Hi All,
Basically this question is asked to check out to what extent is the candidate interested in the job change and to what extent is he/she interested in tis particular job.
However this question can also be asked based on the information that the company gives about the job opening. If you have hardly given any information about the job opening, then the candidate will have many doubts in his mind. If every thing is cleared before itself then you are safe from your end and its the turn of the candidate to Prove himself. What do you say guys??

From India, Hyderabad
I added the above comment in reply of your previous question which was " Do you want to ask anything".
As far as you new question is concerned "Tell me about Yourself". In my opinion here interviewer wants to know:
1- How exactly do you know yourself?
2- How do you explain yourself?
3- what kind of personality do you have?
4- What kind of attitude, behaviour, skills...etc do you possess?
5- whether those skills which you claim are present in you or not?
6- How much visionary you are while explaining yourself?
7- what interests and activities do you have?
Alot many other things are also there which could be assessed in relation with the Psychology, personality, Hobbies and interests, commitment and Vision of the candidate.

From Pakistan, Lahore
Hi Srishti,

Though I am not a manager, however I have some experience of taking the HR round of Interview. All the other reasons mentioned above are correct but at times the reason of asking such question can be -

1. To check the communication skill of the candidate as this is a very open ended question that requires a person to speak.

2. To gage the level of knowledge and other competencies which help doing the job fitment. Like -leadership qualities, drive to learn and excel etc. As when people ask questions like - what is the growth path and the hierarchy it gives a feel of the candidate being very ambitious.

3. To assess his/her interest in joining our organization.

4. Normally this question is asked towards the end of the interview. So, it's expected that the candidate is fully aware about the role and the organization. Still if they ask such question with a doubt like - what exactly will be my role, whom am i suppose to report, what is the designation???- we have either not done a great job of explaining him, he is too slow in grasping knowledge, he was not concentrating or he is confused.

hence, this is a very important question. Also, basic courtesy requires an interviewer to give fair chance to the candidate to ask relevant questions. This will make him/her have a comfortable relationship to ask any question at any point in time before joining, and join with a confident mind set.



From India, Pune
hi friends

well everyhting u all are saying is correct but it all depends industry to industry for which ur being interviewed well friends i will be giving the first interview of my placement im kind of scared its a consultancy "laurent and bennon" and i have given preference for two posts:

Laurent & Benon Management Consultants Ltd.

Position: Trainee Assistant Consultant (CRM)

This position provides a wide ranging exposure to all dimensions of business development, client servicing & relations management and also to all dimensions of HR and related services. A fast track growth path with appraisals, happening every 6 months .

Job Profile

· To identify and acquire prospective clients.

· To own and manage all clients acquired.

· Manage all aspects of relationship management with clients, so as to facilitate growth of business and cross selling of all services of the company.

· Co-ordinate between the client and the various departments within the company to ensure effective servicing of the client’s requirements.

· Achieve preset targets and objectives.

· Prepare and submit all related M.I.S.

The right candidates for this position would need to posses:

· Must have Marketing as major/ minor

· Candidates with Pre-M.B.A work experience shall be preferred.

· Minimum 23-24 years of age

· Willing to take occasional outstation travel

· A strong personality and communication skills.

· Open to hardcore corporate sales profile

· A natural aptitude towards building relationships and P.R.

· Female candidates preferred

· Candidates with their own conveyance would be preferred

2.Position: Business Co-ordinator.

This position reports directly to the top management in the company and will provide a wide ranging exposure to all aspects of management. It provides a growth path on the absolute fast track.

Job Profile

· To co-ordinate with the various business heads and prepare M.I.S for the senior management.

· To co-ordinate all ongoing promotions and business development efforts and assist the management in maximizing returns from all such initiatives.

· To assist the senior management in finalization of all initiatives across departments.

· To represent the senior management at events, as and when required.

· To plan and implement initiatives for maintaining a good and cordial work environment, within the organization.

The right candidates for this position would need to posses:

· A strong personality and communication skills.

· A burning desire to grow and excel.

· A natural aptitude towards being a capable manager.

· The qualities to be considered as a natural leader.




From India, Delhi
Respected seniors!! plz have a look at my above post and give me your valuable advice plzzz regards seema
From India, Delhi
Dear Seema, If you could tell your background and interestes, prior experience(if any), then I will be able to help you out.. Regards, Vijaykanth
From India, Hyderabad
hi vijay
thanks so much for your reply sir.well sir i m currently pursuing mba with hr major and markitng minor and m in final sem done my grad in bcom also completed mcom this year through correspondence as far as experience is concerened though i have a experience in retailing(2yrs with swarovski 2yrs) also in a call centre but i have not mentioned tht in my resume as i have lost all my experience certificate so i ll be starting fresh that too in HR.

From India, Delhi
Good to know about your education and experience. Now tell me one thing. whats your area of interest in HR, specifically whta function of HR and what kind of passion do you have towards HR??

From India, Hyderabad
hi vijay

Thats a tough question as i want to do everything from recruiting to employee welfare seriously i may sound stupid but i never seriously gave a thought to it but today when you asked me so i am thinking about it so far i was concerned for just completing my mba. Well, L&B interview was over yesterday i got selected though for the recruiters post which i didn't even opted for shouldn't be saying this but honestly this company was a disaster sick unprofessional people don't know exactly wot they were upto they wanted ppl only for the recruiters post and was giving a very low compensation and the job resp. was of grad. level no growth opportunity 6 ppl out of 20 was selected i was one of them and we backed of.

Coming back to your question vijay i have a great interest in welfare of employees but i guess thats not possible.at entry level may be later i ll get the opportunity for the same and for know i dnt mind recruiting ppl. but i want to ask you what according to you is the most challenging in human resource ? and what does a entry level hr proff. like me should start with? looking forward from you...



From India, Delhi

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