Recruiter insight is a monthly series on our Blog. Each month our experienced Red Executive recruiters are asked a different question, so they can share their knowledge and experience. Last month, our recruiters shared What is your favourite interview question?
This month we asked our recruiters, What is your top interview tip?
Here is what they said:
Ryan Cilia, Account Executive
Answer interview questions using the STAR method. STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action and Result. Using this method ensures questions are answered concisely and with all the necessary information.
Ricky Rudduck, Head of Business Development
Prepare questions for the end of the interview. When it’s over and the interviewer asks, “do you have any questions,” don’t say “no.” When doing research for the interview, I suggest the candidate prepares a list of thought provoking questions and be ready to ask them during the interview. When you ask questions it demonstrates you listened and prepared for the interview.
Julian Cassar, IT Recruitment Lead
Always maintain eye contact with the interviewer and be confident. This shows you are a strong individual who knows how to handle themselves in a business situation.
Borislava Iordanova, Recruitment Resourcer
Emphasize the value you bring to the role, it highlights your strengths and how your strengths align with the requirements for the job.
Nicola Mizzi, Senior Account Manager
Research, research and research some more. Learn about the company and know the industry inside out. By doing research, you show that you are genuinely interested in the role, therefore can add value to the company.
Bjorn Josephson, IT Recruitment Resourcer
I have two top tips for being interview ready:
- Do research about the company, the interviewer and the job.
- Use the STAR method. It allows you to clearly explain past experiences and achievements.
Martin Collins, Founder and Managing Director
It’s simple, be prepared. It is obvious when a candidate attends an interview and is ‘winging’ it. If you really want the job, you must take the necessary steps to understand the role and company.
Be sure you get to the interview stage, check out our blog post:5 things a recruiter wants to see on your CV and when you do, smash the interview out of the park, read our other post: How to prepare for an interview.