Archnahr
Consultant, Writer And Trainer
Aussiejohn
Trainer
Sundarjan
Consultant - Hr & Legal

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Hello Seniors, Could you pls help me with some questions that can be asked at an HR interview. and what answers the employers are looking for in a suitable candidate? Thanks,
From India, Mumbai
Dear Sharon:
Why not you give some details about your qualification, the position you are going to appear for interview and your own experience, if any, so that our friends can give you excellent tips?
Only when we define our problem well, we get good and correct solutions.
R Sundararajan

From India, Madras
I am working in a insurance co. as an associate (data processing) but since i am studying for mba in hr, iwish to apply for a hr job. any thing in hr is fine i.e. generailist, payroll, etc. so, i want to know, what questions i should expect in such an interview and what should i say to convince the co. that i want to make my career in hr only.
From India, Mumbai
Dear Sharon:



In your case, the interview could be a technical interview, since you are qualifying yourself in MBA HR as well as would like to move into HR function.



Since you are a learner and applying for a front line position in HR, they will not question you in depth in the subject. The Interview committee would like to satisfy itself as to how you will fit in the HR department. They would like to know whether you have some basic knowledge in HR, smartness, pleasing disposition with good communication skills.

Normally the questions would be along these lines:



a) What is your career goal?

b) Why do you want to change over to HR function?

c) How do you think that you are suitable for HR Department?

d) Three important qualities required of a HR functionary?

e) Evaluate yourself for the above three qualities in a ten point scale?

f) In HR, in which branch you have special like or expertise?

g) How do you think that you could contribute in HR department?

h) Will you be willing to work in shifts?

i) Will you be willing to work in outstations?

There are hundreds of opportunities for front line positions in HR in major metropolitan cities.

Go well prepared, pleasantly dressed with a cheerful countenance. You are getting the post!

When you get a post, you are giving us the feedback and we will feel very much delighted.

Good luck.



R Sundararajan
























From India, Madras
Trying to anticipate what you might be asked and then spouting a "canned" answer to the questions will get you nowhere.
Seasoned interviewers can spot this immediately and mark you down straight away.
I for one would never employ anyone who tried to tell me what they think I wanted to know.
When I interview people, I only want to know one thing - CAN YOU DO THE JOB.
You would have to convince me 100% that you have read the job description, you know something about the company and that you have the skills, knowledge and experience to do the job we are interviewing you for. I am not interested in airy fairy notions either, you would need to give me concrete examples of work you have done previously and how that relates to performing the duties of this job.

From Australia, Melbourne

I do not think that getting some guidance from seniors by youngsters is wrong. People come from different cultural and educational backgrounds. All are not endowed with the same amount of knowledge and maturity in handling situations. This is truer in a vast country like India. Only those who need help seek some guidance and advice in a professional forum like this. One can observe most of what we share is only guidance and advice, which is perfectly in order. Even Einstein said "If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants”. Then what about lesser mortals?

R Sundararajan

From India, Madras
Hi Sharon.
Agreeing to what John has to say, please be honest and prepare your self well, mugging the answers of others and just vomiting it out in front of Interviewer will not land you a good job neither it would convince the Interviewer.
Mr. Sundarajan has shared some frequently asked questions in interview, just prepare your answers and appear for interview confidently. Also make sure that you know about the company, their products and services, the job profile and why you prefer HR?
Assuming that you are a fresher, there can be queries regarding your choice of subject, specialization etc..most of this is covered by Mr Sundarajan.
All the best..and do well

From India, Delhi
HI. Im working in HR Shared services . I wish to expand my learning to include how HR in India works. Is there a standard method in the functioning of HR in India for corporates (with regards to the systems used, polices,)
2) How can i get a short term experience in this role ( internship or crash course ). I have already completed part time MBA however my college does not have any placements so I have to search on my own.
Would welcome any advice on this.
Regards
Sharon BD

From India, Mumbai
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