Since the DoneDeal and Adverts Jobs merge this month we have had a massive increase in the number of jobs ads placed and job seekers visiting our site.
The interview process can be gruelling so here are some helpful hints to help potential employees nail their interviews!
1. Dress to Impress
The old saying “Dress for the job you want” seems to hold through, according to research. An article in Forbes magazine advises to “think about the image you want to project during your interview and then choose an outfit that will create a positive perception and is appropriate, given the time of year, your geographic location, and the job/company/industry.”
Check out The Journal’s article for more advice.
2. Don’t Be Late
Cardinal Rule Number One for job interviews is Arrive on Time. It is pretty difficult to recover from a late start and few excuses will be accepted. The rule of thumb is to get there 10-15 minutes before, in case any paperwork needs to be filled out and so you can get your bearings. Plan you route and transport well beforehand so you can avoid arriving sweaty, flustered and frantically apologising.
During your wait resist the urge to use your mobile. Best turn it off completely before entering the building. Instead use your wait to be friendly and receptive to everyone you meet. You never know, a good impression made to an employee could be passed along to the hiring manager.
3. Be Prepared
The days leading up to the face-to-face interview should be spent researching the company well. You should become familiar with their website, product and social media presence. Subscribe to the blog if the company has one. Have a look at the employees on LinkedIn. You may have a connection that may benefit your application.
Check out Glassdoor too, a site which provides user-generated reviews, salary reports and interview reviews on a growing number of Ireland-based companies.
4. Fitting In
After you’ve satisfied the interviewers requirements for experience and skills you may be assessed on whether you would be a good “cultural fit” in the company. This isn’t that straight-forward to prepare for but after researching the company well you should have a good idea what the core values and beliefs are. Culture Fit also depends on the role. HR would expect sales applicants to be monetarily motivated whereas tech roles would require a strong interest in technology and an ability to communicate ideas. Don’t forget to list your hobbies on your CV and be able to discuss them at interview as they may reveal values characteristics.
So, relax, stay upbeat and engaged and you’ll do great.
Best of Luck!
If you are looking for a new job, check out one of the thousands we now have listed on Adverts Jobs. If you are an employer looking to fill a position, email our team on email@example.com to find out the best package for you.