Prior to the Interview
Ensure that you have prepared yourself in terms of what we do, by reviewing our website. On the basis that you are seeking employment in an accountancy practice we would expect you to have some basic knowledge of the types of qualifications available.
Plan your route to ensure you know exactly where we are and allow sufficient time to get here.
Read through your CV ensuring that you can supply further details if requested.
Try to anticipate questions you may be asked and have answers prepared in advanced by practising with someone before your interview.
Turn off your mobile phone before the interview.
During the Interview
Arrive for the interview on time.
Dress smartly and be courteous to everyone you meet, from the reception area onwards; imagine you are being interviewed from the moment you enter the building and remember, first impressions last.
Introduce yourself to the interviewer and express yourself clearly throughout the interview.
Act professionally throughout the interview.
Be confident and try not to appear too nervous. Being aware of your body language and how you are sitting can help you appear and feel more confident.
Ask questions about the business and about the position for which you are being interviewed.
Think before you speak, take time to answer questions, construct your answers to avoid rushing into a vague reply.
Demonstrate your enthusiasm for the role.
Be able to discuss your goals and career aspirations.
Ask well-informed questions.
Listen to the questions and answer them directly. Answer the questions as asked.