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Whether you’re in search of the perfect candidate for an exciting new role or you’re after the job of your dreams, Connect Appointments can help.
A long-established recruitment agency offering a wide range of temporary and permanent recruitment solutions in many sectors throughout Scotland, we pride ourselves on delivering a high level of service to our clients, with an emphasis on building and maintaining strong, valued relationships. Every day, we connect the right people with the best roles – that’s our job.
Connect’s specialist consultants deliver a bespoke recruitment experience that not only meets, but exceeds both our clients’ and candidates’ expectations.
1 Haswell Court,
Quay West Riverside
Tel: 0191 731 4800
Ground Floor, Unit 3,
Earls Gate Business Park,
Tel: 01324 464951
Ask the Expert
The secret to interview success
The Connect Appointments team have a collective 40 years’ experience between them – hard to believe, because none of us look a day over 21. It goes without saying that we know a thing or two about finding and getting the right job for the right people, and nobody knows the interview process better than our team – we’ll be interviewing dozens of candidates a day. Here, our consultants offer some advice on acing your next interview...
“When prepping a candidate for an interview, I always advise them to do their homework. Research the company, familiarise yourself with their market sector, competitors and the products they deal with. Find out about any recent announcements or new projects too – it’ll really make you stand out at the interview.
“Know your CV too. Quite often, interviewers will revert to your CV and base interview questions and scenarios around your previous experience. Be prepared and know your CV like the back of your hand!”
Arlene Hughes, Consultant
“For any job interview, I’d always follow the three Ps. First, be prepared. It is good to bring a CV with you. Also do some research on some basic interview questions, like your personal strengths/weaknesses and why you’re the best person for the job. Find out as much information as possible on the company that you are applying to work for too and be prepared to ask relevant questions about the position.
“Secondly, be punctual. Plan your route scheduling for any delays and arrive a few minutes before your allotted time. If there is an unexpected delay, call ahead and let the interviewer know of your new arrival time. Calling to change your interview day or arriving very early for your appointment time does not create a good impression.
“Lastly, be presentable. When arriving for an interview, introduce yourself and the position you are applying for, go for a good handshake and make eye contact. Dress accordingly for an interview – smart, clean, tidy and professional. Absolutely no chewing gum, speak clearly and pleasantly and don’t forget to smile!”
Jacqueline Lawrence, Consultant
“When you go for an interview, don't criticise past employers, particularly within the industry. In particular, avoid negative comments about past employers. And don't talk too much! You may be shooting yourself in your foot when you disclose too much of information that you do not wish to be known in the first place.
“Listen and adapt too. Try to relate your answers to the interviewer and his or her company. Focus on achievements relevant to the position. Talk about specific achievements as well. Interviewers like to know how you felt about a particular success. Some will ask for specific examples of things you've done that you're particularly proud of, how you solved problems, how you learned – and improved – from difficult situations.
“There really is no point lying about your background or skills either. Job interviews are about matching needs – not telling interviewers what you think they’d like to hear.”
Linda Whyte, Senior Consultant
If you have any questions for our team of recruitment experts, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org