Once you have been selected for an interview it is vitally important that you are well prepared as possible. We would recommend that you prepare by:
- Knowing the content of your CV inside out, as the information on here will form the basis for the interviewers questioning.
- Read and understand the job specification fully understand the requirements for the position for which you are being interviewed.
- Research the organisation by visiting their website and searching the Internet to learn more about them. Where possible also gain as much information about the interviewers to assist with your preparation.
Be clear on your directions & be punctual
Make sure you know where the interview will be held, and allow for delays when planning your route. We would advise you to arrive 10 minutes prior to your interview. And remember there is nothing worse than arriving late!
When preparing for an interview it is important to consider the kind of company you are visiting. For example an interview at a bank would suggest you wear formal attire, whilst at a media company interview you may want to dress a little more stylish and ‘funky’. Remember that certain types of business may not be so keen on jewellery, and personal hygiene is always important. It is always better to overdress than underdress as this shows you have made an effort.
Answering Difficult Questions
When preparing for an interview it is always important to prepare yourself for any difficult questions that may arise. Examples of this are questions such as ‘why is there a gap in your CV between these dates?’ or ‘why were you at the previous company for such a short time?’ Have answers ready for these questions, allowing you to feel more confident and avoid you making mistakes when answering questions.
Once in the interview, give a firm handshake, maintain eye contact and be aware of your body language. Show confidence and enthusiasm, whilst speaking clearly. Listen carefully to questions and ensure your answers are specific to the question asked.
It is always great to have a few questions prepared to ask at the end of the interview. Thank the interviewer for their time and reiterate your interest in the position, showing your desire to be offered the position.
We like to keep things simple - finding out more about you and matching you to the best vacancies...
01. Send us your CV
The start of the process is the same for all our Vacancies, once we receive your CV, we will assess your suitability and get in touch if we feel we can help you quickly in the near future.
02. Contacting you
We love connecting with people and will want to learn more about you and your requirements. The next stage in this process is usually a casual telephone conversation to gain an overview of your background and future ambitions.
By taking all the information you provide us with we may offer you to register with us. If this is the case, we will send you a registration form to complete and then meet you either by a Zoom Video call or face to face in our office.
04. Feedback or Job Offer
Hopefully, we will now be able to set you up with some job interviews where we will provide you with lots of guidance and tips to help you. For any interview you attend we will provide feedback, (where possible), if you are successful, we will give you the good news at the earliest opportunity and help ensure you are ready for your NEW JOB!
05.Keeping in touch
If we do not get you an interview straight away, don’t wait for us to contact you – please send us an email or phone in to check the status of your job applications and to keep us up to date with your current circumstances.