HR Interview Questions and Answers Tell me about yourself? This is the most frequently asked question in interviews. You need to prepare a short statement regarding your work/personal profile. Talk about your previous jobs/projects starting from the last to the present. Your statement should sound spontaneous and you should not talk about anything else apart from work until and unless specified to do so. Discuss this Question Why should I employ you in my company? The best way to answer this question is by giving solid examples about your expertise and achievements. You should be able to convince the interviewer as to why you are the best choice for that job. Try and evaluate the job description with your abilities. Discuss this Question What do you know about our company? A thorough research on the company’s background is always important. Lack of information on this can create a very negative impression. Discuss this Question Why did you choose our company for working? In order to be able to answer this question effectively you need to have knowledge about the company. Do some research work before you go for the job interview. This will enable you to talk about the benefits of working for the company in which you have applied. Explain the interviewer what all you can do for the company and convince him that you are the best choice among all the other prospective candidates. Discuss this Question Dwell upon your strengths and weaknesses. Answering about your strengths is one of the easiest things to do. You need to tell in detail about the qualities that will qualify you for the job. You should focus on the skills and experience that are directly linked to the job that you are applying for. When answering about your weaknesses, try to turn your negative points into positive ones. For instance, if your weak point is that you keep on checking everything in a project again and again then it can be turned into a positive aspect by saying that it means you are perfect in your job. Discuss this Question What efforts you have made in last one years for improving you weak areas? The best way to answer this question is to quote one or two odd incidents where you worked upon improving your skills that can prove to be a boon to the organization. Discuss this Question Are you comfortable working on nights and weekends? You should be very clear in your mind before answering this question. There is no point in saying that you are comfortable working on nights and weekends when you are not. Be honest as you might be given work according to the answer you give. Discuss this Question How well can you perform under pressure? You can answer this question by saying that stress is very important for you and you try to give your best shot. Stress is good when it helps you stay motivated and do some productive work. Therefore it is important to strike a correct balance between good stress and bad stress. It will be even better if you can give examples to the interviewer about how you have handled stress in your previous jobs. This will help him understand better as to how well you can perform under pressure. Discuss this Question Do you have any problem is travelling or getting transferred? When you are questioned in an interview regarding your willingness to travel, it is important to give an honest answer. It is better if you clearly ask how much travelling does your work actually involves. This way you can measure if the amount of travelling you will have to do fits into your lifestyle or not. Better to be aware in advance than get shocked after you are hired. Discuss this Question What are your salary expectations? Once you know what you should be earning, how do you go about getting it? Start by being very patient. When interviewing for a new position, do your best not to bring up compensation until the employer makes you an offer. If you are asked what your salary requirements are, say that they are open based upon the position and the overall compensation package. Or tell the employer you had like to know more about the responsibilities and the challenges of the job prior to discussing salary. Another option is to give the employer a salary range based upon the salary research you haveve done up front. Once you have received the offer you do not need to accept (or reject) it right away. A simple "I need to think it over" can get you an increase in the original offer.
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