Interview Tips Page

Preparing for an interview is extremely important and is often the difference between securing your dream job and taking that next step in your career or missing out.

Below are some top interview tips from the Estate Agency Recruitment team:
  • Research the company that you are being interviewed at, look on their website, social media and news. This will give you an understanding of the company’s history, culture, values and future goals.
  • Business Dress. First impressions count, always.
  • Plan your journey and allow time for delays and to arrive in a calm and approached manner
  • Body  language is important, be aware of yourself and adopt a positive and open posture
  • Expand on your CV. Do not repeat what your CV says. Give your interviewer a clear understanding of who you are and what you have achieved.
  • Keep reminding and highlighting to the interviewer your transferable skills where applicable
  • Be confident and outgoing, ask open questions that will engage your potential new employer
  • Make sure you listen to the Interviewer and their question, do not interrupt or talk over them
  • Give detailed relevant answers  not simple closed answers like yes or no
  • If you don't understand a question, ask them to repeat it again, please.
  • Prepare questions to ask, such as career progression, the office environment, typical day, expectations within the role and high achievers within the business already
  • At the end of the interview thank the interviewer for their time and ask for feedback and whether there is anything you need to focus on for the next meeting or discussion.  
Typical Questions you may be asked at Interview 
  • How would you describe yourself? 
  • What makes you good at your role?
  • What motivates you? 
  • Why are you leaving your current role? 
  • What got you into this industry?
  • What do you know about our company? 
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses? 
  • What are you looking for in your next role?
  • Give an example of how you handled a certain situation ie complaint, busy period, managed a team etc

Typical suggested questions to ask
  • What are the opportunities for career progression? 
  • What does your Induction and Training programme involve? 
  • How has this position been created? 
  • What can you tell me about the team and people that I will be working with? 
  • How long will it take to make a final decision and / or what is the recruitment process?

Good luck on the interview, remember they said YES to meeting with you and this is your chance to explore them as a potential employer too.  Prepare well, be confident in your ability, ask questions and enjoy the experience, we are with you all the way.

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