Top 5 Hard Hitting Questions we ask your candidates
As part of the MATCH difference, we’ve shortlisted the Top 5 Hard Hitting Questions we ask your candidates to ensure we’re not wasting our time, or yours. When you partner with MATCH, you’re reassured with the MATCH guarantee, meaning if you’re not happy with your candidate or your candidate doesn’t work out within the first 3 months, we will replace the candidate with the same or higher level of confidence for free. To put it to the test, we asked some of our employees these cut-throat questions to see how they’d
respond. See for yourself below how they went and where you might be going wrong!
What was most and least rewarding about your last/current position ? Millie
You can’t control other people. And work would be boring if you could. The unpredictability of clients and candidates makes this job a challenge but an interesting challenge.
The most rewarding aspects of my role involve both the actual work itself and the reason most people come to work - my colleagues. In my industry you are directly contributing to making peoples lives better. We help to take people out of a situation that they might not be completely happy or fulfilled in and place them into a workplace where they will be valued and rewarded for their strengths and values. This is one of the best feelings about working in recruitment - the feeling you have when the employer wants the candidate you have been endorsing throughout the whole interview process. It’s a very proud moment when you can make that call to the winning candidate saying, “they want to offer you the role”. Their reaction filled with emotions of happiness, relief, excitement is like a proud parent moment.
Culture should be important to everyone. I am lucky enough to work with a great team and management who support everything I do and uplift my mood every day. There is always something to laugh about, mutually agree or disagree on and when it’s time to work hard, I know I can always go to my colleagues for guidance, support and feel free to make suggestions and contributions as well.
The least rewarding part of my job is letting candidates know they have been unsuccessful for the role. The lead up to the phone call will never get easier especially when you know how close they were and the only feedback you can give them is, “you interviewed really well, the other candidate was slightly better”. Being an emotional person, I feel like I have let them down and part responsible. But we always try to help them find something else and take positives out of the interview.
If you could have dinner with 3 people, who would they be and why? Susanna
Michelle Obama – because I think she has so much worldly experience and would have had a very different perspective of the US presidency as the FLOTUS. I think her life story is really interesting and that she would be such interesting conversation over dinner. Ryan Reynolds- he is just funny and a bit of humour and eye candy over dinner never hurts! Tina Chen Craig – because I could talk to her about all things skincare and fashion both an interest of mine, as well as all the racial hate crime going on in the US at the moment. The conversation with her would be so
What is something people assume about you that is incorrect? Nick
Sometimes people can assume that I am an introvert because at times I don’t need to be the centre of attention, but in fact I love being around people and often just assess the situations….. remember God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason.
Why should we hire you? Samm
With a blend of 25 years commercial experience across various industries, a transferrable multi-disciplinary skillset, enthusiasm for relationship development, and the ability to deliver excellent results, I will makes a great cultural addition to the team at Match with my own personal values closely aligning to those of Match Executives. As honesty comes at the forefront of my communication, I pride my-self on quality work which allows me to engage
with clients and candidates and build long term and successful relationships.
I bring excellent communication and analytical skills, a positive attitude, and the maturity to proactively build business.
Tell us how you would sell an eskimo a fridge? Ronnie
I would sell the fridge the same way that I would sell it to anyone else by its features and benefits… you never said the eskimo was living in the Arctic, he could be living in the desert.