Recruitment Consultant Interview Questions

Recruitment Consultant Interview Questions

"Companies and agencies are looking to hire recruiters with the industry knowledge and interpersonal skills to source, interview, and hire qualified job candidates. When interviewing for a recruitment position, expect to be asked about your sales experience and customer service experience, as having skills in these departments is essential to becoming a good recruiter who can sell jobs to the right candidates."

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Recruiter, IT was asked...May 24, 2012

How do you feel about cold-calling?

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I don't mind. I'm outgoing and it transfers well over the phone in my voice and energy. I like helping people solve problems and as a recruiter I believe I can convey that well over the phone. Less

BNP Media

How would you handle bringing in new business?

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My focus would be to build relationships, meet with clients face to face, and build up our network Less


How would you deal with a difficult hiring manager during a consultative discussion?

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I would first listen to what he or she had to say in regards to their expectations for the JD. Ask questions in regards to their must haves, nice to have, and etc. I would ask specific questions in regards to what would you perfect candidate look like? How many years of bkgd experience, which particular platform, quotas and attainments? Do you have anyone in mind that would be an excellent fit? Do you have a sample of their resume? I would hope to put their mind at ease, that I know their needs and will be able to locate the perfect candidate for the role - actually raise the bar even higher than they had in mind - with a top-notch quality candidate that has exceeded what PRFT has in mind for annual quota. Less

Opus Career Management

Do you have any issues with cold calling?

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No, once I develop a pitch I am very comfortable initiating cold relationships.

Randstad US

How much experience and education do you have in the IT field?

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I described my education in college and technical schools. I told them the IT certifications I had, and the years of experience in the classroom, and with employers as well. Less


What are some sources for identifying/building a talent pool?

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Youtube presentations


What are the three attributes you believe a successful technical recruiter should have?

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Understanding requirements, search strings to match, technical hands-on exp. to match the requirements Less

Search Solution Group

What qualities/skills do you obtain that would be applicable to a recruiting role, in terms of the specific day-to-day roles and functions of the position?

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A recruiter should try to keep on upgrading his/her skill set on a routine basis. the world is so vast and not stop and be a person who can target the right market/candidate. its just not hunt for the candidate, its about building the brand name and taking it to another level with just from a word of mouth!! Recruitment is such a creative and innovative role and thats what i love about it. Less

Volt Information Sciences

In order to recruit IT personnel, we expect you to be up to date on languages and operating systems. Tell us about your experience.

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I am up to date on discussing any language or operating system need that an employer describes to me as being critical to accomplishing the job. As a recruiter for 25 years, it was not necessary that I do the job that I recruited for. That would be like requiring employees to be dead to work for an undertaker (NO I DIDN'T SAY THAT, but wanted to). Less


What would you do if candidates kept making it to the face-to-face stage after successful phone interviews, only to bomb technically?

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I said I would better communicated with the phone interviewers as to why they were accepting candidates through. Less

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