Congratulations! You’ve been asked in to meet with the recruiter for an interview. This is the first step to securing that dream job you applied for. Now is the time to shine. Please don’t get complacent about this recruiter interview and fall into the trap of thinking “it’s just the recruiter, it’s not a real interview”.
Meeting with your recruiter is as important as meeting a client. If we don’t love what we see and we can’t see you sitting in front of our client, answering the same questions with the same fabulous answers you are giving us…we won’t be sending you anywhere! Least of all, to our client who are expecting only the best from us. When we send a candidate to a client, you are representing us as well as yourself so we want you to *Shine*.
Which brings us to our question in the title. What do you need to bring to your interview, to demonstrate not only your skills and how right you are for that job, but also to make sure you are a bonafide, registered candidate on our books?
Know how you want to present yourself and your experience. Know your strengths, weaknesses and accomplishments. A job interview is not the time to wing it!
Arrive on time
Early or late – neither looks good. Arrive on time (maybe 2 or 3 minutes early) and announce yourself. Remember how you speak to the reception staff – they will taking in the first impressions and are often called on for insight.
TEMPS – Bring your Paperwork
If you would like to be considered for temp work (now or in the not too distant future), you will need to bring your paperwork so we can pay you!! This includes:
* Tax file number
* Bank details
* Superannuation information
* Any appropriate visa documentation
Bring your Testing
If you have done prior testing with another agency, bring a copy of these results for your file.
Know your Referees
We may need to do a reference check. It is a good idea to have a couple of referees up your sleeve that you can call on if need be. We won’t be calling them without your prior consent (and time for you to give them a heads up), but come prepared with their details.
Bring your Best You!
We want to see you at your best. That way – we know that we are recommending our client hire the right candidate and the best person for the job.
If you would like to know more about how you can prepare for an interview. Please refer to Sprint Coach on our website or get in touch with us directly.