Congratulations! You’ve made it through the shortlisting and we are excited to hear more about what you have to offer.
Depending on the role, we may do a short telephone screen before shortlisting for face to face interview. If we do, this will be arranged at a time to suit you and will be just a short 5-10 minute call where we get more insight into your relevant experience and you’re fit for the role.
If you make it through the telephone screen, you will be invited to a face to face interview where you will normally be assessed by a panel of two who will ask questions to understand your suitability to the role.
We know that interviews can be nerve-wracking but it’s important that now you’ve made it to this stage that you showcase what you have to offer – on paper you’re great so now you just need to show you’re the best person for the job. Here’s how:
Check out our values – you will be asked some values based questions – try to think how you demonstrate them and how they fit with your personal values
Think about the key skills, behaviours and experience required for the job – again, you’ll be asked to talk about this in interview whilst relating to specific situations. The way we do this is through competency based interview questions and there’s a great technique you can practice to help you answer these questions well. LINK TO STAR TECHNIQUE
Practice! Why not come up with some questions you think you might be asked and practice with a partner who you feel comfortable in front of and who can give you some feedback. Or, practice in the mirror. Either way you choose to practice, it will help you feel more prepared and confident on the day.
What to wear? First impressions count, so it’s important to make a good one. Part of this is about being well presented. But we’re not asking that everyone comes to interview in a shiny new suit so don’t panic! However, do think about the type of role you’re applying to. If it’s a professional, senior or office based role a suit or smart business wear would be the most appropriate choice. But if it’s a front line service role where you wouldn’t be expected to wear formal clothing in your work, you wouldn’t be expected to wear formal wear to interview – just come smart and well presented. In either situation, just be sure to wear a smile!