May 4, 2018

Sreekanth B

HR Freshers Interview Advanced Questions And Answers

Assuming That You Are Selected, What Will Be Your Strategy For Next 60 Days?

If I am selected for this position, I’ll use my initial 60 days in understanding my role carefully in terms of the contribution to the business and increasing the overall profitability. I’ll sit with my line manager and other juniors to understand what has already been done and what its impact has been. From there on, I’ll formulate my strategy to growth in close conjunction with managers and see that it is properly implemented.

What Makes You Angry?

Avoid giving any specific reason for you getting angry. Say that it's a general tendency of a human being and you are no exception. You do get angry but you don't go out of control.

May I Contact Your Present Employer For A Reference?

You can say that you have no objection for this but express your concern that it would be better if you could do it after arriving some sort of agreement.

You can even be honest in stating that your present employer is not aware of you hunting and you would appreciate to have any contact with them after having arrived some sort of agreement.

How Would You Improve Upon Our Product/ Company?

Since I’d be coming from an altogether new environment, I am bound to possess a new perspective towards everything here including the company, product, customers, environment, strategy etc. This will enable me to constructively question things which anyone else here might not do. This will help in improving the things and making the product & company better.Having worked closely with product development team I understand how the research for product development is carried out and how is customer requirement analysed; I’d be able to provide a value addition there too.

Don’t You Think, You Are Overqualified For This Position?

You might feel that I possess more degrees than you require for this position. But, I believe that I grow everyday when I talk to my staff, customers and superiors. So, basically the learning process continues through out the life – I don’t think I am over qualified.

Is There Anything That You Do Not Like About Your Last Or Current Job?

I was quite enthusiastic while joining my last job. Towards the end, the number of challenges and opportunity to grow further started diminishing. A challenge loving and growth oriented person like me doesn’t enjoy this.

Can You Work Independently?

Yes, I can work independently without supervision or support from a team

Do not emphasize on working independently as that will be seen as an inability to work with others.

What Is More Important To You Money Or Success?

This is tricky question, as money and success both are important and you cannot outweigh the importance of one over the other. Personally you might prefer money over success or success over money, but it is better to be neutral when answering this question in an interview:

You can say, that money and success both are important for you, but if you have to choose you would choose success. The reason being, if one is successful money often follows and you need not focus on money over succes

What Are Your Greatest Strengths?

Number of answers are good to give, but in positive manner. Some good instances are:

About your problem solving skills, ability to work hard, professional expertise, leadership skills, positive attitude etc.

Do You Have Any Blind Spots?

Disguise your strength as a weakness. Beware this is an eliminator question, designed to shorten the candidate list.

What Was The Toughest Decision You Ever Had To Make?

Be prepared with a good example, explaining why the decision was difficult, the process you followed in reaching it and the courageous or effective way you carried it out.

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