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  • Amber Employment Services, based in West Byfleet, offer a professional and reliable recruitment solution. Amber’s continued success within our organisation is through the careful selection of high calibre candidates and a thorough ......

  • It's not often I'm lucky enough to feel compelled to write and say thank you to a recruitment consultancy, but I want to say well done and a big thank you to the team at Amber.  Not only did you quickly and easily understand our ......

  • Out of all the agencies I went to, Amber has been an inspiration to me.  You never gave up the fight to find me a role and you knew my personality and what I was looking for.  You made me feel good about myself but most of all you are a ......

  • Amber has taken the time to understand my requirements, my career history and what I want for the future. The most noticeable quality that differentiates Amber, is their understanding of the importance of communication at such a sensitive time. ......

  • Amber Employment services were great in finding a temporary Marketing Assistant for me at very short notice. They were very thorough in understanding my requirements and the candidate they recommended was a perfect match to the ......

  • I am pleased to say by using Amber we have just completed a very successful recruitment programme to find 3 new staff.  My sincere thanks for conducting business in a smooth and professional manner; understanding the brief, listening to my ......

  • I would like to say that you have handled this role in a highly efficient and professional manner and it is no surprise why Amber Employment Services were appointed. Jacqueline Parker ...

  • We have employed the services of Amber Employment Services since 2009 to fulfill all of our administration vacancies, on an exclusive basis. I never fail to be impressed by Amber as they always deliver on what they promise : they consistently ......

  • My company has been using Amber Employment Services Limited ("Amber") for many years, both for permanent recruitment and to fill temporary vacancies. The consultants at Amber have always listened and understood the brief for our ......

  • I would like to thank all of you at Amber for helping me find work. Although I have only worked for you a short time, I can honestly say that Amber is the best agency I have worked for and I wish you all the best of luck in the future. ...

  • Just wanted to say thank you to you and everyone at Amber for all of your help whilst I was temping with you. You really looked after me and were incredibly efficient and helpful at all times, other recruitment agencies could learn a lot from ......

  • Having worked for the same company for many years, and having just finished two short term assignments in the same field, I felt I needed a career change. Amber listened to what I was looking for, and within a couple of weeks found me a short term ......

  • Dawn had an excellent understanding of the recruiting organisation and the role which helped her match my profile to the vacancy. Dawn went the extra mile to help answer any reservations that I had and was empathetic towards my existing work ......

  • With Amber Employment Services what stood out for me was that I always felt like the most important person throughout the whole process. This unfortunately is quite unusual nowadays, particularly for graduates, and is in no small part thanks to the ......

  • Amber Employment Services have impressed me with their professionalism and they certainly set themselves at a very high standard in the recruitment industry. It was a pleasant surprise to find that the Amber team absolutely understood what I wanted ......

  • As a professional person on the lookout for the all encompassing role, I had approached several agencies and this was the first time that I had come across Amber Employment Services. I was particularly impressed with the approach that was taken ......

  • Amber Employment Services Ltd are truly one of a kind. Their impeccable organisation and knowledge made them a pleasure to work with. They took a friendly, non-pushy approach to recruitment and went the extra mile to ensure that our needs were ......

Interview Hints & Tips

Amber Employment Services will brief you fully before an interview to ensure you understand the role and help you make a good impression. However, there's a lot you can do to ensure you secure a job offer. Here are our tried-and-tested tips for success:

Research

  • The more knowledgeable you are about the company the more proactive and committed you will appear.
  • Check out the company's website for up-to-date information.
  • Ask for a copy of their brochure/annual report.
  • Keep an eye out in the business press for any relevant articles.

The job description

Before your interview, familiarise yourself with the job description.Think of how you can demonstrate that you have the key skills and experience necessary for the role.

For every example you give, consider the situation, the action you took and the effect it had. For instance, if initiative is important to the role the interviewer will be looking for you to give examples and how you've used your initiative. The line of questioning could include:

  • Give an example of when you have seen an opportunity to improve or make a change to your own work load?
  • What did you do?
  • Who did you involve and why?
  • What was the outcome?

To help you with your preparation these are some of the most commonly required competencies: decision making and problem solving, resilience and tenacity, confidence, planning and organising, team work and commercial awareness.

Interviewers will want to see that you can:

  • Present yourself confidently and make a good first impression
  • Appear calm and confident under pressure
  • Be assertive about your needs/requirements without being aggressive.

Your CV

Read your CV again and be prepared to talk about it in more detail.If you have gaps in your CV or have not stayed in a job for long, make sure you can give positive reasons.Based on the skills detailed on your CV, consider what you will actually bring to the company and role.

Plan your journey

Obtain clear directions and plan your route in advance.Aim to arrive ten minutes early allowing plenty of time for the journey.If you are delayed for any reason, contact amber Employment Services immediately who will telephone the client on your behalf.

Dress Code

  • Dress smartly and professionally.
  • For women, we recommend a matching suit, tights, court shoes, and understated make-up and jewellery.
  • For men, we recommend a matching suit, tie and smart, clean shoes.
  • Although some companies have now adopted dress down policies, a suit is still advisable.

If you're unsure, speak to us here at Amber Employment Services!

Body Language

Consider the following:

  • A firm handshake shows you are confident
  • Smile says "I'm enthusiastic", "I'm friendly"
  • Make regular eye contact
  • Be confident and alert, try to calm any nerves
  • Speak slowly and clearly, take time to think before you answer
  • Listen carefully, try not to get distracted and be careful not to talk too much
  • Maintain an open stance - avoid folding your arms or fidgeting.

Closing

Always thank the interviewer and ask what the next stage of the process is
Remember to telephone amber Employment Services with feedback as soon as possible

General tips

Do...
Dress professionally. An employer is more likely to recruit someone who will best represent their company.
Be prepared
Give clear and concise answers, don't waffle
Speak confidently and remember to sell yourself
Take time to formulate answers
Thank the interviewer and express your interest in the role
Don't...
Be late
Exaggerate your experience or qualifications
Criticise any previous employers
Show lack of career planning by appearing unfocused
Leave your mobile phone switched on

Questions for you to ask

You will always be given the opportunity to ask questions yourself. Remember, this is your opportunity to see if this is the job for you. Even if the interviewer has answered most of your questions, have a few prepared to ask at the end. This can help demonstrate your interest in the job.

Questions you might want to ask include:-

  • How does the department fit into the "bigger picture" of the company?
  • What are the personalities of the team or manager?
  • What sort of person is the team looking for?
  • How long was the last post-holder in the position?
  • Are any internal candidates interested in the position?
  • Could they describe the company culture?
  • Do they run an induction programme?
  • What sort of training is on offer?
  • How long has the interviewer worked for the company?
  • Why do they think it is a good company to work for?
  • How well does the interviewer feel your skills meet the job requirements?
  • What is the next stage following the interview? (This is particularly important)
  • Try to avoid asking about the salary, particularly at your first interview. Amber Employment Services should be able to advise you on the salary range and package on offer.

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