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“I honestly can’t thank the Authentic Team enough. I’ve settled in very quickly here and it’s an absolutely fantastic job. Clichéd but in a morning when I wake up I no longer think “eurgh, I have to go to work”
“Thanks again for all the support you provided, of all the recruitment agencies I’ve had dealings with yours is by far the best.”
Field Sales Candidate
After putting the hard work in to the application process there is just one thing that stands in the way between you and your dream job.
Here at Authentic we are experienced interview coaches and will endeavour to give you everything you need to walk into the interview prepared and confident. In the meantime here are some timeless tips that should help.
For any interview you always want to look your best; when in doubt dress to impress.
Gentlemen: Full suit and tie, nothing too loud (stick to convention) with lace up polished shoes.
This is not the time or the place for you to show off a three year old wrist band from when you went to Glastonbury or wear a shirt that your friends won’t be seen with you wearing.
Ladies: The same rule applies, dress smart, not too much bling or makeup. You’re not being assessed on your presentation but you don’t want it to get in the way.
Make sure your clothes are clean and ironed. Whilst ‘clothes maketh the man/women’ is no longer an absolute truth they are the first impression of how much you care about yourself and the opportunity.
You will be asked if you have any questions at the end of the interview. This is your chance to become the interviewer. Interviewees who don’t ask questions will not come across as passionate or interested as their competition (and you will have competition).
If this is your first interview this isn’t the time to grill your prospective employer about the holiday allowance or ask about the minutiae of their pension scheme – it’s your opportunity to show interest and learn some interesting facts about the business.
Questions to consider:
Almost everyone gets nervous before and during interviews. It’s completely natural and always feels much worse than it is. Remember that the adrenaline rushing through your body is actually ‘rocket fuel’ to help you communicate with passion. Recognise it is there and then use it to your advantage. Studies suggest that trying to ignore and repress nerves can make them worse.
Remember that an interview is just the same as any other professional conversation and an opportunity for you to talk about the role and your suitability in more detail.
One of our directors realised he wanted to be a Recruitment Consultant when he found himself applying for a wide range of jobs one day (from croupier to marketing manager apparently) and he asked himself ‘I wonder if there is a job that involves applying for jobs?’. It turned out that there was something pretty close.
Lots of things lead people to wanting to explore recruitment as a viable career option, but one thing is for sure: you have to be good with people. At Authentic that means genuinely good with people, wanting the best for them, being an advocate and trusted advisor.
We’ll be honest, on a bad day working as a Recruitment Consultant is an emotional roller-coaster of let downs and frustration. On a good day you’ve helped an employer grow their A-Team and you’ve found someone the perfect job. It’s the excited calls from employers and the grateful texts over Christmas from candidates that makes this job worthwhile.
Of course there is also fantastic earning potential for committed and diligent people, but if you’re just in it for the money you won’t last long at Authentic.
“This has been the smoothest recruitment experience, thank you”