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Do you have any experience in recruiting or processing applications for a position.


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What do you think are the most important considerations when hiring staff?

Assessing what you value in a team, or look for that you think makes a good employee.

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Think of what you would want to see in a new team member. Is it honesty? Integrity? That they actually have the skills you are looking for? Are you looking for a sales leader that thrives on being at the forefront of conversations and pushing boundaries? Or do you need someone in more of a support role that thrives on details and rules?

Do you have any experience with accounting and/or payroll?


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If you don't have experience in this, think about your course work. What have you done/learned in your courses that would help you if you were given these tasks?

When checking references, what do you think would be important to ask about?

Assessing if you are able to dig deeper than your surface impression.

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Think about what you would ask a reference to get a sense of what an employee is actually like. Is it important to ask if they were always on time? Or are you more concerned about their ability to juggle multiple deadlines?

Have you ever had to deal with private/sensitive information? In what context?

In HR, you will be dealing with large amounts of confidential and personal information. They want to know if you have experience keeping that information private.

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Use the STAR technique - Situation, Action, Task, Result. Pick a time and tell a story that demonstrates your ability to deal with sensitive information.