Have you secured an interview for a Recruitment Consultant role and are now you looking for some advice on how to prepare for your interview? Here are some things you should do…
Recruitment is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding sales roles out there. Working with people every day, helping candidates find their perfect role and helping clients find talent to join their business. Oh and the earning potential is pretty great as well!!
If you have never done a Recruitment Consultant role before, we have shared some key information on how to best prepare for your upcoming interview, so you can give yourself the best possibility of securing the job!
Researching the Company before your interview
One of the most important things you can do before your interview is research the company… find out what roles they recruit for, what sectors they supply and what types of companies they work with and support. Knowing a bit about the company will show the interviewer that you have done your homework and that you are serious about joining their business.
Below are some key area where you can get the important information from…
Company Website - The first place you should head is the company website. Here you will find information on the company’s mission statement, values, culture, projects and sectors they work in. It will also allow you to see where they have offices and the presence they have as a business, be it regional, national or on a global scale.
Remember, the research you are doing isn’t just to ensure you know about the business so you can answer any questions the interview may ask you, it is also to ensure that the company looks like the right fit for you. Do their values align with your values, does their company culture look like a good fit for you?
Company Blog - The next place to look is the company blog, if they have one. Most businesses should have a blog, or a news section on their website and here you will be able to see what they have announced, be it company news or even articles about their people and culture.
Here you will be able to get a good feel for what matters to them as a business and what they believe is important to discuss and share. Not only will you get a better feel for the business, you may even get some good topics to discuss during the interview and also help with shaping questions you want to ask.
Glassdoor - This platform is becoming more and more important and is a great place to go to see what current and ex-employees say about working for the business. If you don’t want to spend a long time on Glassdoor then you can just look at the top level statistics that shows the overall experience. However, if you have time it would be a good idea to read some of the feedback, both negative and positive, to give you a more rounded overview of the business.
LinkedIn - We also suggest you take a look at the company’s LinkedIn page. It won’t tell you anything you don’t already know about the business, but it will give you a good opportunity see some of their employees and if you know the interviewer, you could even take a look at their profile to get a better understanding of their role, experience and background. It’s always good to know who you are meeting.
Your body language in the interview
Your body language is a form of communication, so it’s important to be mindful to ensure your body language is positive and helps to strengthen your presence.
We wrote an article which looks at, 5 of the most important elements of body language within an interview setting, where we discuss key body language techniques and offer some advice on what to do. Check it out by following the link below…
Questions to ask in the interview
For some an interview can be a nervy experience, you have a short amount of time to impress the hiring manager whilst being asked a tonne of questions that you feel you have to ace… but the best way to combat nerves is to be as prepared as possible.
They key things to remember is that an interviewer is not just about the interviewer finding out about you but also you finding out about the role and the company you are interviewing with.
We wrote an article that focusses on the questions you could ask the interviewer, that we believe will set you apart and also give you a better understanding of the business. Check it out by following the link below…
No recruitment experience?
If you are preparing for your very first interview for a Recruitment Consultant role, then you probably won’t have any recruitment experience to pull on and share during the interview… that’s ok! No doubt the interviewer is fully aware of this, but still wants to get to know you better as you either came across well during your initial phone call, or your CV has highlighted some key transferrable skills.
At Navartis, we identify, recruit and invest in people who are ambitious and determined to develop and achieve regardless of experience and educational background. We are one of the only companies that will hire people with or without recruitment experience. This is due to the training resources we have built of the years, where we are able to offer training and support throughout your entire recruitment career with us.
Signs your interview is going well
Trying to get a sense of how an interview is going can be tricky, but there are a few tell-tale signs that can help you get a better understanding. We wrote an article that explores the 5 signs that show the interview is going well, from body language to being sold the opportunity and other tell tale signs. Check it out by following the link below…
Want to find out more about working at Navartis?
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