10 things to know about maximising your interview success

10 things to know about maximising your interview success

Finding a new job can be tough! Building a CV, what questions should you prepare for? What should you wear? The list goes on. In this blog Simon Speed and Danielle Reynolds cover the 10 things to know about maximising your interview success.

A few months back I met with Simon Speed who publishes ‘10 Things to Know Expert Guides’.

When you need expert advice, and you need it fast, his range of Expert Guides eBooks contain essential facts to bring you the knowledge you need quickly. All of the featured experts on his site have years of experience in their respective fields which ensures you get the best information possible. However, there was one area he had not covered – recruitment.

After a few meetings and discussing in depth what would benefit candidates looking in the market place we decided to cover the '10 Things to Know about Maximising Your Interview Success'.

Although most people can research a blog or an article quite easily online, this eBook gives a more in depth overview on how to give yourself the best possible chance of impressing the interviewer.

The topics covered in the book are as follows:

•    Conduct your research
•    Review common interview questions and prep
•    Dress for success 
•    Arrive on time
•    Make a good first impression with everyone you encounter
•    Be upbeat, focused and confident
•    Positive body language 
•    Ask insightful questions
•    Sell yourself throughout the interview
•    Thank the interviewers in person for their time

At Morgan McKinley we have some great resources to help our candidates, from creating a successful CV that ensures you set yourself up for interview success to interview preparation by our high trained and experienced consultants.

Career Ally

One of our most successful tools is our Career Ally hub. Our Career Ally Programme means that we will give you the right advice at the right time. That involves meticulous preparation for your next opportunity but it also means keeping you informed and up to date about trends and developments in your professional discipline and your industry. Some of the tools career hub has to offer is:

•    CV Building tool to tailor the perfect CV
•    Interview simulator 
•    A list of the top 100 questions asked in interviews
•    Career assessment tools
•    Employer advice tools
•    A range of industry reports with the latest stats
•    eLearning hub, packed with hundreds of videos and interactive assets.

We are here to help at every step of the way from building your CV to interview preparation. If you are ever in doubt about anything, one of our consultants will be happy to provide you with advice. 

If you would like to read the book, it can be purchased here.

10 Things to Know

Finally, something to remember when preparing for an interview; you can never be too prepared!

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Consultant | Office Support and Secretarial
daniellereynolds@morganmckinley.co.uk