Follow These Tips to Help Secure Your Next Role
Interview Preparation – Recommended
Now that you have been shortlisted we encourage you to prepare for the possibility of an interview. Something to keep in mind is the importance of first impressions; job offers often go to candidates who sell themselves best, intimidate least and listen most. We recommend that you follow this process to ensure optimum interviewing results.
|1||Preparing for Interviews|
|Review the Recruitment Webpage||Read the Recruitment Webpage so you know which role you are being interviewed for and understand what the company is looking for. To find the Recruitment Webpage, visit www.recruitshop.com.au/ and search for the job title.|
|Consider your Experience||Consider your past experiences and how they apply to the role. Having examples of how you handled similar situations, even in different settings, is not only a powerful tool but often asked of you.|
|Understand your Strengths||Understand how your strengths best suit the vacancy. What will you bring to the position, team and company? Know how your strengths specifically address the duties and desired attributes of the role.|
|What do you want?||Even if you’re not sure what your ideal role is or where exactly you want to be in 5 years time, having an answer prepared for these types of questions reflects ambition and long-term planning.|
|Question the Interviewer||Questions are a great way of showing you have considered the role and are interested in pursuing it further. Be sure to have a few questions regarding the role. But remember, this is also your opportunity to learn about the company and how it fits you and your needs!|
|2||Things to Consider|
|Voicemail message||Be sure to have a work-appropriate message in your voicemail, in case you miss a phone call from a potential employer.|
|Keep your profiles private||Setting your public profiles (Facebook, MySpace, etc) to “Private” can avoid any hiring managers from making judgments, before you even have a chance to meet!|
|Eliminate distractions||Remember to minimize all potential distractions (for you and the interviewer) with simple steps such as turning off your mobile and music.|
|3||During the Interview|
|Smile||Even for a phone interview! Being positive will help relax you and the interviewer, and goes a long way to presenting the best you have to offer.|
|Just answer the question||When answering a question, stay on track with your response rather than going off on tangents or bringing up irrelevant stories.|
|Keep negatives to yourself||Even if you have had the worst boss in the past, avoid discussing strong negative opinions regarding previous workplaces during your interview.|
|Be well presented||For a face-to-face interview, your appearance matters: aim for clean and tidy clothes that are appropriate for the workplace.|
After the interview
Be sure to send a “Thank you” email restating your interest in the role and ask a question to keep the communication lines open between you and your potential employer.
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