Recruitment Consultant Interview Questions

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

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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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