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Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Softcat in November 2014.Interview Details
Sent a C.V into the company, got a call back from their offices in London. They asked me if a few questions about my education, motivation for applying and other background.They seemed pleased with my response as they asked me to their offices in London on Finsbury Place for an interview. I had put down London as my preference. Prior to the interview they had told me just look up some information about the company and that there would be a short psychometric test. The interview was at 10 am and there were about 17 or 18 other potential candidates. Mostly graduates looking for a career in sales(I myself was primarily a law graduate but had some I.T education experience) All of the other candidates were men and looked fairly dapper(As in umbrella and quite trendy trench coat look!) compared to the old suite and tie!
We were all brought upstairs to a kind of classroom/board room by a member of staff were we were given a talk by a recruiting member as well as a booklet on Softcat and a short psychometric test to complete during the process(This is very simply and alot of the candidates copied off one another). Its important to ask questions about the role and the company as this is how they pick candidates for the next phase of the recruitment I believe.She also asks around about some basic questions about the company i.e turnover, profits for the last year but its mot like a test or anything.
After we were given another talk by a member of staff who describes the role, what a potential candidate will be doing and the potential earnings. You can make quite a lot of money in I.T sales( Softcat sell computer software and hardware to businesses,organisations or government!). It is important to ask him questions also about the business, sales techniques, what they sell, the vendors they supply from attracting customers etc. He was fairly candid about the potential to make money and what goes on in the company.
After they brought in 3 other personnel and each of the interviewees had to give a short two minute presentation on themselves in-front of the other interviewees and Softcat personnel, there was about five of them. I was unaware of this process but other interviewees were(probably through knowing someone in the company). Mine went ok but nothing spectacular but had I more time to think about it Im sure I could have done a lot better in this aspect of the interview. Most candidate gave a fairly decent account of themselves.
At the end the girl says that we would be judged on our interactions and questions during the first two talks and our presentation as well as the psychometric test(the one part of the interview which was a joke).
Most of the other candidates were from various educational background(ie one had done history and other had done engineering) and one even hadn't gone to university but was involved in sales so they do take a wide and varied look at candidates regardless of education which I taught was fair
That concluded it really.Interview Questions
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- Doing the presentation on ones self requires good public speaking skills. Apparently they do it to test out your ability to sell yourself in front of other. Answer Question