It’s that dreaded point of the interview: do you have any questions for us? It makes every job hunter’s mind race. Do you ask what you are genuinely wondering? Do you ask something that will boost your profile as a candidate? Should you ask any questions at all? Here are some ideas of things you may want to ask:
- Is there room for progression in the role?
- What kind of staff development do you undertake?
- Might I move between teams, or do people tend to stay in the same team?
- What do people enjoy about working for your company?
- Who are some of your clients? Will I have a chance to meet them?
If a question doesn’t seem relevant to you, don’t ask it. The employer will be able to see whether it is a genuine question or whether it is something you have though of to make yourself look good.
Job interviews can be difficult but if you know what you are doing and feel confident, there are lots of ways to make yourself memorable – for all the right reasons. Here are some top recruitment tips for people wanting to impress the interviewer when they apply for a new job:
- Be polite. You don’t necessarily have to be especially formal – take your lead from the interviewer. Just make sure you are polite and friendly.
- Ask questions. Interviews can become very awkward if you are invited to ask questions and have nothing to say. This is the best way to show that you have taken an interest in the company and want to know more about the role.
- Talk to your recruitment consultant. They can tell you about how the company would expect you to act.
- Dress to impress. Make sure you are smart and don’t let the small things let you down.
When going for an interview it is normal to be nervous and a certain level of nerves will help to keep your mind focused and help with your performance. However, for some their nerves in an interview situation can easily get the better of them and can mean that they fall apart under pressure.
By following the below top tips you can beat those nerves and land your dream job after all:-
Arrive in plenty of time for your interview – there is nothing worse than arriving to an interview late and rushing in all flustered and panicked so ensure you allow plenty of time to get to your interview, ideally looking for a coffee shop nearby where you can sit and have a drink whilst you get your head together before you go to the interview.
Ensure that you wear something smart AND comfortable – the last thing you want is to be fidgeting around in an outfit that you are uncomfortable in, an interview is not a fashion parade and you should look smart and professional at all times.
First impressions count – always make sure that you greet people with a smile and make eye contact with them, know who you are going to meet and when you arrive shake their hand, this shows professionalism and confidence and is a great way to start an interview.
Many people look down on the Job Centre thinking it is only there to assist people claiming benefits. This is not the case and a trip there can be very worthwhile. Although they do deal with benefit claims, they also offer help and financial support in returning to work or additional training. If you are under 30 and looking to start your own business, again they can provide you with some very useful contacts and groups that you can attend. If you are struggling to find a job or failing when it comes to the interview process, they have specially trained members of staff that can talk to you about this and work on improving your CV and interview techniques. All Job Centres also have facilities where you can search for jobs online and for many of them even apply. They have phones that can be used to call up a company advertising a vacancy and often have questionnaires that you can complete to suggest compatible vacancies to you.
Meeting the potential employee in person offers the chance to get to know the real person behind the “CV hype.” As you’re conducting the interview, this is your chance to ask questions that you would like to know that maybe hadn’t been covered in their CV. Some common questions that Employers like to ask are: “What are your goals for the future, where would you like to see yourself in 3 years” etc or “why do you believe you be good at this job, what do you have to offer.”Do not be scared to ask such questions like, “Why is there a gap in your CV for 12 months or if they appear to have had many different jobs in a short period.
The main thing to remember is that this person is applying to become part of your business and it is up to you to check out the information they have told you. Many people ask for references from previous employers, this is a great way to see how the person performs when they are in their role and how they may be an asset to your company.
Forensic accountants investigate commercial fraud, divorce and personal injury cases. Civil cases often require the testimony of expert witnesses in accountancy. Large firms often have specialised departments in litigation support composed of qualified accountants.
Activities carried out by forensic accountants?
• Investigating and analysing financial evidence.
• Developing computer applications to assist in the analysis and presentation of financial evidence.
• Communicating findings in the form of reports, exhibits and collection of documents.
• Assisting in legal proceedings, including testifying in court as an expert witness and preparing aids to support trial evidence.
Key skills needed to be a forensic accountant?
• Problem solving abilities.
• Interpersonal and communication skills.
• A logical and analytical approach.
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