Whilst we appreciate that some are more confident than others in interviewing, we have put together a document to only enhance your chances of getting the role you truly desire to be in! Below you will find a list of pointers, questions to prepare answers for and questions to ask the interviewer.
Obtain as much information as possible in advance – website, company literature, product knowledge
Always wear a smart suit to the interview, look as business like as possible, always shake hands firmly, establish eye contact and smile on introduction with the interviewer, this will make you appear confident eager and friendly
Answer questions concisely and to the point, do not volunteer irrelevant information
Always be positive about yourself and your abilities – concentrate on things you have done, can do and enjoy doing
Negative responses are not received well, either about yourself or previous employers
Do not talk about salary or benefits etc. unless you are asked
Remember it is a two way thing – you are both interviewing each other
Questions to Think About…
Which ones are relevant for you to ask…TIME TO IMPRESS THE CLIENT AND SHOW HOW INTERESTED YOU ARE IN THE POSITION!
What do you know about the company?
What is/are your reason(s) for leaving your current/last job?
What do/did you like best about your job?
What do/did you like least about your job?
What are/were your responsibilities in your current/last job? (An average day)
What are your career plans or what are you looking for with regards to promotional prospects?
Where do your strengths lie? (Think in line with what the client will want to hear)
What are your weaknesses? (Try to turn it into a positive point, or that you have now overcome or learnt from it – what have you done to overcome it)
What personal qualities do you feel you can offer an employer?
What interested you in this position?
How do you cope under pressure? (Give an example)
How do you cope when you should prioritise? (Give an example)
How do you work within a team? (Give an example)
How do you work using your initiative? (Give an example)