Recruitment Interviews: Questions to Ask Yourself

Whether you have landed yourself a job in your dream recruitment role, or have had a recruitment to recruitment agency help you, first of all we would like to congratulate you – Well done!

At this time you must have all sorts of feelings. Interviews can be incredibly daunting, and therefore it is vital that you undergo some interview-prep so that you can be the best you on interview day. Today we aim to provide some information to enable people to feel more comfortable and prepared for their interviews, listing some of the answers which you may be asked so that you can prepare as much as possible… Keep on reading!

Questions you may be asked

Before going to your interview you should answer as many of the below questions as possible so that you can be prepared should your interviewer ask you them…

What are your professional and educational qualifications?

Why do you want to work in recruitment?

Which of your skills do you think will make you a good recruitment consultant?

What motivates you?

What makes you unique?

What do you know about our company?

What is it that makes you want to work for us?

What is your proudest achievement?

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

How would your old manager describe you?

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

What have you done in your career that demonstrates innovative?

What qualities can you bring to a business?

What kind of things do you find easy and difficult?

How much do you understand recruitment?

Can you explain a situation where you have worked to meet targets?

When have you had to deal with a difficult situation?

These are only some of the questions that you have to ask yourself – Think of more, and their answers too – You can never be too prepared.

Don’t forget to ask questions too

At the end of an interview after you have answered all of the questions that have been thrown at you, the interviewer will likely ask you if you have any questions that you would like answers to – Don’t say no. This provides an opportunity to show hoe interested you are, as well as a chance tp learn more about the role which is open. Some of the questions that you could consider asking include the following:

Why is the position available?

What is the company turnover?

What plans does the company have to grow going forward?

Who are your competitors in the market?

What is the company culture?

How many candidates do you interview per week?

How do you interview candidates?

What training will you receive?

What are the opportunities for progression at the company?

What will the expectations of you be?

How will your performance be measured?

Again, these are only some of the things that you may wish to ask – Think of questions that you really want to know the answers to, after all you need to know whether to role is for you too!

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