We hope this page will be useful for you to prepare for interviews, and to fine tune your CV, using our CV tips on this page.
If you would like our comprehensive guide to Interviews, send us your details and we will email you a copy. Meanwhile, here are some brief points to get you started:
- Every interview should be prepared for in advance, even if you have years of recruitment and interviewing experience
- The best way to prepare is to keep in regular contact with your consultant who will be able to give you a comprehensive outline of the interview process, what to expect, and who will attend
- Another good way of preparing is to think about what the interviewer is looking for and the likely questions they may ask to identify this skill or experience in you. Practice your responses.
- Employers use a variety of interview techniques to ensure the 'right hire', from traditional interviews that are more like CV repeats, through to competency based interviews
- All interviewers have the balance of their current team in mind when they meet you. It can take seconds to form an impression - good or bad - of a potential employee
- List 'hard' facts for every position listed on your CV; Your billings per month; The percentage increase in business you have achieved; What desk/market sector you cover; Any awards received
- List your achievements for each position, as well as your responsibilities and a one line description about each company you have worked for and what recruitment sector they operate in
- Tailor your CV specifically to each separate position that you apply for, using the advertisement, job specification and person specification as a guide
- Create a personal profile that briefly outlines your education, your successes at work, and the qualities and skills you will bring to your next employer and position. This should be at the top of your CV
- Use a spelling and grammar check making sure you are using the UK version