Many are intimidated by a meeting with a potential employer or his representative when applying for a job. The opinion of the HR manager who is hiring.
I work as an HR manager, it can be useful to someone.
1. Why did you leave your previous job?
The employer wants to know what did not suit you at the previous job and what you expect from the new one. The main thing: never speak badly about your former boss or colleagues - this is doubtful and ugly. Say: "No career growth was foreseen." You can refer to the same responsibilities and routine in the old place, to what is geographically inconvenient, the schedule did not suit - and it is better if all this is true. Just keep in mind: when choosing one of these answers, you need to be sure that everything is in order with your career, responsibilities, etc. in the new company.
It is better to talk about the desire to receive more in the last place, as if by the way, they say, money is not the only reason for my employment.
For some reason, many employers like to think that all good employees work more for an idea.
2. What is the desired minimum and maximum salary?
In other words, can the company buy you and keep you for a while? Feel free to name the amount that is 10-15% higher than the previous salary. “Maximum - 30%”.
3. How long do you plan to work with us?
That is, what are your goals-motives and how sincere you are. “To answer the question, I have to work a little and understand whether I like the team, whether I have to solve interesting problems, whether the atmosphere in the team is close to me. If you like everything, then our cooperation will be long and mutually beneficial.
4. Tell us about your achievements?
Self-esteem and prudence test. Tell us that you have increased sales, successfully implemented a project, improved your qualifications, and received a gold cup. The main thing is not to overdo it.
Of course, not everyone can boast of super-achievements. If the above is not about you, say that in the previous place you mastered a new computer program, improved the level of a foreign language, or maybe you established peace and tranquility in a violent office - this is also not bad.
5. How do you handle colossal workloads?
Yeah, most likely you are being prepared for processing. Ask a counter question: “Are processing possible? How many hours? How many times a month? If everything suits you, say with confidence that you are ready for "colossal production loads".
6. What do you know about our company?
The question is tricky only for the lazy.
At least you need to know about the company a nosebleed.
At least check out her website. And in order not to confuse one company with another, do not go for more than 2 interviews a day.
7. Why do you want to work with us?
Usually this is a continuation of the question "about our company" - an attempt to completely confuse the candidate and draw out of him some secret reason for employment. It is better to remain silent about money at first. Start from afar - flatter a little: the company has been on the market for many years, and this speaks of stability (this is exactly what you need), the company is a revolutionary in the market (this is exactly what you need), it is interesting to work in such and such an area, suits the position, responsibilities, the location of the office is convenient and
Finally, let's sweeten the pill for novice applicants. Most interviews are conducted by line managers, your future bosses. And recruiters from them are often none. They ask some tricky question, and then, without hearing the answer, move on to another topic. Such managers simply “float” because they think: they need to ask something smart, but they don’t know what exactly and how to analyze the answer. They ask to ask at least something. Therefore, at an interview, it is sometimes more important not the content of the answer to the insidious question, but its presentation. Yes, show yourself. Be calm, answer confidently, pronounce words clearly, ask counter questions.
There is nothing to be afraid of, you are the best, and this is another meeting with a person, an ordinary person.