Parvana’s ethos is that you are unique. Our intention to represent you in the best possible way highlighting your individual achievements, experience and relevance to the role that you want. That said, there are a few generic tips that could help for all interviews;
CV PREPARATION - THE BEST VERSION OF YOU
It’s a simple process - send us your updated CV with reasons for leaving every role. If it matches a client need, we will format it so the Hiring Manager is able to quickly evaluate your profile against their key criteria.
We never embellish, we simply highlight your relevant skills relevant to the vacancy making it easier for your CV to get fast-tracked.
You will ALWAYS have a copy for your records and own usage.
Parvana's mission is to understand what you want in your dream job and to secure it for you. We will always do what we can with the long term interests of your career in mind. We provide full career counselling in this regard and do all we can to secure the best possible company and career ladder for you.
Always allow yourself extra time to get to your interview. You never know when you might get a flat tyre!
If you are doing a virtual meeting, then make sure you are in the online meeting room 5 - 10 minutes before.
If you are meeting in person, then remember, a firm handshake can show confidence and dedication.
Just remember that you don't want to hurt anyone!
Strike a balance between mentioning your relevant achievements and boastfulness.
Switch off your phone when going into an interview. It always rings at the worst time.
When doing a virtual meeting, keep your phone close by, just in case there are issues.
MAKE EYE CONTACT
Not looking someone in the eye is considered rude in many cultures - Make sure you make eye contact.
If you are doing a virtual meeting then make sure you look into the camera.
CHECK YOUR CV
Check your CV before you go in. Details become fuzzy over time and making mistakes about yourself is a no-no
Although most of our clients have laid back working environments, it's still important to dress up for an interview.
When doing a virtual meeting, stick to plain colours. Shirts with stripes can appear strange on the camera.
Do some research before your interview. Find out who you will be chatting with and some of the company's history.
Look into what the company values are.
Remember to ask questions. Companies take an interest in people who take an interest in their company
The reason you refer friends to us is because you want the best for them, but we still appreciate your support.
If we are not already working with your friend, and we successfully place them, we will pay you a referral fee as a token of our thanks.
Feel free to email or call us for more information on this policy.