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Robert Walters Interview Questions

Updated 11 Apr 2018
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    The whole process lasted around 2-3 hours. Spoke to the head of the internship program and 3 managing directors. Extremely in-depth behavioral/situational questions, you need to show you did your research on the company and the field of recruitment consulting (they will keep probing you until you give a well supported answer)
    Tiring, but enjoyable. Everyone was friendly/easy to talk to

    Interview Questions

    • Why recruitment consulting?
      Why RW?
      Describe a time you had to sell something
      What are the top 3 qualities you need to be a successful recruiter   Answer Question

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Robert Walters (Boston, MA (US)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    3+ Interviews. First interview was with HR person, very friendly, competency questions. Second Interview was with four 2 associate directors, and 2 directors. Each from specific coverage group. Third was with 4 managers, and the last one was with directors.

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    Inter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY (US)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview, followed by in person, if they choose to move on. They brought me in to their office and had me speak to three people. One was the internship recruiter which ran some basic questions by me. The other two were executive recruiters. They asked me who I was and what I am doing.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in a 10 years?   1 Answer

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    Associate Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Robert Walters (San Francisco, CA (US)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I was first interviewed by the VP of the San Francisco office, and then the San Francisco Managing Director. Interview lasted about 75 minutes in total. Both men seemed genuinely caring about their employees and what I had to say. I felt like I connected with them and could be myself!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me something you are most proud of, or your greatest achievement you can think of.   1 Answer

  5.  

    Recruiting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Robert Walters.

    Interview

    I had a skype interview with a woman from the Tokyo office. It was a half an hour long interview and she asked me why I was interested in the company, what I knew about It and what experience I had that would be relevant to my role in the company.

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  6.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters.

    Interview

    Got in through a friend. Met each person in the team. And had to go for a coffee with the group as the final stage. Apparently it was team vote and anyone can vet you out. Recruiters are social so there was a lot of after work invitations, guess it helps to work with people you like!

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Great!very informative, good listeners, good people.Be prepared for lots of questions and do your research.lost of sales related questions and personality questions too.A fast growing company with a legit outlook.

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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Robert Walters (San Francisco, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Interview involved a rotation of 3 cycles, each a 1 one 1 interview with the head of the company. Asked about experience, why this company, unique position of Robert Walters in SF vs other cities, SF specialties and trends in business hiring, 3rd party hiring/recruiting, etc. There were some redundant questions about applying resume abilities to hiring.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes the business climate in SF different and unique from other locations?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    intern responsibilities were pretty rudimentary and basic, didn't feel I would learn a lot and gain a lot of experience


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Executive Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY (US)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Quick phone conversation with hiring manager to determine compatibility. Had 2 in office interviews with the hiring manager and various team managers. Was more of a conversation than an interview. I had 2 years of recruiting experience and they were probing me and finding out what my experience had been and how I wanted my next job to be different and what I would do to make it different. Offered me the job very quickly which in hindsight was a bit of a red flag.

    Interview Questions

    • What is making you want to leave your current recruiting position for a recruiting position with Robert Walters?   1 Answer

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Robert Walters (New York, NY (US)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Multiple sessions with different levels of management. Long and almost informal. Had interviews with many people present. All asking different styles of questioning. But most of them very easy-going and not too many tough questions. Some questions regarding ethical hiring issues. Did not really go into detail on personality evaluation as they could easily deduce from reading resume. More to see if candidate is a good fit for the company.

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