Get Successful PHR/SPHR/GPHR Test Taking Tips!

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HRReview wants YOU to pass the PHR/SPHR/GPHR exam. And we want to give you all the tools to be able to do just that. In this article, I’ve compiled a list of the most successful test taking tips. I know how stressful studying for a big exam can be; I’ve taken these exams. Now, I’m giving you the tips that helped me and many other professionals pass the exams. Continue reading for our Successful Test Taking Tips, but click HERE if you are quickly approaching exam day and watch our video on “Three Key Strategies To Get Your Brain in The Game On Test Day.” Without further ado, here are our Successful Test Taking Tips: BUDGET your study time; make sure you have plenty of time to study so you are well prepared for the exam.  Create a “study calendar” and plan backward several weeks to begin your study schedule. Be diligent! REVIEW the outlines, and HRReview WORKBOOK exams – … [Read more...]

SHRM Conference – a great gift for human resources pro’s

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Dear HR Friends, This year, as every year we'll be exhibiting at the SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from Sunday, June 26- Tuesday June 28. Cool, right? As a special gift to you, we're giving away FREE EXHIBIT HALL PASSES! Yes, that's right, FREE! These are an incredible opportunity if you're taking a spouse or guest to the event, or if you just want to find yourself in Las Vegas and want to check out what's happening at the conference. Plus, HR Review is going to show you the latest and greatest HR Certification Programs! We've got something for everyone - PHR takers, SPHR takers and even GPHR programs! So click here to gain access - we only have a limited number of passes! So be sure to get them fast! And come visit us at BOOTH NUMBER 1424! So if you can't use this, then please forward to a friend! We hope to see you and please stop by and see us! And of course - … [Read more...]

Secrets for “Crunch Time” in preparing to pass the PHR or SPHR

Time is ticking away, and only a few weeks to take your PHR or SPHR exam.  Some people are studying like crazy (which they should be) and others are stressed out knowing the test date is looming.  What's the best way to get ready, knowing your deadline is near? Here's a few quick tips to help you keep on track: 1.  Remember, the exam is only multiple choice - no written answers.   Work on focusing how to answer a 4 choice question.  Eliminate the two wrong answers, and identify the others that may be possible.  This will help you gain confidence and focus in answering questions. 2. Don't forget to review terminology.  If you've been in HR a long time or not, the exam will have some terminology that is and is not familiar. Be sure to have some means to review terms currently in use either by means of a manual or study materials. 3.  Review the HRCI body of knowledge.  This is … [Read more...]

Online PHR and SPHR Practice Exams – 5 Tips to Improve Your Chances

You're studying like crazy because the exam window is open! Yes, many of you have registered to take the PHR or SPHR, and most likely will wait until January to take it.  But before you go to your exam site, be sure to do the following: 1.  Take online practice tests to help you with multiple choice tests.  You can take the HRReview online practice test by clicking on the link or on the picture above.  If you haven't taken a college entrance exam lately, it would be a good idea to regain the knack of how to select from 4 choices, oftentimes when more that one answer can be correct. 2.  Be prepared exam day with a valid drivers license, taking minimal items to the test site.  Just last year, I had a student show up to take the PHR, only to find her drivers license had expired.  Needless to say, she had to get an updated license prior to be admitted to the test site.  A delay you may … [Read more...]

Online PHR and SPHR Practice Exams – 5 Tips to Improve Your Chances

You're studying like crazy because the exam window is open! Yes, many of you have registered to take the PHR or SPHR, and most likely will wait until January to take it.  But before you go to your exam site, be sure to do the following: 1.  Take online practice tests to help you with multiple choice tests.  You can take the HRReview online practice test by clicking on the link or on the picture above.  If you haven't taken a college entrance exam lately, it would be a good idea to regain the knack of how to select from 4 choices, oftentimes when more that one answer can be correct. 2.  Be prepared exam day with a valid drivers license, taking minimal items to the test site.  Just last year, I had a student show up to take the PHR, only to find her drivers license had expired.  Needless to say, she had to get an updated license prior to be admitted to the test site.  A delay you may … [Read more...]

Bye, bye, PHR! But Wait…Here’s Three Steps to Success!

Okay, it's Thanksgiving, and we're all thinking about those things we're thankful for, including our own ability to pass the PHR exam! While you may have had too much stuffing, your exam is really only a few short weeks away. So what's that mean on your 4 day weekend? Get hustlin', honey! If you're not taking practice exams several times a week - and yes, focusing on the body of knowledge at that - you'll be singing the blues come test day. Here's three easy steps to help you get your mojo on for test day: 1.  Research shows that adults taking multiple choice exams need to study not only the content for the exam, but how to master multiple choice exams.  Take many - go to various websites where free exams exist (including www.hrreview.com) and work your brain. 2.  Don't give up.  Be sure to cover all the areas of the body of knowledge.  Know where you have strengths and know … [Read more...]

PHR or SPHR?

If you're an HR professional trying to decide which exam to take, it can be a challenging topic.  Many test takers want to take the SPHR, but let's take a closer look at this. 1.  My personal experience taking the SPHR exam and PHR exam was an interesting one.  If I hadn't been afforded Forune 500 HR experience, I'm not sure I would have fared as well on the SPHR exam.  I truly believe that having a mentor on higher level HR decisions made all the difference, and I hear this from other counterparts as well. 2.  The SPHR will have many situational questions where you will need to make a judgement call.  If you've not taken a lot of practice questions to prepare for this type of question, I would strongly encourage you to test your knowledge before taking the SPHR exam.  Many of the questions will ask what the best solution is, or all of the following "except", so it is important to … [Read more...]

HR Certification – Preparing with Style for the PHR, SPHR and GPHR!

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Getting ready for the HR certiifcation exams is a daunting task.  What to study, where to study, and how to get it done are important decisions as you prepare.  Typically, HR professionals who are getting ready for this exam haven't taken a multiple choice exam in some time, so here are some things to consider: Practice Multiple Choice exams - the PHR, SPHR and GPHR exams will ask you to select the "best answer" to a question, and many times there may be more than one to select.  Choose some free exam sites such as www.hrreview.com to practice exams, purchase them, or just review material to help you determine your skill level. Review the Body of Knowledge.  It is important that you understand the content that will be on the exam you're taking, so be sure to spend time carefully reviewing the content to help you prepare. Take a Group Study Course.  If you're in a metro area, … [Read more...]