Christina Wocintechchat Com Lq1t 8 Ms5 Py Unsplash
  • Publish Date: Posted almost 5 years ago

The only tips you will need for a successful interview!

​Going for an Interview can be daunting enough without working full time and having little time to prepare for the interview.So I have included the top 6 things I think you should do when preparing for an interview and once you are in the Interview:1. Research the organization.This will help you answer questions — and stand out from less-prepared candidates.·        Seek background information.·         Look at the interviewee on LinkedIn and find an in with them on either their hobbies or background so you can build a rapport with them from the start of the meetingo    Visit the organization’s website to ensure that you understand the breadth of what they do.o    Assess their products, services and client-base.o    Read recent press releases for insight on projected growth and stability.·         Prepare to ask about the organization or position based on your research.2. Compare your skills and qualifications to the job requirements.·         Outline the knowledge, skills and abilities required.·         Compare what the employer is seeking to your qualifications.3. Plan what to wear.·         Conservative business attire, such as a neutral-coloured suit and professional shoes, is best.·         If instructed to dress “business casual,” use good judgment.·         Make sure your clothes are neat and wrinkle-free.·         Be sure that your overall appearance is neat and clean.4. Plan what to bring.·         Extra copies of your resume on quality paper·         A notepad and pen·         A list of references·         A portfolio with samples of your work, if relevant ( a Brag File of your achievements)5. Pay attention to non-verbal communication.·         Nonverbal communication speaks volumes. ·         Remember that waiting room behaviours may be reported.·         Smile, establish eye contact and use a firm handshake.·         Sit up straight yet comfortably. Be aware of nervous gestures such as foot-tapping.·         Don't stare, but maintain good eye contact, while addressing all aspects of an interviewer's questions.·         Facial expressions provide clues to your feelings. Manage how you react, and project a positive image.​6.Follow up.Many interviews end with “Do you have any questions?” ·        Bring a list. You may say, “In preparing for today's meeting, I took some time to jot down a few questions.·         Cover information not discussed or clarify a previous topic — do not ask for information that can be found on the organization’s website.o    In your opinion, what makes this organization a great place to work?o    What do you consider the most important criteria for success in this job?o    Tell me about the organization’s culture.o    How will my performance be evaluated?o    What are the opportunities for advancement?o    What are the next steps in the hiring process?

Share this Article
Back

​Going for an Interview can be daunting enough without working full time and having little time to prepare for the interview.

So I have included the top 6 things I think you should do when preparing for an interview and once you are in the Interview:

1. Research the organization.

This will help you answer questions — and stand out from less-prepared candidates.

·        Seek background information.

·         Look at the interviewee on LinkedIn and find an in with them on either their hobbies or background so you can build a rapport with them from the start of the meeting

o    Visit the organization’s website to ensure that you understand the breadth of what they do.

o    Assess their products, services and client-base.

o    Read recent press releases for insight on projected growth and stability.

·         Prepare to ask about the organization or position based on your research.

2. Compare your skills and qualifications to the job requirements.

·         Outline the knowledge, skills and abilities required.

·         Compare what the employer is seeking to your qualifications.

3. Plan what to wear.

·         Conservative business attire, such as a neutral-coloured suit and professional shoes, is best.

·         If instructed to dress “business casual,” use good judgment.

·         Make sure your clothes are neat and wrinkle-free.

·         Be sure that your overall appearance is neat and clean.

4. Plan what to bring.

·         Extra copies of your resume on quality paper

·         A notepad and pen

·         A list of references

·         A portfolio with samples of your work, if relevant ( a Brag File of your achievements)

5. Pay attention to non-verbal communication.

·         Nonverbal communication speaks volumes. 

·         Remember that waiting room behaviours may be reported.

·         Smile, establish eye contact and use a firm handshake.

·         Sit up straight yet comfortably. Be aware of nervous gestures such as foot-tapping.

·         Don't stare, but maintain good eye contact, while addressing all aspects of an interviewer's questions.

·         Facial expressions provide clues to your feelings. Manage how you react, and project a positive image.

6.Follow up.

Many interviews end with “Do you have any questions?” 

·        Bring a list. You may say, “In preparing for today's meeting, I took some time to jot down a few questions.

·         Cover information not discussed or clarify a previous topic — do not ask for information that can be found on the organization’s website.

o    In your opinion, what makes this organization a great place to work?

o    What do you consider the most important criteria for success in this job?

o    Tell me about the organization’s culture.

o    How will my performance be evaluated?

o    What are the opportunities for advancement?

o    What are the next steps in the hiring process?

Latest Blogs

View All Blogs
European Data Centre Construction
Data Centre Construction - ​Desired Locations and All The Reasons Why…

​Data Centre Construction - Desired Locations and All The Reasons Why…Mission-critical construction is absolutely booming across Europe. There’s going to be exponential growth across the next decad...

#AskAnApprentice
#AskAnApprentice

#AskAnApprentice Today we chat with someone who completed an apprenticeship programme several years ago, and it is a testament to how well they work.David Nesbitt, Founder and Director of Core Tale...

#Askanemployer
Ask An Employer

​#Askanemployer Operations Manager Joanne Newness has always been passionate about providing opportunities within our Business Support area for apprentices. Over the last few years, Joanne has man...

National Apprentice Week
Ask An Apprentice - Charlie Walsh

​ During National Apprentice Week, we talked to some people at Core Talent Recruitment directly involved in Apprenticeship programmes. Charlie joined us as a Level 3 Business Administration appren...

Blue Creative Marketing Agency Facebook Post (10)
@ourcore - Meet David

​Find out more here:​@OurCore ​

Core Talent consultant Our People Say
Our People Say - Jonathan Bochenski, Manager

Jonathan Bochenski, Principal ConsultantDivision: International ConstructionJoined: 2017​The commission structure is great & so is the progression. Plus, working with some of the most successfu...

London Construction Cranes
MEP Subcontractor, London Case Study

​Client​MEP SubContractor Core Talent Specialist TeamConstructionRolesRecruit 3 Permanent business critical roles in locations outside of London.​Situation/ChallengeThis MEP Subcontractor business ...

Core Talent Offices
Victoria Goodier - Manager

Division: ConstructionJoined 2014​I moved to Core Talent from a FTSE 250 recruiter in 2014. I saw the move as an opportunity to join a growing business with huge potential. At the that time, I focu...

Image 2021 04 22 T12 46 00
Executive Search & Selection Case Study

Company: International Tobacco BusinessRole: Senior VP Manufacturing PerformanceLocation: Geneva, Switzerland  They employ over 30,000 people globally, they have numerous factories, offices, fi...

Image 2021 04 22 T12 44 08
International Construction Case Study

​Client: An international construction & engineering business with operations across Europe and projects typically valued in excess of €500m​Industry: Advanced Facility Construction​Roles: Proj...

Katie Alderton Core Talent Recruitment
Katie Alderton - Financial Controller

​My Background:Having studied History at University, I decided to go into a completely different direction and go into Accountancy. I started my career in one of the UK’s largest electrical dist...

Rachael Hart Core Talent Recruitment
Rachael Hart - Consultant

​My Background:After graduating in textiles, I went on to work in Sales for a leading UK Company. After 6 months I was approached about recruitment and found out how much money you can make. Within...

#wearecoretalent
Rebecca Taylor - Consultant

​My Background:After graduating in Biology at University I decided I wanted to work in recruitment. I was offered by a few recruitment business’ in Manchester, I chose Core Talent because I like...