The Consultants at Regis Recruitment are keen to ensure that you approach your interview with the Client as fully briefed and prepared as possible.
This is also a good way of assessing how confident you really are at interviews.
Our job is to help you through the process and to liaise between you and the client in the negotiation stages.
- Research The Job – find out as much as you can about the position that you are applying for so that you can match your own skills and strengths.
- Research The Company – Carry out research on the company, know what its products are, its size, reputation, image, goals. How many people do they employ and what is the company’s philosophy? Know the companies origins, is it a family company, where and when was it established? All of this information can be gained from the company’s web site or through the recruitment agency on request.
- CV – Make sure that you take a copy of your CV and details of referees with you.
- Plan Your Route – giving yourself plenty of time to get to the appointment – ideally you should aim to arrive 5-10 minutes early to give yourself a chance to look around and relax.
- Dress Professionally – No matter who the company may be, first impressions count! It is recommended that men and women wear suits and sensible shoes. Woman should wear a moderate amount of makeup and simple jewellery and men should be clean shaven, with a tie. Take one bag or case with you to carry your documents. Leave items that are not required for the day and make sure that your mobile phone is switched off.
- On The Day Of The Interview – Make a note of any questions to ask on the day or any points you would like to cover at the interview. It is worth spending some time to work out honest and persuasive answers to examples, such as:
- Why do you want to join our company?
- What can you bring to the company that others may not?
- Why did you leave your last job / why are you leaving your current job?
- Tell me about your current job?
- How will you set about tackling this role if you are successful?
- What are your strengths?
- What are your weaknesses?
- What do you most enjoy about your last/current position?
Interview Do’s & Don’ts
• Do prepare fully for your interview.
- Do prepare fully for your interview.
- Do make sure you get there on time, if you are late make sure you call them and let them know.
- Do be positive and relax.
- Do listen carefully to what is being asked.
- Do reply to any question clearly and concisely.
- Do be honest.
- Do sell yourself.
- Do be polite and friendly to everyone that you meet.
- Do upon entering the room, stand up straight.
- Do smile and give your interviewer a firm handshake.
- Do thank your interviewer for their time, smile and give them a firm handshake.
- Do ask the interviewer what the next stage is in the process and how you will be informed.
- Don’t interrupt
- Don’t fidget
- Don’t be rude to anyone you meet
- Don’t make critical comments about former employer
- Don’t tell lies
- Don’t be afraid to sell yourself
- Don’t be smart — they will catch you out try to pursue a decision there and then if they require time to decide.
- Don’t answer a question unless you fully understand the question, instead you should ask for it to be repeated.
- Don’t get side tracked and go off the point try to keep to the point and answer the question that has been asked.
After The Interview
Whilst the interview is still in your mind, you should contact your consultant as quickly as you can to give them feedback from the interview. Interviews are a two way process and the agency will need to know how you feel about the position and if you feel it is right for you.