Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment Consultants are great at the sales aspect of recruiting. They generate new business and fill job roles by sourcing, screening and evaluating talent.

Recruitment Consultant interview questions

Your zero-regret team player will have awesome sales, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. They’ll be professional, confident and motivated with A+ writing skills and will be just as comfortable working alone as they are in a team.

Top tips: 

  • Decide what you’re looking for: It’s up to you whether you want a candidate with qualifications (or not). Remember, high-potential inexperienced candidates can be the perfect fit for some roles.
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Problem solving interview questions

  • How would you generate new business?
  • What would you ask to understand the client’s requirements?
  • What would you do if a client was angry about your suggested candidate?
  • How would you handle an impatient client if you were unable to find a suitable candidate?
  • How would you handle a client who wants to hire a bad-fit candidate? 
  • How would you sell a high-potential candidate to a client who has doubts? 
  • What’s your elevator pitch for this role?

Role-specific interview questions

  • What’s your sales experience? Have you worked in B2B?
  • Are you comfortable cold-calling?
  • What do you love about recruitment?
  • How well do you know your way around databases?
  • What tech do you rate for sourcing candidates?
  • What are your top screening techniques?
  • How do you rate your writing skills?
  • Are you a lone wolf or a team player?
  • How would you use social media to attract clients?

Behavioral interview questions

  • Have you ever had difficulties filling a position. What did you do?
  • What does an A player recruiter look like to you?
  • Have you ever failed to provide excellent customer service? What would you change?
  • Give an example of a time you disagreed with a client. What happened?
  • What’s been your most stressful work experience? How did you cope?

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