The ICAEW Guide to Successful Job Search Episode 9: Delivering a first-class interview
In the ninth podcast of The ICAEW Guide to Successful Job Search series, host Simon Gray, FCA, offers his top tips on how to make sure you perform at your best during an interview.
To create the ICAEW Guide to Successful Job Search, ICAEW worked with Simon Gray, author of ‘Super Secrets of Successful Executive Job Search’ and founder of Career Codex, in addition to experts from across the recruitment and business world to share their knowledge of how to find and secure the job you want.
In Episode 9, ‘Delivering a first-class interview’, Gray shares his advice on how you can seal the deal when you’ve secured an interview for your dream job. After discussing some of the common myths regarding interviews, Gray takes you through the interview process a step at a time, covering:
- How to research for the interview;
- How to control the interview from start to finish; and
- What to do after the interview.
He also explains how to ask great questions that demonstrate your experience, knowledge and enthusiasm.
In this podcast Gray is joined by:
- Sally Adams, Acting Chief Financial Officer at Electrocomponents Plc;
- Andrew Clark, Finance Director at Costa Enterprises; and
- Jonathan Firth, Managing Director Michael Page Finance.
You can listen to the rest of the series on icaew.com or on iTunes:
|1||Getting started on your successful job search|
|2||The job market environment|
|3||The psychology of job search success|
|4||The importance of planning
|5||CVs that stand out and impactful cover letters|
|6||Getting in front of decision makers
|7||The power of networking|
|8||Positioning yourself online|
|10||Handling the offer and negotiation stage||08 April 2016|
Meet the experts
Simon Gray Career Codex
After starting his career at KPMG, Simon Gray, FCA, has spent more than 15 years working in recruitment. In 2013, following the publication of ‘Super Secrets of the Successful Jobseeker’, Gray set up Career Codex which offers training to jobseekers on how to take a different strategy to their job search and stand out from their peers. His latest book, ‘Super Secrets of Successful Executive Job Search’, was published in July 2015.
Sally Adams Electrocomponents
Sally Adams joined global engineering parts distributor Electrocomponents in 1996. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, Electrocomponents has operations in 32 countries and an annual turnover of more than £1.2bn.
Andrew Clark Costa Enterprises
Andrew is Finance Director of Costa Enterprises, (part of Whitbread Group). He started his career at KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and as a Corporate Treasurer. He spent a year in audit before moving to Corporate Restructuring where he spent five years advising banks who had invested in companies which were underperforming.
Jonathan Firth Michael Page Finance
Jonathan Firth has 20 years’ recruitment experience in the UK, with the last 10 years at PageGroup. While the majority of his career has been in finance recruitment, his experience at PageGroup includes assisting with building their search business and running their legal recruitment business across the UK.