Tell me something about yourself in brief


This is one of the most frequently asked questions during an HR round interview. Your answer has to be short, crisp and to the point. Here are some possible high-impact answers to help you leave a great impression.
Here are some possible high-impact answers to help you leave a great impression.

“Thank you, Sir/Ma’am 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!” Don’t 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.

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, it’s 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’re interviewing for, you can give this answer.

“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.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?


This is a very common question asked by HR personnel to candidates. Remember that interviewers these days hardly ever get impressed by flowery responses. So be careful while tackling this one.

“I have several strengths namely – I am patient, committed, honest and self-motivated. I am the biggest dreamer I have ever come across! I forgive easily and hate to keep grudges in my heart. My greatest weakness is that I don't like getting interrupted when I am seriously into something. Another one of my weaknesses is that I trust people very easily. As I already said, I am a very patient person, so I am actively working on this lacuna.”

You have not done your PG yet. This is not a drawback, but don’t you think you should get a PG degree asap?


Other variations of this question are as follows:

  • Do you want to complete your Masters/Post Graduation in near future?
  • Do you aspire to pursue higher studies?

“As soon as I graduated, I felt the urge to start working in the real world. It’s not that I am a total novice. I have undergone 3 internships, of which 2 are paid from reputed organizations. This credential has helped me land an offer from one of those firms. I sometimes wonder whether I should have first completed my post-graduation. Had I done so, I wouldn’t have been able to develop my complete portfolio. And I am hoping that my track record will help me get selected for this position in your esteemed organization.”

You have changed jobs/jumped ship too many times already, why so?


Other variations of this question are as follows:

  • Do you want to complete your Masters/Post Graduation in near future?
  • Do you aspire to pursue higher studies?

“As soon as I graduated, I felt the urge to start working in the real world. It’s not that I am a total novice. I have undergone 3 internships, of which 2 are paid from reputed organizations. This credential has helped me land an offer from one of those firms. I sometimes wonder whether I should have first completed my post-graduation. Had I done so, I wouldn’t have been able to develop my complete portfolio. And I am hoping that my track record will help me get selected for this position in your esteemed organization.”