Tips for success
Take some time to prepare for your interview: present yourself realistically but positively.
Make your application stand out
- Make sure your CV is well organised, logical and easy to understand: list your experience, education and qualifications in chronological order
- Include everything that's relevant, but keep it brief
- Take some time to think about your accomplishments, including volunteer activities, jobs, projects, assignments, travel and team activities: identify the personal qualities they brought out in you
- Make sure your CV is up to date
- Do a final check of your CV for spelling mistakes and errors
- Take time to think about your responses on the application form, especially why you want to build a career in construction and why BAM is your employer of choice
- Spell check again!
Approaching the interview or assessment day
Preparation is the key to reducing interview nerves and delivering a successful performance.
- Make sure you can talk confidently about everything on your CV and application form
- Research the position, and assess the skills and experience we’re looking for against your own.
- Review your background and think of specific examples highlighting what you have to offer
- Explore as much as you can about BAM. This website is a good place to start. You might also find useful information in newspapers, business press and information at your university, college or school careers service
- Prepare a list of questions: they should be perceptive and help you assess whether the role, and our company, is right for you
- Plan your travel route to the interview well in advance, leave early enough to overcome any last-minute delays. You don't want to turn up a sweaty mess!
- Arrive a little early, take some deep breaths and relax
- Be smart, wear business dress for all interview and assessment events. Remember you are on show!
- Engage with your interviewer, pay attention throughout and take your time to answer questions fully
- Stay positive when discussing difficult scenarios in your academic or work experience. Take the positives out of negative situations and express what you have learnt and how you’ve developed as a result
- Rehearse answers to potential questions – it'll help you feel much more confident and professional when the actual interview takes place
- Be honest! If you don't know or understand something, say so
- If you're keen to work with us after hearing all we have to tell you, then tell us: it will leave a positive last impression
- Finally, be yourself. It's the surest way to succeed.
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