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• Always be early for interviews
• Plan your journey beforehand and check for delays
• We recommend entering the office 10 minutes before the scheduled time
• Ensure you plan for interviews to last 1-2* hours, unless otherwise advised
*One of our clients once spent 6 hours with a candidate!
Understand the company thoroughly:
• Sectors they cover, employee number, awards won, news/media/key people
+ Turnover/profit if available, not a lot of people will look at these
• Ensure you look at the interviewers LinkedIn profile/online presence, so you can ask them questions about their experience and background - you may also have lots in common, which will benefit you in interview
We will prepare you for every interview accordingly, however we want you to get a job because of your own abilities, skills and violition. Please check the following tips before you interview as these can be the difference between and offer or rejection.
• Keep in mind that an interview is not an interrogation, it is a two way street - it is a meeting in which both parties explore what the other is offering
• Ask questions when appropriate and delve deep into things like the company culture, you want to ensure they are right fit
• Aim to build a rapport in the interview, you want to differentiate yourself
• As a Recruiter we are looking to close deals, so work on closing the interview to secure a next stage or an offer
• Answer questions succinctly and do not waffle, provide the key facts/figures and leave out the fluff
• Not asking questions shows a lack of interest and care for the job.
• Most interviewers focus on the following areas of your profile:
- Self-motivation - Ambition - Drive - Sales experience - Objection handling - succeeding after failure
• Sit up straight, shoulders rolled back and relax
• Maintain a suitable amount of eye contact
• Firm handshake
• Smile! - Recruiters should be personable, so do not be a miserable git
• Ensure open posture, avoid being closed
• Keep an eye on your tone of voice, being monotone is a deal breaker, and can happen when you are nervous.