15 Most Common Interview Questions & Answers in HR round For Experienced.

Following are frequently asked questions in common/HR interview rounds for freshers as well as experienced candidates.
1) Tell me a little about yourself.
This is a popular interview question
Following are 4 sample answers
Sample Answer #1
I am Andrew Bell, a computer graduate from MIT. I like to apply my analytical skills to develop world class products in the XYZ domain. When I am not working, I volunteer to NGO’s as it gives me an opportunity to serve needy people. I also travel a lot and an active member of XXX travel group or club through which I could explore my hobby more.
Sample Answer #2
As a technical project manager, I have more than six years of experience at top Wall Street Companies. In recent company, I led the development of an award winning new trading platform. I am a person that survives in a fast-paced environment. At moment, I am looking for a chance to apply my technical expertize and my creative problem solving skills at an innovative software company like this one.
Sample Answer #3
Since last 4-5 years, I am deeply involved with my administrative work. I have always been interested and enjoyed working in the computer industry, but I consider myself lucky that I got an opportunity to work at different levels like business analyst, programmer and assistant manager. My main strength is the ability to maintain a great rapport with the customer and my attention to their details.
Sample Answer #4
I am one of the top graduates of my batch in College. I am known in school as an organizer, having held several committees and organizations since my first year. I am a dedicated person who never stops working on something until it is perfect. It would be a pleasure for me to discuss how I can be such an asset to your company.
Try to cover your accomplishment in your answer
Talk about the work or project that resembles the requirement of the position
Mention what led you to this point in your career and why job is the perfect match for you
Don’t narrate anything that is personal
End your answer by telling them you want the position and why
Use selective terminology in your answer like problem solving, innovative, fast-paced, creative and so on
What not to say
Don’t speak the same thing that is already mention in your resume
Don’t counter question your interviewer by saying – “What do you want to know?” (Sounds Rude)
2) Why do you want to work in this company?
This is a popular interview question
Following are 4 sample answers
Sample Answer 1:
I would be proud to work for a company like yours with such a long history of leadership in the industry. I have carried out web research and believe that the company’s XYZ products and its future projections are very impressive and promising. The XXX team is the team I would take pride to work with. A place where my skills or background fits perfectly and can be utilized respectively.
Sample Answer 2:
Your company made its fortune for making great products that help people do X. But on top of that it is the kind of place where I can fit in and excel, so I was thrilled to see you have this opening. Your company believes in providing superior service, to which I share the same value and enables me to not only fit into your organization but complement the team as well.
Sample Answer 3:
I was delighted to see on your website that your feature employees are talking about how great it is to work for your company. These days so many people seem to despise where they work for one reason or another. It’s wonderful to see that your employees are proud to talk about how much they love their jobs.
Sample Answer 4:
This company is on the list of most admired companies every year. I want to play a role in ensuring this company stays on that list. I want to be part of a company that offers no less than quality in terms of products and after sales services.
Conduct a thorough research of company and company’s top executive before facing interview
Learn about the company’s vision and how you can contribute to it
Demonstrate your eagerness to work for the company
Evidence that you understand the employer’s business
Mention why you rely on XYZ company for your growth and why it is the best place to utilize your skill and experience for the benefit of the company
Demonstrate your belief in company’s product or service
3) Do you consider yourself successful?
This is a popular interview question
Following are 5 sample answers
Sample answer #1
I feel successful with continuous progress. I find exciting when I am allowed to implement new ideas and see its fruition. I would define my success as what I have learned through years and use them when circumstances arises or demands.
Sample answer #2
I feel successful when I meet my short term as well as the long-term goals. I try to achieve the set goals and work hard as much as I can, I try to reach those goals and achieve the desired outcome. I want to recognize myself as someone with a progressive attitude who does his best and gives 100% to attain goals. To me success is not just my personal achievements but also by the efforts of the people around me.
Sample answer 3
Success to me is knowing that I am excelling in my performance and filling fulfilled. My work should add value to the company and its customers. Knowing that each day I am making the world a better place is a success to me. I would define success at work as what I have learned from key job assignments experiences.
Sample answer #4
Success to me is spending the majority of the time focused on work that are fulfilling and increasing my efficiency to help the organization grow. While I also believe that greater success can be achieved while working as a team towards a common goal.
Sample answer #5
Yes. During my _ year career, I have learned to set goals and to make sure I meet each of it. I make sure obstacles do not hinder me from reaching my goals, but instead should inspire me to exert more. I believe the new position I am applying for will enable me to reach up higher and be more successful
Summarize your career goals
Don’t say something that sound self-centric
4) Are you willing to travel?
Yes. I love traveling. Adjusting in new places and meeting new people would be a delightful experience for me.
5) What are your salary expectations?
As of now, I haven’t thought much about it. I’m more focused on learning the requirements for this position that I am applying for.
6) What would you consider your greatest strengths & weakness?
This is a popular interview question
Following are 4 sample answers
Sample answer #1
My strength is my ability to convert negative work environment into a positive and at the same time, developing a supportive team. I am also capable of keeping many projects on track and ensuring deadlines are met. As far as my weakness is concerned I get impatient sometimes in order to get everything done very quickly. To tackle the problem, I am trying to re-consider the to-do list and prioritize the tasks.
