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

1 Permanent Staffing Recruiter Interview Questions

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The hiring authority is looking to see that you have a full understanding of your responsibilities as a recruiter. By discussing what you believe to be the top 3 activities you will be doing in this role, you are showing the interviewer that you have an understanding of the job.

If you are currently working as a recruiter, discuss what you now take care of in your role, on a daily or weekly basis. If you are new to the recruitment world, lean on what you know from research and the job description or job posting.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"The top three most important activities as a recruiter are to develop a solid candidate pool, created trusting client relationships, and dive into business development. These three tasks will ensure that I have a strong amount of job orders, enough candidates to quickly fill my positions, and a great reputation to build on."

Answer example

"From what I have read in the job posting, it's important that I spend a lot of time interviewing candidates, performing a variety of business development activities, and following up with my candidates. Documentation is also an important function, ensuring that my accounts remain up to date at all times."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 01/08/2019
Last modified on: 01/20/2019
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