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Contract
Manchester, NH

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Robert Half in November 2012.

Interview Details – Got a call and was asked to come in for an interview. Was given some forms to fill out and told there was several jobs I would fit in to.

Interview Question – Was asked to sign an agreement not to contract with anyone else.   View Answer

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Robert Half Technology Contract to Perm Interview

Robert Half Technology Contract to Perm
Washington, DC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Robert Half in June 2012.

Interview Details – I was contacted by one of their technical recruiters after having seen my resume online who thought "I would be perfect for a contract award they were contracted to staff". Received and email with directions (included road, merto and public trans) witha request to go to their site, set up a profile, and this would allow me to leave a copy of my resume in their system. Even though he had alresdy seenmy resume online, I sent another copy, along with a sheet of references and copies of my certifications to have on hand. When I arrived at the downtown DC location, I was asked to fill out standard new hire paperwork (federal and local tax, NDA and non compete - again, all standard). So I am in the interview with 2 recruiters - I had thought only 1 initially - only to be asked if I had registered online, did I have acopy of my resume. Huh? And then, what position was I interested/
Now, more than 11 week have gone by and I have heard no response regading the status of the job which I was initially contacted about. Requests for information regarding thetatus of that job by voicemail and email have been met with ear splitting silenmce and no action at all. Not even a "we'll have to look into that".

Interview Question – what was I looking for in my next employer?   View Answer

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Contract Recruiter Interview

Contract Recruiter
San Ramon, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Robert Half in October 2011.

Interview Details – Met with 5 people all from the recruiting dept. nothing really difficult. Questions were more about the on-boarding process (which is the one thing I have not done a lot off) and then the other question was how do i deal with conflict?

Interview Question – How do you deal with conflict   Answer Question

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Contract Attorney/Document Review Interview

Contract Attorney/Document Review
Chicago, IL

The process took a day - interviewed at Robert Half in March 2011.

Interview Details – You sit down with a recruiter and go over resume, types and location of jobs you will accept, and minimum hourly rate you will accept. Very short interview, brief overview of the company and how they staff their projects. Cordial interview and I received a call a week or two later about an upcoming project. From what I have heard, this company generally unerbids a lot of the other staffing agencies, therefore they get a TON of projects, but your pay is definitely going to be lower than comparable staffing agencies. Every site that I have subsequently worked at for this company were in the Chicago Loop at decent office buildings, but not being in the same building as the project managers tends to make for difficult communication regarding questions that cannot be answered by the team leads.

Interview Question – What is the minimum hourly rate you will accept?   View Answer

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Contract Recruiter Interview

Contract Recruiter
Pompano Beach, FL

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Robert Half in July 2011.

Interview Details – Applied last year,no response. 6 weeks ago a recruiter placed at clients didn't work out was called in for in person interview. Have had years of experience recruiting for grocery managers, which is exactly what they needed. Had in person interview and am working at a large grocery chains regional office.

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  • What makes you unique as a recruiter?   View Answer
  • What traits or skills do you bring that aren't listed on your resume?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Set salary no negotiation.Paid through agency. Keep updating your skills, keep in touch a few times a month with agency. Doing well in in person interview is key. Your skills must be in demand and marketable,must be personable and polished.Markets so tough must show flexibility,but must know your worth.

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Paralegal/Contract Manager Interview

Paralegal/Contract Manager
Columbus, OH

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Robert Half in December 2010.

Interview Details – I was contacted by them as they saw my resume online. I have had contact in the past with Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group as well, all part of the same group, and I must say they are all pretty much the same. The Creative Group at least treats people with respect.

My experience with Robert Half Legal was not positive. The conversation on the phone was very good and we discussed a specific position. I was to update my information and application online and send information and my resume via email before coming in, which I did. When I arrived, I had to wait a half hour for the person to get back from lunch and update and redo all the paperwork I did. Then I find out I have to take computer tests, which was not mentioned. At Robert Half Tech, I had done all this less than six months ago, and apparantely they make candidates update it every six months. They do not even come across like they want to help you find work. They are blatant that they work for the client. And you might be lucky if you get low pay and it is slowing down.

Well if you have been out there for some time, you know all this. Plus the firm just released a career report in the news that hiring for legal staff would be up 30% in 2011. The account reps I met with had no knowledge of such report. They had not even read my resume even though I sent it to them the day before.

Also the job I was to talk to them about - which we talked about the day before and is active on the site, apparantely was filled internally said one of the reps and the other rep said, oh I think maybe that was filled?

I would not recommend this firm to anyone in the legal field, even support staff looking for a job. Run the other way.

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Reason for Declining – too little compensation and overall bad experience.

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Contract to Hire Interview

Contract to Hire
Burlington, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Robert Half in November 2010.

Interview Details – Got a call from a recruiter and he sent me an email for the interview process. When I arrived I spent about 20 minutes filling out paper work and then a tax credit survey. I then had a short interview with the recruiter. Didn't ask many technical questions and focused on more about the commute. I

I made several follow up calls and he was either waiting to hear from the Account Exec or from the customer. Some calls weren't returned. About two and a half weeks later the job disappeared from the posting board. A follow up call was placed with the recruiter but I haven't heard from.

Interview Question – How far of a commute would it be for you   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Contract Employee Interview

Contract Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Robert Half in June 2008.

Interview Details – I reviewed job ops on the Robert Half Management Resources website and posted my resume. I was called by an account executive who saw my resume and thought I would be a good fit for one of their clients. This division of Robert Half primarily provides contract/project work it's clients. He asked me to go through my resume describing my previous experience. Then I was invited to the office for an 1:1 interview.

When I walked into the office, there was a large reception area with alot of activity (applicants). Some applicants were wearing suits while others were dressed casually. Somewhere in the office I noticed several different division names. One was Accountemps, another was Technology. I was relieved to know that they weren't all here for the same opportunity.

I had a 1:1 interview with a different individual than I had spoken with on the phone. Same process...walked the person through my resume. Then I was told that this contract position was related to SOX compliance and was asked to describe my previous SOX experience in detail.

The next day I had phone interview with the client. The person who had interviewed me the day before was with me. He coached me before the call. I went through the same SOX experience description with the client. They agreed to hire me (as a consultant). My work lasted for 4 weeks and I was paid an hourly rate by Robert Half.

The interviewers are professional accountants and are very well dressed.

They had a room of computers for applicant testing. I took an Excel test, which was very straightforward

Interview Questions

  • You'll be considered a "subject matter expert" by the client. How will you tackle this project (as had been described).   Answer Question
  • How long of a commitment are you able to make to this client?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. I was told that my rate for this project and other future projects would be based upon the rate that the client had negotiated with Robert Half

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Positive Experience

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Contract Artist Interview

Contract Artist
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Robert Half in May 2009.

Interview Details – Presentation by the Sales Rep and associates was very positive and polished. Interviewer was focused on getting as much personality and skill set information as possible out of me in a short period of time, but had good interpersonal skills that counteracted the time crunch they are obviously under. A bit of a tag team approach, but still decent communication of vital info. Opportunity to present portfolio was very good.

Interview Question – The usual what was your most difficult job experience in your field and how was it resolved.   View Answer

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