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Internal Recruiter Interview Questions

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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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

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List of 30 Internal Recruiter Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

    How do you treat candidates not selected for the job? Walk me through your process.

  3. 3.

    How is your recruitment performance measured in your current role?

  4. 4.

    Which recruitment-related technology and tools you do lean on most often during your day?

  5. 5.

    Do you have experience guiding candidates through job offers and negotiations?

  6. 6.

    Do you have experience preparing or leading new hire orientation?

  7. 7.

    Talk to me about your level of proficiency with LinkedIn Recruiter.

  8. 8.

    When pre-screening a candidate, what is the most important question you could ask?

  9. 9.

    In an interview, how do you evaluate the performance of an executive candidate who is under a non-disclosure agreement with their current employer?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about your experience in terminations.

  11. 11.

    Recruitment can be highly frustrating at times. How do you cope with the fact that you are always putting out fires?

  12. 12.

    What are your top 3 most important activities as an Internal Recruiter?

  13. 13.

    How do you use social media and other online tools in your recruitment process?

  14. 14.

    What does the term attrition mean, and what are the biggest causes of employee attrition rates?

  15. 15.

    Do you have experience guiding candidates through job offer negotiations?

  16. 16.

    Do you have experience using an ATS? Which applicant tracking systems do you know best?

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    Why would your employer prefer to hire a temp over a permanent employee?

  21. 21.

    Name one thing you could improve in your process, as an Internal Recruiter.

  22. 22.

    Tell me about a time when you influenced hiring practices at your current or former employer.

  23. 23.

    When hiring, is it important for you to contact a candidate's professional references?

  24. 24.

    Do you have experience coordinating interviews, and documenting the candidate journey?

  25. 25.

    Tell me how you find qualified candidates. Share an experience in which one of these methods helped you find a great employee.

  26. 26.

    How do you help your company to make sound hiring decisions?

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

    What new hiring or human resources topic is piquing your interest the most right now?

  29. 29.

    Tell me about a recruitment mistake you made. Were there any details in the process you missed and realized later? How did you adjust based on what you learned?

  30. 30.

    When entering a new job, describe how you build relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.