Well done, you’ve made it through to interview stage! Now you need to turn your attention to demonstrating to the employer why you’re the right person for the role and their company. Here are some of our top picks to help you prepare and deliver a stand-out interview.
Preparing for an interview isn’t just about getting your suit dry cleaned or prepping answers to interview questions, it’s also about preparing and practicing your professional delivery. This post shares some useful pointers on how to assemble your own marketing toolkit to help you leave a lasting impression
Keep one hand free for shaking, but make sure the other one is holding a folder of interview materials. First impressions matter. A job interview is indeed your first opportunity to impress upon a prospective employer just how amazing you are.
‘Tell me about yourself’ is a question often used to open up an interview and an opportunity for the employer to see what you regard as your most important attributes. Chances are, they’ve read your CV and are probably well versed in your education and employment history! So how do you use this opportunity to tell them something new and demonstrate your value?
Take a person out of the job-interview setting and the question "Tell me about yourself!" becomes very easy to answer. In a social situation, most people would answer this way: "Well, I live here in Portsmouth with my family and I work at the bank" or "I grew up in Scotland and moved here four years ago to go to grad school."
Most of us struggle to openly discuss our weaknesses, especially when we’re trying to impress! These questions are almost guaranteed to come up in one form or another, so thinking about your answer beforehand is essential to showing an employer that you can keep your cool in a difficult situation and that you’re proactive in developing your skills
Who else hates interview questions about your greatest weaknesses? We all know not to say anything bad about ourselves in job interviews, so many job seekers answer this question in a way that's obviously fake...have you ever said, "I'm a perfectionist," or "I work too hard?"
When an employer asks ‘Do you have any questions?’ during your interview, don’t be caught off guard. It’s good practice to have several questions up your sleeve to ask an employer - it shows interest and that you’ve really considered the role and company. More importantly, this is your opportunity to get to know whether the company and job really is right for you. Here are a few questions to get you thinking
Job interviews aren't only about impressing the interviewer; they're about sparking a new relationship with your future employer. The key to a successful interview is to keep the interviewer talking. Sure, while you want to share why you're the best candidate for the position, you also don't want to dominate the interview.
We hope you find these tips useful - if you’re looking for a new role in Sales, get in touch with our friendly team today!