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"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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My interview with the recruiter at Sage was very blah. They couldn't answer some of the most mundane questions I had and to make matters worse seemed terribly uninterested in speaking to me. Good recruiters are good with people and they leave you loving them even if the role/culture isn't 100% the best fit. I'm guessing I got the other type of recruiter that speaks to you as if all of your answers and experience is lackluster at best. This was the case here. In a candidate driven market my advice to your recruiters is to not reach out to people simply for an unengaging, uninformative, and unmemorable experience. Raise the bar because for every bad experience a candidate has with a certain company they tell their network.

My interview with the recruiter at Sage was very blah. They couldn't answer some of the most mundane questions I had and to make matters worse seemed terribly uninterested in speaking to me. Good recruiters are good with people and they leave you loving them even if the role/culture isn't 100% the best fit. I'm guessing I got the other type of recruiter that speaks to you as if all of your answers and experience is lackluster at best. This was the case here. In a candidate driven market my advice to your recruiters is to not reach out to people simply for an unengaging, uninformative, and unmemorable experience. Raise the bar because for every bad experience a candidate has with a certain company they tell their network.

Rather than a product or service, do you think you can sell people?

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What kinds of metrics do you think are important things to track in this role?

They asked about previous books of business and what clients or candidates could be brought from previous employers.

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Described that the job could be disheartening because you could be having a great day one day and a horrible day the next. You are competing with several recruiting firms and can lose accounts. He asked when I have been in such a situation and how I have handled it. He told me he needed a mentally strong person.