HR interviews are an inseparable part of every recruitment process, either for a technical role or a non-technical one. Almost all companies have HR managers responsible for conducting the interviews, which act as personality tests and analyze the strengths, weaknesses, and the candidates’ self-awareness.
Companies conduct the HR interviews after a candidate has progressed through technical or domain-related interviews for non-technical roles and aim to judge whether the person has the correct mental and personal architecture to fit in the job role. Even if a candidate has sound knowledge, the job offer is far from the palm unless she passes the HR round.
Here are some points we need to keep in mind to ace the HR round confidently:
- Do Your KYC Right
KYC or Know Your Company is a term that we shouldn’t neglect before appearing in any interview round, be it technical or HR. It becomes crucial in the case of HR interviews as interviewers need to know how aware you are of the company.
Sound knowledge about the company gives an impression that you are genuinely interested in the company and are not here just for a pay slip or perks. Moreover, it will help you know about the company and the job role to decide if it suits your skills and prospects.
- Go Through the Popular HR Interview Questions
Let me note down some crucial questions that interviewers often ask in the interviews:
- Tell us something about yourself.
- What are your strength and weaknesses?
- Describe an incident where you faced trouble and specify how you sorted it out.
- Why do you want to work in this company?
- What are your future goals and aspirations?
- Explain in brief why should we hire you.
- How do you handle stressful situations?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
These are the few most popular questions you can expect to hear in the HR interviews. There are a ton more that you can find across pages on Google. All you need to do is go through the questions, prepare the answers and be ready with the explanations.
Be yourself and don’t fake any info to appear more relevant in the interviews. The interviewers you are facing have probably seen thousands like you and are apt to cross-question your lies. The moment you are exposed is the moment you lose the job, no matter how technically strong you are. You can also look at the previously asked HR interview questions by the interviewers of that particular company to spice up your preparations.
- Take Proper Dressing and Ambience into Consideration
Without a doubt, formal attire is a must while attending any interview and becomes crucial for HR interviews. It should be as clean as new and ironed appropriately to create the required first impression.
Keep away from stained clothes as far as possible and if you are giving an online interview, make sure to choose a quiet and well-lit corner of your house with minimum background noise to maintain the ambiance.