This week we sat down with Aisling Healy, Human Resources Recruitment Executive for Sogeti Ireland, to discuss the five top interview tips she has for consultants.
As consultants who are regularly attending interviews on client site, it is important to remember you only have a short amount of time to make the best impression.
5 tips to keep in mind when you are going for an interview with a client;
1. Dress formal
If you are unaware of the dress code it is always better to dress formally as it makes a good first impression.
2. Be prepared
Know where the offices are, walk to it the day before if necessary or leave earlier to ensure you are at least 10 minutes early for the interview. If late for an interview it makes a bad first impression
3. Know your CV
Make sure you know your CV inside out and be prepared to pull examples from your past experiences. Do not put experiences on your CV that you would not be able to answer questions on from your interviewer
4. Research the company
It makes a bad impression when you cannot speak about the background and business of the client you are interviewing for. Ensure you know when and where it was founded, the industries in which it operates, the values and mission of the company and if possible the clients it works with.
5. Ask questions
Ensure that you have a question at the end of the interview regarding the project that you will potentially be joining which shows that you are interested and engaged.
Along with these tips remember to relax. The interviewer is looking for a good culture fit so make sure to be yourself and show that you would fit in well with their environment which our consultants always do!
At Sogeti Ireland People Come First!
We are a team of people who share an enthusiasm for IT and a passion for results. We also work hard to build strong and enduring relationships with our clients and our people. Although we are part of a major global company, we have a strong local market presence that enables us to be flexible and fast in responding to client needs and the needs of our people. We are interested to hear from candidates with top-level skills and relevant experience who welcome a challenge.
If you are interested in joining our team why not visit our Current Vacancies page.