This article is dedicated to all the job-seekers who are going to put their step forward in the world of professionalism. To achieve a corporate, non-corporate or other organizational jobs, one must have to go through stiff test of their acquired talent by proving their knowledge-base through different stages of interview. Human resource (or HR) round is the final stage of that oriented process where a student or job-searcher’s psychological, impromptu IQ level and self-reliance is tasted. If that person successfully pass that typical test, he or she is finally selected for the job.
Below 10 typical HR round questions with their proper answers are given. If you are up to build your better and bright future, then read the below questions answers carefully and try to practice the steps in front of a mirror before appearing for the interview with self-confidence.
Tell me about yourself
This is the first question asked by the interviewer during the HR process. This tests your smartness, your self-analytical skills and how better you represent yourself. This actually sets the ground for the whole interview and also sets the mood of the proceedings. Try to answer as much smarter as you can. Here you include the details about your educational background, your family details, about your siblings if any, (but not in detail with their educational background) and some details about your extracurricular activities or hobbies (if any). Tell what you actually love to do and what not in sublime voice. Focus on your strength and pressure-handling capabilities. Let them know why you are meant for this job and what your career objective is. Start with the sentence ‘Good morning, afternoon or evening sir/madam for giving me a splendid opportunity to express myself in front of you today’. This is a common courtesy to bid respect for the members in the interview panel.
Why should I hire you?
This question is asked to test your technical and mental stability to orient any challenging situation arise in the company. It’s your uniqueness, willingness to do better for the company and the practical/academic reputation and records that might impress the panel members. Try to answer them in bold, fearless way and show that you are the best fit for the position they offered.
What are your strength and weakness?
Be honest with your answer. Don’t try to hide what you are actually and what you aren’t. The interviewer is very intelligent and always test your actually strength and weakness by asking this question to you. Try to answer in the effective manner without getting much stressed. Try to tell what you are capable of and what actually you can’t. But also tell that you must try to convert your weak points into strengths and tell them how you will put your effort to overcome it.
Why do you want to work at our company?
This question tests your mental preparedness to work at any situation in a particular project. How you can face a particular issue and solve them successfully is the main motto of the interviewer to ask this question. You know very few or nothing about the integral system of the company. You have only researched a few about the employee strength, work infrastructure, core areas of operation, project status, physical office address etc., so you tell them about what you have already researched about the company. This will certainly impress the interviewer and they will understand how serious are you about the company.
What is the difference between confidence and over confidence?
This question is intelligently asked to test you your psychology. You may answer in different ways but remember that, based on your answer the interviewer will decide if you are actually fit for the job or not. So, try to be serious and think logically before answering the question.
What is the difference between hard work and smart work?
Try to answer them the smarter way. Define what you actually understand by both type of works and always explain the time constraint involved in it. Remember, time is the ultimate measurement to make a difference between them, so tell them how potentially and efficiently you could finish a work in a specific amount of time.
How do you feel about working nights and weekends?
Don’t try to be over-expressive to answer this question. Always handle this with diplomacy. This question is only asked you to test your mental power during the odd situation comes by a project. It tests you your capability to face any difficulties with utter self-esteem or not. Remember, you are not going to work in odd time always until a quick deadline appears. So be smart and thoughful enough.
Can you work under pressure?
“Yes” must be the answer. It depends upon person to person to handle the amount of pressure and the amount differs for each candidate. But always try to answer in positive way with bold voice and confidence to impress the interviewer. If you are capable to handle only 60% of a certain pressure, you try to convey that the amount is actually 90%. It will increase your confidence and also the chance of your selection.
Are you willing to relocate or travel?
Always answer positively. Remember, you need to move from one place to another place for the betterment your career and for the demand of the project you are under. Stagnancy means death and you don’t like it as young aspirant. So always willing to swing according to then situation.
What are your goals?
You split it in to parts: short term and long term. Include the project goals, career objectives, your motto in life, what you actually want to achieve by working in the position and how much you are willing to develop yourself.