What is a HR Round Interview?

Companies use HR round interviews to assess

  • Your strengths
  • Your personality
  • skills & quality to match for Job Description
  • whether will be suited to the organisation

Is the HR round just a formality?

  • Absolutely Not!
  • HR has a significant influence on recruitment decisions within organisations.
  • Make sure to take it as seriously as you would do for a HR round.

Common HR Round Interview Questions

Q: Tell me about yourself?

TIP: This first HR round interview questions is assessing the skills and qualities you have that are a match for the Job Description.

TIP: Make sure you read the Job Description prior to your HR round interview.

Q: Why did you decided to apply for this role?

TIP: Your motivation for applying for the position will be assessed during your HR round interview. TIP: Talk about what has attracted you to the role and don’t forget to mention any research you have carried out into their company.

Q: What are your strength?

TIP: Match to the Job Description!

Q: What’s your biggest weakness?

TIP: This question is assessing your levels of self-awareness.

Sample Answer

  1. Because English is not mother tongue, I think English is still my biggest weakness.
  2. I know it will be a life-long journey for me to keep improving my English. And I am aware of that and I did lots of things to improve my english. I’ve found and attended a series English tutorials, and also participant into local ToastMaster club.

Q: What’s your ideal working environment?

TIP: The best way to answer this question is to match your ideal work environment with the culture of the company you are applying to work for.

Sample Answer

  1. I think my ideal working environment is busy, productive, positive, collaborative, and where everyone in the team is striving to achieve lots of positive things together.
  2. I believe I am at my best when I am surrounded by like-minded people who are all working towards the same goal.
  3. Having researched your company in detail, your workplace culture is positive, and your values are closely aligned to my own.

Q: Why do you want to work for this company?

TIP: This question is assessing how much research you have carried out into their organisation.

Sample Answer

  1. The things are most important to me are high standards, ambitious plans, and a positive working environment.
  2. I want to work for <COMPANY NAME> because my research pointed to the fact that I will get all these things here at <COMPANY NAME>.
  3. Also <COMPANY NAME> does have a high industrial reputation, and I do want to join the best team to accomplish my work.

Q: Why do you want to leave your current job?

TIP: DO NOT BE NEGATIVE about your previous co-workers or boss when answering this question!

Instead, be positive about your previous employer and give a genuine reason why you want to leave that is based on your desire to continually improve and develop.

Sample Answer

  1. I want to leave my current job because I feel I have reached my full potential there, and I am now seeking a new challenge with an exciting and ambitious company like <COMPANY NAME>.
  2. I’ve achieved many positive things in my current job and my employer has been fantastic to work for.
  3. However, I am now ready to work for a new company where my skills, knowledge, and expertise will be put to good use.

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?

TIP: A simple way to answer this question is to say you will still want to work for their company in five years, and that you will have developed into a highly-productive and trustworthy member of their team.

Sample Answer

  1. I would like to still be working for <COMPANY NAME> either in this role, if I am successful, or having gained advancement to a more senior level.
  2. During the next five years, I would have hoped to have undertaken numerous internal training development courses to help me progress in my role, and I certainly would want to be seen as a trusted, reliable, and high-performing member of the team that other people can rely on.
  3. I would also hope to be in a position where the company could turn to me for help to train up new members of staffs as, and when they joined the organisation.

Q: How do you handle conflict with co-workers?

TIP: When answering this question, talk about how you take responsibility for resolving the conflict as opposed to asking your manager to do it for you.

Sample Answer

  1. I handle conflict by always taking positive steps to try and rectify it quickly and amicably.
  2. Any forms of conflict can hinder a team from moving forward and reaching its full potential.
  3. I would check my actions to make sure I wasn’t contributing to the conflict before speaking to other person in private to find an amicable compromise we were both comfortable with that benefit the team.

Q: What motivates you?

TIP: Don’t say you are motivated by money!

TIP: Instead, align your motivations with work and how your performance at work is directly linked to your external goals and objectives.

Sample Answer

  1. I think my self-satisfaction come from be valuable to others.
  2. I like to solve problems, and like to help others, it gives me this satisfaction that I feel recognised, and needed by the team.
  3. To better help others and achieve my work targets, I continually improve and grow from a personal and professional perspective.

Q: What are your salary expectations?

TIP: It’s important you conduct some research into average salary range for your chosen profession, and then pitch your number in a way that the interviewer will find appealing.

Sample Answer

  1. I think as to the salary expectation and numbers, I would like to redirect that to <RECRUITER NAME> and he knows most of that and is better.