When seeking for a tow truck or any other job, you can often expect to speak with a human resource profession before moving into interviews with employees within the department for which you are applying. It is important you prepare well for your human resource interviews. In most times, a company decides to use their human resource department to screen candidates and make decision on which candidates are most qualified to move forward in the interview process. A human resource professional will have different goals when it comes to interviewing that what a direct hiring manager can do. While a hiring manager will ask questions that are specific to a role one is interested in, a human resource professional is interested in gaining broader insights in regards to culture fit and whether you demonstrate company values.
Human Resource Round Interview
A HR round is an interview that is typically conducted by a human resource generalist at the beginning of the hiring process. HR interviewer will want to find out general information about your previous roles, any core qualifications, key strengths and weaknesses as well as salary expectations. It can be easy to underestimate HR interviews in comparison to interviews with a potential manager. There are also other misconceptions that HR round is only for formality purposes. However, the truth is that this interview is very crucial when it comes to hiring process. It gives a good chance to establish a positive first impression. The HR contact will decide whether you get to move forward or not.
Probable questions that come up include the following;
Tell me about yourself
This is one of the most traditional questions you will get. It is a helpful question for human resource professionals to get a sense of how this conversation will go, and which direction they should steer future questions. Ultimately, you will want to be be prepared to describe all your past roles and, in those roles, demonstrate your strengths, weaknesses and areas you are looking forward to improve. You will also need to say what you want in a company and what your expectations look like.
Why are you interested in this position?
This is a critical question and an indicator on why you are interested in the company you are applying. When giving out your answer, you will want to mention all specific qualifications you have to the role and demonstrate how those qualifications align with your strengths. Additionally, it is important you mention how you can help drive results to your team. You need to be as specific as possible. You have to mention how your interests in the industry are, your prior experience and your interests to the company you will be joining. You need to bring in information about the company culture into your answer. Express enthusiasm for the company and its offerings.
If asked why you are leaving your current job, state that fact that you are getting an opportunity to outline positive benefits you hope to gain by transitioning into a new role. Never talk anything negative about your current position as it might limit your chances of getting a new job