Interview Techniques

preparation

Research the company before your interview. This demonstrates your initiative, drive and motivation. Use websites and our information.

Points to consider:

first impressions

You never get a second chance to make a first impression!

body language

speech

the interview

Frequently Asked Questions

“Tell me about yourself.”
This is a classic opening question and your answer should include a short profile on yourself and the skills you have. Be prepared, concise, stay relevant and enthusiastic. Have your CV to hand to aid your memory.

“Do you think you may be over-qualified for this job?”
Emphasise the benefits you will bring with you. For example, your experience will give them a faster return on investment. You will not need as much training. They can rely on you to be effective more quickly.

“What is the most important skill you would bring to us?”
By making a list of your strengths beforehand you can identify your appropriate skills and relate them to the interviewer’s needs. Interviewers mainly work from a prepared list of questions, answer by reference to your support material. In this way you can be sure you will give an accurate and considered response.

“Which skills do you feel you need to develop?”

“What do you know about us?”
Show that you have researched the company
and have an insight into its business.

after the interview

Call us as soon as possible after the interview to give your consultant some feedback. Our consultants will ascertain their level of interest in you. If you want the job then email the interviewer to thank them for their time and confirm your interest. We will offer support and guidance as you go onto the next stage.

 

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