Interviews can be the toughest part of any job. Clearing an interview is a task at any age. Ironically, it is tougher for a HR executive. It puts the future recruiter on the 'hot seat' and he ends up answering questions that he usually asks candidates. As part of the Human Resource team of any company, the candidate is expected to be multi-faceted and very versatile. The HR department of a company handles all the manpower requirement of various operations, skilled and unskilled. It is this department that is primarily responsible for the smooth running of any business.
Some of the commonly asked questions to a HR executive are:
~ What is your philosophy towards your work?
~ List your strengths and shortcomings
~ What feed-back have you got about your work lately?
~ What do you know about this company?
~ Give an example that can be verified, about your ability to work under pressure?
~ Have you ever fired anyone? What were your feelings thereafter?
It is important for you not to sound rehearsed or pompous. The HR Manager interviewing you should be able to see a reflection of himself and his ability to contribute to the company in you. It is very essential to come across as confident and focused.
An interview at Infosys is fun and a challenge. Take a look at some of the previous Infosys papers. They want to know how can cope with pressure and how soon can you solve riddles and puzzles.
If you think you are smart enough already, you can just relax and be confident about cracking the interview. But I would like to tell you that it is not as easy as it sounds.
I suggest you should refer to books by George Summer, Ravi Narula and Shakuntala Devi. Try and solve some of the puzzles in this book before coming for the interview. Keep a time limit while solving the puzzles as you will only be given limited time.
They want to mainly check how observant and spontaneous you are. Most questions will be common sense based. Like "what would you do to resolve a conflict?" "What is the colour of the wall behind you?"