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Human Resource Specialist Interview Questions

25 Human Resource Specialist Interview Questions
Question 1 of 25
Describe the most significant written document, report or presentation which you had to complete.
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Share various reports or deliverables you are responsible for providing in your role.

Answer Example
"Most recently, when rolling out a new performance evaluation plan to leaders in the company, I prepared a power point presentation that shared all of the information such as information of the new process, forecasted the success of the change and a timeline of events to implement the practice. Key deliverables and action items were provided in a meeting to the leadership team. A follow-up meeting is scheduled during the launch."
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Question 2 of 25
What do you do to show people that you are listing to them?
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I've found gaining trust and support from the person you are communicating with is very simple. All you have to do is be engaged in their conversation. Ask questions to the points they are saying. Avoid trumping their points with your own views. If you can restrain yourself in that area it's easy for people to communicate with you and share what they are truly feeling about the organization or their problems.

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"People want to be heard. When speaking, I often utilize nonverbal cues such as nodding my head and making strong eye contact. Additionally, I will repeat what they said back to them and use clarifying words such as 'yes' or 'good point'."
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Question 3 of 25
What do you know about our company?
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Show that you have done your research in preparing to meet with the company. Speak to top leaders, their website, leading industry news, etc. Reiterate the company mission statement and values, typically found on their website/about us page. Tie your research back to the person asking.

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"You make products that bring joy to many people and value sustainable practices in your services and organizational methods. Company XYZ is up 25% from last quarter, and I am impressed by the recent launch of ABC product last month. Very exciting things to come! I was also happy to see that you have been with the company for five years and have had progressive growth in your career working here, starting as an HR assistant and now the HR director."
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Question 4 of 25
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Demonstrate to the prospective employer that you have career aspirations aligned with the role you are applying for.

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"I value progressive career development and want to see myself in a Director role within the next 5 years. I'm willing to work hard to learn this role and how I can add value to the organization throughout my development."
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Question 5 of 25
What keeps you motivated?
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An interviewer wants to know you actually enjoy your career and job. They will be looking for reasons why you are passionate about this career. Knowing you are passionate will likely mean you will be a great asset for their company!

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"Being better than I am today motivates me everyday. I am inspired and motivated by the leaders around me and I work hard to continually improve my skills to develop my leadership abilities."
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Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 08/11/2014
Last modified on: 08/22/2018

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About Human Resource Specialist

December 2nd, 2014

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, payroll and benefits, and training. Labor relations specialists interpret and administer labor contracts regarding issues such as wages and salaries, employee welfare, healthcare, pensions, and union and management practices.