Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd. - Recruitment consultant Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Recruitment consultant

    5.0/5 | Interview date: March 2017 | Job offer? Not yet |

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    Sectors: Consultancy

    Difficulty rating 80.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The interview which I had done with hays was about many different things. First of all I was asked my qualifications and outline all the relevant GCSE's and A Levels.

    Then I was asked about my skills which I have achieved in so many years of studying whilst also doing some part time job. The skills which they really are searching for in a candidate for recruitment consultant is the drive to work really hard endlessly and putting in that extra effort to keep on learning.

    I was also told that it's a very fast moving job as everyday we get to learn more. The main skills which I had outlined were team work, communication skills, motivational and great time management as reflected in my CV.

    Most difficult question

    The most difficult questions was present to me to when I was compared to other candidates. The question was:

    What makes you stand out better then other competitive candidates for this job ?

    Interview tips

    Practical advice to anyone for the interview would be to ensure that you have done enough background research on the company and have great communication skills reflecting in ur cv and in the interview.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Personal questions were asked.
    Questions about the skills which I have gained.
    Was given few scenarios and needed to provide answers on how to tackle them.

    Interview steps


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


    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric


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

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    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5

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