Michael Page Recruiting Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Michael Page.

    Interview Details

    Through a friend at the company, never applied he just wanted me to meet his boss. I was surprisingly interviewed.The gentleman I met with was stuck up. Had no knowledge of the educational system in the United States. He was from the United Kingdom. Purposely tried being rude and non welcoming. The position does not worth that experience.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to sell him a house on the spot? Role play.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Not the kind of job I wanted, so I did not pursue. Long hours, with repetitive annoying work.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Michael Page.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by external recruiter -- basic phone screen

    Immediately interviewed by internal talent acquisition manager -- basic phone screening

    Personality profile test -- basic test to determine if you're a fighter and natural hard worker/leader or not (basic and easy if you are -- pointless to take or frustrating if you're not)

    Office interview with initial manager hiring -- more managers to interview with if you're not moving forward in the process or they are unsure (basic interview questions for recruiters)

    Final interview with Sr. Director that was deep -- but left with no questions unanswered

    Offer within 3 days in person

    Interview Questions
    • Which manager out of the ones you interviewed with would you rather work under and why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No need to negotiate -- offered me exactly what I needed. The entire process was extremely transparent and simple. No hidden fees
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Recruiting Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Michael Page in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by a recruiter and set up and interview for the following day. When I got there, I waited 35 minutes for the interviewer to show up. Once we started talking, he talked about himself and his life and barely asked me any relevant questions. He said that I would be working super long hours etc. and I was fine with it until he said that "you pretty much don't have a life" and was extremely turned off. After I waited another 45 minutes before filling out some questionnare, he rushed me out the door and didn't mention any follow up steps after I asked. It's been about three weeks and after I contacted the numerous times I still have not recieved a response. Not even to decline the position. HOW professional. What a bogus company. I would never want to work 12 hours a day and slave for this bs company.

    Interview Questions
    • If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Michael Page.

    Interview Details

    Interview process begins with a phone call and then they progress to face to face interviews. Make sure you are able to ask questions and sell back to whatever they are trying to get you to sell. The final step is a meeting with the North American CEO. Honestly, this place is brutal so don't even go on an interview and waste your time.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Push for more money. They respect that and they'll give it to you.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Michael Page.

    Interview Details

    Two in person interviews
    First interview with two managers and a colleague
    Second interview with managers and managing directors
    They ask about your background, what you know about Michael Page, and pick your brain on what you know about recruitment

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate salary
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Michael Page in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted a resume for a job in finance then was asked to interview for Michael Page. Did not feel that they were very transparent in telling me everything about the role and company.

    Interview Questions
    • The job was really a sales job (commission-based). During the interview I was asked to do some very extensive sales role play. I felt this was rather obnixious at a certain point - sales role play can be insightful, but really should only be an exercise.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Michael Page.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is not for the faint of heart. Was contacted by someone from LinkedIn and I inquired. We had an initial 20 minute phone call and was set up with an interview that next week. The initial interview lasted about 3 hours where I met with 5 people: director, manager and a few of the junior and senior staff of the team. I then was given a caliper test which took about 30 minutes.

    From there, I was asked to come back the following week and was to prepare a presentation. I was there for another 3 hours or so and met with the regional director. I was extended an offer that day.

    Interview Questions
    • Very general sales-like questions. Nothing that was act through me too off. They really want to see if you are going to be a good culture fit and generally fit in with the team.

      What motivates you?
      How were you raised?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They want to know who you are interviewing with so be prepared to tell them.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Senior Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Michael Page.

    Interview Details

    Personality caliper test, roles plays, interviews

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    they try to push you to decide ASAP
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  10.  

    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Michael Page.

    Interview Details

    Went through three rounds of interviews before receiving an offer. First round was with the MD of the office, second entailed meeting with most members of the team, and final interview was with the MD of North America. Straight forward, standard interview questions, with a big focus on resilience. Second interview also included a mock sales pitch to both MD's at the office.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Michael Page in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied online & heard back fairly quickly (a day later I think) by email to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was pretty relaxed..basic questions about my experience/education followed by a lot of talk about what the position would entail. I was invited for an in person interview the following week. My interviewer told me that I need to make sure I come prepared with answers to what they may ask me including stock price, how many countries MP is in, as well as make sure I can do sales role plays. He also said my resume was going to be torn apart so I should have an example for each point.The in-person interview was horrible. At first I thought I was doing okay, answering basic questions until the role plays. If you are not prepared (and I thought I was) you will be criticized as to what you're saying wrong. This went on for about an hour. I was invited to come back in for a second interview the next week and was told I was going to be tested on how much I've improved from the first round. Second interview came and it was even worse than the first. I think it's pretty unprofessional to constantly criticize someone who you're interviewing with and MP didn't fail to do that. I was ready to walk out at one point. I met with my initial interviewer and another person during the second round. When it was over I was told there would be a decision that night and I would be informed the same day. Heard nothing back until two days later telling me I was probably not a right fit for Michael Page and the standards they adhere to. A blessing in disguise I'd say since the vibe I got was horrible.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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