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Interview advice for Food Vacancies

By Guest Author On June 12, 2011 Under Improve Your Self Esteem, Self Improvement, Setting Goals, Success Secrets

Advice for answering well at Food Manufacturing Jobs interviews…

Be prepared 

Re-read your CV and the food manufacturing jobs advert just before the interview. Do your analysis thoroughly: Look at the company or obtain literature. You may be asked about the salary you are after so make sure you research that as well.
First impressions count in food manufacturing recruitment

Greet your host with a smile and firm handshake. Give eye contact. Try to make small talk through the walk from the reception area to the interview room.

You have to sell yourself before you can sell something else and the first 30 seconds are when the interviewer subconsciously makes decisions. Be in control of your food career interview.
Don’t waffle

Answer questions correctly – even if you need a few moments’ silence to gather your thoughts. It’s better to say you need a minute to think about your reply rather than speak quickly and regret it soon after.

Why should they hire you?

Most food manufacturing jobs adverts will checklist qualities they’re looking for – a team worker, a good communicator – so it’s up to you to think of examples of how you can demonstrate these abilities.

Be ready to talk about your knowledge, experience, talents and skills. Have at least three robust points about yourself that you can relate to the business and food manufacturing job on offer.

Be positive

Your interviewer will be thinking about what it would be like to work with you, so the last thing they’ll want to hear is you talking about your boss or current colleagues behind their back.

Interviewers like to see an individual who loves a problem and is enthusiastic.

Remember your body language

It is not what you say, but how you say it. During the interview, do not fold your arms and lean back or look to the floor! Sit upright and try to maintain good eye contact. Use your hands and lean forward when making a point. Many individuals cannot think and manage their body language at the same time, which is why you need to prepare.

Expect the unexpected

Your interviewer may try to capture you off guard. A survey by The Recruiter has pointed out that 90 per cent of employers ask ‘killer’ questions in interviews.

It is Impossible to prepare for every hard question, such as “How would your colleagues describe you?” but try to appear relaxed and in control. Ask the interviewer to repeat the question if required but do not evade it.

Develop rapport

Show vitality, a sense of humour and smile. Ask your interviewer inquiries about themselves and any troubles the organization is facing.

Clarify anything you are unsure of

If you are not certain what are meant by a specific question, ask for clarification. At the end, ask the interviewer if there is anything else he or she needs to know about.

Do not be afraid to ask when you are most likely to hear if you have been prosperous or not.

Remember your manners

It is better to choose than to be chosen. Tell the interviewer why you are interested in the company and job opportunity.

Ask them for a business card and follow it up by sending a “thank-you” e-mail or letter saying how much you enjoyed meeting them and how interested you are.

Take the opportunity to detail the key benefits you provide.

You can utilize these guidelines to any of the following job functions from food production jobs, food engineering jobs, food hygiene jobs and in-fact any other food manufacturing jobs.

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