HR Interview FAQs

  • Tell me about yourself ?
    Start from your education and give a brief coverage of previous experiences. Emphasise more on your recent experience explaining your job profile.
  • What do you think of your boss?
    Put across a positive image, but don't exaggerate.
  • Why should we hire you? Or why are you interested in this job?
    Sum up your work experiences with your abilities and emphasise your strongest qualities and achievements. Let your interviewer know that you will prove to be an asset to the company.
  • How much money do you want?
    Indicate your present salary and emphasise that the opportunity is the most important consideration.
  •  Do you prefer to work in a group?
    Be honest and give examples how you've worked by yourself and also with others. Prove your flexibility.
  • Describe the ideal Job
    Ideally, I would like to work in a fun, warm environment with individuals working independently towards team goals or individual goals. I am not concerned about minor elements, such as dress codes, cubicles, and the level of formality. Most important to me is an atmosphere that fosters attention to quality, honesty, and integrity.
  • What type of supervisor have you found to be the best?
    I have been fortunate enough to work under wonderful supervisors who have provided limited supervision, while answering thoughtful questions and guiding learning. In my experience, the best supervisors give positive feedback and tactful criticism.
  • What do you plan to be doing in five years' time?
    Taking the PE exam and serving in supervisory/leadership roles both at work and in professional/community organization(s).
  • What contributions could you make in this organization that would help you to stand out from other applicants?
    In previous interships
    , my industriousness and ability to teach myself have been valuable assets to the company. My self-teaching abilities will minimize overhead costs, and my industriousness at targeting needs without prompting will set me apart from others. Additionally, one thing that has always set me apart from my scientific/engineering peers are my broad interests and strong writing abilities. I am not your typical "left-brained" engineer, and with my broad talents, I am likely to provide diverse viewpoints.
  • What sort of criteria are you using to decide the organization you will work for?
    Most importantly, I am looking for a company that values quality, ethics, and teamwork. I would like to work for a company that hires overachievers.