Permanent Staffing Recruiter Interview Questions

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Question 1 of 30

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

Permanent Staffing Recruiter Interview Questions

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

  2. 2.

    Recruitment requires a lot of selling. Do you have any sales training?

  3. 3.

    What does the term personal branding mean to you? Are you satisfied with your personal brand?

  4. 4.

    Do you have experience guiding candidates through job offer negotiations?

  5. 5.

    Tell me three details a recruiter should never include in a job posting.

  6. 6.

    Do you have experience writing resumes, and coaching candidates on how to best present themselves to a client?

  7. 7.

    What steps would you take if your newly placed candidate quit without notice?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    How many permanent placements did you make last year?

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    As a perm recruiter, which publications and resources do you turn to the most?

  12. 12.

    How is your recruitment performance measured in your current role?

  13. 13.

    What are your top 3 most important activities as a recruiter?

  14. 14.

    What would you do if a client asked something unethical of you?

  15. 15.

    Are you comfortable being paid on a 100% commission basis?

  16. 16.

    What questions do you have for me?

  17. 17.

    How do you maintain relationships with your clients?

  18. 18.

    In which industry are you best versed, when it comes to permanent staffing needs?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

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    If you had a highly skilled candidate, but their appearance was terrible, would you present them to your client?

  22. 22.

    How do you properly vet potential new clients? Is it necessary to you to that your clients are ethical, or will you take any job order?

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

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

  25. 25.

    Walk me through the types of placements you have made in your recruitment career. In which industries are most interested?

  26. 26.

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

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    What is the most critical area of training for a new recruiter?

  28. 28.

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

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    Talented recruiters are entrepreneurial. Give me an example of how you have embraced an entrepreneurial mindset.

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    Are you accustomed to working in a bullpen environment or do you have a personal office?