We are fortunate enough to work in an absolutely stunning central Manchester location, there are around 30 other businesses in our building doing lots of different things.
It will come as no surprise that the footfall in our building is quite busy, always lots people arriving for meetings and interviews.
Over the last few years I have noticed an increase in people arriving at the building and knocking on our door, they are here in the building for an interview. I’ve had 2 this week and its only 11am on a Monday!
The shocking thing here is they aren’t interviewing with Core Talent, and on further questioning to try and help, I can honestly say around 8 out of 10 don’t actually know who they are meeting, or which company door they should be knocking on.
I am genuinely shocked that some people don’t know two of the most vital pieces of information when attending an interview;
1. what the company is called
2. the person they are meeting.
I wonder is this down to poor communication from the arranging party or the laziness of the candidate?
I can understand getting lost or not being able to find the venue for your interview especially if it’s in a new city or a place you have never been before. Maybe you didn’t have time to check before you left!
I personally have quite strong opinions when it comes to interviewing, I think it’s very important to prepare properly, learning as much as you can before you arrive about your potential new employer.
Here’s these five relatively simple but extremely important questions if you can’t answer them with certainty, then maybe the role won’t be for you and maybe you should cancel to save everyone’s time:
·Who are you meeting?
·What’s the company?
·Where is the interview taking place?
·What job are you attending an interview for?
·Do you know what the company do?
If you’re looking for a role in Engineering & Manufacturing, Purchasing & Supply Chain to Construction, visit our website www.coretalent.co.uk or call me on 0161 832 1378 and I can pass your details onto the most relevant consultant.
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