Sweaty palms? Check. Ironed suit? Check. Researched the company? Errr.
The adage we all know and loathe is when we hear people say, “To prepare to fail is fail to prepare”. Annoying but true.
There are a lot of aspects to consider when attending an interview, some of which are common sense i.e. turn up early, polish your shoes, partake in firm handshake, give good eye contact, don’t swear, switch off your phone and of course prepare for those tricky questions and take time to consider all the questions you want to ask. Here is a good link to read: https://www.reed.co.uk/career-advice/pre-interview-checklist
There is a rather high percentage of people who do not do these obvious things, and the biggest fail (in our opinion) is not actually researching the company you are being interviewed by.
This is where we come in. Our methods are all about helping our candidates as much as we can. We have been complemented by many clients on how well our candidates interview and how they have a firm understanding of the role and company We provide as much help and support to our candidates to give them the right pointers. A good percentage of candidates we have placed have not had much interview experience at all, or not had an interview in years. It is really nerve wrecking, we have all been there! Our advantage is we know our clients really well and are fortunate enough to sit down with the line managers and team members to really understand what the role is about.
Visit our vacancies page for our current list of jobs. We look forward to hearing from you.