Review the resume and cover letter you received from your job posting in the Week 8 discussion.

Congratulations! You have the foundation for your HR department in place, and you are ready to select your staff. You must make sure that you are selecting the best talents for your HR department. You are now receiving resumes from recent graduates of Masters of Human Research Management (MHRM) programs, and you must prepare to interview the candidates.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

1. Review the resume and cover letter you received from your job posting in the Week 8 discussion. Next, critique the competitive advantage you are predicting from the potential candidate. Provide a rationale for your critique.

Resume and Cover letter received

May 26, 2017


Employee Benefit Specialist

Into Marketing

New York, New York

Dear XXX,

Please accept this resume as my formal application for the Employee Benefit Specialist position with Into Marketing that was listed on May 24, 2017.

As a skilled human resources professional with expertise in recruiting and training staff, overseeing benefits administration, and managing employee relations, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume. I am confident that you will find my dedication and enthusiastic attitude to be of value to your organization as your next Employee Benefits Specialist.

My experience in Human Resource operations- including interviewing and hiring employee, coordinating benefits, and processing insurance/ disability claims-has prepared me to make a significant contribution to the Into Marketing.

I appreciate your consideration and would love to have an opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my experience and degree could benefit your company.




New York, New York

 (347) 545-5656


November 2012 – present

Girl Scout USA

Human Resource Specialist

Duties: Handled employee relations, payroll and benefits and training. Assists with the administration of the day-to-day operations of human resources functions and duties. The HR assistant carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: Benefits, HRIS, and departmental development, and compensation.

August 2010 – 2012

Girl Scout USA

GLSE Consultant

Planned, coordinated and supported the volunteer delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience program. Ensured that leadership program experiences were implemented to meet designed leadership program outcomes. Reviewed and processed all troop group requests for non-extended travel, Ensured that all request were in compliance with risk management guidelines. Establish and maintained relationships with community partners. Ensured an exceptional level of customer service, to all members.



1990 – 1994

Consumer Services


2015- 2017

Master of Science in Human Resource Management


Microsoft Office Word

Internet Research



Proficient interpersonal communication skills (good oral and writing communication, telephone and interactions with the public and time management skills).

2. Indicate the interview type you will be using (i.e., phone, video, in person). Next, determine one (1) challenge that may arise with this type of interview. Develop a plan to mitigate this challenge and minimize its impact on your interview.

Please Choose phone interview and you can make this information up

3. Create the interview form. Use the job description from Week 7 Assignment 3 to write the interview questions.


Employee Benefits Specialist

Reporting to the Human Resource Director of the organization, the employee will be responsible for developing, maintaining and updating employee benefits and retirement programs which is a significant component of overall compensation for employees under minimal supervision

Duties of this position will include:

Overseeing the design, development and implementation of employee benefits procedures and programs

Perform research and analysis to determine the best compensation program that befits the organization’s structure, industry and size

Supervision and evaluation of staff

Negotiation of programs

Stay updated on shifting federal and state regulations that could have an impact on the employee benefits

Design and develop life and accidental death as well as dismemberment insurance and disability insurance.

Advising the organization’s management on the resolution of compensation and benefits disputes.

Design and development of a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to meet the needs of an increasingly dynamic workforce

Planning, designing, assessing and communicating techniques for compensating employees

Coordinating workflow and procedures between the requisite departments within the organization

Development and maintenance of a system of procedures for the administration of employee’s fringe benefits program

Required Qualifications

A minimum of four years’ experience in employee benefits programs

Thorough knowledge of employee benefits procedures

Desired Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in human resources management

•Note: The interview form should be incorporated into the paper and is counted towards the total page length requirement for this assignment.

4. Conduct the interview with your potential candidate via Google Hangouts, video conferencing, telephone or any other appropriate technology. Input the interview information onto the form you created.

5. Write a brief summary of your experience conducting the interview. Indicate in the summary whether or not you have chosen this candidate for the position. Include the ethical decision-making abilities that went into your decision. Provide a rationale for your decision.

6. Format your assignment according to these formatting requirements:

•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

•Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

•Cite the resources you have used to complete the assignment. Note: There is no minimum requirement for the number of resources used in the assignment