CV Presentation:

  • Keep it concise and professional.
  • ALWAYS stick to the facts.
  • Have a short PROFILE at the beginning outlining yourself within 2 paragraphs
  • Always include the following: (In this order)
  • Personal Details
  • Employment History
  • Education & Qualifications

Preparation for Interviews:

  • First Impressions count.
  • Dress accordingly and corporately.
  • DO NOT wear too much jewellery, avoid showing piercings and DO NOT reveal any tattoos.
  • Strong eye contact, maintain this throughout the interview.
  • Strong and firm handshake.
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early.
  • Know the full title and name of the person your meeting with some research into them.
  • You MUST research the company.
  • Maintain good posture throughout the interview.
  • Let the interviewer lead the meeting.
  • Know YOUR OWN CV.
  • Have clear examples ready for competency based questions
  • Have examples of previous successes i.e. fee earning, how where you targeted?
  • How where you performing to those targets?

Example questions to ask:

  • Ask with regards to the structure of the team?
  • What career progression is available?
  • What is the company culture?
  • What will they expect from you in the first 6 months?
  • What are the companies aims and predictions for the next 6-12 months?
  • What attracted them to the company?
  • What are the KPI’s? (Key performance indicators)
  • What training is available?
  • What will the next stage be and when will you hear?
  • Do they have any reservations, that you can answer there and then!
  • Avoid questions with regards to salary at the first interview stage