Tips and Advice
Filling in an application form
- Try to find out as much as possible about the Company and the position you are applying for.
- Read the vacancy description carefully to establish the required skills and experiences, do you meet the required elements?
- Ensure that you include in your application/CV the skills and experience you have that are most relevant to the vacancy.
- Always back up your skills and experience claims with real and relevant evidence.
- Give detailed answers making sure that they are relevant to the actual questions. Be clear, do not undersell yourself but always be truthful. If there is a question that is not relevant to you, mark N/A (not applicable) in the answer box, do not just leave it blank.
Preparing for a telephone interview
- Think about where you will take the call; choose somewhere quiet, with a suitable table and chair.
- Consider whether you are able to use a hands free device, make sure you speak clearly and do not talk over the interviewer.
- Have your application/CV, copy of the vacancy and any other relevant notes or questions you may need on the table in front of you.
- Ensure that you have pen and paper handy so that you can take notes.
Preparing for a face to face interview
- Ensure you check the time, date and location of your interview, make sure you know how to get there and how long it will take you.
- Aim to arrive early so that you are relaxed and have plenty of time to complete our induction procedures (which take approx 10 minutes).
- Review the key skills detailed in the vacancy, you may be asked about these in the interview. Think about how you could demonstrate them by giving relevant examples.
- Consider how your experience matches the vacancy description for the role.
- It is important to remember that an interview is a two-way exchange - there will also be the opportunity for you to ask some questions, so think about what else you would like to know.