Interview Questions for HR
1. Tell me about yourself?
Your interviewers will likely start out with a question about yourself and your background to get to know you.
Thanks for giving me an opportunity to tell about myself with you.
I’m Aarzoo from Hyderabad.
I’m a botany graduate in Nirmala college Muvattupuzha. My graduation under Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam.
There are 4 members in my family including me. My father is Areef. He is a software Engineer. My mother is bhanu, she is also a housewife and My sister Arshi Working in Infosys.
My hobbies are making short films with friends in free time, and also I’m a music lover.
That’s all about me.
Currently, I serve as the assistant to three of the company’s five executive team members, including the CEO. From my 12 years of experience as an executive assistant, I’ve developed the ability to anticipate roadblocks and create effective alternative plans. My greatest value to any executive is my ability to work independently, freeing up their time to focus on the needs of the business.
2. How would you describe yourself?
“I would say that as a security officer, I’m vigilant, proactive and committed to ensuring safe, secure and orderly environments. In my last incident response rating, I received a 99% against the team average, which has been at around 97% over the past three years. I like to be thorough, documenting all incidents.
3. What are your key strengths ?
This is another most common question in any HR interview. The idea here is to understand how much you know about yourself and how confident you are about your strengths.
• Just stay positive. Even a simple answer like “I am a very positive person” is good enough.
• You can also change this as per the requirement of the interview. Knowing a bit about the profile you are being interviewed helps as well.
• Explaining your strength with an experience from the past is desirable here.
4. How many hours a week do you normally work?
Actually hour is not a matter in doing work, it depends on how you took interest in the work you had to complete. If anyone is taking interest at doing their work hours become less in count and if anyone is not taking interest hours count is more.
5. Describe your management style?
Basically, my management style comes with promptness and flexibility. To make sure goals are achieved, I religiously study and make plans down to the smallest detail. While I do implement a strict sense of being time bounded, I also add reasonable allowances and make room for contingencies.
6. What does your friends/co-workers say about you?
I recently completed my internship at Tata Steel Ltd., Tata Center, Kolkata. My project lead told me that in the beginning, I was a little lost, but by the end of the summer internship program, she knew that she could count on me
7. How would you know you were successful on this job?
Being successful means goals that are set are being met. Being successful also means standards are not only reached but also exceeded wherever possible.
8. May I contact your present employer for a reference?
Sure sir anytime you can contact to my previous company. Always you will find good news about me because I’m fully discipline person.
9. Are you willing to work overtime? Prepare for night shift and work on Weekends?
I understand that being asked to work for an extended number of hours comes with a good reason in the first place, so I’m ok with it. It an extra effort means something for the company. I’ll be happy to do it.
10. What changes would you make if you came on board?
Well Sir, if I come on board I would first like to understand and get familiar with the present working and systems in place.
I would initiate to make changes only if its highly essential. I strongly believe that its too early for me to make changes in the present systems, procedures and policies for a company of your standing and repute.
11. What will you do if you don’t get this position?
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.
12. Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that?
This question is not applicable to first-time job seekers who are about to face a round of HR interview questions and answers.
Yes, I have and believe me it feels horrible. But I know how to keep emotions at bay, while I am at work. Firing comes at the very end of road with me. When I set up a team, I do so very carefully after considering the past feedback and history of every single team member.
13. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
I have attended several self-improvements, time management, and personality development seminars. I have also participated in training workshops related to [industry].
14. How do you feel about reporting to a younger person?
Yes of course. Age does not matter because he is talented so that he is in that position without any feeling I will report that person. I will take him as my inspiration to grow thoroughly and work hard for it.
15. How would you be an asset to this company?
My skills in [key skill for the position] are outstanding. I have earned a lot of awards and certifications from my past employers. As an employee, I handle pressure with ease and can work with minimal supervision.
The only dream job I’ve always had was a job that keeps me busy, a job wherein I get to contribute to the company’s success.
16. Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?
Well, I still believe something better needs to be done and this motivates me and keeps me going. I don’t believe in doing best I believe in doing better. If I talk about my last postion, I am quite satisfied with it. The time I spent there was absolutely meaningful and I have learnt a lot of things from there which makes me absolutely suitable for the new job and accept new challenges and to learn as much as I can. Learning the most within the organisation has always been my prime objective and thus I feel I have done my best in my last position and hope to continue the same here.