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Interview Hints & Tips

Our Recruitment Consultants will guide you through the process of interviewing with a company, will get your feedback afterwards and also provide you with any feedback we receive from your interview.  

To refresh your memory, read through the below:

Pre-Interview Preparation

  • Ensure you dress appropriately for your interivew - you only get one chance to impress.  If you are unsure what to wear, then please ask us.
  • We will always email you confirmation of your interview time and a job description if available.  If you have not received this by the day prior to your interview, then please do contact us.
  • Allow yourself ample time to find the office where your interview is to be held and to locate parking.
  • The perfect time to walk through the reception doors for the actual interview is no more than 10 minutes early.
  • Make sure you have done some research on the company you are interviewing with and the role that you are being interviewed for.  Have a look at their website and prepare a few questions that you might like to ask during the interview. 
  • If you are unable to attend your interview or are running late, then please contact us immediately.
  • Get a good nights' sleep the night before your interview!

During the Interview

  • Be polite and friendly to the person on reception.  This goes a long way and is noted more than people think it is.
  • Always shake their hand when you meet - a good firm handshake is always best.
  • Maintain eye contact throughout the interview process.
  • Be confident in who you are and the skills you have to offer.
  • Sit up straight, no slouching.
  • Maintain your focus throughout the interview process.
  • Aim to answer all questions in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ask the questions you prepared above.  If the interviewer answered your questions before you got a chance to answer them, don't panic.  Just mention that you had questions to ask, that the interviewer answered them and that one of the examples was...
  • Do not ask what the salary / wage is.  This will be discussed with you by your Recruitment Consultant. 
  • Most of all BE YOURSELF!
  • At conclusion of interview shake hands and thank them for their time.

After the Interview

  • Try and make contact with your Recruitment Consultant immediately after your interview.
  • Give your feedback on how you felt the interview went.
  • Advise the consultant how the interview ended.