For those of you who read my previous blog post, I asked for advice on how to interview for a corporate job. I am an agency recruiter who wants to transition into corporate recruiting. For a recent job opportunity, I passed the phone interview but I guess I did not do too well during the face-to-face interview (I did not get a call back for a third interview). I followed everyone's advice but apparently something was missing. This happened to me before, so I want to see if anyone can speculate on what I am doing wrong.
There were questions asked that I did not know the answers to because my company does not provide us with stats (ex: how many successful placements did you make last year, what is your average time to fill?); however I took the liberty of finding out some numbers so I can hopefully have more success on my next interview (I have a phone interview with another company on Friday).
Last year, I placed 123 people in the Los Angeles area. I work for a generalist firm, so I place anything from a warehouse worker to high level managers. Is this number considered poor, average, or high in the eyes of a corporate recruiter?
When asked about my average time-to-fill, I stated it was about 2 weeks. Sometimes more, sometimes less depending on the position. This information is true but I am not sure if that was a realistic thing to say, or frowned upon as too long, or too short?
I need some advice and I feel my nerves get the best of me when I am on the other end of the desk during an interview.
Thanks in advance for any input you can offer!