Advice for succeeding at temporary job interviews from those in the know

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2023 by Pamela TNo comments

In the competitive landscape of temporary office support jobs in London, you won’t always have an interview for a role. But when you do, you want to smash it! To help you succeed, we've gathered invaluable advice from some of our temporary candidates who have successfully navigated the interview process and secured coveted positions through us. As the leading recruitment agency in London specialising in office support jobs, we can help you succeed.

1.    Show enthusiasm

Sarah emphasises the importance of enthusiasm, "Express genuine interest in the role and the company. Interviewers appreciate candidates who are passionate about the company, even when it’s for a temporary role."

2.    Research the employer

"Research the company thoroughly," advises Tom. "Know their values, culture, and recent news. It demonstrates your commitment to the role. I think lots of temps skip this for temporary roles, thinking it’s not important. But employers want to know you’re invested, even if you won’t be there permanently."

3.    Showcase your transferrable skills

Em suggests, "Highlight transferable skills. Even if your previous experience doesn't directly match the job, demonstrate how your skills can be applied. I’ve found that with temporary jobs, it’s often a case of flexing your skillset to fit the particular needs of the role."

4.    Be confident

"Confidence goes a long way," says Andrew. "Maintain eye contact, offer a firm handshake, and speak clearly to convey confidence in your abilities."

5.    Think about likely questions

"Anticipate common interview questions," suggests Emily. "Prepare concise, relevant answers to show your suitability for the role. The question might not come up, but I find the preparation really helps to organise my thinking in advance, and draw on examples whatever question I’m thrown."

6.    Ask questions

"Prepare thoughtful questions for the interviewer," says Olivia. "It shows you've done your homework and are genuinely interested. You WILL be asked if you have any questions and it tends to get awkward if you’ve got nothing prepared."

7.    Dress the part

Charlie highlights the significance of dressing appropriately, "Dress professionally and in line with the company's culture. First impressions matter. If you’re not sure what to wear, ask your Love Success consultant. They are really great at passing on tips that will help you get to know the particular employer in advance."

8.    Be yourself

Lastly, James reminds candidates to be authentic, "Don't try to be someone you're not. Be yourself; I’ve always found that my authenticity is appealing."

Are you looking for temporary jobs in office support in London?

Partnering with us, as a successful recruitment agency for temporary jobs in office support, we can help you find your next role. And, if you’re invited for interview, we can help you prepare. It’s important to us that those working in temporary jobs get exceptional service from us, so rest assured that we will take your career and opportunities seriously.  

Find out more about temporary jobs in London.




Previous PostNext Post

No comments on "Advice for succeeding at temporary job interviews from those in the know"