Once you have applied for a job through our job board, our consultants see your (and many others’) applications on the system and will give you a call if your CV matches what they are looking for. Hence, it is essential to first ensure you have applied using a CV that is attractive to our consultants. Click the link to head over to a blog on this topic [Insert Link].
If your CV matches what the consultant is looking for, you will be called in for an interview. The consultant will then explain to you that you will have to do some tests. These take about an hour to complete and if you pass the tests, you move on to have an interview with the consultant. So how should you prepare for the interview?
- Go through your CV
Before the interview, go through your CV and remind yourself of the achievements you have written from your past roles. This is important as there are bound to be questions the consultants ask that stem from points on your CV. Hence, having that information fresh in your mind will help smoothen your answer.
- Go through the Job Description
This is important to ensure you understand and remember what exactly the role entails and requires, so that you can leverage this during the interview. More often than not, our consultants will actually ask you if you have taken a look at the Job Description so it’s always good if your answer is ‘yes’. Lastly, once you remind yourself of what the job requires, you can talk about those specific attributes throughout the interview.
- Think about things you have learnt in the past
It is useful to create a bank of stories that outline different learning opportunities you have had in the past. If the job requires leadership skills, you should have an example occasion to talk about that will show the consultant that you do indeed have this skill.
- How to Prepare for an Interview with Us
Our offices are located at Blixen Court on Lower Plains Road in Karen. You should ideally leave very early or plan out how you will get to your interview on time. You don’t want to be late.
- Dress the Part
It only takes a couple seconds for our consultants to make their initial judgement of you. One of the things that contribute to this judgement, before you answer any interview questions, is the way you are dressed and how presentable you look. So dressing the part and looking professional is always a plus.
- Practice Questions
It is helpful to practice some questions with a friend/family member before coming in for an interview. This can help you in preparation of certain common questions and also help you gain confidence in yourself!
At the end of the day, if you are right for the role and are able to articulate your experience well, our consultants will see that and put you forward to our clients. Just remember to be yourself, not lie during the interview and relax. It’s just a conversation at the end of the day.