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How to Successfully Pass Every Interview

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How to Successfully Pass Every Interview

โ€‹One of most senior pharmacy recruitment consultants John Churchward has released his top tips on successfully passing an interview as a Pharmacy Professional.

John has seen hundreds of Pharmacy Professional's pass their interview with his advise. He's also seen them flounder under the pressure of an interview room. When you are processed to a role with Quad Recruitment, 1:1 training sessions are taken place before an interview. We cover specific points which are only relevant to the client interviewer you're attending. Below are six of his top interview rules:

"Here's my top tips to go get your job offer:

๐“๐ข๐ฉ ๐Ž๐ง๐ž - ๐ƒ๐จ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก!
This might be a basic expectation but, you'd be surprised on how many candidates I have interview calls with when they haven't even checked out the company they're potentially going to work for prior to attending an interview. Winging it just doesn't cut it. Make sure to know the foundations of the business, who they are, what they're about and always check out your interviewer on LinkedIn. How do you know its the company for you if you don't know who they are?

๐“๐ข๐ฉ ๐“๐ฐ๐จ - ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ & ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž!
Yes your Resume looks great and your cover letter amazing but who are you? Showing off your personality is KEY. Yes your experience a deciding factor but whether you'll fit into the team is just as important. Be confident, enthusiastic, excited, relaxed. Surprisingly interviewers want to know about you professionally and personally.

๐“๐ข๐ฉ ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐ž - ๐€๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž!
Again be enthusiastic and positive, you could be the best candidate in the world but if your attitude stinks then it will be a NO, guaranteed!! Positive mental attitude and can do approach and your winning!

๐“๐ข๐ฉ ๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ - ๐‡๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐€ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง!
Yes the interviewer has seen your Resume, that's why your there right? but you're both human, have a conversation, let if flow! Don't read off your Resume, build rapport, try and find common ground. This will help you show off your personality and get them to know the real you!

๐“๐ข๐ฉ ๐…๐ข๐ฏ๐ž - ๐€๐ฌ๐ค ๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ!
Always always always ask questions, you're not the only one being interviewed, you're interviewing the interviewer to make sure that its the right job and the right company for you. Try and stay away from salary, sickness allowance or benefits. Ask company related question for example, what's the future plans for the company, what challenges are they experiencing, what are their pain points and even ask the interviewer questions, what's do they enjoy about their role, how did they get to where they are within their career. People love talking about themselves so ask away!

๐“๐ข๐ฉ ๐’๐ข๐ฑ - ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฐ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ!
An interviewer wants to see what you can bring to the table, what's different about you and why should they pick you above all the other candidates? This is your time to shine. Talk about your achievement not only professionally but personally and how you've achieved what you've achieved. Talk about issues you've experienced within your past employment, how you've dealt with them and the outcome. You never know looking back at the questioning stage you might be showing that you can deal with their pain points.

Dress to impress and Remember these Top Tips and you're well on your way to smashing your interview and getting that offer!!"

Did you find this useful? If you're currently in the market for a role- we have an office full of exceptional Pharmacy Recruitment Experts just like John, who could take you through the hiring processes with ease and you like 1000's of other Pharmacy Professionals could take the specially designed 1:1 interview training programme and achieve a world class interview.

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