The job market today has becoming very complex; therefore people seeking employment are constantly facing a fierce competition. New technologies and processes they involve, legislation and growing demand for goods and services have resulted in very skillful professions. People applying for positions today are constantly ‘offering’ more and more skills that will attract employers and secure a job for the ‘best’ candidate.
Interview has always been a central point in securing a job an applicant is going for. It is important to undergo a special training in ‘Interviewing skills’ in order to be able to perform in the future as an interviewer. Over the past 50 or so years procedure in how to behave and perform at interview has been formed, though a little ‘extra’ a candidate can ‘produce’ can always win the day.
- It is very useful to ‘do’ a research before an interview and find facts about a prospective employer.
- Common interview questions are readily available so rehearsing them will be handy on the day.
- The dressing code is quite important, so never dress like you are going to a party or a dance club!
- Timing is crucial, it is extremely rude to be late, being on time shows ‘how important’ this job is for the candidate.
- We all heard about ‘first impressions’, well they can be the most important, therefore smile, be polite and keep an eye-contact with the interviewing panel at all times (body language is a part of this too, as in good posture and ‘do not fidget with hands’).
- Being assertive, positive, confident and always polite are sought after characteristics that will go ‘well’ with the panel, and it is also important to add ‘extra’ attention to the most senior person of the panel.
- When asked whether there are any questions a candidate has, it is good to show an interest in a company/employer with constructive questions as of relating to the operations, future plans for the business at hand and overall future of the employer, and preparing these questions in advance is useful.
- At the end of the interview it is important to thank the Interviewers for the opportunity to gain an interview and the experience this will provide for the candidate.
Recruitment process outsourcing has become a most effective way in recruiting and employing new staff in a large number of private and ‘Government’ agencies lately. A specialized company acts as an agent in this complicated process of looking for a new staff member, then interviews and selects candidates. With this comes the expertise in a particular industry, like IT for example or Banking/Insurance/Accounting. RSP Sydney is a company that enables professional service in this area providing lucrative advices for the companies. They have more than 15 years of experience to show for it and will provide a complete service in preparing the most successful candidates that the employer will then be able to choose from.
The final item I will mention is ‘feedback’, the full report of how a candidate has ‘performed’ at an interview is the best way to ‘learn from mistakes. Correcting them will help in having a successful interview the next time, whenever that might be. It is not something that will ‘annoy’ an interviewer, on the contrary, they might offer another position to a candidate that they have or keep their name on the file for the future. That is a success already.