Consider how your own body language is interpreted in an interview setting. Bad body language can be interpreted in a variety of negative ways.
Congratulations – you’ve landed an interview for your next payroll or HR position! Now it is time to not only nail the interview but make a great first impression so your interview (and your HR job candidacy) doesn’t get derailed.
Have you ever lied at the end of an HR interview? A flat-out, bold-faced lie? Before you say, “of course not,” ask yourself if you always get back to the HR candidate within the timeframe you promised… if you even get back in touch at all.
As much as many people hate interviewing for an HR or payroll position, the process and the questions are necessary. Ironically, as much as some people hate being asked questions, there is also a big contingent of HR professionals that hates asking them. Or they’re just awful at asking questions.
Whether it’s just a formality or the final piece to the puzzle in separating yourself from another payroll or HR candidate, you’ll need references at the ready in your job hunt. You should make sure they’re lined up before the critical go or no-go decision comes from an employer.
When you are interviewing, it is imperative you prepare questions for your interviewers and pay close attention to the subtle clues in the office environment. You want to gauge whether you’re interviewing at a place that fits you.