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.
- Because English is not mother tongue, I think English is still my biggest weakness.
- 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.
- 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.
- I believe I am at my best when I am surrounded by like-minded people who are all working towards the same goal.
- 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.
- The things are most important to me are high standards, ambitious plans, and a positive working environment.
- 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>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.
- 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
- I’ve achieved many positive things in my current job and my employer has been fantastic to work for.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I handle conflict by always taking positive steps to try and rectify it quickly and amicably.
- Any forms of conflict can hinder a team from moving forward and reaching its full potential.
- 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.
- I think my self-satisfaction come from be valuable to others.
- I like to solve problems, and like to help others, it gives me this satisfaction that I feel recognised, and needed by the team.
- 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.
- 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.