Guide to Successful Interviews...

The interview is an essential and unavoidable part of any recruitment process. Candidates should not dread this meeting, but should see it as an opportunity to impress and gain valuable knowledge of your prospective employer.
McAdam King candidates will be supported throughout all stages of the interview process.


The Do's:

  • Confirm date/time /location for interview.
  • Know the interviewer's name and title.
  • Know where you are going and how long it will take.
  • Be aware of any recent developments in the organisation.
  • Know the position details.
  • Check the company website.

The Don'ts:

  • Be unprepared!
  • Never be late - EVER!

The Interview

The Do's:

  • Dress smartly and professionally.
  • Arrive on time and greet the interviewer with a smile and a firm handshake.
  • Maintain eye contact at all times.
  • Sell yourself with realistic confidence.
  • Be prepared to answer open questions, such as, "Tell me about yourself?"
  • Confirm your interest at the end of the interview.
  • Thank the interviewer for their time.
  • Ask questions about the role and company when prompted to do so.

The Don'ts:

  • Slouch or sit overly relaxed.
  • Answer questions with 'Yes' or' No' alone. Do not mumble.
  • Go off at tangents on set points being discussed.
  • Ask about salary, bonuses or holidays, without the interviewer mentioning this first.
  • Condemn your current/previous employers - remain professional.
  • Excuse poor career path decisions.
  • Lie - honesty is always the best policy.
  • Be disinterested in what the interviewer is saying.

Post Interview

The Do's:

  • Call the consultant at McAdam King - our client will want your feedback.
  • Discuss any points, which you failed to express at interview, with the consultant.

The Don'ts:

  • Call the client directly for feedback if McAdam King represents you - they prefer one point of contact.

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