Top 10 HR Interview Questions

Top 10 HR Interview Questions which every candidate should know and prepare before appearing for any Interview.

No matter how ready you are for that job you really want to get, there is one thing that always takes you out of the comfort zone: the HR interview.

It’s important to be prepared to respond effectively to the interview questions that employers typically ask at job interviews. Since these questions are so common, hiring managers will expect you to be able to answer them smoothly and without hesitation.

Your responses will be stronger if you prepare in advance, know what to expect during the interview, and have a sense of what you want to play up during your interview.

So here are some few ways you can practice your answers for the questions to be asked in the HR round of an interview.

  1. Tell me about yourself?
    How do you answer:
    these few words can put you on the spot in a way no question can. Many quickly lose control of the interview during the most critical time, i.e. the first five minutes. Consider your response to this question as a commercial that sells your autobiography. Provide an answer that includes, what you are getting a degree in, your major, a few highlights from your resume such as projects or classes that relate to the position you are interviewing for, any work experience, leadership experience, and finally include why you are interested in this particular employer.
  2. What is your greatest strength?
    How do you answer:
    When you are asked about your greatest strengths, it’s important to discuss the attributes that will qualify you for the specific job and set you apart from the other candidates.
  3. Why should we hire you?
    How do you answer:
    Focus on what strengths you bring to the table. These should be consistent with the four things most employers are looking for in candidates during the job interview: competence, professionalism, enthusiasm, and likeability.
  4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
    How do you answer:
    The HR manager should recognize your intention to prosper. You should certainly say that you see yourself in the same company, but you have ambitions to grow, learn, and make great contributions for its success on the market.
  5. Why do you want to work with our company?
    How do you answer:
    Tell a story about how you first became interested in that company. Point out any similarities between the job you’re interviewing for and your current or most recent job.
  6. What are your weaknesses?
    How do you answer:
    If you say you have no flaws, they will know you’re lying. If, on the other hand, you mention your real weaknesses, you’ll never get that job. Take one of your strengths and present it as a weakness.
  7. Why did you leave your last job?
    How do you answer:
    Simply answer that you’re ready for new challenges and you already gave everything you had on that position. You helped that company grow and now you are ready to use your full capacity on a better job.
  8. How well can you handle pressure?
    How do you answer:
    Don’t expect to face a nice, calm environment where you make jokes and talk to your colleagues through the entire day. You’ll be expected to work and the interviewers want to know how you will handle the pressure.
  9. What are your expectations in terms of salary?
    How do you answer:
    Do your research before showing up at the interview. How much do people on that position earn? Be extremely realistic at this point. How much do you think you deserve? If you can’t find a way to answer the question, answer with your own question.
  10. Do you have any questions for us?
    How do you answer:
    At the close of the interview, most interviewers ask whether you have any questions about the job or company. It’s always a good idea to have a list ready and to be prepared to respond.

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