HR & Managerial round interview questions can cover a diverse range of discussion topics apart from Technical. These questions asked generally asked by laterals or experienced persons to check his/her personality/behaviour. In some organizations, this is also called a behaviour round of interviews. Generally, the interviewer observes these areas from your answers:
- Observe your expressions
- Check your leadership skills/soft skills
- Team handling skills
- Fit for organization cuture or not
- Client handling skills
- Handling on critical, stressed and pressurise work environment.
The interviewer can create different scenarios for organization culture, team conflicts situation and some cases ask for combination with technology-related questions. Based on answered will ask for further questions. In such type questions, the interviewer wants to understand how you cope with change, approach learning, and overcome challenges and obstacles.
In this article, we share some behaviour round interview questions with sample answers and also provide an overview of some additional example questions to prepare with a scenario that will fit your profile.
How to answer to such behaviour and situational quetions?
To prepare for these questions, take a moment to think of a number of challenging situations you have faced, such as difficulty with new technology, project, timeline, customer, ambiguity, process, or even a team member. Think of situations where you were challenged with what was the right thing to do. What did you do and how did you handle it? and how you can fit your previous experiences with current organization requirements.
Always keep in mind the STAR rule to answer such behavioural questions.
- S – Situation. What was the situation? Describe in brief. (This is the challenge you were facing.)
- T – Task. What was the task you were assigned? What was your responsibility?
- A – Action. What action did you take?
- R – Result. What happened because of your action?
You can use examples for reference and resolution you provided on a particular case.
Some of most frequently asked questions in behavioural interview
Common Interview Questions
These are common interview questions that can be asked in technical as well as in behavioural/manager/HR rounds of interviews. Through these questions, the interviewer wants to check your communication, understanding of your educational and professional background
and your core technical skills instead of going through the complete CV.
- Tell Me About Yourself. Example
- Do you have any questions for us? Example
- What is your technical streagths and rate yourself in out of 10 points? Example
- Tell us about your educational and technical background. Example
These questions are to check your personality, how you are socially connected, motivated and performed as an individual as part of the team so that interviewer can understand your compatibility with your current position requirement.
- How might you describe yourself? Example
- How might your friends describe you? Example
- What is your work ethic like? Example
- What are your strengths and weaknesses? Example
- Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years? Example
- Why do you believe you are a good fit for this position? Example
- What is your idea of a friendly work environment? Example
- How do you react to sudden changes in the work you are doing? Example
- Share with us reasons you think we should hire you. Example
- If you could work in any position, what job might you want and why? Example
- Where did you learn about this open position? Example
- Have you ever worked in a leadership position? Example
- Share with us how you have emerged as a leader in the past. Example
- Talk to us about your skills, and how you believe they can help you excel in this position. Example
- How do you intend to continue expanding your professional skills? Example
- What roles have you previously worked in? Example
- What companies have you previously worked for? Example
- Do you have any references from previous experiences that we can contact? Example
- Explain the duties you have handled in the past. Example
- Have you ever received recognition for being a leader? Example
- How do you introduce new ideas or operations to teams? Example
- Why are you interested in leaving your current job? Example
- What feedback have previous managers given you about your work? Example
- How do you prioritise your tasks? Example
- Can you explain this gap in your resume? Example
- What are your salary expectations? Example
- Why Do You Want to Work Here? Example
- Why Should We Hire You? Example
- What Are Your Career Goals? Example
- What Is Your Greatest Accomplishment? Example
These questions generally asked for lateral roles as lead or manager where you need to handle team or more on interacting with clients.
- What process might you use to make presentations for clients? Example
- Have you faced any hard time with client? Example
- What is your greatest professional accomplishment? Example
- Have you faced any critism from client or coworker? if yes, how you handled it? Example
- Have you faced any conflict with team or your manager? How did you deal with it? Example
- Have you resolved any conflict between team members? How did you deal with it? Example
- How do you handle workplace pressures? Example or
- Tell me about a time when you were under a lot of pressure. How did you handle it? Example
- Tell me about a time when you faced conflict at work. Example
- What is your greatest achievement? Example
- Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for work. Example
- Give me an example of a time you made a mistake. How did you manage the consequences? Example
- How would you respond to a request for doing a task you’ve never done before? Example
- Did you ever have to collaborate with a difficult coworker? How did you manage the situation? Example
- Tell me about a time when you handled a challenging situation.
- Was there a time when you were overwhelmed with work? How did you handle the situation? Example
- Sometimes almost impossible todo what are the things in our todo list. What you will do when your list of responsibilities overwhelming. Example
- Tell me a situation where you took the initiative to fix a problem. Example
- Tell me about a time when you and the team you were managing had opposing views on an issue. How did you get to a conclusion? Example
- How you accomplish task when there is tight deadline. Example
- Describe a long term project you managed. How did you make sure everything was running smoothly. Example
- Tell me about a time you had to deal with a client that was asking the impossible. Example
- Was there a time when you had to be very strategic in order to meet a goal?
- Give me an example of a situation when you showed initiative and took charge of a situation.
- Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond your duties for a job or task.
- Did you ever have to correct one of your superiors when they were wrong? How did you approach that situation?
- Have you ever had to work under a tight deadline?
- How do you deal with coworkers that don’t cooperate or can’t contribute enough?
- Tell me about a time when a client was asking for the impossible. How did you explain and communicate this to them?
- Give me an example of a time when you didn’t meet a client’s expectations. How did you deal with the situation?
- Is there a situation you think you could’ve handled better or differently?
- How do you adapt to sudden changes in the workplace? Could you give me an example? Example
- Tell me about a time when you had to think on your feet in order to deal with a situation.
- Sometimes employers put too much on their employees’ plates. Was there a time when you were overwhelmed with work? How did you handle the situation?
- Tell me about a time when you had the liberty to be creative with your work. Was it exciting or difficult for you?
You can go through these questions to prepare any interview with your scenarios that best fit your roles and responsibility.
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