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Sourcer Interview Questions

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Interview Questions for Sourcer

Are you comfortable cold-calling potential candidates to source them for a hiring manager?

What are some ways you can make your cold calls more effective?

How would you go about finding passive candidates for a role?

What is your process for finding qualified candidates who meet a company’s specific requirements?

Provide an example of a time when you successfully sourced a candidate who later became a long-term employee for the company.

If you were unable to find any qualified candidates for a role, what would be your next steps?

What would you do if you reached out to a potential candidate and they were hesitant to share information about their career or experience?

How well do you understand the different types of recruiters and their roles within a company?

Does the idea of cold-calling and reaching out to potential candidates make you uncomfortable? If so, how do you manage your anxiety?

When sourcing candidates, how do you determine who to reach out to first?

We want to increase our employee retention rates. What strategies would you use to find qualified candidates who would be a good fit for our company?

Describe your process for keeping track of the candidates you’ve contacted, the candidates you’ve interviewed and the candidates you’ve hired.

What makes you a good fit for this role as a sourcer?

Which job boards do you prefer to use when sourcing candidates?

What do you think is the most important aspect of your role as a sourcer?

How often do you update your candidate pool?

There is a candidate you’re particularly excited about recruiting, but your hiring manager isn’t sold on their qualifications yet. How do you convince them to interview the candidate?

How do you handle candidates who are unresponsive or difficult to contact?

Describe a time when you had to navigate around a candidate’s negative feedback about a previous employer.

What strategies do you use to ensure a diverse candidate pool?

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