Job interviews can be a daunting experience, no matter how much you have prepared for it.Applying for a recruitment consultant vacancy adds an extra layer of complexity because it would result in you being the person that does the interviewing in the future.Here are some basic questions that might be asked at an interview for a recruitment consultant vacancy:
Do you have the right personality?
At its very heart, any career in recruitment or HR needs to begin with a candidate who is a people person. Being able to calmly and impartially hear what others have to say, from both an employer’s and job seeker’s perspective, is essential in order to make the right assessments and take the correct actions.
Are you experienced?
As with any other type of job interview, previous experience in the field or working in a similar role can be very important. It is always an advantage to back up any paper experience with a real life example of how you have previously put your skills to the test.
What aspect of HR do you prefer?
Although there is sometimes a common misconception that a recruitment of HR role is limited in scope, in fact the job covers a wide range of sub sectors. Specialising in one or two areas can be a good selling point at interview. Whether you prefer recruitment and talent acquisition, devising training and development programmes, working on reward packages or the most traditional aspects of employee relations, it can be to your advantage to let this be known.
Are you target orientated?
In any recruitment or HR activity, targets loom large as a focus for the tasks in hand. Being able to demonstrate a capacity to achieve previously set goals within a defined time period is essential. It is also important to have a mix of team working skills and personal self-motivation and discipline.
What skills will you bring to the company?
Again, as with almost every other interview for a job vacancy an important element is focusing on your own particular skills and personality and how they set you apart from other candidates. Doing your homework on the background and ethos of the company is essential as you can then lead into reasons why your ownunique selling proposition USPs make you the right person for the job.As someone who is looking for a successful interview for a recruitment position, you should know all the tricks of the trade when it comes to the interview process. There are many basics which are applicable to all situations, such as being fully prepared and presenting yourself in the correct manner, but at the end of the day it comes down to how well you operate in an interview situation.
My name is Richard Deeley and I am the global PR consultant for Randstad recruitment. Time and time again we see candidates come to interviews completely underprepared. For more recruitment consultant resources and information please follow the link.
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