So you want to start your new career in recruitment, you’ve applied for the job and secured the interview – but now you’ve got to get through it! Attending an interview can be extremely nerve-racking and you may not know where to begin. We’ve accumulated a list of some of our favourite and most useful top tips to help you ace your interview and ensure that you’re fully prepared and feel confident. Are you currently looking to work for a company with an amazing culture and truly cares for their staff? Then Athona is the place for you! We have incredible employees, amazing benefits and so much more which you can find here.

Make sure to prepare!

  • Before attending your interview, ensure that you have conducted enough research on the company. This will show that you’re committed to getting the role and have a genuine interest in the company you want to work for.
  • Have a detailed read of the job description so you can speak about the relevant skills and necessary qualifications.
  • Go over your CV and make sure you can answer potential questions that could relate to your experience or skills listed.
  • Prepare 2-3 questions to ask the interviewer to reinforce your enthusiasm. For example, you could ask what a typical working day would look like in this role.
  • Check you have the details of where your interview is being held and have the correct timings. Aim to arrive at least 10 minutes early to give yourself plenty of time to find the location and allow for any travel disruptions.
  • Prepare yourself an appropriate outfit the night before to relieve as much stress as possible for the morning of your interview.

The interview!

  • Be polite and always use the correct professional language and tone.
  • Don’t rush! Take your time to think of your answers before saying them and don’t forget, you can always ask the interviewer to repeat or explain further if you are unsure on a question.
  • Be honest and transparent when answering any questions about your CV or any previous work.
  • Finally, use the STAR method to answer questions related to your skills and experience.
    • Situation- explain in depth a situation that you’ve dealt with and any potential obstacles that you faced and how you overcame them.
    • Task- talk about any specific and relevant tasks that you have completed.
    • Action- the action that you took to further showcase how you applied your skills.
    • Result- any statistics or information that proves your work had a significant impact.

Do you currently work in recruitment and fancy switching to a new and exciting sector? Healthcare recruitment is in demand, making up more than 11% of the recruitment industry. And, at Athona, we’re always on the look out for talented recruitment consultants to join our team with training and guidance on the sector always provided.

At Athona, we have an abundance of roles working in healthcare recruitment, get in touch with Alva, Athona’s Internal Recruiter & Onboarding Officer, about any new potential opportunities.