HR Interview Questions and Answers for Fresher

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HR Interview Questions and Answers for Fresher

 

1.What newspaper/magazine/book do you read?

– Browse through the newspaper that morning they might ask you what was the front page headline, they might ask you your favorite columnists name. 

– Same goes for the magazine, make sure you have read the last edition 

– When giving names of books, remember the author(s) name(s) and be ready to give out some summary of the book

2.Tell me something about yourself that is not written in your resume.

If you missed out on some points while writing your resume this is your chance to discuss them:

– While talking about yourself, be confident, but not over confident.
– Do not praise yourself all the time
– You could discuss some personal traits or acheivements.

Do you know anyone who works with this company?

It is fine if you do not know anyone, but if you know it will be good to give out the name:

– This shows them about your level of interest, and it is human nature if you know someone who works there you will ask them for feedback about the company or the role.

– They could ask that person for your reference.

3.What is your greatest weakness?

This is another common question which increases the anxiety level of the candidate. The interviewer is not interested in your answer to the question unless you tell about a weakness which will directly affect the work. He is more interested in the way you deal with the question.

Here are some ways to deal with the question:

a.) Offer a weakness absolutely un-related to work – For e.g. I can’t cook though I have been staying alone for years now.

b.) Offer a strength posing it to be a weakness – For e.g. My friends often accuse me of being too conscious about the time to do everything but for me it is discipline and punctuality.

c.) Offer a humorous weakness – For e.g. I have a passion for speed and bikes are my weakness.

4.What is your greatest achievement?

I stood first in the order of merit in class Xth sounds like you haven’t achieved anything big since then. Find out something from the near past that makes you proud of yourself. If you do not find an aswer to this question in your professional or academic life, it is absolutely fine to offer an answer from your social life. For e.g. I managed to save the life of an accident struck stranger by taking him to the hospital on time and donating a bottle of blood for him. This example demonstrates that you are a responsible person.

5.What was your biggest mistake?

To answer this question try to find out a mistake you did long back. It demonstrates that you have not committed a mistake as big as that since then.

6.What was your biggest mistake?

To answer this question try to find out a mistake you did long back. It demonstrates that you have not committed a mistake as big as that since then.

7.You do not have all the experience we are seeking for this position.

As a fresher you will not have much experience of working on various projects and even employers are aware about it. Offer your ability to grasp new things quickly as a solution to this.

8.Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

The purpose of this question is to see if the candidate is ambitious enough to grow. Recruiting a candidate is a time consuming and costly affair so they also want to see if the candidate is over ambitious to stay in the company for long.

You can say something like “5 years down the line I would like to see myself in a responsible position where I can make important decisions for company and the company treats me as its asset. I am sure that this company can offer me such growth opportunities.

9.Are you speaking to some other companies? Or how is your job search going on?

The purpose of this question is to see if other companies are also interested in hiring you. If you are in discussion with some other companies you can say, Yes, I am in discussion with some other companies and waiting for the results.

10.Which companies are you talking to?

This can be the very obvious next question you may face. If you are not comfortable in revealing the names of the companies you can simply say, “I respect the confidentiality of those companies so I would not like to name them in the interview.”