pleasure

Although I am a fresher I am a team worker and team manageable person from my past experiences in school and college life. Which would be a great benefit to your company and I am also looking for a company where I can achieve myself after few years, so I work with all my power to you at least to my selfishness to grow so you can hire me.

Q3- What are your strengths and weaknesses?

My strengths are working on myself every day, never give up. And I have no weakness because I make my weakness as my strength/motivation to be a better person OR

Strengths and weaknesses is the two parts of human life:

  • I connect to easily to any people.
  • I am much perfectionists.
  • I care too much about my work.
  • Try to work deliver before the time limit.
  • Forget to lunch, when I work. It is harmful to my health OR

Quick learning, Adoptable, hard-working, good communicator, and ability to lead a team are my strength.

Some time I feel shy when I talk to strangers, but I look forward to improving that. I will never get disappointed by failures realizing that the failures are the stepping stones to success.

Q4- Why do you want to work at our company?

This is a great privilege for anyone to work in a reputed company like yours. When I am read about your company. I found that my skills are matching your requirement where I can showcase my technical skills contribute to the company growth.

I know that this organization is well a reputed organization and I would feel proud if I were get selected in this company. I also look at this company as a great platform to prove my skills and gain knowledge. OR

I want to do work in your company due to your company history and market value i.e. company award, company growth, company general reputation, the key reputation of leader. OR

Based on your company history and profile in the market I'm proud that today I'm doing an interview with you in a position that fit for my experience that I do have it. Looking for a new challenge and a new forward path.

Q5- What is the difference b/w confidence and overconfidence?

Just a small difference, if I say I am suitable for this job it's my confidence but if I say I am only one suitable for this job it's my overconfidence, that means confidence is good understanding about our strength and overconfidence is a misunderstanding about our strengths. OR

  • Confidence and overconfidence differs from the single word "only" like.
  • Confidence means I can do this work.
  • Overconfidence means I can do only this work.

Q6- What are your goals?

Short term goal is to work in a reputed organization, where I can enhance my technical skills and knowledge.
My long term goal, I want to see myself your company at a topmost position where I am one of the people responsible for that. OR

To be honest, my aim of life is that I would like to see myself as a successful person at a respectable position so for this right now my goal is to crack this interview and want to be part of your organization.

Q7- How do you define success?

Success is neither a destination nor an achievement. It is a constant journey where we have to work hard, face obstacles, with passion and with a great deal of zeal which will help us to attain and accomplish milestones in our life. OR

According to me success is whatever the best thing I do which brings a smile in my heart and on my lips, which makes me complete without any dissatisfaction.

Q8- Can you please define success and failure?

Success for me is in which we do hard work for our goals and happiness if we are satisfied with our goals it means that our goals are achieved. and failure in today life does not exist as today we generation are much better and if a person gets 100 times failure it does not mean he is looser it means he has 100 lesson or ways to achieve goal as from it, he is able to know that these 100 ideas did not work then next 1 will defiantly do last but not the least from failure we learn a lesson of our life. OR

According to me Success and failure both are the results of effort success is the result of excess efforts and failure is the result of a poor result.

Q9- Why did you resign from your previous job?

My previous company for letting me know what is the pros and cons in the BPO industry. I left my previous company because I want to relate my previous course to this account. I have knowledge when it comes to booking a flight my dream as well is to travel around the world. I love this course and I know to myself that I will grow here in this company. I can use all the knowledge that I have learned from my previous course. OR

My previous organization, they hired me when I'm fresher now I'm here because of them only I learned a lot from my previous work. But I want to improve my professional skills and career growth.

Q10- How many hours a week do you normally work?

Normally, I works for 42 hours in a week but it totally depends on situation and circumstance of project deadline if the company needs more time of me then I eagerly wait for this type of moment because these are the moments where you show your real dedication towards company and your love of work. OR

Presently I work 42 hours a week. If the job demands to work in stretched hours occasionally I oblige for that. For me time is very valuable I would like to give time to my job as well as my family. OR

According to me I never give the importance to working hours why because it shows that the employee is not interested to work. I would like to give the importance to the completion of the work within time.

Q11- Could you have done better in your last job?

I have performed well in most area of my job, which was done through my strength, commitment, hardworking and honest. OR

Yes, I have won many awards due to my quality, SLA. Good customer relation. And I have gotten a star performance certificate due to my strong quality and without error. OR

I always give my best for my job, but at the end of the day, I always found that there is always room for improvement and enhancement of standers. My continuous urge for betterment was my driving force which propelled me towards excellence in my job.

Q12- Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized?

Criticism is a common one in all the organization. Even I had the same from my team lead in all the ways. But I took all his criticism as feedback and make myself corrections and I seen my real growth there. Always we need a person to criticize to explore ourselves. OR

I did not remember any high criticism on my work, however, I have made some mistakes, and mistakes make us perfect. Also, I like to take feedbacks positively and try to improve myself and not to repeat the mistakes again in future. OR

Criticized is the way for success, at the previous job I was criticized by my seniors because nobody is perfect in this world and was taken that criticism as learning. I am also thankful they corrected my work I believe there is always space for improvement. OR

I would like to replace the word criticized by Coached. There are mistakes that we all make at work and I was lucky to be coached by my superiors in my past jobs. To give you an example I was asked to make a presentation for the entire team as training material and my superiors were not impressed by the presentation so I asked them to help me make a perfect presentation and it turned out to be one of the best presentations.

Q13- Why have you been out of work so long?

I was not able to perfectly balance my life alongside my work. My personal aspirations were getting hit daily so I took the risk and put to task everything I wanted to work out. Now they are completely settled and in 2 years gap, I had completed some courses & utilized opportunities to attend TeD talks. OR

I had some personal issue, wherein my attention was needed., after the problem settled, I had assisted my friend in his venture as a partner, but I was not comfortable with financial remuneration being received so I decided to explore the opportunity.

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