January has been a busy month. Your New Year’s Resolution - to "get that dream job". You've been busy sending off CVs and now the hard work is paying off, interview offers are starting to come in. Congratulations on making it through to this stage. 

You've researched the company’s background, looked over the job description and rehearsed your answers to questions you think you are likely to be asked. Great! This will certainly help you in the interview. But did you know? The language you use in your responses may well be the deciding factor on whether or not you are successful.


You arrive for your interview - are you ready?

Dressed in your smartest suit, you arrive nice and early. You tell the receptionist you’re here for an interview. You’re feeling confident and proud of yourself. There’s not doubt about, it you've worked hard to get to this stage, but it’s not over yet. Just one more hurdle to overcome, the actual interview. This is probably the most daunting part of the whole recruitment process. So, whilst you’re sitting in reception waiting to be called, why not use the time to fill your head with some last minute positive thinking. 

 

 

Do you know WHAT to say and HOW to say it?

From the informal to the formal there are many types of interviews, but one that you are likely to come up against is the competency-based interview. Ever heard that "Tell me about a time when…" question? It probably sounds like a simple question but during an interview it’s so easy to forget that answer you've been trying to memorising for the last few days. Don’t worry, we've all been there. When this happens we end up missing out key details and usually give a really unstructured answer.

Here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions we always encourage our candidates to use techniques like ‘STAR’. This model will really help you to formulate a structured response, which will in turn ensure you give a well thought out answer.

 

 

Here are some examples of how can you use this model to ensure your responses are structured and positive.

 

Talk about challenges

Interviewer: ‘tell me about a time when you failed at a task”

Avoid using phrases like “I’ve never failed at anything before” or “I never make mistakes”. We've all faced challenges both professionally and personally. These responses simply show that you are lying. Use this as an opportunity to demonstrate that you are not only capable of dealing with difficult situations but you've actually learnt from the experience.

Candidate: “When things didn’t quite go to plan, I made sure I…so next time…”

 

Talk about weaknesses

Interviewer: ‘Do you have any weaknesses?”

It’s a fact; we can’t be good at everything so there will something you’re not good at doing. When you’re asked this question, don’t focus on how bad you are – turn a negative into a positive

Candidate: “I would like to learn…” or “I…to overcome this challenge in the past" or “I asked a colleague to help me.”

 

Leave a positive lasting impression

When you walk into the room make sure you introduce yourself and shake hands with the interviewer. When you leave, thank the interviewer for inviting you for an interview. End on a positive note, why not mentioning something you came across during your research? Simple things like this will ensure the interviewer has a positive impression of you.

Candidate: “I noticed that you have a company football team” or "it was great to meet the team, I think I would fit in well."

Bottom line, when it comes to interviews knowing what to say and how to say it is critical. Using the right language will ensure you deliver a lasting impression and a positive experience. Remember as I always our MD Ricky Martin always says #thinkpositivebepositive. Good luck!

For more interview advice and questions please visit our website.

Still feeling the January blues? Need pampering? Look no further, we are giving away a VIP Spa Day courtesy of Virgin Experience Days!

Or, if you're feeling romantic, don't forget Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so this would make a fabulous gift for your other half! Whatever experience you choose, you will be pampered and de-stressed in a tranquil and serene environment. Your VIP Spa Day experience will be comfortable and lavish with you leaving calm and contented. So choose from the list of fantastic venues across the country and let yourself unwind and be treated like a VIP for a day....

The VIP Spa Day Collection Voucher can be used for any one of the following Experiences:

 

  • Fairlawns Exclusive Spa Experience for One
  • Indulgent Day for Two at Greenwoods Spa
  • Luxury Spa Day at Rowhill Grange
  • Refresh and Revive at Ragdale Hall Spa
  • Spa Day at Champneys
  • Turkish Delight Spa Experience at the 5* Bentley London, A Hilton Hotel

For more details about this prize please visit the Virgin Experience Days website.

 

How can you enter?
 
To enter, you will need to RT @Rickymartin247's tweet from 24.01.14 Twitter account. Then, simply follow @Hyperec_HRS on Twitter or ‘Like’ our company Facebook page. Yes, it is that simple!
 
The prize draw opens 24 January 2014 and closes 09 February 2014 one winner will be selected at random.
 
T’s and C’s apply, click here for more details. The winner will be announced Monday 10 February 2014.

Don’t have a Twitter account yet? Don’t panic, you can set one up here it’s easy! New to Facebook? Don't worry, you can sign up here!

 

Don’t forget, the start of a new year is a perfect time to look for a new job!

So your full of enthusiasm, you’ve made your New Year's resolutions and you’re ready to make some changes! Looking for your ideal job is a great place to start and you don’t need to do it alone!

Using a recruitment agency can be a useful tool when searching for a job. Whether this is permanent, contract or temporary employment, a recruitment agency has access to a broad selection of opportunities. And did you know? Sometimes agencies have exclusive access to jobs that may not be directly advertised elsewhere!
  
So if you are thinking about a science job, technology job or engineering job visit our website and check out the latest roles. No question is too small and here at HRS we are more than happy to help, speak to one of our friendly consultants today!

For more useful advice and information on how to work with recruitment agencies click here.

Make 2014 your year, get that job you’ve always wanted! 

 

To celebrate the New Year, we are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a personally styled outfit for the value of up to £250 courtesy of The Chapar! So, if you fancy some new clothes but don’t like the idea of going shopping yourself, well look no further this is the perfect prize for you!

