Interview Tips & Advice from a HR Company

As a company who offer HR Consultancy in Cheshire, we work with lots of people in a career management capacity. This means that not only do we coach them to proactively take hold of their career, but we also give them practical training and development to help them to excel in things such as interviews. Many people believe that HR Consulting ends when a person has completed an interview, but we cannot stress the importance of how you conduct yourself after an interview strongly enough. Your interaction with the company you want to work for shouldn’t end after your interview, you should continue to show them your positive attitude by completing the following steps:

Interview tips

Follow Up

After every interview, you should follow up with the employer – no exceptions. This is a great way to show them how positive and proactive you are and is also a chance for you to get the answers to any questions that you might have thought off since the interview ended.  However, don’t overdo it – coming across as too keen can be perceived as being slightly irritating. It’s a fine line, so be aware of your timings, remember your interviewer’s preferred method of communication, and be patient. If the employer doesn’t answer right away, do not pester them. The ball should always be in their court.

Evaluate Your Own Performance

Don’t just rely on feedback from your potential employer after an interview, especially if you think it went badly. Every interview you go to is an opportunity for you to learn something, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. Take some time to assess how you think you did, such as how you answered a difficult interview question or how your body language made you come across and work out ways in which you could improve your performance for next time. Also, think about the things that went well so that you can focus on doing more of these things in the future.

Speak to Your References

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that once the recruiter has gone through your CV and spoken to you at the interview; they have heard all they need to hear. This might not be the case, as if the recruiter wants to justify their decision they may seek more information about you from your references. If they decide to do this, it is always a good idea for you to contact your referees after an interview, so that you can let them know that they may be getting a call. It will also make you feel more confident that your referees are available and are prepped for the situation.

Don’t Give Up

One of the most important things to remember about the recruitment process is that it takes time. As a HR consultancy company, we know that it is common for candidates not to hear back from a recruiter for 4 to 6 weeks. So, stay calm and don’t jump to any conclusions. Keep your options open and keep job hunting just in case the outcome isn’t what you want. After all, if you do get another job offer in the meantime, you can always use that to try and negotiate a better deal from the recruiter at the company whose offer you want to accept.

For more information on our HR consulting services including our HR Employment Law consulting service, please call us on 0161 300 1214 or send us an email at lisa@triplethreesolutions.co.uk