Interview Preparation

Interview Preparation

If the mere thought of an interview leaves you in an anxious mess, you simply need to be more prepared!

Justin Rush, Abacus Director has obtained over 20 years’ experience in recruitment and if there’s one thing he has talked about a lot, it’s how to interview in a way that the company will respond: Wow! We are blown out of the water, we must hire this applicant immediately!

Over the years Justin has prepped hundreds of candidates for interview, even during the very early stages of my recruitment career. He has also had the pleasure of attending interviews on behalf of the Abacus Group’s client base from SMEs to Global FDI corporates.

From Justin’s experience, you can instantaneously compare a prepared candidate VS an unprepared candidate.  Below is a list of top tips to help you with future interview preparation to outshine the competition:

1. Interview Preparation | Prepare for the interview:

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The Basics: Prepare for The Initial Interview Slot

2. Interview Preparation | Researching the company:

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Research. Research. Research.

3. Interview Preparation | Know Your CV:

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Know Your CV. Inside and Out!

4. Interview Preparation | Know The Job Specification:

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Know the Job Specification

5. Interview Preparation | Create the right impression:

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Create the right impression during the interview

6. Interview Preparation | Example Questions:

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Example questions for you to ask the interviewer

Take a second and think about your questions.  If you stipulate correctly you can find out about all the benefits, not just the holidays while showcasing your interest on long-term prospects.

This will allow you to find out if you will be working within set parameters or if you will be trading on new ground.

It will not put the interviewer under pressure and shows you are interested in the desired role.

The employer will want to put you through training which will help you develop within their company, not just for your own career.

I think I need to make it clear, what is truly important and why hiring managers make their decisions.  It’s not strictly true that you need to tick all the boxes when it comes to experience. As an applicant, you need to think outside of the box. Yes, we need to consider the intangibles. Intangibles? I hear you ask. You need to showcase substance, your fit, your attitudes, your flexibility and overall your enthusiasm for your next career position.

Interview preparation is key to nailing this to help showcase the ambitious side of yourself.  It is simply not good enough to freewheel. You will only waste the interview panels time and that dreaded negative lasting experience.

For more expert interview tips and advice, please visit our blog: www.abacus.jobs/blog

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