Preparation is the first step towards completing a successful interview. The more prepared you are, the more confident you will be.
Familiarise yourself with the background of the company – its history, financial position, competitors, products and key achievements. Prepare questions to ask the interviewer. The interviewer will aim to determine through questioning whether you are the right person for a specific job.
You must determine through questioning whether the potential employer will provide the opportunity for career development that you are seeking
During the interview, you will be assessed for your key strengths and weaknesses. Personal characteristics will be examined, such as attitude, motivation and past experiences.
If you are interested in the role, enquire about the following stage and process as a whole. If you are offered the position and definitely want it, accept it on the spot. If you would like time to think it over, be courteous and tactful in asking for that time. Don’t be discouraged if no definite offer is made nor a specific salary discussed. Thank the interviewer for the time spent with you.
Lastly, it is essential to call your consultant immediately after the interview to explain how it went. The consultant will want to hear your feedback before the interviewer calls.
For more career advice information, please contact:
Jason Grundy, Managing Director (Middle East)
+971 4 8180 100
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