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Today we held our HR peer group, where we discuss recruitment subjects with the people at the front line of hiring and firing in local Basingstoke companies.

The subject was how to get what you want from the interviewee.  There was lots of discussion about competency based interviews, profiling, assessment days etc., but the one theme we all came back to was just a good honest, open conversation.

Doing the job well is one thing, but fitting in with the team and/or company ethos is another.  Every time an employer takes on a new employee they take a commercial risk; every time an employee starts a new job there is an impact on their day to day life.  It’s a two-way transaction.  We all spend far too much time at work not to enjoy what we do, or indeed enjoy being with the people around us.

So, next time you’re sat in an interview be open about your reasons for wanting that job.  Give anecdotal evidence that you CAN do the job.  Most important of all, ask about the job and the company.  It’s as much of a fact finding mission for you as it is them.

To find out more how we can help you find your next career move go to www.wotestreetemploymentbureau.co.uk

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