by Ruth Jacobs - Information Security Recruitment, Barclay Simpson - Friday, 17 April 2009.
Preparation for interviews is absolutely essential and it is surprising how often this is overlooked. Many people spend hours studying for exams, and years for a degree, which help get the interview request, but do not put the time in to prepare for the interview. It is key to set yourself apart from other candidates, to show interest in the company and knowledge of their business. We suggest researching the company’s website gaining information about their business and if possible the division in which the role will be based. Try to find out some information on the people who will be conducting the interview and importantly the type of interview to assist with specific preparation. If it is a technical interview or test try to find out what areas it is likely to involve so you can study in advance. If you are likely to undergo psychometric or aptitude tests, undertake some practice tests that can be found on the internet. If it is a competency type interview then you can prepare for this by anticipating the type of questions you are likely to be asked and preparing your best answers.
Barclay Simpson are exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe 2009
held on 28th – 30th April in Earl’s Court, London.