Selby Jennings
3.6 of 5 5 reviews
www.selbyjennings.com London, United Kingdom 150 to 499 Employees

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Recruitment Consultant Interview

Recruitment Consultant
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Selby Jennings in June 2012.

Interview Details – Group interview based around demonstrating confidence/people skills/ability to sell, as you might expect from a recruitment company. A few different tasks to take on solo/in teams, with short amount of time to present to the rest of the group. There was 10 people in my interview.

Interview Question – Asked to pick names of animals out of a hat, and given 2mins to prepare to "sell" that animal for a job position.   View Answer

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Recruitment Consultant Interview

Recruitment Consultant
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Selby Jennings in October 2012.

Interview Details – I had eight interviews in total. No real preparation necessary. YOu basically have to say that you a hardworking sales person who is solely motivated by money and forgets everything else. That´s basically what they look for. Phone interview first, then you will be there half a day to talk to six people. Be prepared that they will challenge you. Why do you add value ? What are your key skills ? Why do you want to do this ? If you are sure you want the job, you may be good. If you are not sure or are not the right person, they will know, as it is their job to know as recruiters. What all these recruiters have in common from my point of view is that they wanna eran as much money as quickly as possible. Decided yourself whether you want to work in such an environment. HAs benefits and drawbacks, as everything has.

Interview Question – They might give you scenarios on which you have to face decisions. Just get to know how the job will look like in advance and you will be fine. They for instance asked me what I would do in the following: Consider two client companies, A and B. A would like o work with a person, this person loves the company as well and Selby would get 10k commission. Another company B would work with him as well, but the person is not particularly excited about the job. However, Selby would get 20k for the placement. What woul you do ? (I argued that I go for 10 for long term relkation, good consulting reutation, I guess they wanna hear go for 20 and basically lie to the candidate, jabbering somethink like "maybe you will like it, it´s a better chance, matches your skills better...whatsoever.   Answer Question

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Trainee Recruitment COnsultant Interview

Trainee Recruitment COnsultant
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Selby Jennings in July 2011.

Interview Details – At the assessment stage (around 11 of you) have to fill out a sheet, which is basically your cv, and then a sheet at the back asks for referrals of names, numbers and email addresses of friends that you think would be good at the job....SCAM!

Then you get in to pairs and you have to sell your partner to the interviewer.
Then in groups you have to sell a product.
They you are told to look at the cheques on wall with employees earnings on - very cringey!

You are not there long at all, I had travelled a long distance - complete waste of time and money - they do not pay expenses.

Mickey mouse system basicall not like big professional companies such as BARCAP or KPMG etc.

Interview Question – Why do you want to go in to recruitment?
Why do you think you will be good?
Everyday is like having a driving test, there is so mch pressure and stress could you handle it?
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