IT staffing and contract recruitment mean that you are often fulfilling urgent client needs. There are many variables in whether or not you are successful in being the top staffing expert that uncovers a rockstar candidate in a short amount of time. Often you are competing against other staffing agencies on the same job order.
The interviewer wants to see that you can handle the pressure of this fast-paced environment at EDI Staffing. Discuss how you react when you fall short or run into a perceived failure. Express that you never give up, that you have grit, and the tenacity required to succeed at EDI Staffing.
"Recently, I had a client give me five days to fill two Python specialist roles. I filled one of the two; however, I do not consider 50% to be a success. Rather than feeling discouraged, I kept calling my network and sourcing online. I ended up introducing my client to the second and final hire the following week. This example goes to show that tenacity is everything in the staffing industry."
"I recently had a healthcare client who needed a role filled with a highly specific skill set. I knew I was facing a significant challenge; however, I underestimated the scope of the challenge. The role took me eight weeks in total and, in the end, another agency beat me to the punch. My approach involved all resources available to me, including diligent cold calling; however, in the end, it wasn't enough. I reached out to my client the following month, and they were happy with their choice; however, they did give me two new job orders, which I ended up filling. In the end, it wasn't a complete fail."