Always arrive at least 15
Check the location of the
company the day before so you donít get lost and be
sure you know where you are going so you donít
Ensure you allow enough time
for traffic to make sure you do not arrive late.
In the event of an
unavoidable situation, which is beyond your control,
ensure you advise your consultant timeously in order
that she can advise the client. Apologise when you
First Impressions do count.
Ensure you are professionally groomed.
Always request a copy of the
job spec and the web address of the client in order
to do proper research.
Keep eye contact with the
interviewer, donít talk too much and listen to the
Only shake hands if the
interviewer extends their hand first.
Sit upright in your chair,
do not slouch or lie in the chair.
Switch off your cell phone
when you arrive at the company premises and not when
you are entering the interview room, as if you
forget and the phone rings you will lose credibility.
Never chew anything when you
are being interviewed particularly not chewing gum.
If you are asked a question
you really canít answer be honest and use the phrase
ďI have never been exposed to this situation
therefore, have not had this experienceĒ At this
point explain your willingness and eagerness to
Always be honest, if you are
caught out in the most minor lie you will be
discredited. Honesty is always the best policy.
On completion of the
interview thank the interviewers for their time and
express your interest in working for the
Donít discuss salary and
benefits in the interview, your consultant will
discuss these on your behalf.
Have referees names and
phone numbers available in case you are asked for
these however usually the consultants handle these.
Your Magnum Personnel
consultant is tasked with preparing you to meet the
client, donít hesitate to ask questions.
If you are unable to attend
the interview or need to re schedule inform your
consultant timeously in order to reschedule.
You have been selected to
interview with our client which makes you an
ambassador for our organisation, Be prepared, Be
professional and you will be assured success in your
- Call the consultant directly after the interview
with your feedback.