Preparing for interview.
It is often the simple and most obvious things, which can make the difference between securing or losing your ideal job offer. Before the interview there are several things that you can do to give you the leading edge over other applicants. A positive attitude is essential to convince the employer to offer you that lucrative position.
Here are some helpful hints.
Research the company in as much detail as you can. Visit the company websites for more detailed information and request a copy of their Annual Report. You can also contact your consultant who will have expert knowledge of the client, the environment you'll be working in, the company culture as well as the employer's expectations and candidate requirements. Take advantage of their experience and they will help you secure your ideal role.
It is important to find out specific facts about the company:
- What its products and services are?
- What is its growth potential for the future?
- Who are their main competitors?
- How are they viewed in the market place?
Ensure that you are up to speed with the facts and figures of your present or former employer. You will be expected to know a lot of information about the company you have previously worked for.
First impressions count. Ensure that you are dressed for the job you want, rather than the job you have.
Ensure that you know the exact time and location of the interview. Allow plenty of time in case of travel delays.