Tell me about yourself - HR Interview Question & Answers

This is one of the most frequently asked questions during interviews, and generally, is the first question asked. your response should not reflect personal matters about you, but rather should highlight your education/technical/business related achievements that are pointed towards the needs of the company. Therefore, each interview may result in a slightly different response, depending upon the company or industry. A job description will list the core competencies and responsibilities of the job. Use This document as a framework to develop your communication strategy.

SNOHR Interview Question and Answers
01 What makes you angry?
02Why should I hire you?
03What are your strengths and weaknesses?
04Why do you want to work at our company?
05What motivates you to do a good job?
06What is the difference between confidence and over confidence?
07Are you willing to relocate or travel?
08Can you work under pressure?
09How do you feel about working nights and weekends?
10What is the difference between hard work and smart work?
11What are your goals?
12Do you have any questions for me?
13On a scale of one to ten, rate me as an interviewer
14 Why should I hire you from the outside when I could promote someone from within?
15Where do you see yourself five years from now?
16How much salary do you expect?
17Tell me something about our company
18Who has inspired you in your life and why?
19Would you lie for the company?
20 What was the toughest decision you ever had to make?
21 How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
22 Have you considered starting your own business?
23 How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?

Tell me about yourself.

Tell me about yourself.


consider the following 4 step process to deliver your response:

1. I am a…..
2. With expertise/interest in….
3. I have had internships for…or…I have project work in…..
4. My Strengths include….

An actual example of an M.Eng targeting and I.T. role at Google:

I am a candidate for a Masters in Engineering in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and will graduate in June 20XX.

My areas of interest are in software development and system design. My expertise is focused on understanding the user’s needs, and to provide solutions to solve problems, improve product quality or increase productivity in the workplace.

I interned with IBM and was a member of the research team that designed, prototyped, and implemented a successful multi-user enterprise web application to visualize and manage collaborative projects and work activities, additionally, I was able to strengthen my skills in Java and JavaScript and work closely with highly experienced, world-class engineers.

I have additional strengths in natural language processing, artificial intelligence, distributed computing and proficient with Windows environments, C++, information retrieval and TCP/IP. I will also complete my BS in Mathematics upon graduation this June.

Note: Words underlined appeared in the actual job description

Strategy: Link your skills to their needs
1. Your areas of expertise/interest should fit the company’s needs.
2. Your intern/project experience should describe an accomplishment that relates to a skill that is required by the company.
3. Your additional strengths should reflect other key skills or attributes that you possess, and match those listed on the job description.





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