How We Can Help You

At Centrepoint Recruitment we aim to deliver all the services that you will need to get a job.

Overview

Interviews can be nerve-racking and can take place in a variety of different styles. This section aims to break down interviews into key features and looks at how to have a successful interview.

Always remember that the key to a successful interview is:

  • Preparation
  • Practice
  • Performance

What Influences the Interviewer?

The more you know about how you will be perceived, the more you can prepare. From a survey of recruiters, the qualities that influenced them were, in priority:

  • Your personality, how you present yourself in the interview
  • Your experience
  • The qualifications you have for the position
  • Your background and references
  • The enthusiasm you have towards the organisation and position.

NOW CONSIDER SOME OF THESE FREQUENTLY ASKED INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Tell me about your current / most recent position.
  • Why are you looking for this change?
  • What functions and tasks do you enjoy the most in your current role?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What can you bring to this position?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years time?
  • What was your last manager like?
  • What is the biggest challenge you've faced so far?
  • How would your colleagues describe you?
  • How mobile are you?
  • Why should we employ you, rather than one of our other candidates?
  • Why are you leaving your current position?

Think of answers to the above questions and practice your responses with a friend / family member. Make sure you keep your answers concise and relevant and refer to the Do's and Don'ts checklist for more help.

Now think of some questions that you may ask the interviewer and practice them.

Interview Do's and Don'ts


Do's

Answer the question that is asked and
do not volunteer irrelevant information.

Keep your answer concise and
concentrate on the facts not opinions.

Speak clearly and confidently and
do not allow yourself to be discouraged.

Constantly remind yourself that you
have something to sell and focus on
how you can make a positive
contribution in the role.

Don'ts

Try to be too clever.

Lie, pretend or give evasive answers.

Lose your temper, get flustered or panic.

Criticise your former employers.

The Interview

    To ensure your interview schedule runs smoothly, when we confirm an interview appointment, we always send as letter of confirmation to applicants and employers, confirming the date, time, interview address, and who will be conducting the interview.

To assist you with your preparations,
we advise on the format of the
interview, and provide:

Copies of maps to assist you in
locating the offices.

Information about parking, and
wherever possible,

Job description, details of staff benefits

Copies of corporate brochures
and website address information.