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Q1. Tell me about yourself and the strengths you have that will make you a good Recruitment Consultant?

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“I am extremely hard-working, enjoy working under pressure and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills that will enable me to become a successful Recruitment Consultant with your agency. In addition to my positive nature, I am also someone who wants to continually learn and develop in the role so that I become highly proficient in the use of your recruitment policies and processes. I am also a quick learner and will fit into the team quickly. Finally, I have a solid understanding of sales and feel conformable having to work towards tough recruitment targets. I feel that, if you give me the opportunity to become your Recruitment Consultant, you will be impressed with my strong attitude to work, my willingness to learn the role quickly and also my ability to meet the targets you set me.”

Q2. Why do you want to work in recruitment?

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“I want to work in recruitment because my personality, skills and experience are better suited to a fast-paced environment where pressure is very much the norm. Having studied the job description and the main duties needed to carry out the role of a Recruitment Consultant successfully, I believe my own attributes are a strong match for the position. I also want to work in an environment where I have to communicate with other members of the team, and also find suitable prospects, employers and clients to work with on a regular, recurring basis. Finally, I am fully aware of the pressure that comes with this role and I am eager to get started and show you my strong work ethics and my determination to succeed.”

Q3. What makes you the best candidate for the position of Recruitment Consultant?
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Q4. What are the main duties and responsibilities of a Recruitment Consultant?
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Q5. Describe the recruitment process steps you’d follow as a Recruitment Consultant?
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Q6. Describe a time when you had to be resilient?
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Q7. Why have you chosen our Recruitment Agency over others?
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Q8. Describe a time when you delivered excellent customer or client care?
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Q9. If successful, how much time would you spend cultivating client relationships versus searching for new leads or clients, and why?
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Q10. Assuming you are successful, and you become a Recruitment Consultant with our company. 6 months down the line it’s not working out and you are not seeing the results expected. What’s your plan B?
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Q11. Give an example of a difficult goal or target you reached and tell me how you achieved it?
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Q12. What’s your biggest failure to date and how did you deal with it?
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Q13. What are the first 3 questions you would ask potential clients as a Recruitment Consultant?
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Q14. As a Recruitment Consultant, how would you overcome client objections?
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Q15. If we hired you as our Recruitment Consultant, what would you do in your first month of working here?
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Q16. Why do you want to leave your job?
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Q17. What are your strengths?
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Q18. Which aspects of the Recruitment Consultant role do you think you will struggle with?
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Q19. Describe your biggest weaknesses?
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Q20. Where do you see yourself in 5 years' time?
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Q21. Do you have questions for the panel?
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Recruitment Consultant Job Description


A recruitment consultant is responsible for attracting the right candidates for job roles for employers/clients that are either temporary or permanent in nature. It will be your role to liaise with the client/employer to find out exactly the type of profile they are looking for during the recruitment process. It will then be your responsibility to advertise the role in the right places, source the right candidates and prepare them for an interview, before finally creating the job offer and liaising with the client in order to commence employment. The role of a Recruitment Consultant requires an ability to work under pressure, have strong sales abilities, demonstrate outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, be able to follow recruitment agency processes and also be able to create relevant documents and contracts in a timely manner. The main responsibilities include:

  • Using effective sales and marketing techniques to attract clients and job candidates;
  • Following the correct recruitment process as determined by the Recruitment Agency you are employed by;
  • Building up excellent client relationships to establish their recruitment needs;
  • Advertising job vacancies in appropriate places based on job profiling requested by the client;
  • Having an understanding of social media advertising to advertise roles;
  • Utilizing headhunting skills for specific roles;
  • Using candidate databases to promote jobs and roles;
  • Receiving job applications and filter out suitable applications, based on the profile of the client;
  • Drawing up a suitable shortlist of potential candidates to the present to the client/employer;
  • Assisting the candidate in their preparation for the interview;
  • Drawing up job offers and negotiate salaries, including the commission for your work;
  • Working towards achieving your sales targets each month or quarter as determined by the Recruitment Agency manager.

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TIP #1 – One of the most important qualities needed to become a competent Recruitment Consultant is being able to work under pressure and achieve difficult targets. The role is not for the faint-hearted and you will need to have a positive attitude and excellent communication/interpersonal skills in order to achieve.

TIP #2 – Prior to attending your recruitment Consultant interview, think of specific situations you have been in previously where you have (i) worked under pressure, (ii) achieved difficult goals and targets, (iii) demonstrated excellent communication, negotiation and persuasion techniques, and finally (iv) followed policies and processes to achieve consistent results.

TIP #3 – During the Recruitment Consultant interview, there will be a number of behavioral/situational-type questions asked. The questions are designed to explore prior experience in specific situations that are relevant to the role of a Recruitment Consultant. When answering these questions, make sure you provide specific examples of previous situations you have been in that are a match for the assessable area.

TIP #4 – Throughout your interview, be confident in your abilities, have a positive attitude and show you have a resilient mindset and approach to all tasks you are required to undertake.

TIP #5 – Before you attend your Recruitment Consultant interview, we strongly recommend you not only read the job description and the key main duties of the role, but you also prepare answers to the interview questions contained on this page!

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