ADVICE ON HOW TO GET THAT PERFECT JOB!
Preparation is the first essential step towards conducting a successful interview.
This may sound obvious but make sure you know where you are supposed to be
going, how to get there, what time you should be there and who you are going
to meet (including the correct name pronunciation), is there any parking etc.
Have the company’s and your consultant’s telephone number in case you are
Spend time researching the company. Before your interview, you'll be fully
briefed by your consultant who gives you an idea of the company culture and
their expectations, but you also need to do some of your own preparation.
Company websites are packed with information and a prospective employer will
expect you to have familiarised yourself with their site. Be aware that you may
seriously compromise your chances if it becomes apparent you have not taken
time to research it.
Get hold of a copy of their corporate brochure or annual report and read the
business press for any articles about them. If you're knowledgeable about and
interested in the company, you'll come across as proactive and committed.
If the company website does not have a press area, access information on line
through search engines such as google or MSN.
Re-familiarise yourself with your CV and make sure you're familiar with the job
description. What key skills and experience are they looking for? Think of
examples of projects, which demonstrate your strengths in the areas they are
looking. For all the examples you give, consider the situation, the action you
took, and the effect it had.
All this will give you a sound basis, which will enable you to ask intelligent
questions at interview.
It is also worth refreshing your memory on the facts and figures about your
present or former employer as you may be asked questions about your previous
Your impression on your prospective employer can begin the moment you step