- Conduct your Research. Make sure you know about the company you are interviewing with – not only will this allow you to understand the business better, it will also help you come up with potential questions to ask. If you have been given the names of the people who will interview you, find out as much as you can about them before you meet. It might ease your nerves if you know they have a similar background to you!
- Prepare, prepare, prepare. Before the interview, confirm where it will be taking place and make sure you know how to get there. On the day, allow plenty of time for your journey and aim to arrive 10 minutes before the allocated appointment. This will give you an opportunity to gather your nerves, complete any necessary paperwork and observe the environment you may end up working in.
- First impressions. Think carefully about what you’re going to wear, you should look smart and professional even if the business generally takes a more relaxed approach to office attire. Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake and a friendly smile, both powerful tools when creating a first impression.
- Body language. Maintain eye contact with your interviewer, don’t fold your arms or fidget and make sure you speak clearly and concisely – if your interviewer feels like you don’t want to be there or they have to constantly ask you to repeat yourself, they’ll lose interest in you very quickly.
- Review commonly asked interview questions. You can prepare answers in advance to some of the most frequently asked questions. Try not to memorise answers, as your aim is to come across as natural as possible, but it’s always good to have a few responses ready to go.
- Don’t be negative. Try to avoid making derogatory comments about your current or previous employer or colleagues.
- Ask questions. Even if the interviewer has been thorough in describing the company and the opportunity, you should still have a couple of questions to ask. This shows that you are interested in the role and that you have done your research on the business.
- End positively. Always try to end your interview with a positive statement such as “I hope to hear from you soon” and make sure you thank the interviewer for their time.
- Keep it simple. A hiring manager is likely to skim read your CV in the first instance, so you want to make sure that the most important parts are clear and not lost within paragraphs of text.
- Presentation. State your employer, job title and then bullet point the responsibilities and achievements you have in your current role and have had in previous roles. This will draw the readers’ attention to your specific skill set.
- Relevance. Keep your CV relevant. Unless you are a school leaver or recent graduate, there is no need to list school accomplishments – focus on your professional achievements, as these will be more relevant to the job you are applying for.
- Tailor your CV. If you can, tailor your CV to best match the requirements set out in the job description. The aim is to make the hiring manager’s role as easy as possible, so if you can clearly demonstrate that you have the skills they are looking for, you are more likely to get an interview.
- Identify accomplishments. Don’t just regurgitate your job description, stating basic tasks, identify what you have done in your role and what changes you have made or value you have added.
- Overview. If you choose to include a brief description of yourself at the start of your CV, keep it short and succinct highlighting your skills and key experience. This will be the first thing the hiring manager reads about you, so first impressions count!
- Length of CV. A lot of people believe their CV should be no more than 1 or 2 pages – for some individuals, that can be impossible. If you have had several jobs, there is no need to elaborate on your earlier roles, simply state your employer, dates and job title. The key is to keep the information in your CV relevant to your current application.
- Personal information. It is not necessary to include your date of birth, nationality or marital status on your CV. If you are including a personal email address, please ensure it is simple and professional.
The BES tree is now fully decorated and it looks like a few people might be getting pressies!
BES is delighted to support Children in Need again this year, a fantastic charity and a great excuse to eat cakes!
It might be holiday season but we have 250 live jobs and our clients are very keen to recruit…..
Register with BES before 4 September 2017 and if we place you successfully in a permanent role and you pass your probation, we will treat you and a guest to a Night of Luxury (DB&B) at Longueville Manor Hotel in Jersey! Yes, we find you the perfect new job and then we will give you a special treat.
A new advertising campaign starts tonight in the JEP. Please see all the vacancy details on the job page of this website or call 01534 486986 today!
We have nearly 200 live vacancies from Trainee up to MD level across a large number of wonderful client organisations.
Please look out for our JEP campaign which starts today and please do call 01534 486986 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a confidential meeting about your next career move.
Register as a candidate with BES before the 12 April 2017 for your chance to win a luxury Easter egg! The Hotel Chocolat ‘Ostrich Egg’ could be yours – that is over a kilo of high quality CHOCOLATE…..
The lucky winner will be selected from new registrations on 13 April 2017 and then the lucky person will be able to collect their heavy chocolate treat from the BES office later that day – just in time for the Easter weekend.
To register with BES please call the BES team today on Tel. 01534 486986 or E-mail: email@example.com
Of our 170 live jobs, we currently have 25+ different Accounting roles from newly qualified up to FC level in a variety of amazing client organisations. Financial assistance may be offered if you need to relocate.
During March 2017, if you are a qualified Accountant and you register with BES and we place you successfully into a new role, we will pay you £1,000 when you complete your probation period. Yes – we help you find your dream job and then we reward you!
Don’t delay – call a member of the BES team today – all our consultants have worked within the FS industry and Laura is a Chartered Accountant too. Tel. 01534 486986 or log onto www.bes.je for details about the roles.
We were delighted to receive a ‘thank you’ letter from MacMillan Cancer Support in Jersey, thanking us for our financial contribution we made from money raised from our ‘dress down Fridays’.
We are delighted to support MacMillan Cancer Support and will continue to support this wonderful local charity throughout 2017.