There was an initial phone interview, which I wasn't aware of as I only rang back for further details. It was a graduate recruitment member of their team and lasted about 25 minutes. About why I would be good at the job, what my strengths are, what qualities I think an individual in recruitment should possess and where I see myself in the future including the most important factors to myself. This was followed by feedback and an invitation to the group exercise/interviews the following day.
There were a large group of graduates, we each stood up to introduce ourselves. Then were put into groups where we had to try an exercise to influence the others to our point of view and evaluate how well we had done.
Then each graduate had to stand up for a 1 minute debate on a given subject.
After this step some were asked to leave as they hadn't been successful.
After this there was a interview with a panel of two interviewers.
Then feedback on the interview, and finally questions on where I want to be within the sector and finally I was invited back next week for a training day.
Most difficult question
Out of everyone here, why are you the best for recruitment and what marks you out as different?
Be confident, don't be intimidated by the other candidates because in all likelihood, never mind how good they seem, you equally managed to get to that step so you are just as good, if not better, than everyone else. Believe in yourself and remember it does not matter what others think of you, just be yourself.
Experiences at the assessment centre
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