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Hays Senior Consultant Interview Questions

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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hays.

Interview

Very quick telephone interview before one on one interview. Followed by another telephone interview.

Interview Questions

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hays in January 2008.

    Interview

    Uses of psychometric assessment to complement the interview process plus mock case study presentation of an actual client case to test knowlege, skills, client relationship handling and presentation

    Interview Questions

    • describe an incident where you had to influence a client who disagreed with your approach   Answer Question

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    A fairly robust and rigorous process, with applicants undergoing a 4-step process. Firstly an telephone interview, followed by a group assessment day and then a one-to-one with the hiring Director. The last step involves 2 hours of live phone work in the office to assess skill level.

    Interview Questions

    • Demonstrate an event which proves a level of business intuition; Demonstrate an even which shows a level of forward thinking and ability to react; Demonstrate an event where you have successfully negotiated to conclude a deal   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The negotiation phase is less flexible when coming on board as a trainee. Don't expect much movement on these basic packages. More senior level applicants will have a small degree of flexibility.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Hays (Southampton, England (UK)) in August 2011.

    Interview

    very big on their hays core values and is very important to revise these, like people to have good knowledge of company background in terms of specialisms and countries operating etc. They like people who are not afraid to use the phone so come across in that manner, very big on sales and business development. Interview process starts with phone interview must come across eager and motivated and well prepared. Then a formal interview, then a stage where you will be asked to sell a product to them which they will select on the spot, you will then be presented with a CV told to revise it for 20 mins then sell it to them, key is to always push for an interview at the end. You then may or may not be asked into the office and get to do a business development sales call. After that they may offer or you may require to then meet your potentially selected line manager.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult would be the on the spot sales   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Slight negotiation on salary but that was it. They recently changed their associate consultant to £17.5k basic instead of £20k like when I started, I however have known people to secure the £20k


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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hays (Singapore (Singapore)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    5 interviews in total with 8 different people + business plan + short role play. It was a very thorough interview process and helpful for me to also evaluate if this is the right organisation for me and whether the role is one I am confident I can handle. Very professional and thorough. I was impressed by the process, but also a bit weary of jumping through so many hoops by the end. If they had asked for one more round I would have probably accepted the offer from Robert Walters instead.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you had both Canidate A and B at offer stage with employer X and only Candidate A at offer stage with employer Y?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate. Wish I had asked for more annual leave though.


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