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    A good guide for tough HR interview Questions

    HR Interviews

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    General Guidelines in Answering Interview Questions
    #01: Tell me about yourself.
    #02: What are your greatest strengths?
    #03: What are your greatest weaknesses?
    #04: Tell me about something you did – or failed to do – that you now feel a little ashamed of.
    #05: Why are you leaving (or did you leave) this position?
    #06: The “Silent Treatment”
    #07: Why should I hire you?
    #08: Aren’t you overqualified for this position?
    #09: 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: Would you lie for the company?
    #22: Looking back, what would you do differently in your life?
    #23: Could you have done better in your last job?
    #24: Can you work under pressure?
    #25: What makes you angry?
    #26: Why aren’t you earning more money at this stage of your career?
    #27: Who has inspired you in your life and why?
    #28: What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?
    #29: Tell me about the most boring job you’ve ever had.
    #30: Have you been absent from work more than a few days in any previous position?
    #31: What changes would you make if you came on board?
    #32: I’m concerned that you don’t have as much experience as we’d like in…
    #33: How do you feel about working nights and weekends?
    #34: Are you willing to relocate or travel?
    #35: Do you have the stomach to fire people? Have you had experience firing many people?
    #36: Why have you had so many jobs?
    #37: What do you see as the proper role/mission of…
    #38: What would you say to your boss if he’s crazy about an idea, but you think it stinks?
    #39 How could you have improved your career progress?
    #40: 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?
    #41: You’ve been with your firm a long time. Won’t it be hard switching to a new company?
    #42: May I contact your present employer for a reference?
    #43: Give me an example of your creativity (analytical skill…managing ability, etc.)
    #44: Where could you use some improvement?
    #45: What do you worry about?
    #46: How many hours a week do you normally work?
    #47: What’s the most difficult part of being a (job title)?
    #48: The “Hypothetical Problem”
    #49: What was the toughest challenge you’ve ever faced?
    #50: Have you consider starting your own business?
    #51: What are your goals?
    #52: What do you for when you hire people?
    #53: Sell me this stapler…(this pencil…this clock…or some other object on interviewer’s desk).
    #54: “The Salary Question” – How much money do you want?
    #55: The Illegal Question
    #56: The “Secret” Illegal Question
    #57: What was the toughest part of your last job?
    #58: How do you define success…and how do you measure up to your own definition?
    #59: “The Opinion Question” – What do you think about …Abortion…The President…The Death Penalty…(or any other controversial subject)?
    #60: If you won $10 million lottery, would you still work?
    #61: Looking back on your last position, have you done your best work?
    #62: Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from within?
    #63: Tell me something negative you’ve heard about our company
    #64: On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer


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    Most of us are students who've just finished studying and many will go job hunting either for summer jobs or good learning opportunities.
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    woot haha i was thinking of googling for some questions cuz im gonna have some interviues this month, thanx for such a helpfull information!
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