Interview Tips

Interview Tips

Scion Staffing can assist you in discovering the ideal job. Succeeding in the interview ultimately relies on your efforts, but we’re here to provide helpful tips to streamline the process.

Keys to a Successful Interview:

The 30, 30 30, 10 Rule

30% of successful interviewing is all about your enthusiasm, excitement, and energy.

  • Smile, stay positive, and use eye contact.
  • Relax, but stay alert.
  • Ask questions about the position, company, and the interviewer. (Get them talking about themselves, and listen).
  • Wait until you’ve received the job offer to ask questions about salary, commission, bonuses, vacations or anything else the company can do for you.
  • Never get too comfortable, remain professional and on guard. This is the main reason why many people do not excel in final interviews.

30% of the interview is about showing that you have the skills and desire to conduct the responsibilities of the position.

  • Offer specific examples of prior work, projects, or duties that relate to the questions.
  • Stay away from general sweeping answers, the more details, the better.
  • Use examples of responsibilities that relate to the employer’s area of expertise and the position you are applying for.

30% of the interview is selling yourself.

  • Describe your skills accurately.
  • Communicate your passions that relate to the position you are interviewing for.
  • Show them that you can get along with others and that you can address questions in an organized fashion.
  • Find the balance of showing your excitement, while not dominating the discussion process.

10% of the interview is the close. The interview is a sales call; you are the product.

  • Ask questions.
  • Overcome objections.
  • Land the plane: communicate your interest level, availability, and why you are a superior candidate.
  • And this is the hardest part, have fun! Candidates who enjoy the meeting get the job.

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How To Prepare For Your Interview:

  • Always dress for success. It is safe to wear plain navy or dark-colored business attire.
  • Make sure to research the employer and position you are interested in and be on time.
  • Be prepared and show the employer that you respect their time. Research the organization and show your passion!
  • Make sure to be on time. Do not be late and do not show up 30 minutes early. You can make a trial run to the interview location the night/day before and then make sure you allot time for travel. If your interview is virtual, make sure that your equipment, speakers, and video work properly.
  • Bring at least three copies of your resume or if your interview is virtual, ensure your resume has been sent to the interviewer.
  • Prepare and bring a copy of your references.
  • Bring a pen and notebook to take notes.
  • Prepare questions to ask during the interview.
  • Fill out all applications neatly and completely because you are being judged on all steps in the procedure.
  • Write down notes to help you remember the highlights of the interview (write down your questions, impressions, and notes about your performance). This will help you in future interviews and writing thank you letters.
  • Directly after any client interview, make sure to call your Scion Staffing Account Executive to provide feedback on the interview.
  • Always email, mail, or drop off a thank you letter within 24 hours, preferably the same day you interview.

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