Top 5 Interview Tips That Lead To Job Offers

These interview tips will help even the most inexperienced interviewees to shine.

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Often we meet candidates who attend client interviews at our offices but they lack certain things that would otherwise help them excel and acquire the job of their dreams. Our Talent Acquisition team from Recours Four Kenya Consultants Limited give their best tips on how to ace an interview:

  1. Tell Your Story

This is the only opportunity that you will get to sell yourself. Potential employers need to be inspired by your accomplishments. At point of introduction speak about your strengths, previous accomplishments and connect them to the current role that you are interviewing for.

  1. Market Yourself

A company needs to believe that they’re hiring the right person, so be sure to give them a good reason why you are the person for the job, and let them know what value you would bring to the company. Always remember that the interview is to know whether you would fit into their company, give them sufficient reasons to believe that you are perfect for the opportunity.

  1. Smile

A smile can be a powerful tool at a first meeting. Even if you feel nervous, make sure you smile because it will make you come across as friendly and relaxed.

  1. Ask Questions at the end of the interview.

Never say you have nothing to ask at the interview. It makes you seem disinterested so always have a few questions to ask your interviewer planned in advance, ask questions related to the company, its expansion plans, training opportunities, working hours and anything else related to the position. It is also important to remember that you need to ask about when to expect to hear from them after the interview.

  1. End positively. 

When the interview is approaching an end try to conclude on a positive note. This could be as simple as saying something like, “I look forward to hearing from you.” Be sure to shake hands in a professional manner and politely let yourself out of the room wishing the panel a wonderful day and remember to thank them for the opportunity.

In case you are having trouble drafting an CV and cover letter to boost your prospects at an interview, give us a call on: 0707321450 or email us at: info@r4kenya.com

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Best Answer to: “Why Do you want this job?

Put yourself in the position of the interviewee. What is it that you offer that someone else can’t?

The HR might meet a large number of candidates in one day, so find a way to be memorable, whilst still being professional.

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Remember this is your sales pitch and this is where you can bring together your knowledge of them and your enthusiasm. It is all about why they are great to work for the company and not why you need the job.

Here are 4 key steps to selling yourself into that job:

When you are asked about why you have applied for this role, why you want it etc… start with:

Step 1:

‘This is a great company /organisation because…….’  Everyone likes to be flattered, so tell them why you think they are a good company, what it is you like about the company….

Step 2:

Describe the challenges of the role, even if it is a job that is routine. What are the issues they face in getting someone to do the role well?

Step 3:

Tell them the things that float your boat, the things you have just been doing, the challenges you really enjoy and give some brief examples.

Step 4:

Think about why they might not want to hire you and refute their logic.

So if you are going for a job at Multichoice Kenya  you might say:

I think Multichoice Kenya is a great organisation, I admire their ethical stance and I am very impressed with their whole recruitment campaign and processes. That’s the sort of company I’d like to be in. I know you need staff who can work shifts, who are good with customers and who will make sure that the client service is top notch. I really enjoy working with customers, explaining the difference between products and I hate untidy spaces. It’s really important to me to be polite and friendly, when I worked in the garage I tried to get every customer to smile before they left!  It has been a while since I have done similar work but I am ready to jump in and give it a 100% of all I got.

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10 Interview Questions Every Sales Professional Should Prepare To Answer In an Interview

As a sales candidate, chances are that you have great ideas and a clear vision of where you want to go. It is important to convey the right message each time you are presented with an interview, being confident is key. Unfortunately, if you can’t convey that vision in a simple, direct and concise manner during the interview, a hiring manager won’t perceive you as credible. Opportunity lost and it is back to the drawing board. So you finally get that call from Procter and Gamble (P&G). You have answered a series of online questions and you made it to the shortlist. Time for that dreaded face to face Q&A, what next?

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To ensure you come across in the best light possible during an interview, preparation is nothing short of imperative. Whether it be for an entry-level position or a Director of Sales role, readiness can and will make or break an interview. It can be the differentiator between a lucrative job offer and a potentially embarrassing interview.

Recours Four Kenya Consultants Limited has vast experience in this area, If your interviewer is thorough and he/she understands business development, then you as the job seeker can anticipate that you will be asked some of the questions here:

  1. What industries do you have experience selling into?
  2. What formal sales training do you have?
  3. How would you describe your sales style?
  4. Was the selling done face to face / by phone or a combination of the two?
  5. How much travel was required in order to meet your goals?
  6. Have you ever managed a sales team?
  7. What was the average length of a sales cycle? (e.g. sales cycle = the length of time it takes to close a contract from initial correspondence with a lead)
  8. Who were your primary contacts within an organization? (e.g. who or what division would you sell that product to within that company ex: Director of Finance, CFO or Engineering Team)
  9. What challenges did you often encounter during the sales process and what strategies did you employ to overcome those obstacles?
  10. What are your monthly goals? Did you meet or exceed your goals in the past few quarters? Why or why not?

It is important to know or predict what an interviewer will ask to enable you to prepare answers in a manner which both highlights your strengths and remains relevant to the needs of the hiring manager. Interview preparation and a good CV is key that leads to a winning job search.

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3 Simple Ways To Handle Interview Nerves

“Hi Margaret, could you schedule me for an interview skills training asap? I am going through hell trying to prepare for an interview with KCB, I finally got that call and this could be it. This could be my one shot at a good job. Please help me prepare for it”  asked Janet Agina, a jobseeker.

3 Simple Ways To Handle Interview Nerves

 Any interview can sound scary after that call from the HR, your nerves go through the roof and somehow your mind instantly goes blank. So what now? What next? You’ve got a big job interview coming up. What do you do?

Staying calm and managing nerves are important skills to practice in the lead up to an interview. It is important to:

  • Visualize success and think positively
  • Prepare for common questions
  • Confirm the interview details
  1. Visualize Success

The fastest and easiest way to calm your nerves is through envisioning success. It will calm your anxiety  and enable you to make a fantastic impression. You’ll get the best results if you combine the visual with a strong positive feeling and associate the two. Bursts of confidence will surge through you and this should keep you ready to face any challenge.

  1. Be Prepared

Get sufficient details of the job role that you will be interviewing for, refer to the job description. Ensure that you have a strong CV and that you match to the CV. Polish up any skills you could have slugged out on by practicing your answers to common interview questions. Use recruitment companies to assist you in your preparation as they have interviewed thousands of candidates therefore are in a good position to help you stand out in your interview. Be open to ideas and practice, practice, practice. If you do your homework, preparation will lead to more confidence and confidence puts you in command and can even make you look forward to the interview.

  1. Confirm the Interview Details

Ensure that when you get the call from the HR you have confirmed his/her name, number, organization and location. Know the job role that you will be interviewing for and do your own research of the company by going online and searching their details. A good company is easy to spot online.

If you follow our advice and put in your preparation time, we promise that your nerves won’t sabotage you during your moment of opportunity. Looking to ace your next interview; contact us on: info@r4kenya.com to schedule for an interview skills training. Our expert consultants will take you on a one on one basis and give you insight on the different interview styles you can expect from leading Organizations in Kenya.

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