Interview Tips

Careful preparation is one of the keys to a successful interview

Interview TipsAlthough the interview process is one which is with inherent unknown factors, it is still the most vital part of the recruitment process. Making the right impression with an interviewer will mean the difference between a job offer and rejection, so it is a good idea to do your homework well before you meet with a potential employer.

Some interviews will be relaxed, some more structured and sophisticated, but the same basic ground rules will always apply:


Before - interview

Find out some basic company information before you go, check out their website or call them and ask to
 send you some company information
Make sure you have the name and job title of the person you are meeting
Dress appropriately – possibly Suit for men and skirt suit or dress for ladies, first impressions count!
Give yourself time to arrive early and to allow for traffic delays or getting lost
Be punctual, arrive 10 minutes early and let the receptionist know you have arrived
Take a spare copy of your CV and read it through again in case you get asked about it


At the interview

Be enthusiastic and show you are reasonably informed about the organisation and the role
Take the interview seriously, your attitude is every bit as important as your qualifications
Listen when the interviewer is talking but by all means ask intelligent and / or searching questions
Be honest, but also ensure you actively promote your skills and potential
Avoid one word answers, especially "no"
If you do not know the answer to a question, say so, or if you do not understand the question always ask for clarification
If you have any doubts about the vacancy or the company you should keep them to yourself during the interview
Don't criticise previous employers
As the interview draws to a close ask how you have done, if the interviewer seems evasive or negative ask them to
 explain their reservations in order for you to positively respond outlining your strengths


After the interview

Following the interview always call or email us with your feedback so we can progress the opportunity with the client


Please book for your one to one session with a consultant. Alternatively attend our CV and Interview clinic events delivered by our consultants, who have the experience necessary to help you present information and yourself in the best possible light.

Please contact us or visit the news section to book a session or for further information on up and coming events.



IMPORTANT NOTE: It is a two way process - The Company interviews you and you can interview the Company