Recruiters, consultants, employers and job-boards will advise you on – Interviews the tips tricks and advice for a new local job. What’s your true opinion on the subject? Has it provided you with any success? Or are they repeating the same details over and over again. Try my / Nimble Recruitments suggestion – proven to work because of my own business background. Whether it’s temp, perm or interim in the Sales, Retail, Logistics or Public Sector. The information will work all round.
Prior to departure a cool, calm & collective mind with all the relevant information including your CV tucked away for reference/interview. In reference to professional candidates a personal portfolio, documents or the more popular digital presentations. Administrative – management candidates need to ensure they have sufficient information on qualifications, experience and employers to prevent any hiccups. Hands-on, technical candidates just require their own confidence and ability as a thorough knowledge base of the technical & practical aspects of the job they are applying for. Finally the category of young trainee, apprentices – enthusiasm, confidence and qualifications.
The details stated are just a short guide for candidates. The aim is to boost your confidence before stepping into the interview. All the hard work: CV, Shortlist & telephone Assessment has been sorted to date. This is not the time or place to falter and lose your nerve when a new local job is on the horizon. My/ Nimble Recruitments interview tips tricks and advice would be as follows
- Professional, Management, Administrative or hands-on – first Impressions count Don’t turn up with an un-ironed shirt, blouse, top or a hair with green / blue dye – use your common sense, make the preparations ask a family/friend member to help
- This day and age of smart phones, apps and watches you have the ability to ensure you can plan the journey, arrive early, stay calm & proves good time keeping – punctuality
- Upon arrival keep that smile and confidence before being asked to attend the interview room – member switch off your mobile or smart watch! – Cool, Calm & Collective
- Sit down with a friend or family member and go through the internet and locate “5 common questions asked at an interview” repeat the answers in your head and role play with friend or family member.
- One essential factor to beat the other interviewees and impress the employer is clear cut answers with 3 – 4 impressions. To go one step further refer back to a previous blog –USP (Unique Selling Point) – it works for ANY candidate of ANY career background of ANY level.
- One factor I believe many recruiters and consultants have skipped is focusing on your employer and not the plant pot/vending machine. Always look at the relevant individual that asked the initial interview question – proves that you can be a focused individual and willing to listen to senior staff.
- More applicable to Management, Senior, and Executive Interim candidates take this opportunity to either introduce the personal portfolio, documents or digital presentations – classic example of the sales, marketing, bdm, negotiation skills, etc…
- Never go home empty handed – Use your preparation time (night before) wisely by preparing questions; Employer, job vacancy career prospects, etc…
- When it comes to finances and salaries – don’t say a word until it’s mentioned within the conversation towards the conclusion of the interview – Always have an aggregate value/figure and add on10% to allow leeway– proves good communication and negotiation skills
- Whether it was a positive or negative consultation – stay calm and ask for some feedback on the interview has a minimum of 2 very short questions in response to the employer’s feedback.
Therefore bear in mind it’s not just advice we are trying to portray but what the employer may be thinking. The aim is to provide the tips tricks and advice for a new local job ultimately the person sitting in the chair will be you so practice makes perfect but the best advice is read the information enclosed keep in touch with Nimble Recruitment and cool , calm and collective at the interview.