1 HR INTERVIEW 1) It is a two-way conversation between two professionals. 2) Tell your knowledge, skill, personal strength and experience. 3) Tell what you are and what you know emphatically. 4) The more you practice, the more you will improve. 5) Tape-record and listen to yourself. Practice with your friend or family member. 6) Job interviews in small companies will provide practice. 7) Try to give an example of your past experience to prove your strength. 8) PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE. When you feel prepared, you will feel more confident and relaxed. AVOID: - 1) Lack of courtesy and manners, unrealistic aspirations. Lack of diplomacy. 2) Poor communication skills, artificiality, incomplete resume, rigid ideas and views Superficial answers, causal approach, inadequate career plan. 3) Poor physical projection, lack of eye contact, feeble handshake, laziness, non- punctuality. 4) Foul body odor, un-ironed clothes, loud voice, and anxietyQUESTIONS 1) Let’s begin with you telling me about yourself. Ans: - My father is a businessman. I studied in famous colleges (reputed institutions in Bangalore). In the CET counseling I got a merit seat in Information Technology. My aggregate percentage in my B.E, degree is 79%, regarding my knowledge-based skills. I. I am proficient in c, c++, Assembly level programming in 8086, sql and java. II. I can work on applications like MS office, oracle, visual basic, mysql, jrun and iis server. III. I have knowledge in computer concepts like operating systems, system software, data structures, object oriented concepts, UNIX systems programming, file structure, cgi and computer networks. IV. I am good at platforms like Linux, UNIX and windows.My other skills are: - I. Problem solving skills II. Time-management skills and III. Communications skills. My eight semester project was at NAL under the guidance of famous scientist Dr. Srinivas Bhogle . My qualifications are for your requirements. 2) Tell me about the biggest project you have worked from start to finish? Ans: - I did my final year engineering project in NAL, that is, National aerospace Laboratories. It is a research organization coming under Defence Department. My guide was the famous scientist Dr.Srinivas Bhogle. I did the project with three other college mates . We worked as a team. Each student was assigned some part of the project. I co-coordinated the schedules and finished before deadline. I was in constant touch with my team members. I was there to troubleshoot, whenever necessary.
2 The title of the project is ………. (Explain the project) 3) What are your strengths? Why should we hire you? Ans: - My qualifications are very much suitable for your requirements I passed my Engineering Degree in first class with distinction. I am proficient in c, c++, assembly level programming in 8086.I can work on applications like MS office, oracle, visual basic. I have knowledge in computer concepts like operating systems, system software, and Data structure, object oriented concepts, UNIX system programming, file structure. I am good at platforms like Linux, UNIX and windows. My other skills are: - 1) Problem solving skills. 2) Time-management skills and 3) Communication skills 4) What do you know about our company? Why do you want to work in our company? Ans: - Your’s is my dream company. Your company’s reputation, industry stability and product liability are very good. Moreover, my qualifications are very much suitable for your requirements. Q:- what do you know about the products of our company? (Prepare the answer from the company Website) 5) Define yourself? Describe your personality?Ans: - (a) I am a high – energy person/hard worker. (b) I like to face new challenges and problems. (c) I finish projects before deadlines. (d) I have the ‘will’ power to get the jobs done, what ever problems come in my way. (e) My perseverance removes any kind of my weakness. (f) I hate the word ‘frustration’. 6) What are your salary expectations? Ans:- The range may be prevalent in the industry at present. Or Entry-level salary for freshers is enough. Or Only after I have more information about the job, I can expect the salary and other allowance. b) In the application form: - What is your expected salary? Ans: - As per the company norms. 7) a) What is your special skill? Have you any unusual skill? b) If you are to be remembered by me, what should that be? Ans 1) my love for keyboards is unusual In short, I am a “computer guy”. Ans 2) from my childhood, I don’t read my lessons by heart. I always understand the concepts and try to present them in my own way. This may be my special skill. 8) a) What kind of company do you want to work? b) What do you expect in your new job? c) What are the things, you expect in your new job?
3 Ans: - I look for “job satisfaction”. My work should have great importance in some way or other. I want to grow with my company. I shall try to make my work place very enjoyable. My job should be good experience for my future. 9) a) Describe your leader ship style? b) Describe the qualities of a team leader? Ans: - A team leader is always fair and open-minded. A team leader is on duty every day. A team leader gives importance only to the strength of his team member. 10) a) Do you have any questions? Ans: - 1) I want to know about the careers and successes of the founder of your company. It will be an inspiration for me. 2) During the interview process, I answered about my knowledge based technical skills team spirit and Communication skills and so on. What more do you expect from me? Or 3) Sir, during our interview process I answered about my technical skills and my ability to work in a team. What more do you expect from me? 4) What are the important plat forms, you work on in your company? 5) Will you tell me about the nature of job, the training involved, monitoring of work in my job? 6) If I were hired, what duties would I be performing? 7) What are the technologies I am going to be trained? 8) What is the career path followed in your company? 11) What are your goals? Where do you want to see yourself in the next five years? Ans: - For the time being/ at present, I have short-term goals. I am looking for a position in a good company. I want to work in a team and improve any career path. I want to elevate myself gradually in one and the same company. At the same time, I am flexible and adaptable. I want to learn and develop (good company means a company with track record). 12) What is your weakness? Ans: -My ability to do this job is good. No weakness would obstruct it. My perseverance (constant efforts/ non –stop work) removes any kind of my weakness. Ihate the word frustration. I can move projects forward with all my efforts in any givensituation.NOTE: Don’t tell-> I am weak in……………. Don’t tell-> my skills need some more improvement. 13) What will you do when one of your team members don’t work at the same pace/ speed as you do? Ans: - I will help my team members with patience when they don’t work at the same pace as I do. I will try to move the project forward wit all my efforts 14) You say you are a hard worker. Your resume states that you are a hard-worker:- a) Give me an example of a time when you worked hard? (or)
