Ireland Senior Campus Recruiter
Belfast & Dublin
Be yourself - don’t go into an interview and try to show the assessors and interviewers what you think they want. Show your personality, ask questions, and talk about topics that interest you.
Tips on interview preparation:
Our campus centers can be big and fast paced. My biggest advice is to research Citi and try to understand the business line you are applying for. Researching information about the specific location would be beneficial as well. During an assessment at a center you are working alongside other candidates, so a good way to shine is to have some specific knowledge that will show you have taken the time to learn on your own.
Another tip is to just be yourself. Don’t go into an interview and try to show the assessors and interviewers what you think they want. Show your personality, ask questions, and talk about topics that interest you. This will help us determine where you fit within the teams.
Best interview questions for a candidate to ask:
I think the best interview questions to ask are ones where you can also highlight your skills and interests in the conversation. Use this opportunity to your advantage as a way to also talk about yourself.
Advice on overcoming nerves prior to an interview:
When I’ve gone into interviews, I’ve tried to pretend I’m just attending a meeting with a manager or colleague. I try not to focus so much on the fact that this is an interview. I want to come across as natural and confident.
I also research interview questions online and practice answering them by writing them out. I use a few different examples as well, so that I have diverse pool of answers to pull from depending on the questions being asked. Writing things down helps me remember them easier and in turn makes me feel less nervous on the day.
Be short and concise. I think that no matter your seniority, you should only be highlighting the key skills and experience that show you can perform the role you are applying for. Do not send a general CV, make it bespoke to each position and you will be sure to stand out.
Another tip is to not use online templates. Rather, create a basic resume in Word which will allow you to fit more since tables, formatting, etc. take up valuable space.
Senior IT Recruiter
Resume Tips: I personally like if the candidate adds some personal info as well (eg. hobbies) to the resume – it could be a good starting point in the interview to break the ice.