The interview plays a key role in defining whether the candidate is perfect for the position. Which is why a good candidate should not neglect the chance to prepare for it beforehand. Here you can find some tips to improve your performance during Skype and personal interviews.
Tips for good presentation during Skype interview:
- Choose a presentable quiet place indoors, where no one would bother you (no car, park or noisy places are accepted)
- Try to find clean and neutral background
- Use your computer or a laptop for Skype (a mobile video call will look very unprofessional)
- Take care of the quality of the call in advance (check video and sound settings, find good light)
- Wear smart and neat clothes
- Be ready to present yourself and your personality. It could be a 5-minute presentation, which would reveal your character, your strengths and weaknesses, and your interests
- Speak only about experience which is relevant to the position you applied for
- Learn as much as possible about the position in advance
- Prepare some questions to the recruiter regarding the position
- Do not underestimate Skype interview, as it is of the same importance as an interview in person
- Act the same way you would do during the interview in person
Which is why it is extremely important to act professionally in order to be successful and get an invitation for the second interview.
Tips for good presentation during the interview in person:
- Be on time but not too early
- Wear smart and neat clothes
- Take care of your appearance
- Prepare as many questions about the position as you can to avoid misunderstandings in future
- At the end of the interview, do not forget to discuss some legal issues (insurance, employment, vacations, salary, travel expenses, etc.)
- Be discreet and respectful to your previous employers’ confidentiality. Do not speak negative about them
- Be honest and sincere. Do not try to make fake good impression in order to get a job. Sometimes the job simply may not be for you
If the interview involves long-distance travelling (from abroad or within one country), normally all the travel expenses are to be covered by the employer (not the recruitment agency).
If it is a short-distance travel, the travel expenses are of the employee’s responsibility unless otherwise noted by both parties.
The consultants of Morgan & Mallet International are always happy to answer all your questions and coach you before meeting the client for the interview. If you have some doubts and uncertainties regarding what to wear, how to present yourself or any other questions about the position – do not hesitate to contact our consultants who will give you some highly professional and invaluable pieces of advice.
Do not forget to bring the following documents to the interview with a client:
- Detailed CV
- Written references (if you have)
- Relevant diplomas and certificates
- CRB certificate
We wish you good luck and hope you will be a successful candidate from Morgan & Mallet International!