what kind of question an HR asks to a candidate who is a fresher apllied for entry level position in HR
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i hope that this HR interiew question is helpful for you.

Q: Describe yourself.
Q: Tell me about your educational background?
Q: What do you know about the organization?
Q: How do you justify the job?
Q: Why do you want this job?
Q: What do you want to work with this organization?
Q: Where do you see yourself five years down the line?
Q: What are your strengths?
Q: What are your weaknesses?
Q: What is human resource management?
Q: What do you prefer recruitment or selection?
Q: How do you motivate your employees?
Q: What is more important to you money or position?
Q: How does you define empowerment?
Q: How do you define arrogance? Are you arrogant?
Q: What role are you ready to take in a group?
Q: Who has been an inspiration for you?
Q: What is more important to you money or success?
Q: What kind of person are you?
Q: Rate yourself on a scale of 10.
Q: How do you handle repetitive tasks?
Q: How can you make use of IT in HRM?
Q: Suggest a training program/workshop for feedback skills?
Q: Why do you think HRM is important?
Q: Have you ever dealt with difficult people?
Q: What does trust mean to you?
Q: What are retention strategies?
Q: What do you mean by 360? feedback?
Q: Which one is more better mentoring or coaching?
Q: How would you terminate an employee who is not performing?
Q: What is the difference between personnel management and human resource management?
Q: What do you expect from this job?
Q: Do you know anyone working with this organization?
Q: What do you like best about what you have learned about this job?
Q: What concerns do you have about this job?
Q: What do you see as your primary qualifications for this job?
Q: Why did you choose _________ as your major/subjects?
Q: Are you willing to travel?
Q: What kind of work interests you the most?
Q: What kind of work interests you the least?
Q: How would your references describe you?
Q: Name five characteristics that describe you.
Q: Are you a self-starter? Please provide specific examples.
Q: How does your present position differ from past ones?
Q: What would you like to avoid completely in your next job?
Q: What have you done to prepare yourself to be a supervisor?
Q: What aspect of supervision do you find the most difficult?
Q: How do you motivate employees?
Q: What are the competitive challenges in Human Resource Management?
Q: Explain managing changes in HRM?
Q: Tell me about a suggestion you have made?
Q: Have you ever been asked to leave a position?
Q: What is your philosophy towards work?
Q: What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year?
Q: What do co-workers say about you?
Q: What experience do you have in this field?
Q: Tell me about the most fun you have had on the job?
Q: What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
Q: Describe your work ethic?
Q: Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others?
Q: How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?
Q: If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?
Q: What has disappointed you about a job?
Q: Why do you want to work in HR and why is confidentiality so important?
Q: Our agency has employees whose workweek is Tuesday through Saturday. This year Veteran’s Day falls on a Saturday. Are these employees entitled to holiday time off?
Q: May a deceased employee remain on the payroll to exhaust her annual leave accrual?
Q: Does an agency have to provide an employee with time off if the employee is donating blood?
Q: Do I have to use accrued leave if I serve as a bone marrow or organ donor?
Q: What have you done to prepare yourself to be a supervisor?
Q: How do you motivate employees?
Q: What aspect of supervision do you find the most difficult?
Q: What is the most important quality a supervisor should have?
Q: How do you decide what to delegate and to whom?
Q: Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty to get a job done.
Q: Describe a situation in which you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way.
Q: Tell me about your worst "nightmare" project. What went wrong and what did you do? What did you learn from this situation?
Q: Assume you are a supervisor and one of your employees consistently arrives late to work. What action would you take?
Q: It is 5:00pm on a Friday. You're working on a tight deadline for your Manager, but the Director suddenly asks you to drop everything and deal with a customer complaint. What do you do?
Q: A co-worker tells you in confidence that he suspects another colleague of stealing. What would your actions be?
Q: While working at the front desk, please describe a situation where a client has reacted in a negative or threatening manner. How did you deal with the situation?
Q: If you could change one (managerial) decision you made during the past two years, what would that be?
Q: What would you do if someone asked you to do something unethical?
Q: Have you ever had to resolve a conflict with a co-worker or client? How did you resolve it?
Q: How do you feel about your accomplishments to date?
Q: What are you satisfied with?
Q: If you had a chance to make a change, what would you do differently?
Q: What are some of the frustrations that you want to avoid in a new job?
Q: How are you organizational skills?
Q: What type of training program helps new employees understand a variety of jobs and their interrelationships?
Q: What are simulations, computer-based or non-computer-based, that attempt to duplicate selected factors in a particular business situation, which the participants then manipulate called?
Q: What are effective training approaches that utilize devices or programs replicating tasks away from the job site?
Q: What helps ensure that a firm improves its ability to perform by identifying needed capabilities and the type of people needed to perform in an ever-evolving business environment?
Q: Do you prefer to work alone, or do you work better in groups?
Q: What is the Career Scope for the person working in HR.
Q: What is the basic concept of Team Buildind? How it can be useful for the Development of the company?
Q: If a person who is physically Disable and is working in HR Wants to migrate to some foreign country. Is he capable of doing so?
Q: What kind of supervision of other workers have you been responsible for?
Q: What experience do you have in coaching and mentoring employees?
Q: Of all the jobs you ve had, which did you like the least? Why?
Q: How would you rate your ability to prioritize work and set goals?

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From India, Mumbai

Hi have a look on this i’m sure it will help u
From India, Tiruchchirappalli

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Tell me about yourself.

Why should I hire you?

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Why do you want to work at our company?

What is the difference between confidence and over confidence?

What is the difference between hard work and smart work?

How do you feel about working nights and weekends?

Can you work under pressure?

Are you willing to relocate or travel?

What are your goals?

What motivates you to do good job?

What makes you angry?

Give me an example of your creativity.

How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

Are not you overqualified for this position?

Describe your ideal company, location and job.

What are your career options right now?

Explain how would be an asset to this organization?

What are your outside interests?

Would you lie for the company?

Who has inspired you in your life and why?

What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?

Have you considered starting your own business?

How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?

If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?

Tell me something about our company.

How much salary do you expect?

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.

Do you have any questions for me?

From India, Bangalore

If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work? what could be the best answer for it.. honestly i’ll say.. i will work but in my own company :)
From India, Delhi

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