How to deliver in the interview room: 3 Top interview tips
The interview is an integral part of any job recruitment process. It’s a golden opportunity for both a prospective employee and employer to meet each other one on one, a meeting that may ultimately end up with a job vacancy being filled.
Whilst interviews themselves can come in a number of guises, be that a telephone interview or face to face, what is for certain is that every candidate is going to be assessed and scrutinised on their ability to deliver in the advertised job function.
How can you put yourself on the front foot when being assessed and how can you ultimately put yourself in a position to deliver at your very best? In this article, we’ll take a look at three ways that you can do just that. Let's jump straight in with point 1.
Read and discover as much as you can about the company. Whilst a company isn’t expecting you to know their pre-tax profits off by heart, knowing key aspects of the companies culture, what they ultimately do and who leads the business are all good ways to demonstrate that you are actively interested in the job you are applying for. Knowing this information will also make you feel more confident when you are put on the spot. A powerful position to be in.
2). Practice your responses
Whilst you may have no idea what lays ahead in an interview, you can usually make some educated guesses as to what questions may feature. Consider the classic questions like, ‘where do you see yourself in 5 years time?’ or ‘name a time when you had to go the extra mile?’. Having an idea of how you’ll answer these questions will allow you to respond to them much more confidently.
3). Get there earlier than you need to
There’s nothing worse than feeling rushed on interview morning. On the day of your interview, you want a day as stress-free as possible. To do this, make sure you plan your journey to your interview in advance and ensure that you leave yourself plenty of time to get there on time. Not only will this allow you time to get yourself prepared before you enter the interview room but will also ensure that you are not stressed or flustered.
At Big Motoring World we are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our rapidly growing business. If you have a strong desire to succeed in a diverse and engaging sector that is the automotive industry, we’d love to hear from you.