The interview process can be a nerve-wracking experience. Even the best professionals in the Design & Build, Accounting, Legal, Insurance & Financial Service space are not immune to this. Therefore, interview preparation is just as important as any other test. Although you might think that there’s no way to study for something like this, there are actually several ways to prepare yourself. So, when the time comes, all you have to do is show up—and nail it.

One way to help prepare you for the interview stage of recruitment is by taking up any offer by your recruiter to help prepare for interviews. 

The interview performance of candidates who have worked with their recruiter on interview preparation is always better

Don’t be like “Mike”, who was so caught up in getting the job and being in his industry for over 10 years that he didn’t take the time to review interview questions with his recruiter, me! His interview was going great! He thought he had all the answers! But then came the dreaded “What’s your weakness” question framed in a tricky “If your firm’s partner was to describe what you need to improve on, what would that be?” Mike’s answer was… less than stellar. Mike could tell from the interviewer’s face that they weren’t impressed with his answer, but he didn’t know what else to say. So he said whatever came out of his mouth, hoping it would be good enough.

And guess what? It wasn’t!

Luckily, we’ve learned from countless candidate mistakes, and now you don’t have to! We’re here to help you prep for interviews—all we want is a little time upfront so we can prepare great questions for you and ensure you’re ready when it comes time for your big moment. So don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Talking to your recruiter is going to be a lifesaver

Your recruiter is your best friend and ally in a job search. We know what it takes to get the job. We help you prepare for interviews, find ways to answer tough questions, and give pointers on how to stand out.

Many people think they can do it all themselves when it comes to interviewing—but the truth is that even if you’re really good at interviewing and answering questions, there are still things that only a recruiter can help with. It’s about making sure everything goes smoothly for both sides: The firm gets someone who will fit in well and do great work, and the candidate receives an offer from a firm he or she wants.

A great recruiter can provide insider information about the recruitment process

You may think that having years of experience in your field and being able to answer the questions coming your way is all you need to do well in an interview, but unfortunately, this is not the case. Interview preparation is essential because it helps you prepare for various situations, which can be difficult if you’re not used to them.

We, recruiters, not only organise all the standard stuff like:

  • Making sure your CV is on point
  • Where you’ll meet the interviewer(s)
  • What time you should arrive, and if you need to get there early to fill out paperwork
  • How long your interview(s) might be
  • Who you’ll be meeting with
  • What you should wear
  • What you should bring

Since we have the inside scoop, we can ensure that you:

  • Get information about the organisation’s culture, their attitude to office/working from home, hybrid working, staff turnover and bonus structure
  • Understand the type of projects or clients the organisation works on and with
  • Learn about the team dynamics and who you will be working with
  • Have market Salary/package benchmarking
  • Be aware of the skills and experiences the company values
  • Have details of your interviewer so you can engage them in meaningful conversation and get a sense of their personality
  • Can answer behavioural, competency, and situational interview questions
  • Possess enthusiasm and positivity when answering questions
  • Stand out during your interview with the best strategies
  • Know what to say when the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for us?”
  • You receive feedback to help in the future even if you don’t receive a job offer

If the recruiter you have chosen to work with offers to run through interview preparation with you before any interview, MAKE SURE YOU TAKE IT! Being good at your job and being good at interviewing are two different things!

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