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Events is a highly competitive sector, and events jobs are often keenly fought over! Stay ahead of the pack with these hints and tips!

Events is a highly competitive sector, and events jobs are often keenly fought over! Stay ahead of the pack with these hints and tips!

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  • Events business interview tips
  • Events is a highly competitive sector, and events jobs are often keenly fought over.
  • We’ve placed thousands of successful candidates in event jobs and AV jobs, from producers to technicians and everything in between.
  • Here’s our advice about how to succeed at your interview.
  • Your interview is basically common sense and a little preparation.
  • From your CV, your potential employer can already see that you have the skills to perform the role for which you have applied.
    A
    first interview will generally take place to talk about you.
  • Employers will want to discuss your CV in further detail, gain an insight into your personality, understand your aspirations and motivations, discover how you might fit in with the existing team, and so on.
  • The following are guidelines to help you through the events industry interview experience and make it as painless as possible.
  • Before
    Research the events company, production house or audio visual firm thoroughly.
    Most will have a website you can browse
  • Before
    Compose at least a couple of questions that you can ask at your interview.
  • Before
    They should convey to your interviewer your genuine interest in the role and the company, so issues such as future plans, company stability and staff retention levels are good examples
  • Before
    Plan your journey leaving plenty of time for delays, traffic jams, etc
    Reread your CV to prepare yourself for any questions that your interviewer may have
  • Before
    Make sure your suit/interview attire is clean and pressed and shoes are clean and tidy. First impressions are everything!
  • Before
    Remind yourself of why you have the relevant skills for this position and be prepared for any questions that may be pertinent to the role
  • Arriving
    Always arrive 5-10 minutes early and always phone ahead if you are running late - so ensure you have the correct telephone number with you
  • Arriving
    Introduce yourself with a confident firm handshake. Once seated, leave your hands on your lap.
    Don’t fold your arms, as this conveys a feeling of defensiveness.
  • Arriving
    Most interviewers make a decision on your suitability within the first five minutes.
    That’s why your attire and good appearance is essential.
  • Arriving
    Be confident and cheerful and engage in eye contact.
  • During
    Make sure you give the interviewer as much opportunity as possible to talk about the role, so ask your pre-rehearsed questions about the company and opportunity
  • During
    Remember that, as much as you are selling yourself, the interviewer has to sell the role to you too.
    Make it easy for them by asking what is good about the company and this position in particular
  • Ending
    Always ask your interviewer if s/he has any doubts or reservations about your suitability for the role.
    If they do, you can attempt to overcome them there and then.
  • Ending
    Thank the interviewer for the appointment and say you have enjoyed meeting them
  • Ending
    Always ask what the next stage
    will be and when you
    should expect to
    hear their decision
  • Ending
    Ensure that you convey genuine interest in the role.
    If a potential employer has to choose between two equally suitable candidates, the most enthusiastic will be their more likely choice
  • Want to know more?
    If you have a specific query about your interview, just get in touch with us.
    We know most of the companies in the events business, and can often give you inside information and other useful tips.
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