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    FREQUENTLY ASKED HR

    QUESTIONSPresented by

    Dept. of HRD, Global TechnicalCampus, Jaipur

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    1. Tell me about yourself

    Start with information regarding your family

    Provide information which is not mentioned in your CV/Resume

    Talk about your school time experience such as your favourite subject,pass time, one or two memorable experiences.

    Explain why did you opt for this particular branch of engineering What are the subjects you liked during the 4 years of your study

    2 or 3 hobbies that are not mentioned in your CV/Resume

    Describe the qualities which you think make you a unique person

    Never ever talk about your weakness unless they ask

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    2. What do you know about ourorganization?

    This question is one reason to do someresearch on the organization before theinterview. Find out where they have been

    and where they are going. What are thecurrent issues and who are the majorplayers?

    h h d

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    3. What have you done to improveyour knowledge in the past two

    years?

    Try to include improvement activities thatrelate to the job. A wide variety of activitiescan be mentioned as positive self-

    improvement. Have some good ones handyto mention.

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    4. Why do you want to work in ourorganization?

    This may take some thought and certainly,should be based on the research you havedone on the organization. Sincerity isextremely important here and will easily besensed. Relate it to your long-term careergoals.

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    5. What kind of salary do youneed?

    As per company norms

    As per market trend.( find out how much is a fresher

    paid in general in all organizations)

    Never ever say that money doesnt matter for you

    Dont say that you are ok with whatever they offer

    you.

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    6. How long would you expect towork for us if hired?

    Specifics here are not good. Something likethis should work: Id like it to be a longtime. Or As long as we both feel Im doing agood job.

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    7. What is your philosophytowards work?

    The interviewer is not looking for a long orflowery dissertation here. Do you havestrong feelings that the job gets done? Yes.Thats the type of answer that works besthere. Short and positive, showing a benefit

    to the organization.

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    8. Why should we hire you?

    Point out how your positive qualities meetwhat the organization needs. Do notmention any other candidates qualities tomake a comparison.

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    9. What is your greateststrength?

    Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. Afew good examples:

    Your problem-solving skillsYour ability to work under pressure

    Your ability to focus on projects

    Your professional expertise

    Your leadership skills

    Your positive attitude

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    10. Tell me about your dreamjob

    Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win.

    If you say the job you are contending for is it, youstrain credibility.

    If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicionthat you will be dissatisfied with this position ifhired.

    The best is to stay genetic and say something like:A job where I love the work, like the people, cancontribute and cant wait to get to work.

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    11. Why do you think you woulddo well at this job?

    Give several reasons and include skills,experience and interest.

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    12. What is more important toyou: the money or the work?

    Money is always important, but the work isthe most important. There is no betteranswer.

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    13. What motivates you to doyour best on the job?

    This is a personal trait that only you can say,but good examples are: Challenge,Achievement, Recognition,etc.

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    14. Would you be willing torelocate if required?

    You should be clear on this with your familyprior to the interview if you think there is achance it may come up. Do not say yes justto get the job if the real answer is no. Thiscan create a lot of problems later on in your

    career. Be honest at this point and saveyourself future grief.

    15 If hi i

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    15. If you were hiring a personfor this job, what would you

    look for?

    Be careful to mention traits that are needed

    and that you have.

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    16. What qualities do you expect inyour boss?

    Be generic and positive. Safe qualities areknowledgeable, a sense of humor, fair, loyalto subordinates and holder of highstandards. All bosses think they have thesetraits.

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    17. Describe your work ethic.

    Emphasize benefits to the organization.Things like, determination to get the jobdone and work hard but enjoy your workare good.

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    18. What would your lecturersand friends say your strongest

    points are?

    There are numerous good possibilities:Loyalty, Energy, Positive attitude,Leadership, Team player, Expertise,Initiative, Patience, Hard work, Creativity,

    Problem solver

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    19.Are you a team player?

    You are, of course, a team player. Be sure tohave examples ready. Specifics that showyou often perform for the good of the team

    rather than for yourself are good evidenceof your team attitude. Do not brag, just sayit in a matter-of-fact tone. This is a key

    point.

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    20. Do you have any questionsfor me?

    Always have some questions prepared.What type of projects will I be able to assist

    on?What type of training will I undergo as afresher?

    You can also ask about the criteria aboutpromotion, confirmation of job, abroad trips,etc.

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    Any queries?Mail us at [email protected]

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