1. Tell me something about yourself in brief.

Possible Answer #1:

Thank you, Sir/Maam for this opportunity. I am from XYZ City and belong to a nuclear family. My father is a Central Government Employee and my mother is a Vice Principal at a private school. My younger sister will appear her CBSE 10th board this year. We are a very close-knit family. On an individual front, I perceive myself as a confident, conscientious and hardworking individual. I carry out any task assigned to me without hesitation, provided the instructions are clear. In the case of doubts, I never hesitate to put forth my questions. I have always been a fast learner, and I love to keep up my process of learning to figure out better ways of solving problems. Moreover, I love to compete with my own past performances than competing with my peers, as I believe that improvement is always better than perfection!

Dont make the mistake of sharing too much personal information in any of your HR interview questions and answers round. You will not be left with enough time to sell your experience and relevant technical skills.

Possible Answer #2:

Well, I am a confident, hardworking and a very professional individual. I have always carried out all the tasks assigned to me without hesitation, provided the instructions from my Reporting Managers or seniors were clear. I have also been a good mentor to my juniors and never hesitate to guide them. On the other hand, I am a creative person and I love to test my boundaries. In order to do so, I keep pushing myself to think out of the box!

This is another version of frequently asked HR Interview questions and answers, for the same question.

Possible Answer #3:

I am a management consultant with 12 years of experience that I have gained across multiple industries and sectors such as financial services, IT, Telecom, retail, and media. In my current job role, I am responsible for business development activities. In the last financial year alone, I sold projects totaling INR 40,00,000 to clients. On a daily basis, I handle a 10-member strong team of consultants and junior consultants. Besides being a management consultant, I am a fair and independent individual. I try not to be judgmental and always absorb constructive criticism, listen to my boss inputs, my client's complaints as well as address my team members' issues, to my best possible abilities.

2. Describe who you are. or Tell me about your background.

In an HR round, you will surely face this question among all other HR interview questions and answers asked to you, and I am sure you treat it as the easiest of all questions. Well, its not! Never underestimate the possibility of scoring better points with a crisp answer, if you feel confident. It can become a fate-changer for applicants having fewer than 5 years of total job experience.

If your degree is obviously related to the job you are interviewing for, you can give this answer.

Possible Answer #1:

I am a B. Tech in Computer Science/B. Com in Economics. I also have an MBA or I have completed a certification course in Digital Marketing from ABC Academy. What else would you like to know?

In case your degree is not as relevant as it should have been, but you feel that you have the potential to shine through, you can give this answer. This is a useful tip for HR interview questions and answers.

Possible Answer #2:

I have worked on an independent project work with 2 other students on Soft Skills. I have also participated in several paper presentations on Business Communication.

Do not forget to talk about your major subject in your UG/PG at the University and also about subjects/papers, that are relevant to the job, that you have applied for.

Possible Answer #3:

I am a music enthusiast and a beginner level guitarist. I love to jam with my 4-member band every weekend at my place.

Such an answer will add a light mood to the interview and make things more positive. Professionals can also cite the above answer and highlight certain awards and accolades which they have earned during their school/college or university years.