Interview Tips


Below you will find some tips from us on how to be at your best in your interview, if you are invited to interview with one of our clients the team at Advento will call you to discuss what to expect and support you in the preparation for your interview - Good Luck

Be honest and be yourself at interview

Guy Morley
Managing Director, Advento Staffing

65%


of employers say what you wear to the interview is a decisive factor of whether to offer you the job or not.

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The interview should be a two way process, you want to make sure that the company is the right fit for you as much as they want to make sure that you are right fit for them,

The interview should be your opportunity to build rapport with the hiring Manager so although its important that you can answer the technical aspects of the interview, its a good idea to research the hiring Manager and team, find out what challenges they face and think about how you can help them to achieve their goals.

With the tips below you are ready to explore your next career opportunity.

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Tip 1


Research the company, values and mission statement before the interview.

This gives you great insight into the direction of the company.

Tip 2


Arrive in good time, plan your route and allow for those travel delays.

Being late never sets a good first impression.

Tip 3


If a competency based interview - use the STAR model:

Situation

Task

Action

Result

Pre plan examples before the interview.

 

Tip 4


Ask something relevant from the research you've done.

Plan 2-3 questions you want to ask at the end of the interview.

Tip 5


A first impression is based on:

7% what you say

38% Tone of voice

55% Body Language

Tip 6


It's ok to make notes, this shows you are organised and taking the interview seriously.

Summaries at the end of the interview to ensure you know the information is correct and understand next steps. 

Tip 7


Match the company dress code policy on your appearance.

Dress code policies do vary and you want to look like you fit in.  

Tip 8


The Handshake

4 out of 5 employers say keep it firm and confident this will end the interview positively.

Don't forget to say Thank you.

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