Hints and Tips
Finding the right role and company can sometimes be an arduous and challenging process. When you discover a company as great as RM Education, it's important that you also suitably convey to us why you'd be a real asset to the business. Preparation is key, so here are a few hints and tips to support you through the application process.
On-line Application - CV
- Review the role you are applying for and check your skills and experience meet the role requirements.
- Review your CV and the job description before the telephone interview. You will be asked questions which relate to the content within your CV and also some key competencies that relate to the role, so having positive work experiences and key personal achievements fresh in your mind may help put you at ease.
- If you are feeling nervous, perhaps you can your friends and family to ask you some interview questions in preparation. This can be useful and it also gives you the opportunity to ensure you talk about and highlight the best work examples.
- It is vital to approach the telephone interview with the same importance as a face to face interview; this stage determines whether you are selected to go through to the next stage.
- Spend some time researching RM Education to understand what we do, our culture and values. Within the interview we will explore why you are interested in joining the company and why your skills and experience would be a match to the role.
- Prepare your own questions to ask, it will show you are genuinely interested in RM Education and at any rate, it is just as important that the role is also right for you.
- Find somewhere quiet where you will not be interrupted.
- There is a practice section within the on-line assessment link which you can use for a little or as much practice as you wish before you start the timed assessment.
- You will be given at least 48 hours to complete the assessments and it isn't normally a problem should you require additional period of time. A member of the RM Recruitment team can advise you further in this regard.
Preparing for your Interview
- There is no substitute for thorough preparation. The interview in these stages will go into more depth to understand your skills and experience.
- When preparing your examples for the role, ensure you explain the following:
|Situation||Describe the situation and what happened.|
|Task||Outline the task you were given and describe the role you took to complete the task.|
|Action||Detail the specific and relevant steps that you took and/or the things that you said that ensured a positive outcome.|
|Result||Explain the outcome of your actions and your learning's.|
- You will have had a taste of our competency interviewing style from the telephone interview so refresh yourself on your answers for the next stage.
- Feel free to use the same examples from your telephone interview if these are your strongest examples. Reflect on your telephone interview and consider if you could have identified stronger examples. If so, make the improvements you need to.
- Know yourself - you must be prepared to talk about your career aspirations, educational experience, strengths and weaknesses.
- Ensure your research on RM Education is thorough enough to demonstrate you are the candidate, who is genuinely interested in working for us.
- Talk about specifics rather than using generalisations. Avoid using "we" in your answers since this may leave the interviewers uncertain as to your specific role in a particular situation.
- Relax and be yourself, it is important that we see your personality on the day.
- Ask clear and concise questions at the end of the interview to further gain a clear understanding of the role.
Good luck! Your experience could make all the difference to us as well as your career.