Securing an interview in the professional services sector is often the hardest part, so when it happens you firstly need to congratulate yourself and then you need to do everything to give yourself the best opportunity to progress.
If you are applying for roles through Leighton Taylor, we can provide you with extensive and personalised coaching before your interview with any of our clients. We are trained in interview techniques and have spent over 12 years briefing candidates through successful interviews. We know the sorts of questions that you are likely to be asked and very often, the people who will be asking those questions, which can be critical in a competitive market.
The interview guide below will give you a good idea of how to prepare, the types of questions that you may come across and some of the ways in which to approach them.
The key to a strong interview. Simply put you can never over prepare for an interview but it is incredible how many people go in ‘undercooked’. Research the organisation as much as possible. Look at what they do, their size, their products/services. Undertake some detailed competitor analysis in order to gauge where the firm in question fits into their sector as you may be asked about this in the interview. Also look at any recent press articles related to to the firm.
Questions you may be asked
Interviews are really designed to find out the following:
In order to answer these 3 essential points, interviewers will often ask the following types of questions some of which may be scenario based (in no particular order):
Questions to ask the interviewer
A successful interview has to be a two-way process so if the opportunity presents itself ask the following types of questions:
What else should you do
Things to be careful of in an interview