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5 Simple but essential interviewing tips

Posted: 22 Dec 2016

There is no such thing as a perfect CV because beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to what some hiring managers like and dislike about CV’s. The same cannot really be said about interviewing. There is a right way to go about it and there are wrong ways to go about it.

Here are our 5 essential interviewing tips to make sure you get it right.

1)      Do your research – It may seem obvious but a lot of candidates are still not doing enough research or they are not doing any research at all. It is very likely that you will be asked about the company so make sure you have a solid knowledge base. Knowing how old the company is, what type of clients they have, what type of projects they work on etc is essential. Also find out who will be conducting your interview and do your research on them.

2)      Practise answers to commonly asked questions – Interviews don’t necessarily follow a set pattern but there are a certain amount of questions that crop up more than others. Here is a list.

3)      Be organised/prepared – Again this sounds really obvious but being well prepared can help you keep calm. Give yourself plenty of time to get there, plan your route and make sure you have everything you need the night before.

4)      Look the part – We often get asked ‘What should I wear?’ and to be fair it isn’t always a suit and tie job so if you are going through a recruitment company ask them for advice on that particular client but if you have any doubt then go smart. Make sure your clothes fit, your shoes are polished etc. Your appearance shouldn’t hold so much importance, but it does.

5)      Ask questions – This is hugely important and often overlooked. Prepare half a dozen questions about the company, its projects, its future plans, the role etc. It shows your interest in the position and can really help start a conversation that could make stand out from the other candidates.

Going for interviews can be a nerve wrecking experience for anyone but if you follow these simple steps it can make the process so much easier. If you have any questions or would like some free advice then get in touch 0161 244 9599 

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