Samuel Knight Rail Recruitment Consultant, Cullan Alexander, was asked the question “Could you share your top interview tip for job applicants?”
His response was: "Prepare, Prepare, Prepare: Thorough preparation is key to a successful interview. Research the company extensively, including its mission, values, products/services, and recent news or developments. Familiarize yourself with the job description and make a list of the key skills and experiences you possess that align with the role.
Prepare answers to common interview questions and practice them aloud to build confidence and fluency. Additionally, anticipate questions you may have for the interviewer to demonstrate your genuine interest in the position.
Showcase Your Achievements: During the interview, it's essential to effectively communicate your accomplishments and how they relate to the role you're applying for. Use the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to structure your responses when discussing past experiences.
Highlight specific achievements, challenges you've overcome, and the impact of your contributions. Quantify your achievements whenever possible, as it adds credibility and demonstrates your value. Remember to tailor your responses to showcase the skills and qualities sought by the employer."