SUPPLY CHAIN JOBS: INTERVIEW TIPS

Monday, July 17, 2017

Are you looking for a supply chain job? The process of finding a new position and making it through the paper rounds to interview can be daunting, especially in the current financial market, but there are many ways in which you can improve your application skills and make the most of this opportunity to shine.

Working with a recruitment agency is an excellent way to maximise your chances of success, and our excellent recruiters at CareerWisewill work with you throughout the process of applying for a job, so you can be sure that your application and your interview skills are up to scratch. When you’re looking for a supply chain job, don’t forget to re-visit our list of top tips so that you can ace your interview and look forward to a positive new start!

HOW TO ACE AN INTERVIEW:

1. Start strong. Getting through to the face-to-face interview stage is only possible with a strong and relevant application. Your CV and covering letter should be well written and free from errors, but should also highlight everything that makes you unique and demonstrates your commitment to this role in particular. Give your potential employer a good reason to want to know more about you, and you’ll be increasing your chances of getting an interview for the job you want.

2. Prepare properly. Don’t risk losing the job you want because you haven’t done your homework! You’ll need to convince your interviewer that you’re clued on up the company you want to work for, that you share their ethos and that you can bring something new and valuable to the organization.

3. Be specific. When a company seeks a new employee, they don’t just want someone who is looking for a job, they want someone who is passionate about, and committed to, the job they need to fill. Be as specific as you can with your answers, linking them back to the role in question wherever possible, and ensure that you reflect the skills required for this role in your responses.

4. Polish your presentation skills. You should be aware of the importance of making a good first impression, and bear in mind that your employer will make fast judgments about your suitability for the role that may be influenced by the way you present yourself, the way you answer questions and the rapport you manage to establish. Dress appropriately, think carefully about the way you discuss your experience and work history, and don’t forget to smile!

This originally appeared on careerwise.ie