Interview advice

  • Top tips from recruiters within the property market about how to prepare yourself for an interview for a position within commercial property.
  • Talented candidates are in demand, as the commercial property sector makes the most of the healthy climate. Stephanie Sparrow offers advice on winning your dream job.
  • Has there ever been a better time to apply for a role in surveying? Quantity, valuation and building surveyors are in demand as companies clawback the talent they were forced to lose during the recession.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • There can’t be many people who enjoy job interviews. They can be stressful situations, made worse by the fact you have to perform well in order to get the job you want. Find out some useful tips for preparing and partaking in interviews.
  • The trick to answering questions well is to take your time and not parrot off a pre-prepared script. This ease comes from knowing your material – so gen up in these popular questions – and answers – in advance.

  • Tough questioning about the company’s future plans is legitimate, if done elegantly, but too much interest in the sick-pay scheme may set alarm bells ringing. Likewise, listen carefully to the answers, and, once out of the room, mark them out of 10.

  • Like football, an interview is a game of two halves and you need to prepare and perform. Read our expert tips on how to prep an interview and conduct yourself for maximum impact.

  • Read our guide giving ideas for best practice on what to take to an interview and how to ensure you turn up prepared.

  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.