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Robert Half Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2017
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    Staffing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Appleton, WI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Half (Appleton, WI) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Very unprofessional process. It was a 4 week process as I saw another similar review complaint and should of listed to my gut instincts and all the red flags along the way. They wasted my time having me convinced I had the job, even offered me the position and asked if I could start on a certain day only to tell me I needed yet another random phone interview after he offered the job and did my reference check. The 3rd one interview the guy canceled last minute and then when we had our rescheduled interview he called late. I was kept hanging the 4 weeks thinking I had the job and the last interview went no different than the first two and I was told I didn't get it because he didn't get the vibe he wanted since I didn't reveal personal information with the guy about my life or ask for details about his, which he sounded very rushed and with no interest to hear personal info or wanting to have a deep conversation with me. I've always learned through college listen first and respond based on the tone and body language you pick up since it's not professional to dive deep into a personal conversation like I was supposedly supposed to do since not everyone is comfortable doing that right away without getting to know a person.

    Interview Questions

    • Uncomfortable questions and just random questions that didn't pertain to the job.   Answer Question
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    Accounting Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Half (San Ramon, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Multiple phone screenings with two different recruiters. Proficiency test completed for excel. One recruiter told me I did not perform well and should lower my expectations on hourly wage. Other recruiter told me I did good on it. Hmmmm...why the discrepancy? Made me feel like they were trying to bully me into a lower wage from the beginning.
    A 2 hour interview for an entry-level position. 2 hours, 6 people. Is that really necessary? They basically tore my resume apart and dissected every position I've every had. Again, this was for an entry-level job that I was more than qualified for.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about what would be your ideal job.   1 Answer
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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Was told about a position which needed someone to fill in ASAP. I did a face to face interview with a Robert Half recruiter. Pointless by the way as this type of interview is a way for them choose people on how they look. They then said that they would get me a face to face with the client by the end of the week. I didn't hear back so I emailed and got a response to check back next week. I emailed and called several times and the recruiter never returned my calls after I left my info with his secretary. One day I lied about my name to the secretary and he picked up. He told me that he's been busy and that he doesn't have any responsibility to reach out to the client, that someone else in the company is working it. At this point I gave up and recommend no one use these company. They only want your info and references so they can add it to their database.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Robert Half (Nashville, TN) in September 2013.

    Interview

    The interview with Robert Half Accounting Services was Extremely rushed and Extremely unprofessional. The Robert Half recruiter acted uninterested and rude. I submitted paperwork several times. It was lost. The company essentially blamed me for their poor performance.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your career goals?   1 Answer
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    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Robert Half (Dearborn, MI) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I appiled online for the customer service was told that I should apply for data entry she sent the test but my computer did not have all plug ins I ask to come in office near me thats were the rejection started at the Dearborn MI office

    Interview Questions

    • Do I know they only have temporarily position its not worth coming up there   1 Answer
  7. Helpful (1)  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Robert Half (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The Calgary office is located on the 42nd floor of Bankers Hall West. I interviewed with three people and had a very nice experience. Taylor took the extra time to critique my interview style and my resume. I appreciate the feedback and hope to benefit from his expertise.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you say your greatest value lies, as an employee? What would make me want to hire you?   Answer Question
    • When you say expert Excel level? What do you mean, exactly? Macros? Pivot Tables? (yes)

      Fantastic. I've had some people come in here and say that they are experts because they know where the autosum function is, lol  
      Answer Question
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    Recruiting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Robert Half (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Role-playing how to meet the needs of a client asking for support for their SEC reporting function.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Base salary is negligible, uncapped commission structure is the only sell. Really nothing to negotiate.

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    Salaried Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Half (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    I meet with two recruiters from several different locations and after everyone was in agreement to bring me on board. The hiring process started. This was a 4 week process.

    Interview Questions

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    Recruiting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Half (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Long interview process helps ensure that this is the right company and position for you. Everyone was very nice and informative. There was an opportunity to ask alot of questions and meet with multiple people from all backgrounds.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any questions?   1 Answer
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    Senior Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Half (Miami, FL) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I asked about the opportunity directly with one of the staffing managers who was interviewing me for external positions. I was then interviewed by a series of hiring managers from different lines of business to see where I would fit in the best. After 4 rounds of interviews, I was made an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What drives you?
      Why should we hire you?
      What is your industry experience?
      What else? (I was asked this a lot)  
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No need to negotiate. Their bases are highly competitive, and they have fixed salary bands that you can't mess with. This is the type of job where you have to accept the base salary for that specific position, and then come in and bust your butt to be able to name your own income later on.

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