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Recruitment Tips, Hints & Actions to help find a job

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Job Interviews

At TalentHQ we will assist you throughout the whole interview process, ensuring that you’re well prepared, feeling confident and, hopefully, even looking forward to that interview we’ve just secured you!

We’re fully aware that job interviews can come in lots of different forms.....therefore, you need to be prepared and the best way to start is by taking a look at some of Talent HQ’s tips, hints and actions.

Preparation

Preparation – is the key to a successful interview! For example:

  • Do you have a couple of spare copies of your CV on you?
  • Are your Shoes polished? Suit dry cleaned? Nails manicured?
  • Do you know where you’re going?
  • Have you given yourself enough time to arrive 10 minutes early?
  • Have you prepared yourself for those unexpected questions? Such as; Describe yourself in 3 words…..? Who is your role model in life and why…?
  • Did you consider utilising social media, such as LinkedIn to find out more information on your employees?
  • What do you know about the company?
  • Do you have some pre-prepared questions to ask at the end of the interview?
  • Are you in a positive mind frame?
  • Is a firm hand shake, eye contact and smile at the ready?

Phew! We’re glad to hear that you’ve answered ‘YES’ to the above questions, otherwise we’d be concerned that you wouldn’t have been prepared enough.

Research the company

Don’t forget a very popular question asked at interview stage is, ‘what do you know about our company?’ So make sure you’re able to answer this question confidently. Don’t forget, with social media sites, such as LinkedIn you may even be able to do a little research on your interviewer and find out what their background is too.

First Impressions

It can sometimes only take a few minutes for an interviewer to make up their mind whether you’re suitable for the job or not...which is why it’s so essential to make sure you leave a good, and lasting impression. Ensure that you’re positive and upbeat throughout the interview. Be careful how you describe your old boss, or previous company, even if you did have a bad experience there. Be conscious of your body language, listen attentively to the questions, and respond calmly, and precisely. Try not to waffle.

Job Interview Questions

This is a big step in your career so you certainly want to ensure that this is ‘the right job’ for you too. Therefore, make sure you’re prepared, and have at least 3-5 questions to ask your interview about the position and company.

CV Tips:

  • Is your CV getting you the required response?
  • Are you securing the amount of interviews you would expect for vacancies you are applying for?
  • Are you happy with the feedback you are getting from prospective employers and recruiters?

If the answer is ‘No’, to the above questions then please take note of our ‘interview tips’ which will help you on the first stage of your recruitment journey to hopefully secure you an interview, opposed to getting overlooked;

  • Your CV should be no more than two pages long. Three at the very most.
  • Include your name, contact details i.e. address, home/mobile number and email address clearly highlighted at the top of the page.
  • Write a brief ‘profile’ paragraph under your contact details, about what your main strengths are. This should be no longer then 3 – 4 lines.
  • Education –Make sure that you present this in reverse chronological order i.e. University Degree, Secondary School A’Levels then GCSE’s etc. Also, highlight any additional courses you think are relevant.
  • Employment – Again present this in reverse chronological order i.e. your most recent position noted first.
  • Ensure that you highlight the details of the companies whom you have worked for, the dates you worked there, and your job title. Underneath, then note your duties, responsibilities, and tasks within that role in bullet points.
  • Include a couple of good ‘References’ details at the bottom of your CV and ensure that your CV pages are numbered.
  • Make sure that you get someone to proof read your CV before you send it out.

For more advice on your CV, then please feel free to speak to one of our talented consultants at Head office on 01438 _903630 or by any of the other contact methods on our website or via our Contact page.