When applying for any job position it’s important to ensure your CV is well structured and that you prepare thoroughly for any phone or face-to-face interviews that may come about as a result.

At Atlas, our professional recruiters are able to provide you with help and advice about the role you’re applying for and how best to approach any interview you could be invited to.

However, the following should provide you a little more information on the basics to sufficiently prepare.

Learn about the company

It may seem obvious, but many people fail to learn about the company they’re applying to join – therefore, falling at the very first hurdle. Remember, the interview is all about showcasing your enthusiasm and passion for the role, whilst putting forward why you’re the perfect candidate.

Before attending your interview, make sure to gather key information about the company. This could be from:

  • The Internet
  • Company brochures
  • Press exposure.

If you prepare thoroughly, you’ll instantly have the edge over other candidates.

Personal preparation

Although you won’t be able to second guess the exact questions put your way in an interview, you should be able to consider the possibilities and your relevant response.

For instance, many employer questions will focus around the following topics:

  • Confidence
  • Influence/Persuasion
  • Motivation
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to deal with rejection.

It’s also worthwhile having questions to ask the employer too. This always shows your ability to enter into an open discussion and demonstrates a keen interest in both the vacancy and company.