Monthly Archives: August 2013

5 questions you should be able to answer before your job interview.

As more and more graduates are leaving university employers expectations are also increasing to find their ideal candidate.

Before your next job interview you should know these 5 answers to commonly asked questions:
Question: Tell me about yourself.
Answer: Your answer should be well-rehearsed and approximately 2-3 minutes in length. Try to avoid the typical statements about your family and where you’re from, and focus more on your experiences and background that best relate to the job.

This is your first opportunity to develop a great first impression-think about key achievements.
Question: Why did you leave your last job?
Answer: Your answer should be honest and open- speak positively about your experience even if it wasn’t the best.

If you have been made redundant, discuss this with the reasoning behind the company restructure.
Question: What has been your biggest achievement in your career?
Answer: Think of an achievement that you had control or influence over. Preferably choose one that is work related that will relate to the job that you are applying for. Describe the process that you took to making the decision a success and outline how this choice impacted others and the impact it had on the company.
Question: What [...]

August 31st, 2013|Helpful Tips, Latest News|

5 Questions that you should ask during your interview.

At some part of your life everyone has to go through the stressing times of an interview. An interview is like a sales call, you are the product. You need to sell yourself in a way that, they need you for that position.

I have compiled a list of questions that we think you should ask during your interview.

Can you tell me more about how I would fit in with…? (insert the name of company)Employers want to know how much you want this job. Are you willing to spend time studying the company and position? If you are looking to secure that position then I highly recommend you doing so. This way this will enable you to ask further questions, to make them aware you have been researching. Make sure all your questions are relevant and fully researched correctly.
What is your vision for your company’s future, and how do you see me contributing to this?Employers love to talk about their company and their positive vision for the future. If they are passionate about their work, they will enjoy a discussion on their dreams-let them start to think about you helping to fulfil them. Asking these types of questions shows [...]

August 22nd, 2013|Helpful Tips, Latest News|

Interview Top Tips

Counting down the days till your interview can be the scariest times for anyone, especially if you haven’t had an interview for years. With all the legal changes recently and the fear of being made redundant hovering, being worried about your interview is one more thing you could do without.

I have compiled a list of top tips that may help you to de-stress.

Do your research.
You may not know everything about the company that you are applying for, but be sure that they will ask you ‘What do you know about our company’. Make sure you outline; what the company does where they currently stand and their mission. Also investigate developments in the industry so you can converse with confidence.
Practice your Answers.
Giving that there is no formality set for every job interview, there are some questions that you can almost guarantee will pop up; What are your Strengths? What are your Weaknesses? Explain why you are the best candidate for this role?  Prepare your answers.
Look the part
Appearances shouldn’t matter, but the plain fact is that you are often judged before you’ve even uttered a word. Make sure your shoes are polished, your clothes fit correctly [...]

August 13th, 2013|Helpful Tips, Latest News|