Best Fit

One of the best pieces of advice I received very early on in my career was: ‘Although the company is interviewing you, you are also interviewing them.’ This is an interesting statement as many of us sit in an interview trying to prove ourselves worthy for a role when we should be asking as many question to the interviewer to ascertain if it is a good fit for us. Asking questions will help aid you in making a clear decision if this is the right company for...
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Interview Guidelines

No two interviews will be the same. The best simple tips for every interview is to smile, cross your fingers and sit forward and straight in your chair. Sitting back lazily in your chair while fidgeting will not win you any brownie points. Show you are interested, engaged and excited to have been invited there for an interview. Always prepare some questions to ask, make sure they are relevant to the role, speak clearly and be honest with the information you provide. Always, always, always research the company and the person who you will be meeting, many websites now have a list of employees and managers, even if you can’t find any personal information on the contact, I highly recommend you make an effort to view their website. 9 times out of 10 you will get asked what you know about the company and having a good strong answer is key. Short for time you say??  How about look up the company on your smart phone while you wait for your morning coffee or in the line at the supermarket, take 5 minutes to do this. Write down 2-3 questions of additional information you would like to know about the company. This engages further conversation and is a great way to display your interest and initiative even further. Never be late to an interview! You will rarely get a second chance if you do not attend on time. By being late or not showing up creates the opinion to your perspective employer that you are unreliable to present to work/shift...
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Interview dress code – explained

Dress appropriately for the role you are applying for. If it is a blue collar role, then work wear is suitable if you are coming straight from a shift. If not, neat and tidy pants/jeans and a t-shirt, polo or jumper with closed toe shoes will make you look nice and sharp. If you are applying for office or sales roles, then dress accordingly to what the staff members in store/office are wearing. A blouse or collared shirt, dress pants/skirt and closed toe shoes are acceptable. As an experienced Recruitment Consultant, I understand the ability to make a fabulous first impression and would never step foot out of the door without my black or grey suit on – it shows my prospective employer that I am a professional and I mean business. Keep in mind – it is always better to be over dressed than under...
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