My interview with Foxtons was an overall pleasant and professional experience. Prior to the interview, I received an automatic confirmation email which gave in detail the interview information. The interview process was different for my role which I fortunately found through Graduate Jobs, compared to the normal estate agent roles. There were no tasks performed for this interview - however, I went through 3 interview stages. My first interview was one on one with the Senior Recruiter who handled the whole process. My second interview was with my line managers, the Social Media Manager and Head of Brand & Content. My last interview was with the Marketing Director.
The key questions asked were:
• Why do I want to apply for Foxtons?
• What do I understand about the role I am applying for in Foxtons?
• Talk me through your CV, What do you do in your current role
Most difficult question
What is your greatest achievement to date? This can be personal or professional.
My number 1 advice is to subscribe to graduate job mail list before anything! I was fortunate enough to find this opportunity from an email sent by graduate jobs. I remember on the training week people were surprise by the role I had in the company and asked where I had applied or where did I find out about the role. Honestly, I would not have known either if I hadn't received the email. Which brings me on to another point, I was already in a job and wasn't necessarily looking, but I still received emails from Graduate Jobs and when I saw this, I thought this it an amazing opportunity and great career step. So if you are a new graduate in a job you are not to sure of, having email notifications still comes through allows you to still see whats out there and take a decision to find the right job for you.
My key practical advice however, if you really want the job do you research of the company and really know why you want to apply.
Experiences at the assessment centre
The overall process was a month long, which consisted of phone calls with the Senior Recruiter and 3 interviews. I had my first call with Foxtons on the 31st March and was offered the job April 28th. The first conversation with Foxtons was for HR to know more about me and my current role in relation to my CV and if I was suitable for the role I was applying for. After this, an interview was scheduled for the following week where I met with the Senior Recruiter and had the opportunity to know more about Foxtons as a company and more about the role before I met the hiring managers. After this I was scheduled for an interview with my line manager and team – the Head of Brand & Content and Social Media Manager. This interview was very detailed, both explained where they were at as a company from a marketing perspective and where they wanted to go with Social Media and Digital and were keen to know if I had the understanding of this channel and the role. After this interview, the Senior Recruiter contacted me to see how I felt post the interview with my line managers. After this I was told I was successfully through to have my last interview with the Marketing Director. After this I was offered the role the following week.
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