Executive Recruiter Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Executive Recruiter interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Tell me about the most prestigious placement you have made in your executive recruitment career.

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List of 30 Executive Recruiter Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Tell me about the most prestigious placement you have made in your executive recruitment career.

  2. 2.

    How do you react when you and your client disagree on the quality of a candidate?

  3. 3.

    Executive recruitment requires a lot of high-end selling. Do you have any sales training?

  4. 4.

    Do you have experience working with expats?

  5. 5.

    Have you ever worked on retainer?

  6. 6.

    How do you maintain relationships with your clients?

  7. 7.

    Walk me through the types of placements you have made as an Executive Recruiter. In which industries are most interested?

  8. 8.

    What sales methods work best for you when approaching new clients?

  9. 9.

    Tell me about your experience making project bids and completing RFPs.

  10. 10.

    In which industry have you made the most executive placements, this year?

  11. 11.

    Have you ever had a project fall apart, last minute? How did you react, and what steps did you take to recover the deal?

  12. 12.

    In which ways do you lean on your formal education, as an Executive Recruiter?

  13. 13.

    What are your salary expectations?

  14. 14.

    How do you plan to broaden your consulting skills, and your business development skills over the next 12 months?

  15. 15.

    In your experience, what is the most challenging part of working with executive-level candidates?

  16. 16.

    How do you evaluate the job performance of an executive candidate who is under a non-disclosure agreement?

  17. 17.

    Walk me through your approach when asked to poach a specific executive for your client.

  18. 18.

    How do you quickly learn industry terminology for roles that are new to you?

  19. 19.

    In which ways do you act as a partner and consultant to your esteemed clients?

  20. 20.

    You will face very senior professionals in this role. How do you embody poise and professionalism?

  21. 21.

    Do you have experience leading junior associates and researchers? What skills and characteristics make you a strong leader?

  22. 22.

    Tell me about your experience in pitch preparation and giving presentations to groups of decision makers.

  23. 23.

    How do you contribute as a thought leader in the executive recruitment industry?

  24. 24.

    How do you use data and analytics in your recruitment process?

  25. 25.

    How often do you look for opportunities to approach potential new clients?

  26. 26.

    When interviewing a candidate, what is the most important question you could ask?

  27. 27.

    When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your researchers, principal, and fellow recruiters.

  28. 28.

    Do you consider yourself a persuasive person?

  29. 29.

    Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed.

  30. 30.

    What do you believe to be the most significant change in recruitment this year?