Private Investigator Jobs - The Interview

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The Interview

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The Interview

We are one of the few companies in this industry to actively recruit. While there are no strict guidelines, the comments below about interview preparation, and what may be expected of you will be of help

We periodically interview, mostly in a fairly informal environment - sometimes one-to-one, although more commonly, given the high number of applications we receive, in a group interview. The comments below are an opinion only, and should not be taken as a direct instruction

There is a gulf between employer's expectations when recruiting and what people applying for jobs believe is expected. Aligning these expectations is the key to standing out from the crowd and being offered the prize job you want. Qualifications are important, but when you get to the interview stage it's all about your attitude. Employers recruit for attitude and train for skills

We are probably more interested in a candidate's outlook and behaviour than in your academic qualifications (although these are important, too). We look for optimisn, determination, emotional intelligence, enthusiasm, confidence and resilience. We want to see personality and enthusiasm; we also want to see candour and honesty

If you haven't worked before, perhaps because you are coming to us straight from education, you will need to be able to explain why you want to work for us - so do some research - this website is a good start, but not the total resource. It will signal that you are interested and proactive. You may think of first applying for work experience

A trap many fall into is just to talk about yourself. It's fine to talk about your skills, but you also need to demonstrate that you are engaged with our business sector and familiar with what we do. Many candidates have applied for work experience , finding it a beneficial and fun experience

Get to the interview in plenty of time. Our now famous 'worst interviewee ever' was late for a group interview, keeping seven people waiting, blatantly rude to the person in our office who helped them find the place and then interrupted their way through everyone else with innapropriate and self-inflating opinions. Unsurprisingly, they do not have a career as a Private Investigator

Watch for opportunities to demonstrate that you have done your homework on us and our client markets. A lack of interest in an employer is one of the most common reasons candidates don't get beyond first base. Balance talking with listening - show you can listen and allow all questions to be covered

Above all, don't be disheartened if you don't get the job. Competition is high, and think of the interview as an opportunity. Being gently let down does not normally mean it is a closed door, and may be an invitation for the future

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