Introduction about HR Interview

Human Resource (HR) Interview provides you with a direct opportunity to interact with your judges (interviewers). Be pepared to talk about the company, demonstrate your skills and knowledge, while reflecting a suitable personality for the job.

HR Interview DOs

Have a firm handshake
Introduce yourself in a courteous manner
Listen carefully to the interviewer
Be sincere and direct
Be truthful about your experiences and skills

HR Interview DO NOTs

Don’t show depression or discouragement
Don’t start topics like salary, benefits etc.
Don’t look at your watch
Don’t take extensive notes
Don’t be too serious

The 7P checklist for HR Interview

Be prepared – The more prepared you are, the more confident you tend to be. Hence, practice with friends and family, and try to stimulate the interview room. Preparation may be done by reviewing magazines and newspaper articles. Be thorough with your resume and prepared to answer questions regarding it.

Be punctual – Arrive atleast 10 minutes early. A late-comer is never a preferred choice; besides an early arrival lets you study the company and gather information about it, which may prove useful in the interview.

Be professional – Interviews in large part have to do with making a great first impression. Be appropriately dressed, with a neat look. Prepare your clothes and accessories, the night before.

Be polite – Don’t interrupt the interviewer, and respond in the language the question is asked in. Be soft-spoken and refrain from laughing loudly.

Be positive – Companies always prefer target-oriented, career-driven, enthusiastic and motivated people. Bring yourself as the kind of employee they want. End the interview on a postive note. Make the interviewer aware of your interest and enthusiasm towards the position being offered.

Be proactive – Listen to the interviewer very carefully and be well aware of your surrdoundings; questions may be aksed about it to test your presence of mind.

Be practical – Interviewers know your salary and benefits. When asked about salary, assure them your faith in them for making a fair offer. If you are offered a position of your liking, accept it there itself, otherwise politely ask for time to give it a serious thought.

What does a good interview look like?

You dress nicely for the interview, reach the venue on time, answer all the questions that the interviewers ask, and get back to your home with a big smile on your face as you have accomplished a big hurdle. But hold on a moment! In your excitement and enthusiasm for answering the questions, you almost forgot how the interview actually went! Was the interviewer happy with your answers? Most importantly, were you satisfied with your answers? There’s nothing to worry though, given below are some pointers as to how a good interview should look like.

You have been called for the next round – If you have been given a green flag and called for the next interview round, you can be positive about the fact that the interviewer has liked you. No HR manager will waste his time with aspirants in whom he finds no spark. Therefore, if you have been selected for the next round, it is an indication that the interviewer sees you as a possible candidate to join the company.

A warm long talk – Usually, if the interviewers like a candidate, they show their interest in him by talking about the culture of their company, opportunities available for the candidate to grow himself being around in the company and clearing his doubts about the company. These are definitely optimistic moments for you and a sign that they want you in their team!

Hints about expected salary and date of joining – One of the perfect indication that your session went well is when a manager asks you the date of joining i.e in case you are not a fresher, how much time will it take you to complete all the formalities to leave your current job and join them. Your chances of getting the job becomes more when a manager asks you the salary that you expect, it surely means that he wants to see you in their squad. He is just making calculations over his mind that how much they will have to spend on you (cost to company) and whether you’ll be an asset for them.