PageGroup Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Graduate Recruitment Consultant

    4.5714/5 | Interview date: December 2015 | Job offer? Not yet |

    Was this helpful? Yes 3

    Sectors: Consultancy

    Difficulty rating 80.0 / 100

    Interview process

    I did a telephone interview consisting of competency based questions and a role play. I was then invited to an assessment centre which was very difficult! 3 group exercises and a written exercise in a high pressure environment but got to see the office and meet some of the team.
    Then I was invited to a one to one interview with the regional manager which was more competency based questions and a role play, this was fairly relaxed. Then I had to complete an online SQL test to see how I would be able to sell.
    Finally, I did a one to one interview with the managing director which was the hardest interview I've ever done. She asked very intrusive personal questions and questioned everything I've done ever! Very stressful.

    Most difficult question

    What is the most selfish thing you've ever done? I had to think of this on the spot and as a not very selfish person I really struggled..

    Interview tips

    Really make sure you want to go into a hard sales environment with long hours, but are rewarded massively with money and holidays. Be confident, you have to sell yourself so much and don't take a back seat - show you want it.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Group activities including a role play, interviewing each other and prioritising tasks

    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? 5/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 5/5
    • 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
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  • PageGroup - Trainee Recruitment Consultant

    3.2857/5 | Interview date: June 2014 | Job offer? Not yet |

    Was this helpful? Yes 5

    Sectors: Recruitment

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    Broken down, the interview was made up of three parts; firstly an informal chat with one of the team members, followed by a second interview with the regional directors and finally an online questionnaire.

    The first meeting was to establish what I was looking for in a role and what Michael Page were looking for in a candidate. The second meeting was more difficult and involved two role play activities based upon everyday scenarios. Finally came the online questionnaire, comprised of both personal and probing questions and some problem-solving tasks, which I found to be the most challenging part of the interview process.

    Most difficult question

    A section of the interview consisted of trying to sell myself as a candidate in the third person. I found this particularly difficult as it is something I felt a little awkward doing.

    Interview tips

    Do your research of the company but more importantly research thoroughly the specific role you are going for and really be prepared to talk yourself up in front of strangers, something which can at first seem rather daunting.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    I undertook two role playing activities in which I was given possible hiccups to deal with. For example, you have put somebody into a job role set to start next Monday. The candidate calls you the Friday before and explains they have accepted another role with anther company. My task was then to call the prospective employer, explain the situation and suggest possible solutions.

    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? 3/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 3/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 3/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 2/5
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  • PageGroup - Graduate Development Programme

    4.2857/5 | Interview date: June 2013 | Job offer? Not yet |

    Was this helpful? Yes 5

    Sectors: Recruitment

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    I was contacted two days before the interview by email to let me know that I would be required to complete and telephone interview to assess my personality and skills.
    The interviewer said I could have some preparation material which I found very useful.
    It didn't feel like an interview it was quite informal and I felt nervous at first but I was soon at ease and thought my personality came across well.

    Most difficult question

    To describe myself in three words. It is hard to choose three words on the spot which encompass my personality

    Interview tips

    If there is an opportunity to receive pre interview preparation material take it and prepare as much as you can. It makes the interview less nerve wracking. It allows clear focused answers as I tend to babble when nervous.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    n/a

    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? 5/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 3/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 4/5
    • 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? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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