1. First impressions count
When attending interviews you should always dress to impress. Utilitywise operates a smart business dress code and your interview outfit should reflect that. Don’t worry if you’re not wearing the most expensive gear in the world – it’s much more important to look clean and tidy. As long as your clothes have been ironed and your shoes polished, you’ll be fine.
To get through an interview at Utilitywise you’ll need to know what you’re talking about. You don’t need to know about the energy industry but you should understand what Utilitywise does and how your own skills and experience can be of benefit to the business. That means reading our website and learning which products we offer and, if you’re applying for a sales role, thinking about your pitch and ways to sell them.
You must also supply two references from previous employers, one of which must be from a head office or HR department contact. We also require proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. This must be a passport or birth certificate. You should bring all of this information to your interview.
Rehearsing your answers can help you stay calm in the interview itself. Ask a friend or relative to run through interview questions with you, or try recording yourself. Listening back to your performance can help you refine your answers.
4. Keep calm
If you’ve prepared and practiced, it will be easier to stay calm. Planning your route to the interview location in advance will also help, and get everything you need to bring with you ready the night before. This is particularly important if you have an early interview. Finally, remember to smile and speak clearly.
5. Ask questions
You should always have some questions for your interviewer to demonstrate your interest in the role. You can ask about the job itself, the culture at Utilitywise, and about the training available.