Do your research
Make sure you take the time to look on the company website as a matter of course before every interview however to get the edge on your possible competition (other candidates!) go the extra mile. We will give you as much information as we can but find out additional information such as who their competitors are, where they sit in their market place and what their reputation is in the market. It is always good to ask the interviewer what they like about working for the company and what attracted them to the company in the first place.
Do a location check
Although many clients are based in towns and business parks that you may think you know inside out, always do a trial run beforehand so that you know exactly where their premises are, familiarise yourself with the visitors parking and roughly how long it will take you to get there in order to arrive AT LEAST 5-10 MINUTES EARLY.
Always be polite and presentable
Regardless of the environment or whether the client is having a “dress down day”, always wear business dress to an interview, including those for temporary positions, as first impressions are always the lasting ones.
Think about certain answers in advance
Always be prepared for questions such as What are your strengths and weaknesses, Where do you see yourself in 5 years time. Make sure your answers are positive and relevant to the role you are interviewing for.
Competency interviews & skills testing
We always ask our clients for the expected format of interviews, however sometimes interviewers might ask competency questions or introduce testing without prior warning. We will provide you with a guide to competency based interviewing as well as personal advice.
What’s the next step?
Always ask at the end of the interview what the next stage is and if you are interested in the job LET THEM KNOW. It is easy for a candidate to leave an interviewer with no idea if the person they have met is interested in the position.
Contact NCN Resourcing and Consultancy
Jon Noble – 07971 602985
Leanne Niles – 07766 758708