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Interviews and Testing

Interviews and Testing

We have outlined information and advice to support you in the recruitment process.


It is essential you have taken time to do your prep.
If there is a presentation, take time to get it right. All obvious stuff but too often feedback and rejection is related to a lack of research.
Think about 3 key areas - you – what do you want to present, the company – why it is of interest and what attracts you to the role, and the interview – what is the format and what do they want out of you on the day.


What are the key areas of your background experience, skills and achievements you want to present and demonstrate?

The Company

Company research will get you info, be prepared to ask questions to get insight – will this be a positive culture and organisation for you and your career?

The Interview

Understand the process, the recruitment methods being used and time lines and time scales
Assessment centre? values interview? Competency interview? Presentation required? , A chat over a cup of tea? Diner out? Understand the format and the objectives

Focus will support you in the selection process. We will spend a lot of time, working with you to make sure you are prepared and knowledgeable before attending any interview. We will re-brief and support you at every stage of the process.

Verbal, Numerical and Psychometric Assessment

There are a large range of online and face to face assessment tools to understand you in different ways.
We are well versed with the majority of testing providers and will be able to direct you to many partner companies to allow you to practise the tests or understand more about them and why they are used, before undertaking them.

Interview questions

We’ve heard, asked and been regaled a wide array of questions form the interviews we have facilitated.

What is key is you need to be clear, accurate and give evidence that allows the interviewer to make a decision about your ability to perfor the role.

Sounds simple, but so often, a lack of preparations means points are missed or badly presented.

Focus will help you when interviews are organised and talk through the approach and style that you will face at interview. We will not give you the questions, or the answers.

Interview questions require direct and thorough answers. Whilst they provide insight into your experience, they also test your ability to get straight to the point!

What to know more?
Feel free to Contact us here at Focus and we'll do our best to help.