4 b) What was the most difficult problem you have handled? How did you deal with it ? c) Have you anything to mention about your achievement? Ans:- The principal of my college wanted to prepare a project for the administration of the college. He asked the HOD of the information technology branch to do it. My professor selected 3 students including myself. I worked continuously for 8 months, in addition to my 4th year academic project, I worked in week-ends and finished before deadline, I coordinated the schedules. I was in constant touch with my team-members. I was there to troubleshoot whenever necessary. The real challenge was to communicate with the college non-teaching staff about the project. I talked to them individually. I made them understand and implement. I received a strong letter of appreciation from my HOD and principal. NOTE : The answer contains 3 parts I. Beginning: - what the problem/work was. II. Middle : - your role/action. III. End : - the result (award and appreciation). Important : - Use the word ‘I’. Don’t use “we” ( you may create some other story relevant to the answer)15) You say you are an achiever. How will you achieve in your future job? Ans: - If your company hires me, I shall make a lot of benefit to your organization in terms of a making money, saving time, improving quality, solving problems in a creative manner, winning customers and so on. 16) What are the key qualities of a team member ( support person)? Tell only 3 positive things about you as a team-member of a project. Ans: - As a team-member of a project. I. I shall have thorough knowledge about the job and I shall share my ideas with the team members whenever they need my help. II. I have organizational skills, I shall plan very well and meet the dead line. III. I shall try to make the workplace an enjoyable one. That is, I shall see, there is job satisfaction among the internet for information. 17) How would you keep (stay) informed about new technology ? Ans: - I am eager to know the ever-changing world, we live in. So I read the business section and information technology section of the news paper daily. I go through the internet for information. 18) You say you have good communication skills. Tell me about a time/example when you were good in communication skill? Ans: - I did a project for the administration of the college. The project was lengthy. The duration was 8 months. The challenge was to communicate with the non-teaching staff about the project. I talked to them individually. I made them understand and implement extensively.2) While I was doing project work with 2 other team members, I co-ordinated/ communicated/implemented /organized /trained /supervised…..3) I presented a paper>I answered to the queries raised in the assembly hall……..Or any other suitable answer…….
5 19) What is the first thing you would do, if you were given this job? Ans: - First, I shall understand the specific responsibilities of my team members. I shall talk with each of them about the nature of work they do. I shall read about the company’s products. I shall make use of my training period and understand my job. 20) Do you think you can you do this job ? Ans: - My qualifications are very much suitable for your requirements. I can learn quickly and finish projects before dead lines. I can make a difference in your company. I always set goals and achieve. 21) Tell me about your family background. ? Ans: - My father is a retired high school teacher. My mother is a housewife. One brother is working in motor Industries company. Another brother is a computer engineer 22) a) Do you play games? Ans: - In school days, I used to play cricket. I was a regular member of the school team till Tenth standard. In my college, I could play only in week-end holidays. b) Which form of cricket, do you like more one-day or test matches? I like one day matches. Why? Ans:- Because they are more interesting and exciting. I liketest matches. Why? Ans:- Because test matches give chance to every player to prove his ability. c) Which world records does Tendulkar hold in one day cricket? Ans: - He has recorded the maximum centuries and the highest number of runs in world cup matches. 23) In case, you are not selected for this job, what would you do? Ans:- I hope I would be selected. In case I am not selected, I shall try again with intensive preparation. b) In case you are not selected for the second time what will you do ? Ans: - I am 100% sure that I would be selected in my next attempt. 24) What are the biggest problems to modern civil society? Ans: - I think they are pollution and terrorism. I. To reduce pollution, we should grow more and more trees. They purify the air . We should use lead- free petrol. The government should complete metro rail project. To reduce water pollution, the sewage water and industrial waste project. To reduce water pollution, the sewage water and industrial waste should not flow into rivers and lakes. II. To reduce terrorism , the Govt should solve social- economic problems and give adequate representation to the ethnic groups in the administration . 25) Give an abstract of your final year project?Ans: - a) Abstract b) Where c) How it is efficient / important / useful d) Your part/ skill set used by you
6 e) Any problem you faced and how you overcame. Go on explaining until you are intervened ( Don’t answer in one or two words. Your answer should be in complete sentence.) 26) Suppose your project will take 20 days to complete, but your client expects that it must be completed within 15 days, how you react? Ans: - I shall explain about the problem to the project manager so that he can convince the client. Or he may request the client to come to the company so that I can convince him directly by explaining the problem. 27) Tell me about your life at college/ in your previous organization. Ans: - a) Positive behavior-> Your skills and domains obtained during you r studies. b) Experience-> How availed the opportunity to learn and develop your skills. c) Achievement-> Leadership quality , team spirit , academic achievement (FCD) 28) What willl you do if the project is not challenging? Ans:- Challenging means complex:- if the project is not challenging , I will finish the project long before dead line and check for what next. 29) What did you do all these 3 months after your college? Ans: - I learnt something new…….., I did a small project…….. 30 ) Do you consider yourself a natural leader?Ans: - Instead of “ natural leader”, I may be considered a competent or honest / just leader I tryto cultivate leadership qualities. I don’t know whether leadership qualities come naturally or not .But I have the quality to lead. 31) Suppose you get appointment order for a salary of Rupees 50,000/- in some other big company, will you leave our company? Ans: - I shall give more importance only to the “job satisfaction” in my present job. I shall request the HRD manager to hike some of the incentives considering my skills and domains . Sir, I honestly say, that I shall give the least preference to quit the job.