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Interview Tips & Advice

We're here to guide and support you through all aspects of the interview process.

Before your Interview

We will provide you with as much information as we can ahead of the meeting. You'll be more confident and stand out from the crowd if you can demonstrate you've done your background research. Find out as much information as you can, check out the website, review recent news and if appropriate do a store visit and look at the product range and key competitors.

Re-visit your CV and think about the questions that you may be asked at interview, prepare some key examples that best represent your achievements and have facts and figures to back these up. Familiarise yourself with company values and the qualities you have that fit well.

Prepare some questions to ask at the end of the meeting. The questions you ask need to be pertinent to the role and business and are an opportunity for you to show your interest. Avoid asking questions regarding salary and benefits unless the interviewer raises this with you directly.

Check the location of the site and prepare your journey.

The Interview itself

Allow plenty of time to reach the site. If you are delayed call ahead and let us know. Dress smartly for the interview, first impressions count. When you meet your interviewers be friendly and smile. Retain eye contact throughout the meeting and make sure you use positive body language.

Listen carefully to the questions and allow the interviewer to finish speaking before you offer an answer. Try not to speak over your interviewer. If your speech speeds up when you're nervous take a few deep breathes and pause before answering the question (your interviewer will never notice!)

Strike the right balance when answering the question, be positive about yourself and your abilities and take the initiative in providing useful information appropriate to the questions that you've been asked. Avoid giving yes or no answers but equally you need be clear and concise when answering, don't waffle.

If you're asked a question you're not expecting, think your answer through, taking a few moments to think is fine and ask your interviewer for clarification if you're unsure.

Future opportunities with the business are important but do focus on the job you are being interviewed for.

Show enthusiasm and interest throughout. At the end of the meeting thank your interviewer for their time and leave confidently.

After your Interview

Call us and let you know how the interview has gone. Having your feedback following the meeting will enable us to get news for you as quickly as possible.