Interview Tips

  • Agencies will normally have a website which you can get a lot of information from. Failing that, they may have a social media page which will also have information useful to your interview. You should get more information on history of the company, find out what they specialise in and what sets them apart from other agencies. 

    For example, if your looking at what an agency specialises in have a look at what other jobs they are advertising for, you will more than likely find out what they specialise in. Its a good indication.

  • When going to an interview, it is expected that you would be nervous whether its you first interview or your 100th. If you prepare enough you will be able to manage these nerves and have a very successful interview. If you are still nervous, you may know someone who has been for an interview at an agency. Speak to them and let them reassure you. Another method used is to have something you enjoy planned afterwards! It can be used to help with what ever outcome you may experience.
  • We've heard a lot of people say 'dress for the job you want, not the job you have'. However some companies don't expect this. They expect you to dress for the job you have applied for. It will show initiative and knowledge of the sector.

    If you're applying for a industrial/manual role, you wouldn't wear a suit and tie in the job itself so why wear one to the interview.

    Most importantly, don't under dress. But don't over dress.

  • Normally agencies will need you to fill out an application/registration pack. Usually accompanied by documents such as NI number, proof of ID and address. Make sure you have a CV with you whether they have previously seen it or not. 

    You can also bring other certificates which may be attractive to the employer - relevant certificates obtained throughout previous work. In addition to this, you may feel it necessary to bring extra paperwork to help you fill out the application pack so no information is missing.

  • No matter what job you apply for, you should always ask question. It lets the interviewer know you are genuinely interested in the job you are applying for.

    If you prepare about 5 questions you can be quite sure not all of your questions will be covered throughout the interview process.


    Its one of the most important tools you have after an interview. It can be a phone call or even a simple, quick email! Most agencies will be seeing a lot of candidates for a variety of roles. Again, most of these candidates don't follow up their interview. If you do, it makes you stand out. Standing out is imperative, it gives you the best chance at succeeding into the role you applied for!