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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
What not to say in a job interview
If you’ve got a job interview looming, chance are you’re panic-preparing as we speak. What do they want to know? What does the job entail? What can your experience bring to their business?
Job interviews are stressful enough – but it gets a lot more stressful when they throw in that golden closing question: do you have anything you’d like to ask us?
It throws even the best of candidates, so it makes sense to have a few questions up your sleeve to ask.
CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, has conducted some research to find out exactly what you shouldn’t ask in an interview. A huge 87.4% of workers think that there are certain questions candidates just shouldn’t ask if they want to get the job.
The research asked 1,200 UK workers about interview preparation techniques, and found that three quarters prepare questions ahead of an interview, with 92.3% saying that they try to ask a question in every interview that they attend.
The questions that they thought would jeopardise their chances of bagging that dream job are:
What does your company do?
Other responses included asking how many days’ holiday they will get and who their competitors are.
Connect Appointments’ Denise Connelly commented: “It’s definitely wise to go in with a few questions prepared for any job interview, and we’d completely agree that these questions don’t show a candidate in the best light.
“You want to show that you’re interested in the business, not how much time off you’ll get. So ask about where they see the company in five years’ time, what the scope is for progression in the role or who you’ll be working alongside. These are all legitimate questions which show that you see yourself working there and that you’re interested in the inner workings of the organisation.”
Connect Appointments’ experienced recruitment consultants have the knowledge to help you shine in your next interview. Check out our latest vacancies here.