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Tricky HR Interview Questions-Common for All-Q. 46-50

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Tricky HR Interview Questions - Common for All: Q. 46 – 50

Set of Five Questions

Q. 46: How many hours a week do you normally work?

You don't want to give a specific number. Make it to low, and you may not measure up. Too high, and you'll forever feel guilty about sneaking out the door at 5:15.

Best Answer can be

If you are in fact a workaholic and you sense this company would like that: Say you are a confirmed workaholic, that you often work nights and weekends. Your family accepts this because it makes you fulfilled.

If you are not a workaholic: Say

you have always worked hard and put in long hours. It goes with the territory. It one sense, it's hard to keep track of the hours because your work is a labor of love, you enjoy nothing more than solving problems. So you're almost always thinking about your work, including times when you're home, while shaving in the morning, while commuting, etc.

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Q. 47: What's the most difficult part of being a _______ (job title of the interview)?

Unless you phrase your answer properly, your interviewer may conclude that whatever you identify as "difficult" is where you are weak.

Best Answer can be - First, redefine "difficult" to be "challenging" which is more positive. Then, identify an area everyone in your profession considers challenging and in which you excel. Describe the process you follow that enable you to get splendid results…and be specific about those results.

Example: "I think every Project manager finds it challenging to motivate the team in a recession. But that's probably the strongest test of a top project manager. I feel this is one area where I excel."

"When I see the first sign that my product sales may slip due to a downturn in the economy, here's the plan I put into action immediately…" (followed by a description of each step in the process…and most importantly, the exceptional results you've achieved.).

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Q. 48: The "Hypothetical Problem"

Sometimes an interviewer will describe a difficult situation and ask, "How would you handle this?" Since it is virtually impossible to have all the facts in front of you from such a short presentation, don't fall into the trap of trying to solve this problem and giving your verdict on the spot. It will make your decision-making process seem woefully inadequate.

Best Answer can be - Instead, describe the rational, methodical process you would follow in analyzing this problem, who you would consult with, generating possible solutions, choosing the best course of action, and monitoring the results.

Remember, in all such, "What would you do?" questions, always describe your process or working methods, and you'll never go wrong.

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Q. 49: What was the toughest challenge you've ever faced?

Being unprepared or citing an example from so early in your life that it doesn't score many points for you at this stage of your career.

Best Answer can be - This is an easy question if you're prepared. Have a recent example ready that demonstrates either:

1. A quality most important to the job at hand; or

2. A quality that is always in demand, such as leadership, initiative, managerial skill, persuasiveness, courage, persistence, intelligence, etc.

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Q. 50: Have you consider starting your own business?

If you say "yes" and elaborate enthusiastically, you could be perceived as too entrepreneurial to make a good team player…or someone who had to settle for the corporate life because you couldn't make a go of your own business.

Also too much enthusiasm in answering "yes" could indicate reservations of working for a small company indicating that you may plan to go out on your own soon, perhaps taking some key accounts or trade secrets with you.

On the other hand, if you answer "no, never" you could be perceived as a security-minded person who never dreamed a big dream.

Best Answer can be - Again it's best to:

1. Gauge this company's corporate culture before answering and…

2. Be honest (which doesn't mean you have to vividly share your fantasy of the franchise you someday plan to open).

In any case, no matter what the corporate culture, be sure to indicate that any desires about running your own show are part of your past, not your present or future.

The last thing you want to project is an image of either a dreamer who failed and is now settling for the corporate cocoon…or the restless hound who will kick out the door with key accounts, contacts and trade secrets under his arms with the first opportunity.

Always remember: Match what you want with what the position offers. The more information you've uncovered about the position, the more believable you can make your case.

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General HR Interview Questions Common For All 

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