How to wow at your interview

Boom! You have your sights set on a new job, you have successfully wowed them with your CV and you have bagged yourself an interview.

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So now that you've made it this far, you don't want to dampen your chances by returning nothing but a blank look when hit with the inevitable: "Do you have any questions?”

Now is your chance to show them what you’re made of.

Interview questions to capture the employers attention

What does it take to impress you in the work place? You're thinking ahead, you’re focused on results and you’re willing to do what it takes to benefit the company you’re hoping to join. Plus, if you do land the job, you'll have all the information you need to impress your new employer.

How long have you worked here and what has made you stay? You're interested in other people, you have a genuine interest in the company – rather than in getting any job, and you want to make an informed decision about joining. Your potential boss will be impressed that you can engage with your colleagues on a personal level.

What challenges might I face? You like to be prepared, you tend to think ahead, and you have a complete understanding that the company has its own way of doing things. It also shows that you're willing to work through problems and are ultimately focused on finding solutions.

What's the culture like? You're keen to fit into the company, you want to be sure that the reality of the job aligns to your expectations, and you don't want to waste an employer’s time if the environment isn't right for you.

What do your best employees have in common? You're all about success, you're eager to deliver and you're interested in the calibre of your colleagues. You'll also come away with loads of handy info, and a standard to aspire to.

What will the next steps in the recruitment process be? You're serious, you're focused and you're in demand. Remember, the interview process is a two-way thing and it’s as much about the company securing you, as it is about you clinching that offer.

Now, time to smash that interview and land your dream job! And if you need any extra pointers our incredibly experienced recruitment consultants are only ever a call, click, or visit away.

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