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General HR Interview Questions-Common for All-Q. 1-10
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General HR Interview Questions-Common for All-Q. 1-10

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General HR Interview Questions - Common for All: Q. 1 Ė 10

This is a collection of traditional and behavior-based interview questions, HR personnel usually shoot on the applicants going for a position at any level in an organization.

To help you understand how to tackle such questions in your job interview, a strategy suggestion on the question is provided, after every question.

Irrespective of the fact whether you are a Software Tester or a Developer or any other professional you can use following questions to sail through the job interview comfortably.

Set of Ten Questions

Q. 1: Can you please tell me about yourself?

The most

often asked question in interviews. Although this question is quite broad, keep your answer focused and relevant to the job you're applying for.

You need to have a short statement prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. Limit it to work-related items unless asked otherwise. Mention the top three or four aspects of your experience, skills, interests, and personality that make you a qualified candidate for the job.

Talk about things you have done and jobs you have held that relate to the position you are interviewing for. Start with the item farthest back and work up to the present.

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Q. 2: What are your long- and short-term career goals?

The interviewer is trying to get a feel for why you want this job and how long youíre going to stick with it. The ideal answer will assure the employer that youíre worth his investment - that is, training you, introducing you to clients, entrusting you with responsibility.

Your answer should assure him that youíd be around for awhile - and maybe even a long time.

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Q. 3: Do you consider this a lateral or vertical career move?

This question is designed to find out how challenged youíll be on the job -be careful, itís a double-edged sword.

If you arenít challenged, youíll get bored and move on. If youíre too challenged, you might not make it past the first week.

Try to come in somewhere in the middle - maybe say something to the effect of, "Itís a comfortable stretch." Another tip: Your answer will also give the employer a sense of whether youíre hoping for a just a little or a big increase in salary.

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Q. 4: Why do you want to leave your current position?

The interviewer is concerned about any problems that might pop up on your next job - especially since that might be with him. Be sure to use good judgment here.

Donít bad-mouth your current boss and donít bring up anything negative. A safe approach is to say something like: "Itís time to move on in my career" or "I'm looking for a greater challenge."

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Q. 5: Why did you leave your last job?

The interviewer wants to know if there are any underlying problems like: lack of commitment, difficult personality, poor performance, or anything that might lead to termination. Employers donít want to take on someone who has a record of walking out on jobs or getting fired.

Stay positive regardless of the circumstances. Never refer to a major problem with management and never speak ill of supervisors, co-workers or the organization. If you do, you will be the one looking bad. Keep smiling and talk about leaving for a positive reason such as an opportunity, a chance to do something special or other forward-looking reasons.

No matter why you left your last job, couch your response in positive terms, without lying.

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Q. 6: Please explain why you have a gap in your employment history?

The employer is looking for any problems in your personal life that might become his headache if he hires you.

Explain your gaps honestly, leaning on activities that support your job objective, if thatís possible.

If you donít have anything to say thatís relevant, then talk about activities that show your strength of character and helped you know what you really want to do next: the job you're interviewing for.

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Q. 7: What experience do you have in this field?

Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for.

If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.

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Q. 8: Do you consider yourself successful?

You should always answer yes and briefly explain why.

A good explanation is that you have set goals, and you have met some and are on track to achieve the others.

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Q. 9: What do co-workers say about you?

Be prepared with a quote or two from co-workers. Either a specific statement or a paraphrase will work. Jill Clark, a co-worker at Smith Company, always said I was the hardest workers she had ever known. It is as powerful as Jill having said it at the interview herself.

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Q. 10: What do you know about this organization?

This question is one reason to do some research on the organization before the interview. Find out where they have been and where they are going. What are the current issues and who are the major players?

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