Questions to ask during HR interview

Usually by the end of the interview the HR person would ask you whether you have any questions. Under the stress of the job interview sometimes nothing comes to mind, but here’s a list of useful questions to ask.

  1. Why do you enjoy working for this company?
  2. What attracted you to this organization?
  3. Can you describe the work environment here?
  4. How do you describe the philosophy of the company or organization?
  5. What do you consider to be the organization’s strengths and weaknesses?
  6. Can you tell me more about my day-to-day responsibilities?
  7. How soon are you looking to fill this position?
  8. How do my skills compare with those of the other candidates you have interviewed?
  9. I have really enjoyed meeting with you and your team, and I am very interested in the opportunity. I feel my skills and experience would be a good match for this position. What is the next step in your interview process?
  10. Before I leave, is there anything else you need to know concerning my ability to do this job?
  11. In your opinion, what is the most important contribution that this company expects from its employees?
  12. Is there a structured career path at the company?
  13. What are my prospects for advancement? If I do a good job, what is a logical next step?
  14. Assuming I was hired and performed well for a period of time, what additional opportunities might this job lead to?
  15. Do the most successful people in the company tend to come from one area of the company, such as sales or engineering, or do they rise from a cross section of functional areas?
  16. I know that for the position for which I am interviewing, the company decided to recruit from outside the organization. How do you decide between recruiting from within and going outside?
  17. How does this position relate to the bottom line?
  18. What advice would you give to someone in my position?
  19. What major problems are we facing right now in this department or position?
  20. Can you give me a formal, written description of the position? I’m interested in reviewing in detail the major activities involved and what results are expected.
  21. Does this job usually lead to other positions in the company? Which ones?
  22. Can you please tell me a little bit about the people with whom I’ll be working most closely?
  23. As I understand the position, the title as ________, the duties are _______, and the department is called ________. I would report directly to __________. Is that right?
  24. Can you talk about the company’s commitment to equal opportunity and diversity?
  25. Who are the company’s stars, and how was their status determined?
  26. How are executives addressed by their subordinates?
  27. What can you tell me about the prevailing management style?
  28. If you hired me, what would be my first assignment?
  29. Does the company have a mission statement? May I see it? Does the company have a mission statement? May I see it?
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103 Comments on Questions to ask during HR interview

  1. Miss HR
    Posted 7/15/2008 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    First, these questions are good because it briefly describes a good competitive question for competitive applicants as well:

    1. You are looking for a challenging career. Please elaborate in terms of the following:
    a) What are the kinds of challenges that you are looking forward in your career?
    b) How have you equipped yourself to rise to these challenges?
    c) What are the specific aims/ visions that you have with respect to your career?
    d) Visit the website of the company. Do you think that a career with the company will aid in meeting your aims? If so please elaborate.
    2. What is your idea of ideal work for your own self? And what is the type of work that you would not like to do?
    3. What is your idea of an ideal work environment? How do you think you can help in creating such an environment here at our company?
    4. What kind of work/ interpersonal relationships do you expect to establish with the various people in the company, viz. your peers, you subordinates, your superiors, and others from other departments.
    5. How do you think you are equipped to meet all the above specifications that you have set for yourself?

    To all applicants..good luck on your interview and i hope you do good on your next company. Love your job if you want to pursue long term goals in the future. Godspeed!

  2. Posted 7/22/2008 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    1. Tell me about urself?
    2. Tell me ur memorable day?
    3. Why do you want this job?
    4. What qualities do you think will be required for this job?
    5. What do you know about this company?
    6. What can we (the new company) offer that your previous company cannot offer?
    7. Why should we employ you?

  3. Posted 11/20/2008 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    I have thing that i ma giving interviews and few of them clicked but couldn’t join due to package issue.

    I have few quetions,

    1. Why you wanna change your present job.
    2. Tell me your experince in your present company.
    3. Your most challenging time.
    4. why do you think that you are suitable for this job.
    5. Any tip for “how to impress interviwer.

    regards

    Mohit

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