Human Resources Mock Interview

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What is your long-range career objective?

"I am looking for a long-term fit in my next position. As you can see, I had strong progress and career growth in my previous company. I would love to see the same success with your company. I did notice on your website that you have global leadership opportunities. If I could work my way into a role like that, I would be thrilled."

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30 Human Resources Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. What is your long-range career objective?

  • 2. Do you have any questions for me about working for Company ABC?

  • 3. Tell me about one of the most rewarding experiences you had working on a team.

  • 4. How do you handle stress on the job?

  • 5. Describe to me your method of convincing others to see things your way.

  • 6. If you were to be hired at Company ABC, what are your salary expectations?

  • 7. When a problem requires a quick solution, how do you respond?

  • 8. What is your personal mission statement?

  • 9. How do you balance life and work?

  • 10. What are you reading right now?

  • 11. Who has inspired you in your life and why?

  • 12. What characteristics or events have contributed towards your success as a leader?

  • 13. Why do you believe you will have success at this position at Company ABC?

  • 14. How can Company ABC motivate you on the job?

  • 15. Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

  • 16. How do you feel about joining a new organization?

  • 17. How will you earn the trust of your coworkers at Company ABC?

  • 18. With your experience, what contributions do you believe you will make to our team at Company ABC?

  • 19. List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.

  • 20. If you were given a choice, which work related task would you leave for last? Why?

  • 21. Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?

  • 22. Tell me about your relationship with your previous boss.

  • 23. What do you know about the company culture at Company ABC?

  • 24. You will be required to present to large teams at Company ABC. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.

  • 25. As a human resources professional, you will come across difficult scenarios. How do you deal in uncomfortable situations?

  • 26. Company ABC is asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?

  • 27. How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?

  • 28. How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?

  • 29. What is the riskiest decision you have made? What happened in the end?

  • 30. How would you like to be recognized for your accomplishments at Company ABC?