What your recruitment agent should do to help you prep for your interview | Construction interview prep

What your recruitment agent should do to help you prep for your interview

What can recruiters do to help you prepare for an interview in construction? 

Let’s be honest, interviews can be awful. It might be bold of us to say but it’s true, and unfortunately many in our industry like to cover it up. However, what we want to do instead is support you in your interview journey and help make the process easier. After all, that’s what we signed up for as a recruitment agency. We stick by our word when we say we want you to find the best job that suits your skills and ethics. 

Now, part of what we do is help give you the tools to prepare for your interview in any industry but let’s look at construction interview prep. Before we get started there are a few things to note:

1:  We can give you the tools and support you need but we can’t do the interview for you.

2: You will need to put in some work yourself in order to prepare for an interview. 

Now that’s clear, let’s get into construction interview prep!

How to prepare for an interview 

Here is a list of a few key things you will need to do in order to prepare for an interview. Of course speak with your recruiter if you have any questions, but these are things that are typically done independently.

Research the company

One of the most important things you can do is research the company you are having an interview with. Find out what construction projects have been done, how they work, and who they are. This will form the foundation of the next construction interview prep work.

Write your questions down

Next you want to start writing down some questions you want to ask. Think about what you want to know about the company and the role. If you are stuck for questions and don’t know where to start, we have some interview questions you can use to help get you started.

Check your memberships

For many roles in construction you may be required to have certain memberships and qualifications which need to be renewed. Check them before the interview and make sure they are all up to date. Think about your health and safety memberships, CSCS cards, and any licence you might have that need to be renewed or updated. 

How a recruitment agent will help you prepare for an interview

There are a couple of ways a recruiter can help you prepare for your construction role interview. Such as:

Provide feedback 

Recruiters understand and know what the company is looking for, this means that we can provide you with valuable information and feedback relating to your application and own prepwork. 

Highlight missing information

Recruiters should be able to highlight any missing information, whether that is from your application or additional information that is needed to round out your file.

Assist with questions and prep

In recruitment, we know what questions to ask and what can be asked in an interview. Our recruiters can help guide you through this process and help you anticipate what you may be asked during your interview. We are also able to highlight things that shouldn’t be approached, such as questions which can lead to discrimination or other HR nightmares. 

In recruitment we work to ensure that the role that is being advertised is as detailed as possible. We will ensure that you are applying for the right role as well as getting the best offer possible, whether that is negotiating salary and more. 

Here at FBR you can trust our recruitment experts to have your interests at the forefront of our decision making process. Contact our team to see how we can help you find the perfect role for you.