Buchanan Search Interview Questions & Answers

2.7143/5based on 2 reviews. Ranked 314 out of 339 companies

Difficulty rating 4 / 10

Interview experience

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  • New York Transfer Scheme Recruitment Consultant

    4.1429/5 | Interview date: June 2018 | Job offer? Not yet |

    Was this helpful? Yes 0

    Sectors: Recruitment

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    After an initial phone interview, I was invited to their offices near Monument. There were questions about my CV and what I thought I could bring to the role. I then met with other senior figures within the company who asked general questions about my work background. The whole day was really informative, I was left with no questions about the role and as someone who has had few formal interviews, it was great experience for potential future interviews.

    Most difficult question

    Where do you see yourself in the next three to five years?

    Interview tips

    I would advise anyone going for this role or something similar in recruitment that the role itself is not necessarily important. Recruiters will try and offer you other positions that are available, so remain firm on the position you applied for if that is the one you really want.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    No Assessment Centre

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 4/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 4/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 4/5
  • Sunday Times Top 100 Graduate Scheme

    1.2857/5 | Interview date: April 2018 | Job offer? Not yet |

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    Sectors: Recruitment

    Difficulty rating 20.0 / 100

    Interview process

    I arrived at the offices in London for a face to face interview for what I thought was a job with Buchanan Search. However it soon turned out that there wasn't actually a specific role I was applying for and in fact it wouldn't be with Buchanan Search at all. They were interviewing me to see if I would fit any roles that their current clients needed filling.
    I was asked about my work history and my reasons for applying for this "job". I was asked how people might recruit candidates in this sector and how they might find a new client to work with. I was also asked how much money was a motivating factor in my choice of jobs. I didn't have to perform any tasks. The interviewer mainly boasted about how brilliant his company was and was very patronising.

    Most difficult question

    I found all of the questions hard to answer once I realised that they were not based on one specific job. I was very confused as to why I wasn't being asked about myself and my work ethic.

    Interview tips

    Do not apply for this role if you are expecting to be interviewed for a graduate scheme role within the company Buchanan Search. They are interviewing you to see if they would like to put you forward for other roles within their clients companies. They are not interviewing you to work for them. If you are looking for a recruitment company to have you as a candidate on their books then this is right for you.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The offices were very modern and clean. I was interviewed in a meeting room, just me and the interviewer. The interview lasted barely 20 minutes.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 1/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 3/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 1/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 1/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 1/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 1/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 1/5

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