Storm Recruitment were on East Coast FM this morning discussing employment during this difficult time. Starting on Monday the 30th of March, we will be offering live registration to our candidates every day from 11am-12pm! This is by appointment only, so to book in please email your CV to the relevant department:
STORM GOES LIVE! ⚡️ This Wednesday the 11th of March between 1 and 2pm, we will be doing live registration for candidates. We will post a link for you to connect with us for a brief video interview where you can tell us about yourself and your career aspirations. The best part? It only takes 5 minutes!
If anyone would like more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
This week we are bringing you our best advice for a successful first day in a new role. First days can be nerve-wracking, but these tips will help you to make a great impression! If you have any requests or questions, email Georgia at email@example.com!
Think you’re too busy to register with an agency? Think again! With Storm Recruitment you don’t even have to leave your desk. Our video interview technology cuts all the hassle out of the job search. And best of all, it only takes five minutes! Get in touch today at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Our second video is here! This week we are focusing on first impressions. If you need some advice on the job application process, this is the video for you! If you would like to make a request for an upcoming video, make sure to email Georgia at email@example.com!
Welcome to our new video series where we bring you our best tips and tricks. This week we are discussing the best way to layout and format your CV. If you would like any other advice, contact Georgia at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Whether you are a corporate individual, a new graduate or a returnee to work, we can assist you with your interview training.
The majority of candidates who present themselves for interview, lack interview preparation and interview skills training. Approx 80% of the interview is based on your body language, attitude, facial expression, confidence and eye contact. The remaining 20% is based on you handle the interview.
We will go through the do’s and don’ts of interview techniques. We tailor it according to the level of position and industry you are interviewing with.
This includes one to one, one hour sessions with our consultant that will cover:
- CV Analysis & Improvement
- Frequently asked Questions
- How to handle closed, general & pressure questions
- Interview Rehearsal
- Body language analysis
- Feedback on performance
- Points to address
- Communication skills
- Addressing nerves and stress
- Video of interview rehearsal (optional)
We will give you honest feed back in your one to one session in areas you may not have realised were weak when in interview.
Investing in interview skills in this market is essential if you want to secure the position or promotion of your choice.
You have a warm engaging personality Yes/No
- You are able to maintain eye contact, without engaging in a staring competition Yes/No
- Your body language exudes a quiet confidence, not an ‘I want your job’ confidence Yes/No
- Your personal history is articulated to show what a clever, directed and consistent life you have led to this point Yes/No
- Any of your mysterious gaps or failings in your history can be cleared up, in a beneficial way, to discourage doubts by the interviewer Yes/No
- You can answer every question put to you in the way your interviewer is looking for and wants to hear Yes/No
- Your own questions are researched and prepared to engage your interviewer to show how much you know about the company Yes/No
- You respond to any trick questions with intelligence Yes/No
- You maintain professionalism and close out on the interview perfectly Yes/No
- You follow your chosen company’s recruitment process rules Yes/No
What NOT to do at Interview:
1 – Arrive unprepared
Nothing looks worse than someone who knows nothing about the company. If you have to ask the interview panel to remind you of what the position was then you’re in trouble.
Tip: You don’t have to know the names of every member of the company, but make an effort to get to know some keys names, read some recent articles and check out their website. If you can, talk to someone who already works there so you can get a feel for what the company is about.
2 – Dress inappropriately
Arriving in skintight jeans and the latest handbag won’t do, nor will other inappropriate attire, such as mini skirts, combats, cords, or tracksuits etc. You may look good for heading out on a Saturday night but you won’t be taken seriously in the corporate world.
Tip : You don’t have to spend a fortune to look good, a basic suit with some simple accessorising and careful makeup with a good pair of shoes for the ladies and for the men, a basic suit with a clean, ironed shirt and tie. Simple, but so effective in giving the essential first impression.
3 – Give a limp handshake.
A handshake says a lot about a person.
Tip: If you give a firm, strong handshake (without cutting off the blood supply) then that’s the type of person that you come across as. If you give a weak, wet one then the same applies. Even if you don’t feel strong and confident, play a role, act it out. Practise it a few times in the week coming up to the interview and it will come more naturally.
4 – Look at the floor.
Even if you give the best handshake in the world but seem to find the floor more interesting, you’ve lost your audience.
Tip: Every time you’re asked a question meet the gaze of each person on the panel in turn. You don’t have to be at a tennis match, frantically meeting each set of eyes for a couple of seconds, but do hold the attention of the people who are looking at you.
You will be caught out. Interviewers are experts and will see through you.
Tip: Be honest. That doesn’t mean to say you need to tell them that the 10 month sabbatical was about finding yourself at the bottom of a beer glass, or that the 2 month holiday was spent in an Ashram in India, you don’t need to disclose personal information. Do say that you needed time out to reassess your life and re-prioritise. This then allowed you to come back to your career with a renewed sense of who you are and what your passions are, and this led you to look for a position with their company.
6 – Have no interest in the job.
A friend of mine told me recently how, as she was conducting an interview she asked the applicant about her availability as the role required weekend work. (This had been stated on the advertisement). The girl stopped, thought for a while and then informed her she’d be away for Oxigen, a family holiday, the obligatory pre back to college holiday, and a weekend away with the girls. So “I’m like free for a Saturday in August”. This doesn’t go down well with employers.
Tip: They’re paying you so be flexible and work to their agenda.
7 – Falsify your Cv.
Another version of lying, you will be caught out. They will check up on your references, and if your area is a small one then your reputation could be affected.
Tip: Tell the truth! You can be fancy with it for e.g. “I spent a period of my contract working with other team members to enhance communication and a good working environment within the team” – roughly translated from – I was part of the social committee.
8 – Forget the names of the people who are interviewing you
Saying “sorry what was your name again?” doesn’t bode well for a good interview.
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