Before Your Interview

Interview preparation is a crucial part of any job search. Regardless of what is written on your CV or your application form, it will be the impression you make upon your interviewer(s) that will make the difference between you getting the job or not. Having been in the recruitment business for more than 25 years, we have plenty of experience of advising and coaching candidates on interview technique.

Interview Preparation

Employers are continually amazed at how many candidates arrive at job interviews without any apparent preparation and with only the vaguest idea of what they are going to say. A bit of basic preparation can make a world of difference.

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Practice Questions

A selection of questions you might be asked at interview – practice makes perfect!

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