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During a job interview for a human resources position, the employer asks you a series of questions to determine whether you are suited for the position in question.
At the end of the interview, the employer will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have on your mind, so use this opportunity to learn more about the job itself and the company.
Use the question time to learn more about the company’s training sessions. Because the position you are interviewing for is in the human resources department, there might not be an established training program in place.
Your training could consist of learning by doing, where other workers in the department offer support and ideas along the way.
Have the interviewer explain how the training works in the HR department, so you know what you need to go through if you are given the job.
Ask the interviewer to inform you about the company culture, at least the parts that affect the human resources department, because this is where you will be working.
Because the HR department works closely with employee issues, some workers in the HR department might have developed friendships in the company over the years.
For example, ask if it is common for employees to go out for lunch together or if everyone eats lunch alone, because there is no set lunchtime. You can also ask about any company events that take place.
While a company usually has a set list of goals and values, a single department within the business might also have its individual values it follows.
This is particularly true for departments where employees need to work together to complete tasks and projects. Ask the interviewer to go over the common values of the HR department, so you are familiar with them in case you should get hired. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are some practical things you can do to make your interviews run smoothly.
1. Practice by going on interviews, even for jobs you have no intention of taking.
2. Research the company thoroughly. Use the Internet, libraries and periodicals to find current information.
3. Know the company’s market, products and goals.
4. Memorize some facts about the company and be prepared to cite them during the interview.
5. Formulate a list of intelligent questions to ask during your interview.
6. Talk to people who work or have worked at the company.
7. Hang around the building in the morning, noting how the staff dresses, as well as their body language.