Robert Walters Interview Questions

Updated Sep 21, 2014
Updated Sep 21, 2014
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    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A non-practicing attorney, I sent in a resume and a cover letter to a specific headhunter, andfollowed up several days later with a personal email. Another attorney I know well did the same for a different job. No acknowledgment, no courtesy, no nothing! Shocking, considering they have no idea who I know or don't know in the legal and headhunting process.

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    • Never got the opportunity. Again, I know how busy many of these places are, but with auto reply, at least some response? Again, they have no idea who I know in the legal arena or the recruiting arena, but I have shared my story.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Robert Walters in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied and was called for an interview. Had 2 in one day and 3 more were scheduled for another day. If you clear one then you are passed on to another. If one interviewer breaks and returns to give some nonsense excuse for why the others won't come (after conferring) then you're out.

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    • I was badgered as to why I prioritised helping candidates over making money. I didn't think they were mutually exclusive, do you? If you help candidates you will make money - no need to be so money hungry. If you interview there emphasise how motivated you are to make cash, that is what they wanna hear.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied for this post through LinkedIn. A Skype interview was scheduled by the recruiter at Robert Walters. Interview was a short conversation with some basic Chemical Engineering questions: Pumps, Thermodynamics, questions related to intern.
    I was asked to ask a doubt as well. I came to know that freshers might not being hired for this position and therefore, my candidature might be rejected.

    No Offer
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    Junior Recruit Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Robert Walters in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had two interviews. First one was on the phone with associate recruit consultant. Then I was invited to one of their office. At the second interview, I had several managers, associate director interviews. The interview questions were straightforward, eg. Why RW? What do I know about the industry. At the end of the interview, I was given a role play to pretend a new recruiter at RW.

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    • Case interview, what will you do as a recruiter if a client recently lost his employee because you assigned a unsuitable candidate?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Robert Walters in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Well there were too many phone interviews (2) and 3 face to face , way to much in my opinion and the hiring process took over a month, and this was just to inform that there might be an opening job but needed prior intern with them before offering a job

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Robert Walters.

    Interview Details

    Conversational and enjoyable but a bit too long, people coming and going from the room, reading emails and making calls, quite unprofessional. seems like a boys club. never got any feedback or even informed that I didn't get the position. Very poor form for a recruitment agency

    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Technical Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parramatta (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parramatta (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Robert Walters in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Robert Walters prides itself on deceit and misinformation to prospective candidates. They will invite you to an interview with the prospect of work and raise your hopes and you will be told to prepare for an interview over the next couple of days. Unfortunately you will find out soon enough that there is no job. This comes in the form of Robert Walters never contacting you again. If you contact them you will find yourself miss directed and lied to.

    Interview Questions
    • I think the most important question missed by Robert Walters is:
      "Do you consider yourself cattle fodder?". This is an important question as this is how they will treat you.
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Investment Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Robert Walters.

    Interview Details

    Quick chat on phone. Met in person. Interview was cordial and fine. We talked a lot about finance which I had a lot of knowledge in. Despite in depth personal research and knowledge, did not end up meeting the requirements of certain length of experience. Would be nice to say this before going further with an application .

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    No Offer
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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Robert Walters.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by managing director to come in for an interview. Had 1:1 interviews with Managing Directer and Team managers. I was asked about all employment history and how I could utilise them skills in recruitment. Also asked why I wanted the career in the recruitment industry. They also gave me an introduction to Robert Walter's culture and values.

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    • Give me an example of a life event in which you were extremely resilient?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Robert Walters in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    It takes quite long but it definitely felt very sincere as though they were truly trying to get to know me and understand me, rather than going straight into competency questions. They ask a lot of general questions to better get a sense of why you would like to work for the company and what other plans/career options you have in mind. They also warn you of the downs you might face in the job. In general, I felt very comfortable and I could feel the sincerity in their hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think the role of a recruitment consultant entails?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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