Ace Your Interview
Harriet Lawrence Head of Talent
Hi, I’m Harriet!
So, you’re thinking about joining us here at Your World. That’s exactly where I come in! As the company’s Head of Talent, it’s my job to make sure we’re bringing on the best and brightest in the recruitment industry.
Making the decision to work somewhere new shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We all know that interviews can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re dealing with complete strangers. After all, they’re judging you on your personality, your professional skills and your presentation without knowing much else about you outside of your CV. That’s why I’m here; as a friendly, familiar face to guide you through our application process, from the moment you get in touch to your first day with Your World.
If you like the idea of becoming a Your Worlder and working with some of the most successful professionals in healthcare, I’m your first point of call. Send me a quick email or give me a ring for a friendly, confidential chat about starting your journey with us. Did I mention that we won ‘Best Healthcare Recruitment Company to Work for’ at the 2017 Investing in Talent Awards?
Spell check your CV
Small mistakes can make a big difference! Checking your CV will ensure you appear professional and proves your attention to detail.
Plan for your interview
Treat your phone interview as you would a face to face meeting by thoroughly preparing and presenting yourself in a professional, articulate manner.
Arrive on time
When attending a face to face interview, allow additional time for your journey just in case. Showing up on time assures us of your organisational skills and reliability.
First impressions are important so you should wear smart business clothing unless you are interviewing with us on a Friday, in which case we encourage you to wear smart/casual attire.
Keep eye contact
Showcase your confidence through positive body language; maintain eye contact, keep your arms unfolded and try to smile. This shows how you handle yourself under pressure in meetings.
Remember to breathe
Avoid rambling. Consider your most relevant attributes and examples of experience for each question, giving enough detail for your interviewer to ask more questions should they want to.
Do your research
Properly researching the company’s background and services will help you to prepare. Ensure you have a good understanding of the role you’re interviewing for and the importance of this position within our organisation.
Show your personality
We love individuality at Your World and want to get to know you better. This way we can find a position within our company that fits you perfectly. Don’t be afraid to be you.
When you work with Your World, you are joining a vibrant, dynamic and friendly family. With 11 core company teams, we can offer an exciting range of career opportunities for both Sales and Support Services professionals. We believe that each and every Your Worlder plays an important role in our company success, which is why we love to reward them with an outstanding pay and benefits structure.
What skills and experience would make an ideal candidate?
We’re always on the hunt for hardworking people with the drive to succeed. To be a great Recruiter or recruitment professional, you must be very confident and willing to go the extra mile to give a fantastic service to our clients and candidates.
Although some experience is preferred, we look for honesty, passion and kindness in potential Your Worlders. Some of our best recruiters came to us with no experience whatsoever.
How much money can I expect to earn?
Working in sales with us gives you access to unlimited earning potential. With our extensive training programmes and in-house facilities, we give you all the tools to take home an impressive salary each month. Don’t forget about our great benefits too, which have been designed to ease some of life’s financial pressures.
How is my commission calculated?
The more candidates you place, and the better service you give to clients and candidates, the more you will be rewarded – it’s that simple.
How long after my interview can I expect to receive a response?
When you attend an interview with us, we will communicate an approximate amount of time in which to contact you. During this time, you are always welcome to discuss your application and progress with our Head of Talent or Internal Recruitment Team.
How many interviews will I need to attend?
We understand that taking time away from work to attend interviews can be stressful. Wherever possible, we will try to conduct all interviews and introductions to Managers/Directors in one go.
Can Support Services staff earn bonuses as well as Sales?
Our award-nominated pay and benefits structure ensures that all staff, both Sales and Support Services, are eligible for company incentives and bonus schemes, which include company holidays, experience days and monthly prizes!