Connect Appointments

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.

Glasgow
198 Bath Street,
Glasgow G2 4HG
Tel: 0141 212 3740

Livingston
Shairps Business Park,
Houston Road,
Houston Industrial Estate,
Livingston 
EH54 5FD
Tel: 01506 449944

Hamilton
New Life Centre
10-18 Hope Street,
Hamilton 
ML3 6AF
Tel: 01698 535870

Dundee
Discovery House,
Gemini Crescent,
Dundee Technology Park,
Dundee
DD2 1SW
Tel: 01382 797 579

North East 
1 Haswell Court,
Quay West Riverside
Business Village,
Sunderland
SR5 2AR
Tel: 0191 731 4800

Grangemouth
Ground Floor, Unit 3,

Earls Court,
Earls Gate Business Park,
Grangemouth,
FK3 8ZE
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 hello@connectappointments.co.uk

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