When you interview with us, we’re not trying to catch you out. We have invited you in to meet us because we think that you can do the job that you have applied for. We want you to be successful.
Here are some things to consider before your interview:
Browse our corporate and careers websites to find out more about us, our services and sectors, any recent news, and our mission and brand values. It’s also a good idea to research the interviewers, most of our employees are on LinkedIn, or they will have a profile on our website. You may find out you have something in common with your interviewers which could help to break the ice.
Know your CV
It’s common to be asked to take the interviewers through your CV. You have a great opportunity here to rehearse this before the interview and be prepared to run through your CV and take questions on it.
They count for a lot. Dress smartly, be confident and enthusiastic. Smile and offer a handshake to those who you meet. This doesn’t only include your interviewers, but also the front of house staff and anyone else you’re introduced to.
A lot of communication is non-verbal. Think about your body language and how good eye contact and posture can show enthusiasm for the role and firm.
When answering interview questions, give evidence of how actions you performed made a difference to the outcome. A good way of doing this is to use the STAR technique. See below for a quick overview of how to structure an answer, but we’d recommend exploring this further and practicing some answers. A good friend or significant other can help here.
Situation: Set the scene and give the necessary details of your example.
Task: Describe what your responsibility was in that situation.
Action: Explain exactly what steps you took to address it.
Result: Share what outcomes your actions achieved.
Interviews can be stressful and you may feel nervous. Slow down and consider your answer before starting to speak. If you don’t understand the question asked, ask for clarification.
Prepare to interview us!
The interview is a great time to get to know the firm more. Come prepared with some questions to ask at the end. Make sure these questions are not ones that can be answered by looking on our website, but ones specific to the role that you are interviewing for.
We understand that interviewing for a new role can be a stressful experience. You will interview in a room or quiet place in one of our offices or offsite, and we will provide you with water.