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Interview Technique and Career Direction
De Lacy Executive offers you the help and advice you need to sell yourself effectively in an interview. After many years of agricultural recruitment we know how important the interview process is, so all our candidates are given some help and guidance to help them to succeed in this process.
Some general pointers for success include:
Research the organisation and be prepared to answer questions on it.
Read as much as you can about the vacancy so you can demonstrate your relevant experience and skills at the interview
Think about the explanation you will give about why you are applying for the vacancy.
Think about what you have to offer the organisation in terms of your qualifications, your experience and your personality.
Prepare an honest but succinct explanation for any gaps in your CV.
Be prepared to discuss your previous employment and why you left - try not to bge negative about previous employers!
If you would like detailed advice and guidance De Lacy Executive offers a chargeable service which incorporates interview practice.
Additionally if you have been made redundant after working in an agricultural business De Lacy Executive can help prepare you for the job hunting process ahead, from making an informed choice as to the direction your career should take, to preparing your CV and covering letters, to preparing you to succeed in the interview process.
"De Lacy, you didn't do just your job, believe me. You have been extremely helpful with all your advice and reassurance: this is an added value, in particular for people like me, coming from abroad and who are willing to enter a totally new job market. It is a big source of anxiety and worry. You made things a lot easier."
"Just wanted to thank you again for the nice conversation today. I've
worked with a few recruiting firms now and haven't come across one as
approachable and as personable as De Lacy. I was surprised (in a good
way) when you insisted on a phone conversation before passing on my CV
and really appreciate you taking the time. Since I'm
focused on a job in agriculture or animal health in the UK, I'm sure
we'll be working more together in the future and look forward to it."
""I have worked with Amanda over a number of years, both when she was recruiting on my behalf, and also in developing my own career.
Amanda works tirelessly to ensure the candidates she presents for a role are pre-qualified, so that only the best are presented for consideration. At all times, as a client, I was totally impressed with Amanda's attention to detail, and a real sense of ownership of her work. I would thoroughly recommend Amanda and De Lacy for any business seeking to recruit professional people into their business.
More recently, following an unexpected redundancy, Amanda worked on my behalf to secure my next move. She swiftly got my CV in front of many people in the industry, with an offer of consultancy work as a result within a week. It is testament to her pursuit of excellence that her client list includes some of the biggest names in the industry, and as a job seeker, Amanda worked tirelessly on my behalf, was a friendly and supportive voice on the phone, and has been successful in helping me secure a great new role. All I can say is Thank you ! "
Ben - Marketing Manager