Tips for a job interview
When you have successfully mastered cover letters, resumes and job applications and are receiving requests for interviews, it's time to understand how to succeed in the job interview. Here are a few tips for the upcoming interview!
Job interviews never seem to get any easier - even when you have gone on more interviews than you can count. You are each time meeting new people, having to sell yourself and your skills, and often getting the third degree about what you know or don't know. And, you have to stay alert and enthusiastic throughout each interview.
Here are a few job interview tips to help prepare you to interview effectively.
What's the right kind of "elevator pitch"?
An elevator speech is a clear, brief message or “commercial” about you. It communicates who you are, what you’re looking for, why you want a new job and how you can benefit a company or organization. It’s typically about 30 seconds, the time it takes people to ride from the top to the bottom of a building in an elevator.
What do I do if I get to an interview but realize that the job isn´t suitable for me?
If you decide that you are no longer interested in a certain job that you have applied and been interviewed for, please inform the recruitment consultant asap.
There is a gap in my work history, what should I do?
If you have noteable gaps in your work history, you should be open about them. If you left a job voluntarily, don´t be afraid to mention why. For example, it’s perfectly acceptable to mention sabbaticals: the year you took off to travel the world, or to take care of a family situation. If there’s a purpose and intention to the gap, it’s much more acceptable to hiring managers than a generic gap that just makes it look like you didn’t do anything during that time.
I would like to send an open application to Experis, how should I proceed?
At the moment we can unfortunately not organize open interviews, so please follow our website to find available jobs that might suite you. You can apply all jobs through our webpage with a registered profile with a CV attached.
Our recruitment consultants do follow the open CV´s in our system from time to time, but your chances will increase if you apply for a job you are interested in.
How do I apply for a job I´m interested in?
Register first your profile on our site www.experis.fi. After that you can apply for any available job by clicking the Apply button. When you click the button a window will open in your browser where you can write a short message regarding the job or a resume. Finally you add a covering letter, your profile and CV before sending it.
If you need help with your profile or CV, our Service center ServiceCenter will be glad to help you