63 Best HR Job Interview Questions and Answers

List of top 63 hr job most frequently asked interview questions and answers pdf download free

HR Job Interview Questions and Answers List

  1. Tell me about yourself?
  2. What are your greatest strengths?
  3. What are your greatest weaknesses ?
  4. Tell me about something you did  or failed to do  that you now feel a little ashamed of ?
  5. Why are you leaving (or did you leave) this position ?
  6. The “Silent Treatment”
  7. Why should I hire you?
  8. Aren’t you overqualified for this position?
  9. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  10. Describe your ideal company, location and job?
  11. Why do you want to work at our company?
  12. What are your career options right now?
  13. Why have you been out of work so long ?
  14. Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss (company, management team, etc.)
  15. What good books have you read lately?
  16. Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized ?
  17. What are your outside interests ?
  18. The “Fatal Flaw” question
  19. How do you feel about reporting to a younger person (minority, woman, etc)?
  20. On confidential matters…
  21. What would you say to your boss if he’s crazy about an idea, but you think it stinks ?
  22. How could you have improved your career progress ?
  23. What would you do if a fellow executive on your own corporate level wasn’t pulling his/her weight…and this was hurting your department?
  24. And what would you do if he still did not change his ways?
  25. You’ve been with your firm a long time. Won’t it be hard switching to a new company ?
  26. May I contact your present employer for a reference ?
  27. Where could you use some improvement ?
  28. What do you worry about ?
  29. I’m concerned that you don’t have as much experience as we’d like in…
  30. How do you feel about working nights and weekends ?
  31. Are you willing to relocate or travel ?
  32. Do you have the stomach to fire people? Have you had experience firing many people ?
  33. Why have you had so many jobs ?
  34. What do you see as the proper role/mission of…
  35. Would you lie for the company ?
  36. Looking back, what would you do differently in your life ?
  37. Could you have done better in your last job ?
  38. Describer a situation that didn’t suffer because of you but from external conditions beyond your control ?
  39. Can you work under pressure ?
  40. What makes you angry ?
  41. Why aren’t you earning more money at this stage of your career ?
  42. Who has inspired you in your life and why?
  43. What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?
  44. Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous position?
  45. What changes would you make if you came on board?
  46. How many hours a week do you normally work?
  47. What’s the most difficult part of being a (job title)?
  48. What was the toughest challenge you’ve ever faced?
  49. Have you consider starting your own business?
  50. What are your goals?
  51. What do you for when you hire people?
  52. Sell me this stapler…(this pencil…this clock…or some other object on interviewer’s desk).
  53. “The Salary Question” – How much money do you want ?
  54. What was the toughest part of your last job?
  55. If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?
  56. Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?
  57. Tell me something negative you’ve heard about our company…
  58. On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer.
  59. Will the actual work and job responsibilities provide gratification, fulfillment and challenge?
  60. What are the boss’s strengths and weaknesses?
  61. How much change is in the works at your prospective company, and what kind?
  62. How many of my skills and experiences will I be able to use and learn?
  63. How many people have held the position in the past several years?
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