After emailing the co-owner of Heald Ltd with my CV and Cover Letter I got a swift reply telling me that I'd been accepted to progress forward to the interview stage. A time and date was agreed upon that was mutually beneficial. Upon arriving at the destination, I was greeted by a secretary who granted me a seat and glass of water and told me my interviewer would be with me shortly. 5 minutes later I was invited into the interview room and met the co-owner of the business. We discussed at length Heald Ltd, the role I would play in the company, and what skills I would bring to the business. I was asked in a friendly manner any suggested changes I would personally make to the company leaflet and any marketing tips I had for the company. Finally I was asked if I had any questions about Heald Ltd, the Marketing position, or just general questions about the daily activities of the role. This made the interview friendly and relaxed. Once the interview was finished the co-owner explained that I would receive an email in a couple of days as to whether I had been successful or not. This was excellent as it is sometimes the case that if unsuccessful you do not receive a notification from the company which can leave you feeling in suspense for along period of time.
Most difficult question
"What criticisms do you have of the current company brochure?"
Be confident, calm, relaxed and friendly. The organiser makes the interview process relaxed and fun with a light-hearted nature. Know the facts about the business and have ideas of where you could improve elements of their marketing.
Experiences at the assessment centre
No assessment centre. Which is useful because the days can often become a "who can shout the loudest" competition.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group exercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions