If you’re reading this for help on your interview with one of our Office Managers, it means you’ve completed our online application and assessment, spoken to one of our recruiters, and have been selected by an Office Manager to come in for an interview. Congratulations on making it to this point!
To help you put your best foot forward, our recruiters compiled their top 10 pointers to remember when you go to the interview. They’ve done this because it’s part of how we do things at SUI. We always try to help others succeed. It’s all part of our Lead Dog attitude.
Without further ado, here are our Top 10 Interview Tips:
1. Check out the company.
Don’t go into the interview cold. There are several places you can get information about SUI. Check out the videos on this page; read through our offerings on our main Satellites Unlimited site, and read the information posted on Glassdoor. The more you know about us going into the interview, the more time can be spent getting to know you and everything you bring to the table.
2. Practice responding to interview questions.
Make sure you can explain why you’re the best candidate for the job in clear, concise language. The more you practice, the less nervous you’ll be.
3. Ten minutes early is always on time.
Need we say more?
4. Greet with a firm but not bone-crushing handshake.
It shows confidence in yourself without starting an ego war.
5. Dress for success.
You only have this one opportunity to make a first impression. Neat clothes let the focus be on your skill set and not your personal style preference.
6. Turn electronic devices off and out of sight.
Better yet, leave them in the car so you’re not tempted or surprised.
7. Stay positive and engaged.
An interview is not the right time to bash previous employers or make excuses. It’s also important to focus your attention on the task at hand; don’t let your mind wander!
8. Make regular eye contact.
Again, this is a sign of confidence. Everyone gets nervous during an interview, but eye contact lets the interviewer know you are sure of your skills and knowledge.
9. Express your interest in the job at the close of the interview.
The interviewer is curious about whether or not you’re still interested in the position. Expressing that you want the job lets him or her know you want to move forward.
10. Say and send a ‘Thank You.’
Sending a thank you note post-interview is a good way to stand out from your competition. Don’t forget to ask your interviewer for a business card so you know where to send it!
If you keep these tips in mind to prepare for your interview, you’ll be well on your way to making a lasting and positive impression.
From all of us here in recruiting, GOOD LUCK!