Candidates

Please send your resume using our form on the Contact Us page

Personal Information Protection:

Highland Consulting handles all personal information according to regulations and guidelines outlined in the Information Protection Act (2005).

Personal information:

Any information which can be used to identify an individual is ‘personal information’. This includes name, date of birth, address, career history, numbers or other codes (phone numbers, e-mail addresses).

Collecting personal information:

Highland Consulting collects personal information to enable us to provide recruitment and career consulting services to its customers. Highland Consulting employees undergo training on the correct handling of personal information to ensure compliance with legal requirements and guidelines.

Use of personal information:

Highland Consulting will not disclose personal information without the consent of the individual to whom that information belongs to.

Security of personal information:

Highland Consulting takes all possible measures to ensure the security of personal information held by us to prevent unauthorized access or use.

Interview Preparation

It is important to prepare and present yourself well during your interview.

Before the Interview

1. Research

Research the company’s website and other information you have to understand the company’s background and products.

2. Understand your skills, experience, and strengths

Understand why you are a good match for the position and the company so you can make this clear during the interview.

3. Develop a list of questions

Think of questions related to the company and the position you are applying for. Ask questions that show you have done research on the position, the company, and its culture.

The Interview

1. Punctuality and Professionalism

Allow plenty of time to arrive at the meeting location. Dress professionally and make sure cell phones are turned off.

2. Body Language

The image you project to the interviewer is very important. Smile, speak and answer questions clearly, and maintain eye contact to show interest.

3. Enthusiasm

Let the interviewer clearly see your interest in the company and the position.

4. Confidence

Relax and be confident when speaking about your experience and accomplishments, and try to relate your skills to the position.

5. Ask Questions

Good questions require research and show the interviewer that you are interested in the company and the position, e.g.

  • What is the company’s corporate culture like?
  • What are the company’s strong points when compared with the competitors?
  • What is the company’s long term growth strategy for this market?
  • What is the company’s product pipeline like?

6. Common questions you may be asked

  • Why are you interested in the company? Talk about the company’s positive points discovered in your pre-interview research.
  • Why do you want to change your job? Talk about wanting a greater challenge or more responsibility. Never say anything negative about your current or former employers.
  • Why are you interested in this position? Talk about your specific skills and experience and relate them to the requirements of the position you are interviewing for.
  • What are your long term goals? Focus on how working at the company will help you broaden your skills and responsibilities.

7. Salary

Salary negotiation is about timing. The correct time to talk about salary is at the offer stage of the process. Talking about salary early in the process will make you look as though you are only interested in money and not the job. If asked about salary, explain that you are more interested in the position rather than compensation.

8. Closing the Interview

At the end of the interview thank the interviewer for their time and express interest in the company and position.

Interview Follow-up

Sending a follow-up email within 48 hours of your interview to show your enthusiasm and professionalism can increase your chances of getting the position.

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