HR Specialist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your HR Specialist interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What do you enjoy most about working in the Human Resources field?

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List of 30 HR Specialist Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What do you enjoy most about working in the Human Resources field?

  2. 2.

    In which HR software tools are you best versed?

  3. 3.

    Walk me through your HR experience.

  4. 4.

    Do you prefer working with people or computers?

  5. 5.

    Talk about a time you dealt with a difficult employee. How did you handle the situation?

  6. 6.

    Do you have any questions for me regarding this role or this organization?

  7. 7.

    How would you familiarize yourself with our HRIS system?

  8. 8.

    What are your strengths?

  9. 9.

    In your opinion, what is the ideal size of an HR department that you would join?

  10. 10.

    What is the most significant issue you have encountered in your HR career?

  11. 11.

    If you were asked to take over a task someone else was previously responsible for, what steps would you take to learn it?

  12. 12.

    As we approach the opening of a new location, the team's workload increases significantly. What would you do to manage this?

  13. 13.

    Would you ever ask an employee to email you a copy of their Social Security Card?

  14. 14.

    If an employee contacted you with questions about how vacation is paid out at termination, what would you do?

  15. 15.

    Are you willing to travel to visit our locations or for learning opportunities?

  16. 16.

    How do you handle tasks or projects you do not enjoy doing?

  17. 17.

    As a Human Resources professional, which publications and resources do you turn to most?

  18. 18.

    As a Human Resources representative with our organization, how would you show employees you are listening to them?

  19. 19.

    What HR topic is piquing your interest most right now?

  20. 20.

    Why did you choose a career path in Human Resources?

  21. 21.

    What do you find to be the most difficult part of working in Human Resources?

  22. 22.

    What are your salary expectations?

  23. 23.

    What have you done to improve your written and verbal communication skills?

  24. 24.

    Do you prefer to work on your own or as a part of a team?

  25. 25.

    What are your weaknesses?

  26. 26.

    How do you organize, plan, and prioritize your work as an HR professional?

  27. 27.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments in the workplace?

  28. 28.

    Talk about a time your ethics were tested. What did you learn from that situation that you can bring to our Human Resources team?

  29. 29.

    What are the three most important functions of an HR department?

  30. 30.

    Have you ever needed to deviate from HR policy? How did you approach the dilemma?