Technical Recruiter Interview Questions

Technical Recruiters are the powerhouse behind your IT hiring needs. They source, interview and evaluate IT candidates, coordinate job ads and networking with potential new hires.

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Technical Recruiter interview questions

Your future next team player will have experience in HR or IT, understand tech terms and roles, and have A-player networking skills. They’ll be an organized, efficient multi-tasker who’s passionate about your company brand. 

Top tips: 

  • Look for experience: Ask questions to figure out if they understand different IT roles and tech platforms.
  • 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 make a tech job description shine? Tip: Avoid common buzzwords. 
  • What would you ask a hiring manager to learn about their role requirements?
  • Which sourcing methods would you use to double our engineering team in a year?
  • What would you do if a candidate dropped out the day before they were supposed to start a role and you had no backup?

Role-specific interview questions

  • Technical recruiting v non-technical recruiting: What’s the difference?
  • Which tech forums do you use to source candidates?
  • How do you prepare for a tech interview?
  • Which roles are the hardest to fill and why?

Behavioral interview questions

  • Have you ever struggled to work with a hiring manager? What happened?
  • Describe how you’ve reduced time-to-fill through proactive sourcing in a past role.
  • How do you contact potential candidates sourced via LinkedIn? How many times do you follow up?
  • How do your networking skills help build potential candidates pipelines?

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