Interview – Quality Time: The time that you spend with the client at the Interview, needs to be quality time. This is an opportunity for you to highlight your positive points- your strengths. The client is looking for the right skill set, attitude, aptitude and values that match with the organization. You must make a positive impression on the client.
Ensure you know the basics:
Date and time of the interview
Position being interviewed for
Role and Job Description
The exact location of the company / Route Map
Contact person and telephone number
The name of the interviewer, his designation / panel size
Website of the company
Company’s Profile and Corporate culture
Salary range as indicated by the client
Carry a copy of your CV, 2 photographs and copies of your educational certificates and passport.
Pay attention to you dress code and grooming
You must do sufficient research on the company Also ensure that you do not misrepresent any of the factual data including:
Period of service
Current position and Job description
Previous employment data
Questions to expect at the interview
Reason for leaving the present job
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
A valid explanation if there have been too many changes in jobs / industry
Questions based on the job / specialization
Any initiative undertaken in a previous job that has made a significant positive impact
Current performance and quantifying it
Career plans and where you see yourself in the next 5-7 years
What do you know about the company you are seeking a job with?
Personal likes / dislikes / hobbies / willingness to relocate
Current salary and expected salary
References from ex–employers
Pitfalls to avoid during an interview
Do not be late for an interview. If the circumstances are beyond your control ensure the consultant / client is informed well in advance
Avoid a limp handshake
Be conscious of your posture / body language (Don’t keep hands crossed across chest)
Do maintain eye-contact
Avoid any strong regional accents / colloquial usages while talking
Avoid being either over aggressive or too meek at the interview
Avoid usage of words / phrases you are not sure about
Do not over emphasize on the remuneration / monetary benefits you are looking for
Do not bad-mouth previous employer/s
Be honest about the reasons for changing previous job/s
Be forthright if you do not have enough knowledge about a particular question asked
Do not overstate your past achievements
Do not go for the interview without doing basic homework on the company / job / role / subject
Do not overstate current salary
Be positive and alert at all time during the interview
Ask intelligent / relevant questions when the interviewer gives you a chance to learn more about the company.
Do not be rude or impatient if the client asks probing questions- he may be checking your level of tolerance
Closing the interview
Avoid saying that you need to consult parents / friends etc to take a decision, rather ask for time to give a response
Do not show discouragement if you feel the interview has not been positive
Thank the interviewer for the time and opportunity provided
Be cheerful and positive and show your eagerness to join the organization
24th April 2012 From India, Bangalore
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24th April 2012 From Australia, Melbourne
If you have done MBA in HR, then you should pursue the carrier in same field. There are lot of opportunities for HR Recruiters, you can try for one or if you wish to get into core HR you should try for HR Generalist filed. Which will give you a overall experience in human resource.'
Hope I have answered your question.
26th April 2012 From India, Mumbai
First of all you need to understand the qualities what and HR should have. As you chosen HR as your subject, you should be able to justify why have you chosen this as your carrier. Try to analyse your strengths and accordingly prepare for this answer.
For example: if you been asked why you want to make your carrier in recruitment, then you can say that you are very good in communication, and you like interacting with people, understand them etc...
You can also say it gives you a sense of pleasure when you talk to new people and know them. Hence this quality of your can make you a successful recruiter.
27th April 2012 From India, Mumbai
It is nice to see you all in the same platform.
What i believe is that there is gap between the networking of HR professionals.
We should celebrate HR day in a year.
So that we can meet with each other and share our experiences.
28th April 2012 From India, Ahmadabad
1) Tell Me something about u in Professional life.
2) Education details and if any project done during acedamic duration.
3) If he/she is experienced then ask why he/she want to leave current org? It is the most imp qns in any interview.
28th April 2012 From India, Jetpur
If you are a fresher, the questions will be generally based on your theoretical knowledge or general questions like:
1. why have choosen this as your profession?
2. What are your strengths and weakness?
3. Where do you see your self after 2 yrs or 5 yrs? etc
if you are already experienced in recruitment then:
1. Which are the portals you use for sourcing?
2. Other than portals how can you source candidates?
3. How will judge the candidates resume is genuine or not?
4. How will you find out if candidate is lying or not?
5. What kind of recruitment you have handled before?
6. what Challenges you faced while recruiting?
7. What are the basic factors you keep in mind before selecting the candidate?
8. How do you negotiate for salary?
9. How will you convince a candidate to join with the salary bracket given to you.
10. Can you prepare the job description?
3rd May 2012 From India, Mumbai