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Talent Acquisition Specialist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Talent Acquisition Specialist interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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How would you make our company stand out to talented graduates looking for a job?

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List of 30 Talent Acquisition Specialist Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    How would you make our company stand out to talented graduates looking for a job?

  2. 2.

    How do you prepare for a candidate interview?

  3. 3.

    Can you tell me why you changed your career path and decided to become a Talent Acquisition Specialist?

  4. 4.

    Are you willing to travel to visit our locations or for learning opportunities?

  5. 5.

    Walk me through your HR and Talent Acquisition experience.

  6. 6.

    What do you feel is the most important function of the Talent Acquisition Department?

  7. 7.

    How do you stay connected with applicants?

  8. 8.

    Why are you looking to leave your current employer?

  9. 9.

    What type of people do you not work well with?

  10. 10.

    When we have new locations open, the team's workload increases significantly. What would you do to manage this?

  11. 11.

    What HR or Talent Acquisition topic is piquing your interest most right now?

  12. 12.

    Tell me about yourself.

  13. 13.

    Have you ever missed out on or lost a strong candidate? If so, what would you do differently if you could go back?

  14. 14.

    How do you conduct an interview over the phone?

  15. 15.

    How do you handle a candidate who does not get the job?

  16. 16.

    What is the most fun you've ever had at work?

  17. 17.

    What would you do if you had two strong candidates with similar backgrounds?

  18. 18.

    Let's say you post an opening and receive 100 applications. How do you sort through them?

  19. 19.

    What would you do if you had two hiring managers who wanted to jointly interview a candidate, but they did not have any combined availability on their calendars?

  20. 20.

    On occasion, we have hiring events on evenings or weekends. Would you be able to work those events?

  21. 21.

    As a Talent Acquisition professional, which publications and resources do you turn to most?

  22. 22.

    What do you find to be the most difficult part of Talent Acquisition?

  23. 23.

    Do you have any questions for me regarding this role or this organization?

  24. 24.

    What are your salary expectations?

  25. 25.

    How would you familiarize yourself with our ATS?

  26. 26.

    Do you prefer to work on your own or as a part of a team?

  27. 27.

    What is your top strength?

  28. 28.

    What is your biggest weakness?

  29. 29.

    In which ATS systems or TA tools are you best versed?

  30. 30.

    Choose one item from your resume and elaborate on it.