Interviewing

We look forward to meeting you.

Once we’ve had a chance to review your resume and find that you are a good match for our client’s position in term of education, skills and experience, we will invite you to come to one of our offices and meet with a consultant.

An interview is a two-way conversation. While we are interviewing you for a position, it’s also an opportunity to learn more about the organization and find out whether it will be a good fit for your skills, personality and career goals.

To prepare for the interview and give yourself the best chance of success, we’ve outlined strategies, tips and common questions to help you interview effectively.

Tips for Interviewing Effectively

The Importance of Preparing for Your Interview

The job search process can be both exciting and overwhelming, which is why preparation is often the key to interviewing successfully. While no interview is completely alike, there are many commonalities that will pop up again and again.

Arrive Early

We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early. This gives you a buffer if you get lost or stuck in traffic and will ensure that you have some time to relax before the interview (and fill out an application if necessary).

Come Prepared

It’s important to be able to demonstrate that you have prepared for the interview. It shows that you are interested in the position and that you value the interviewer’s time. You should always:

  • Review the company’s annual report
  • Read through the job description
  • Ensure you are prepared to answer common questions
  • Come with a list of questions to ask about the position

Be Professional

Dress appropriately and always attend an interview alone without children or friends. We understand that being interviewed can be stressful, so we suggest that you smile, stay polite and try to relax. You may want to take notes before and during the interview so that you can circle back and ask questions.

Focus on Interpersonal Skills

Part of creating a good impression is connecting with the interviewer. You should greet the employer with a handshake and maintain frequent eye contact. Keep your body language open and engaged by leaning forward slightly and avoid crossing your arms.

Practice Interviewing

For many people, the interview process can be daunting. But don’t lose hope. While it may take more than one interview to find the right position, interview skills can be learnt. Focus on remaining upbeat, stick to positive statements, and always answer questions as directly as possible.

Common Interview Questions

We want to know more about who you are.

When preparing for your interview, check that you are comfortable answering questions such as:

  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Tell me about your career to date?
  • What are your career highlights?
  • Walk me through one achievement that you’re proud of and why?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years
  • Why are you looking for a new opportunity?

When it comes to interviews, it’s important to create a good first impression. At Flexible Staffing, we help candidates interview effectively and look forward to helping you find the ideal position with the right company.

 

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