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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Interview Questions For Recruiters

Hi Recruiters,
Here I am posting a collection of questions frequently asked to recruiters during interviews:
  1. Tell me about your current role ?
  2. What is the first thing you do when you get a requirement?
  3. What are different methods of sourcing you use?
  4. What is your sourcing strategy for different level of experiences?
  5. How different will be your strategy for volume and niche requirements?
  6. How effective is Mass Mail and Job Postings in portals ?
  7. How to use Job Postings and Mass Mail effectively?
  8. How do you use Linked-In for recruitment ?
  9. What is your resume sent to shortlists ratio ?
  10. What is Boolean search and how do use it(with an example)? (Ref)
  11. How effective are social networking sites for recruitment?
  12. What are the different technologies in which you have sourced profiles till now ?
  13. How many positions do you close every month?
  14. Have you done headhunting ? How do you do it?
  15. Give an example where you went extra mile to close a difficult position?
  16. Which part of recruitment process life-cycle do you like most and why ? 

Questions are collected from my own and friends' experiences. Keep checking this space cos I will keep adding more questions here.

Hope you guys find it useful.


  1. Seems to be the best questions i have ever read or asked. Am a HR and find this questions very useful. thanks for sharing online!!

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  2. Why don't u answer these questions..why post only questions in ur blog...

  3. Hi Kiran,
    Thanks for coming by.

    I will be posting answers in future posts very soon.

  4. Thanks...I would be waiting to see the answers for the queries..Also you can add one more question in your list Q. If you have been given 100 positions to close what kind of strategy you adopt in closing these positions?

  5. Informative post :)

    Do you have any list of questions that recruiters ask to candidates on first phone call seeing their resumes from any job board

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  6. HI!!

    These are really good questions but it would be great if you post with the some ans as well.



  7. Hi Fundoo recruiter,

    Could you please provide me with the important steps to be followed in terms of IT recruitment.

    What are the various tools or things to be aware of in IT recruitment.

    What questions could be asked by a HR for the profile of IT recruiter.

  8. Hi

    I like this post:

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    Please keep posting.

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  9. Hi Buddy

    Awesome questions.. Really like it and its use full for me at present because am a beginner....

  10. Hi

    I read this post two times.

    I like it so much, please try to keep posting.

    Let me introduce other material that may be good for our community.

    Source: Recruitment interview questions

    Best regards

  11. We can try to prepare answers for this questions from our own resume and taking help of google ...
    which we may not forget easily ...

  12. hi fundoo

    Its really been helpful for all our HR community to reach better levels in their corresponding positions by answering at least few of them. I can tell you personally these questions helped me in attending an interview and got selected. Thanks a lot


  13. This is really useful. It would be more useful if you put some idea about those question answers. Any ways I can say its excellent.

  14. really good collection of questions

  15. good questions.. how we need answers for these questions ??

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