Our guides to help you be at your best for the interview.

Tips for a successful interview

Congratulations! Your CV has been progressed to interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare for the “big day”? Having gone through the Ford & Stanley candidate discovery process, your potential new employer will be aware of your motivations, aspirations, salary expectations, location and current situation. They will have also received notes as to why…

Preparing for competency interviews

Competency based (also known as behavioural) interviews are designed to interrogate candidates on the basis that past behaviour is the best predictor of the future. The objective of asking these types of questions is to understand how you have approached particular situations in the past. What questions am I likely to be asked? In many cases the interviewer will start with a general…

Preparing your interview presentation

If you have succeeded in getting to final interview for a professional role within the rail or engineering sectors, the chances are that you will be asked to deliver a short presentation to the panel. You will usually be given a specific topic to prepare: typically this might be to address a business problem and make recommendations on how you would tackle this when in post. Remember upon…

Preparing for a psychometric test

Psychometric testing is becoming increasingly popular amongst employers as a means of working out the suitability of potential employees upon interview. Preparing for a psychometric test will help to improve your scores and make it easier to focus on what is being sought in the testing process. The types of assessment There are two types of psychometric tests: ability and personality ….