Entry- level Interviews can be tough. Here is some great advice courtesy of Careerealism!
At Becker Staffing, we evaluate the history, capabilities, needs and objectives of each individual through extensive interviews. This helps to assure good results for both our candidates and our clients. Our ability to identify the best candidates and to follow up effectively also contributes to our high rate of success. Most of all, our relationships are based on mutual respect, complete confidentiality and the utmost in professionalism.
7. ASK FOR BUSINESS CARDS FROM THE PEOPLE YOU MEET
8. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK FOR THIS CLIENT THEN ASK FOR THE JOB AT THE INTERVIEW.
If you are not interested in the position or don’t think the interview went well then don’t let your feelings show. Often other positions become available that might be of interest to you and by leaving a positive impression you may be considered by them in the future.
Occasionally an interviewer, who is genuinely interested in you, may seem to discourage you as a way of testing your reaction. If you reach for the job it shows your true desire. If you don’t chase after the position, it may indicate a lower level of interest.
Thank the interviewer for his/her time and consideration
5. DRESS FOR SUCCESS
6. SHOW ENTHUSIASM
Few management initiatives yield the gain associated with hiring the right people. These are the employees who turn opportunities into increased profits. Consistently hire the right people and you build a foundation for future growth.
Becker takes great pride in providing continuous value to our clients & our experienced recruiters will service you across all aspects of delivering the right Contract employee the first time.
Have any interviews coming up? Here are a few more tips on how to prepare for the live interview.
3. PLAN ON ARRIVING 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED INTERVIEW TIME
4. BRING EXTRA COPIES OF YOUR RESUME (Confer with your Becker Recruiter as we may have fixed spelling or grammar)
This week’s questions focus on questions you should always be prepared to answer in an interview… Best of luck!
16. Be prepared for the question, “tell me a little about yourself”. Try to keep answer related to what the client is trying to accomplish. Don’t go too far back, last job if longer than five years or five years back. Give a few specific references to previous successes or achievements. For example; highly successful projects, ways you increased productivity, processes developed, systems installed, etc.
17. A question you should be prepared to answer: Tell me about your background and accomplishments
18. A question you should be prepared to answer: How would you describe your most recent job performance?
19. A question you should be prepared to answer: What interests you about our company?
20. A question you should be prepared to answer: What are you strengths? Weaknesses?
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Phone interviews can be challenging. Here is more advice on how to conquer them!
11. Answer questions by relating to the position you seek. Present your attributes in a manner that demonstrates the benefits of your abilities. In other words show your interviewer what you can do for them.Mention specific accomplishments that show your abilities and determination to succeed in this job.
12. Always ask them if you have answered their question. You can’t see their face in a phone interview.
13. Keep personal information to a minimum.
14. If you don’t understand a question, ask for it to be repeated. Better to ask, than to answer the question incorrectly.
15. If you can’t answer a question, don’t just say “no”. Say “no, however I have done something similar at…”