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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
HR Manager's job entails providing practical, consistent and proactive support, direction and
advice to other division managers on HR procedures, policies, best practices, employment
rewards, benefits and legislation to facilitate in achieving the objectives and targets of an organi-
Must possess a BSc. Human Resource Management
Certification in Industrial Relations would be an asset
Extensive working experience in a Human Resources Management position
Must be able to resolve workplace conflicts.
The candidate should have a crucial role in the development and implementation of the
strategic business objectives to achieve operational performance targets while ensuring
adherence to all company policies and procedures and ensuring proper systems, controls
and management of the daily operations of the business.
Bachelors Degree in Business Management or related discipline
Certification in Facilities Management
Experience in the Electrical Industry would be an asset
Experience in Warehousing, logistics and Facilities Management
Extensive experience in operational activities
Any relevant combination of skills, experience and qualifications
Attractive Remuneration package includes:
Health and Pension Plan
Application to together with the resume should address to:
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
Po Bag 279 or email: email@example.com
Do not assume that the job
interview is simply a formality
before you receive the job offer.
Think of a job interview as an
"audition" - your opportunity to
impress the employer with your work
ethic and skills. Your network and/or
your resume got you this interview.
Many employers have shared with me
how that one thing - being obviously
well-prepared can make or break a job
seeker's chances at landing a new job.
Being prepared for the job interview
demonstrates to the employer that the
job seeker is genuinely interested in the
job. And, that preparation is often
viewed by the employer as an example of
the job seeker's work.
Be Well-Prepared for a Job
Hopefully, you already know to arrive
a few minutes ahead of time, dressed
appropriately, with good questions
ready for the interviewers, your cell
phone turned off, and copies of your
resume available to hand to the
Also, prepare for the standard
interview questions and types of
interviews you might have. Practice with
a friend or your mirror.
Prepare for the standard interview
questions and types of interviews you
In this guide, we cover the common
questions you will be asked like, "Tell me
about yourself?" and "Why do you want
to work here?" Knowing and practicing
your answers is very important for your
But wait! There's more you can do,
and it will help you succeed at that
6 Kinds of Critical Pre-interview
Prepare by knowing as much as you
can about the job, the organisation, the
competition, the location, and the
industry. Prepare for the interview by
researching the organisation and, if
possible and without "stalking" them,
researching the people, too.
The Internet provides a wealth of
information for job seekers. These are 10
(or more) places where you can start
your research. If you have time, keep
looking. The more you know, the better
off you will be. Not only will you be in
knock-their-socks-off mode for the
interview, your research could help you
determine that the employer might not
be a good place for you to work.
Throughout this preparation process,
keep notes on questions that are raised.
At the end of your research, you should
have a good idea of what to say when
they ask, "Do you have any questions for
1. Very carefully read the job
It is too easy to skip this step and an
often deadly mistake if you do.
Ask them for a copy of the job
description, if you don't already have it.
Then read it word-by-word. Pay careful
• How they describe themselves - if
they describe themselves.
• The requirements of the job -
experience, skills, education needed
to do the job.
• The duties of the job - what the
person doing the job will be
• Any "nice-to-have" needs that
aren't requirements of the job, but
things that would gain you "bonus
points" for knowing or being able to
Make a list of how you meet the
requirements, have proven ability to
accomplish the duties, and are an "ideal"
candidate for the job. Notice how they
Don't assume that the job
requirements and duties are necessarily
in order of importance -- they should
be, but are not always in the order that
the interviewer would prefer. So, focus
on your strengths.
2. Visit the organisation's website
This is "the party line" about the
organisation - what they tell the world,
and potential customers/clients, about
themselves. Study the home page, but
don't stop there. Read the "About Us"
and "Contact Us" sections. Then, look
around at the other pages.
• Know the industry or purpose of the
organisation. Be sure that is what
you expect and want to be involved
• Become familiar with the products
or services. Know the brand names,
if any, or at least the purpose or
• Check for press releases or the latest
news about the organisation.
• Look for names of the officers or
founders. Are they familiar to you,
perhaps, known to you?
• Where are they located?
Does the information on the website
raise any questions for you? Any
concerns raised? Do you see any
opportunities for you?
3. Put Google, Bing, and
YouTube to work gathering
important information about
This is where you see how well
"the party line" relates to what the
rest of the world thinks. Reality
about an employer could be quite
different than what the website
tells you, depending on the quality
of the website and/or the quality of
If you have product or service
names, use a search engine (or two)
to see what is being written, said,
and videoed about the products or
services. Dig in past the first couple
of pages of results.
Look for reviews. Look for happy
and unhappy customers and the
reasons for both. Look for the
names of competing organizations
and competing products or
4. Check the LinkedIn
The name "Company Profile"
extends to school districts, non-
profits, and other non-corporate
entities. To find them, select
"Companies" from the drop-down
menu beside the search box at the
top of your LinkedIn home page,
and type in the organization's
For many organizations from
Fortune 500 to local small
nonprofits, LinkedIn will often
have information about the people
who work there (and how you are
"connected" to them in LinkedIn)
as well as the organization itself
plus job openings. "Follow" the
company to see updates and news
5. Check the LinkedIn Profiles
of the interviewers.
Hopefully, you know the names
of the people who will be
interviewing you. If they aren't
offered when the interview is
scheduled, ask. You want the
names and the job titles. Then,
head for LinkedIn to see what you
can discover about them - how long
they've been with the employer,
where they've worked in the past,
where they went to school.
Try to get a sense of the kind of
people who work there, a mixture
of ages and races, or anything else
that catches your eye.
6. Use Google/Bing/YouTube
to research any names you have
(e.g., executives and the people
who will be interviewing you),
and also check their LinkedIn
Look for information about the
organisation and also about thier
competitors (which may also be
good places for you to work).
• Have they made videos about
how to use their products or
services available? Check them
out to see what you learn about
them. Do you see where you
can make a contribution?
• Have some of the executives
been taped giving talks at
conferences? Watch a video or
two, and know the conference
dates and names. Again, does
this research raise any
questions or show you any
opportunities? What are their
reputations? Experience and
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