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Interview Preparation

Confidence is the key when it comes to Interviews, knowing everything you can about a company, including past history, products or services and future plans. Revisit your application and put together likely interview questions you may be asked. Preparing some of your own questions to ask is always beneficial.

Always relate your answers to real life experiences whenever possible. Never lie or exaggerate, as you may be asked probing questions so don't want to be caught out!

The Interviewer's main aim will be to find out how suitable you are for the role and what skills you have to offer.

Typical job interview questions that you may be asked include:

  • What do you know about this company?
  • What interests you about the job vacancy and how are you suitable for the role?
  • Are you willing to travel?
  • Why did you leave your previous position?
  • What makes you a suitable candidate for the role?
  • What is your greatest strength?
  • How do you cope with stress in the work place?
  • What has been your biggest challenge in life so far and how have you overcome it?
  • Where do you see yourself in three years time?

Sticking to the following Do's and Don'ts will also help prepare you to succeed.

Do’s & Don’ts of Interviews:

  • Know your CV inside out.
  • Know the exact place and time of interview, the interviewer’s full name and the correct pronunciation and his or her title.
  • Do arrive a few minutes early, but not too early. Late arrival for a job interview is never excusable.
  • Dress conservatively preferably in dark colours. Wear a dark suit, white shirt and bright tie with black polished shoes. Everyone should pay attention to all facets of their dress and grooming including getting a haircut.
  • Greet the interviewer by their name, shake hands firmly and smile. It takes three times as many muscles to frown as to smile, so take the easy way out.
  • Take along proof of your qualifications, apprenticeship etc..
  • Wait until you are offered a chair before sitting down. Don’t slouch – it looks like your not interested. Look alert and interested at all times. Look the interviewer in the eye when they speak. Be a good listener as well as a good talker. Smile!
  • Get the interviewer to describe the position and the duties to you early in the interview so that you can relate your background and skills to the position.
  • Do make sure that your good points get across to the interviewer in a factual, sincere manner.
  • Don’t ‘OVER ANSWER’ questions. You can talk yourself out of a job this way!
  • Don’t LIE. Answer questions truthfully, frankly and as much to the point as possible.
  • If you get the impression that the interview is not going well and that you have already been rejected, don’t let your disappointment show. Once in a while an interviewer who is genuinely interested in your potential may seem to discourage you in order to test your reaction.
  • Thank the interviewer for their time and consideration of you. You have done all you can if you have answered the 3 questions in his/her mind.

1. Why are you interested in the job and the company?
2. What can you offer to the company?
3. Can you do the job?

What Candidates Say

I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your help during my time with Ambitek. I have always been paid on time and any worries I had were sorted out incredibly quickly either by yourself or your colleagues. Thank you for making my time as a contractor as painless as possible. I would certainly have no qualms about being employed by your agency again sometime in the future. Although obviously not any time soon!!!!

I contacted Ambitek last year about employment. They quickly responded and helped me get a job! I now have a full time job thanks to Ambitek and their staff. They have always paid me on time and have always been there to help me if I needed any advice! Now me and my family are doing great all thanks to Ambitek.

"Hi, hope your all set for Xmas just wanted to say thanks to you and all the staff at Ambitek. You have all been ace this year sorting out my wages and holiday pay and the rest, it's been a real pleasure working for you this year and can't thank you enough for getting me the job in the first place it really pulled me out of it when I was down and to say I appreciate it is an understatement

Hi, thank you for having me work for Ambitek, it’s been a pleasure

Hi, just wanted to say thank you for all your help placing me, as today I signed a permanent contract. The agency have been fantastic and in the future I wouldn't hesitate in contacting you if I need a job or recommending you to others. Once again, thank you and I would like to wish you all the best for the future. (One happy customer!)

Hi, don't know if they informed you but I got a full time contract this week, thanks to you and your team for everything mate I'd be nowhere without Ambitek.

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