The Chapar offer a broad range of looks and styles from classic to preppy to rakish. So, whether you're into classic brands or modern labels, they will find the style that suits you best. What's more they will deliver straight to your door! 

How does it work?

The Chapar Man is served by a team of Personal Stylists who learn everything they need to know about their client. Clothes are selected according to an intimate profile and are tailored to suit a particular lifestyle.

 
 
 
       
          
  
How can you enter?

 

To enter, you will need to RT one of the giveaway tweets starting with *GIVEAWAY* from @Rickymartin247's Twitter account. These messages will be tweeted over the next week, starting on 4 January 2014. Then, simply follow @Hyperec_HRS on Twitter or ‘Like’ our company Facebook page. Yes, it is that simple!

 

The prize draw opens 4 January 2014 and closes 12 January 2014 one winner will be selected at random.

 

T’s and C’s apply, click here for more details. The winner will be announced Monday 13 January 2014.


Don’t have a Twitter account yet? Don’t panic, you can set one up here it’s easy! New to Facebook? Don't worry, you can sign up here!
 
New year, new look, how about a new job?

 

So what will 2014 bring for you? If you are searching for a position in the scientific sector then look no further, we are here to help! So, whether you’re looking for a permanent, contract or temporary position in the science, technology, engineering or IT sectors, you’ve come to the right place, visit our website and search for the latest jobs! 

 

What’s more, here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions(HRS), we go above and beyond simply finding the right job for you. We are happy to offer advice and tips on how to improve your CV, covering letter and application form. In addition, we will prepare you for your interview, give you advice on what to expect, along with sharing information on the history and culture of the organisation. No question is too small and we are more than happy to help so, please speak to one of our friendly consultants to find out how we can help.

 

 

 

 
 
Did you know you can find HRS on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube?
 
 
We use our Twitter account to promote our company as well as a way to interact with our followers on a daily basis. In the space of one year our number of followers has grown to over 8, 500 that's pretty impressive right? So why should you follow us? We post new jobs to Twitter everyday and regularly tweet useful tips and advice on the recruitment process itself –including everything from CVs to the interview itself!
 
What’s more, we like to keep our loyal followers engaged in the world of science, so we make sure we post a science fact every morning! As if that wasn’t enough, every Friday we run a weekly prize draw, whereby one lucky follower has the chance to win a science / technology themed prize! Whilst we are on the subject of prizes, to mark our one year anniversary, we are running a month-long competition, where one lucky follower will win the new BlackBerry Q10! To read the full Terms and Conditions and details on how to enter, click here
 
 
Along with our Twitter content, all of our blogs are posted to our company Facebook page. Our weekly blogs will keep you up-to-date with our latest company developments as well as with what’s happening in the science and technology markets. Our Facebook page is a great way for you interact and communicate with us and get in touch. Don't forget - if you enter our prize draws, remeber to ‘like’ our Facebook page as well as follow us on Twitter. So make sure you visit our Facebook page regularly and keep an eye out for those instructions on how to enter our competitions!
 
 
Did you know? YouTube has now become the second largest search engine after Google, but what does that mean? It means that people are going to YouTube not only to find answers to their problems but to see them! Instead of reading the information, most of us would much rather watch it. So with this in mind, we recently launched our very own YouTube channel to keep you up-to-date with the latest developments within our company. What’s more, this site will eventually provide useful videos to help you successfully secure a new job within the science and technology fields. These videos will include, working with recruitment agencies, how to write a CV, preparing for a job interview and much more, so watch this space! We’ve just uploaded a new video so check it out! We want you to get to know the people behind the team! Here at HRS we are always happy to help you, so why not get in touch at least you will know who you are talking to!
 
 
Why do we have a Google Plus business profile? Well it’s owned and operated by Google of course! Most of us use Google for everything these days, so by having a Google Plus account, we are increasing our numbers of highly targeted visitors from Google’s very own search results! Similar to Facebook’s ‘like’, Google has “+1 votes”. The more +1’s your pages and posts gets, the better. So, why not check out our profile and give us your vote! We regularly post content on our Google Plus account. Every article we share creates a link back to our website. We not only share content, but re-share content to our community. It’s a great way for us to be involved with our circles and increases the chances of our content being shared withitn our circle of influence. You can find out more about me and HRS in the About section on our profile page on our Google+ profile page.
 
 
With over 120 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is not merely a social network aimed for business users, it’s an online network of influential people all over the world. Moreover, LinkedIn essentially brings business people together in a new and unique way. Our Linkedin profile has certainly helped us to build a network of useful contacts. Similarly to our other social media accounts, we regularly post content to keep our followers up to date with the latest news - not just from within our company but the science and technology markets. So why not connect with us through Linkedin, find out what we’re talking about and join the discussion!

 

Using a recruitment agency can be a useful tool when searching for a job. Whether this is permanent, contract or temporary employment, a recruitment agency has access to a broad selection of opportunities. Sometimes agencies even have exclusive access to jobs that may not be directly advertised elsewhere.   

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) has a wealth of recruitment expertise, specifically related to roles in the science and technology sectors. Moreover, we go above and beyond simply offering jobs. We are happy to offer you advice and tips on how to improve your CV, covering letter and application form. What’s more, we will prepare you for your interview, give you advice on what to expect, along with sharing information on the history and culture of the organisation. 

We don’t expect you to know everything about recruitment, that’s why we are the experts! No question is too small and we are more than happy to help you at no extra cost, so please speak to one of our friendly consultants to find out if we can help.

For more useful advice and information on how to work with recruitment agencies, please visit our Advice on Recruitment Agencies section by clicking on the icon below.

 

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