Sample answer #2
I am very comfortable working with a different group of people. My strength is my analytical and planning skills, developed over the years, help me to complete my work before the deadline. I am a little bit nervous while speaking in a group, but I have given good number of paper presentation to overcome this.
Sample answer #3
I am efficient in a number of programming languages including HTML, C++, Java and AppleScript. I have generated over 100% excess revenue for two separate companies through cost cutting programming efficiency, and I have leadership experience with a team of five IT professionals working on some of the popular iPhone apps online. As far as weakness is concerned I have a tendency to remain quiet in meetings, but I am working on speaking up when I feel I have ideas to share.
Sample answer #4
I’m a highly motivated person. I don’t stop until I get things done. I value other people’s time and company’s resources. I work to become an asset, not a liability.
People say I sometimes act too much as a perfectionist. To counter this, I attended seminars that teach me how to manage myself well.
Focus mostly on strengths
Show the interviewer how you are putting effort to overcome the weakness
Mention about your real weakness but do mention about how you are going to fix it
Make sure your strength and weakness don’t contradict each other
Research well about the position you are applying for and identify the area where you can apply your strength
Choose a weakness that is acceptable for the job in hand
Don’t confuse interests with strength or dislikes with weakness
8 ) What motivates you?
This is a popular interview question
Following are 4 sample answers
Sample Answer #1
I am very result-oriented person; my primary motivation is to achieve the desired end result. While I enjoy working on the project of my own, I am particularly motivated by the buzz of working in a team. It’s very exciting working closely with others, who share the same common goal. I also like to take on the challenge, and rise to that challenge as part of a concerted team effort.
Sample Answer #2
Primarily, my ability to work hard and delivering result motivates me. But subsequent recognition of my efforts gives me the encouragement for my next efforts.
Sample Answer #3
Responsibility towards work motivates me the most and my aim within any company is to move up to greater levels of responsibility to achieve each goal with better responsibilities.
Sample Answer #4
Many things motivate me. My goal to be the best of what I can be often motivates me to go beyond my own expectations. When I see myself being productive everyday, it motivates me to continue.
Sometimes, the best solution is to be honest- you can say money is your motivational factor, but it should be your last option
Mention things like Job satisfaction, working towards a goal, contributing to a team effort or developing your skills- provide a specific example that supports your response
Excitement for new challenges
Quest for personal development
What not to say:
Do not mention that you are motivated by bragging rights, material things or fear of being disciplined
9) Tell me about your dream job
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.
10) Why did you leave your last job?
I left my previous job because I feel I want to do more, to get hold of a greater opportunity to serve.
11) What experience do you have in this field?
I have created several systems that are still in used to this day. Some of the systems I’m proud include [mention those remarkable ones]
12) What do co-workers say about you?
My co-worker [name] at [company] never gets tired of telling other people how brilliant I am when it comes to [specific task].
13) Why should we hire you?
Following are 5 sample answers
Sample Answer 1:
In my XXX years of experience as a manager, I have build-up a solid motivational and team-working skills. I was awarded twice as the manager-of-the-year for my excellent methodologies for motivating employees to encounter challenges and meeting deadlines. If hired, I will carry forward this ability of leadership and strategies for achieving profit gains to this position.
Sample Answer 2:
The subjects I chose while working for my degree in XXX subject have prepared me for this particular post. Also, my two-year experience working with company X has given me the platform to master the skills that I needed to deliver for this position. It seems as if I was prepared all my life to land this job.
Sample Answer 3
For this particular job, I have the perfect combination of skills and experience that is required. I also bring the experience of strong analytical and problem-solving skills that I have gained while working with other companies. My dedication to excellent work standards will add value to the team and the company.
Sample Answer 4:
I am quite aware of the company’s mission of acquiring the largest consumer base in the area and to become the front-runner in supplier’s or provider’s community. My domain knowledge and hold over the customer base can make a big contribution towards this. I would really enjoy this challenge of growing this business bigger.
Sample Answer 5:
As I have said earlier, my years of experience in this field is something that can truly contribute to this company’s success. My sense of dedication in every task that I handle is definitely a big plus. I believe my skills and work attitude measures up to your company standards.
Emphasize on your uniqueness but keep it concise
Highlight your strength, skills, and your accomplishments
Give an example that describes you as a quick learner
State or provide some evidence that shows how you contributed to the growth of the previous company in terms of revenue, goodwill, and brand
Include your research you made on the company- for a smaller company you can say- your company is open to new innovative ideas
What not to say
Try to avoid saying- I need a job, money or this place is close to where I live
Focus on what can you do for the company rather than what they can do for you
NEVER DO THIS- comparing your skills to others. The natural instinct to this question is we usually start comparing our skills to others, when this question is put through.
14) Are you a team player?
Yes, definitely. While I will deny the fact that I can work independently with minimal supervision, I’m also one companion every leader would ever wanted to be in his team. Whatever task is assigned to me, I make sure it meets and exceeds what is expected of me. I also make it a point to reach out to teammates whenever needed.
15) What is your philosophy towards work?
I have only one philosophy when it comes to work: every piece of work, regardless of size, has to be done on time and in the right manner.

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