interview advice

How to Properly Research an Employer Before an Interview

How to Properly Research a Company Before an InterviewThere are two questions that are pretty much guaranteed in an interview process; what you know about the company and why you want the job. In order to be able to answer these questions effectively, you need to conduct some thorough research on the agency or organisation you are applying to.

If you attend an interview and don’t know anything about the company, you are very unlikely to get the job. In my experience when interviewing candidates, I have asked this very question and on numerous occasions been met with a blank look.… Read more

Answering Interview Questions Like “Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years?

Answering Tricky Interview Questions Like Where Do You See Yourself In Five YearsMost of us hate the question, ‘Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years time?” I remember being asked it, shortly after graduation, and being literally dumbstruck. It can be a killer question.

So why ask?

It can be a great question to really highlight the future ambitions of the candidate sitting in front of you.  If you have prepared for this question you can really highlight how your ambition fits with the agency you are applying to work within, and demonstrate your understanding of the role.… Read more

Beating Interview Nerves: Creatively

Beating Interview Nerves CreativelyNerves can get the better of even the most confident of people.  I know in the past, when I have been for an interview, I have been the victim of cotton wool mouth and shaking knees.

In fact, I found, the more interested in the role, the more nervous I became.

Apparently, inability to form sentences is not on many hirers most wanted list.

You can reduce susceptibility to nerves by ensuring you are perfectly prepared for the meeting. Knowing everything about the agency, the hiring manager, and your own background means you should enter the interview suite feeling like you have done all you can in advance.… Read more