The following is a Graduate Review for Galliford Try.
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What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £21,000 - £23,000
Current salary: £21,000 - £23,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
I had 4 stages to secure my position although this may be different for future candidates.
Stage 1 - CV - Keep it clear and concise. Demostrate key skill/strengths without waffling, also good to demonstrate personal qualities.
Cover Letter - Ellaborate on your CV, demonstrate specific experiences where you have ascertained skills etc.
Stage 2 - Online Testing - Be prepared, there are webistes that you can do practice tests.
Stage 3 - Telephone Interview 30 mins - This is your first opportunity to let your personnality shine and for you to demonstrate you are what you say you are!.
Brush up on your telephone manner. Again be prepared practice basic telephone skills, this may sound daft but when the call comes your ability to communicate may just disappear. Be polite, listen carefully to questions being asked and most importantly have your own questions at the end. This shows your interest and gives the interviewer more insight into what type of person you are. Therefore think about what type of questions you need to ask, dont ask about what the pay is at this stage as it will show thats all your interested in and that is the wrong impression!
Do you have any interview tips?
4 - Interview 1hr - You have done all the groundwork to this point the interviewer has your CV and cover letter, test results and telephone interview notes. this is an extensive amount of information already, so what is the interview? Its for the interviewer to put a face to a trail of paperwork you have worked hard to produce. Skills, competence and expereince should have already been demonstrated at this point therefore personallity, proffesionalism and enthusiasm need to be deomstrated. Try to enjoy your interview (its not a funeral) and be happy.
The graduate development team at Galliford Try are very easy going and understading. My advice would be to let your personality shine through and not hide behind your nerves! Demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment and personal drive along with a good smile! Note; dont get confused with being confident and arrogant, it wont get you far. Dont try to be the person your not...be yourself.
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