Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Robert Half.
Interview Details – Initially recruited during interview for regular permanent job. For internal positions, there can be up to 7 or 8 interviews, including multi-hour sit-in style. Lots of role-playing. Sometimes can be sent to interview at other branches/locations, which can double the number of interviews. Takes up to several weeks to complete.
Interview Question – Role-playing how to meet the needs of a client asking for support for their SEC reporting function. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Base salary is negligible, uncapped commission structure is the only sell. Really nothing to negotiate.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Robert Half in August 2012.
Interview Details – Responded to posting on job board and received a callback and set up an interview. Went on website and glassdoor to prepare for interview. I also prepared questions I wanted to know to see if this was a company I wanted to work for. Interviewed with potential boss, which I really enjoyed considering I did not know what type of person to expect and was liked. Met with team members, who were all really nice and actually shadowed one to see what potential day would be like. Unlike a lot of interviews where they ask questions to confuse you and set you up to fail. Very easy going, enjoyable conversation.
Interview Question – What positions does Robert Half staff for? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Asked for amount and was given it.
I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Robert Half in October 2012.
Interview Details – Excellent, Extremely professionals
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Smooth, Excellent results for both, companies & their clients.
I applied through other source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Robert Half in August 2012.
Interview Details – 3 rounds with 3 different managers each time. Lots of behavioral questions about past success. Great people to interview with. In all cases the style was casual and you could tell the managers were really trying to make sure the fit was good. You could tell they were looking for team players that were still competitive and wanted to advance in their careers. They were up front about the expectations for the job and did a good job setting expectations. In all a great experience.
Interview Question – Tell me times in your life you have been #1 at what you do. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate.
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Robert Half in September 2011.
Interview Details – Overall Robert Half does a fairly thorough interview process. Usually it starts with a phone scree, then they would bring you in to meet with the division director, and then the branch manager and usually the district manager. The final part is a half day shadow where you sit in and see others in the role do their day to day activities.
Interview Question – They give you on the spot sales scenarios where you role play how you would call into a company. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Robert Half in February 2010.
Interview Details – People were really friendly but had reservations after speaking with potentially new co-workers who told me I'd be without a life outside of the office. It made me think the balance of work/life was not in their vocabulary.
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Robert Half in August 2009.
Interview Details –
The interview process was very orderly and professional. I was provided with information regarding the company's culture as well as business outlook. The interviewers were all very nice and seemed well rounded.
The interview questions for relevant and direct. It was a good interview process.
Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was straight forward. They outlined what they could offer and I was clear on my expectations. There was little negotiation once we determined I was a fit for the company and team.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Robert Half in August 2013.
Interview Details – Recruiter called to setup phone interview, then invited to inetrview with panel, followed by interview with Director.
Interview Question – Questions related to previous expereince. Went through resume in detail. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offered a bit above asking.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Robert Half in February 2010.
Interview Details –
* Phone Interview with Group Manager
* If that goes well, you are invited in for a interview
* When you arrive, they give you several forms to fill out before you talk to anyone. So be prepared and bring your SS card, DL, Reference names, phone #'s and addresses. etc., This way even if they don't hire you, they can use your job experience to learn who your prior managers were (they'll call them to pitch candidates), get any possible leads (any open positions that you may know about), then use you to fill a contract position as a candidate.
* Each interviewer rates you on the following which they call their AIP score:
- appearance - A=Professional, B=Clean, C=Too Casual
- Intelligence - 1=Very Sharp, 2=Sharp, 3=Not to bright
- Personality - 1=Ver personable, 2=Nice, 3=Cranky
* Once the paperwork is filled out, you are interviewed by the Group Supervisor, Group Manager, and District Manager. If they all agree, then an offer will be extended.
* You will be interrogated on your accounting knowledge, your cold calling skills, and what accounting positions (if any) you have held.
* In Management Resources they want MBA's, and will only accept lower if you show exceptional accounting knowledge and sales skills.
* High energy is very important.
* The interview process takes about 2 hours with paperwork, etc.
* After the interview they may make an offer on the spot, or if they have other candidates to interview, you'll be excused with a "we'll be in touch".
* They don't like people who will buck the system, so show that you are a strong team player.
Negotiation Details – They initially offered me $60K, however, I had another offer for $70 so they matched it. Because MR is paid a relatively high salary, the commission percentages very low. They showed me several reports indicating earning potential, but they were all pie in the sky, and I never met anyone who earned those numbers.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Robert Half in February 2013.
Interview Details – The interviewer was short and cold. She got words out of me about what I was looking for. And when she revealed the position I was interviewing for, she told me I would not want that position. But I was interested, she tricked me and put words in my mouth.
Interview Question – The interviewer walked in the room and stated "Tell me about yourself and your longtime goals and why you are here today"....whenever you're ready" View Answer
Pros: fast, pays weekly, simple application process – Full Review
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