10 Top Tips for your interview with Green Light PBS Ltd – a guest blog by Chloe Browne

Published by Jo on 18th February 2022

Have you been shortlisted for an interview with Green Light?  Well done!  Now, here’s some tips from Chloe Browne Green Light’s Human Resources Coordinator to help you prepare for your interview with us.

 

We understand that interviews can be a really daunting and a nerve-racking experience and want to let you know that it is totally normal to have an occasional ‘mind blank’ – trust me, we all do! At Green Light we want you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible so that you are able to really engage with us, and have the opportunity to shine! 

To help you out we have put together our top 10 tips, which we hope will help you feel prepared for your interview.  Making a good and lasting impression is important and will help you to stand out from the crowd.

Preparation:

 

  1. Take a look at our social media and website.  On our website you will find details of the services we provide, our company mission, Job Descriptions along with information on our lovely homes and incredible teams.  We have some great guest blogs from our passionate team members.  Our social media will show you the kinds of things we get up to in our teams.  These will give you a really good insight into what it is like being part of the Green Light team and the career development opportunities available too.
  2. Refresh your memory on your application.  We may ask you a question or two relating to something specific on your application form. Also, try and think of 2 or 3 questions you would like to ask us.  This shows us that you have done your research and are genuinely interested and enthusiastic about the role.
  3. Think of any previous experience you have that you will be able to use as examples when answering questions.  Although previous experience is beneficial we recognise that everyone has to start somewhere!  Think outside the box, your studies, hobbies, volunteering, etc. We are always interested in hearing about what talents, skills or interests people have that would add something novel or special to the support we provide to people.  All new employees to Green Light will join our award-winning induction training, and will receive support from their managers and colleagues to ensure you have the best possible start. 
  4. Pick something comfortable and suitable to wear.  Smart casual is always a good option and make sure you know where you’re going.  The entrance to our office and training space can found on https://w3w.co/trickster.coats.eggplants Let us know if you need any help finding us on our contact number 01637 416444.  
  5. Please let us know in advance if you need any adjustments to be made to the interview to allow you to fully participate.
  6. Interview day.  Breathe.  Just remember a few nerves are normal and we have all been where you are… so, if you would like a moment, or a glass of water please ask!
  7. When answering questions, take a minute to think about your answer, ask for clarification if needed and try to draw on your previous experience, or if you’re new to this type of role what you would do.  It is really important to always be honest in your answers, we understand that you may have had challenging experiences in the past.  What we would like to know is what you have learned from your experiences to take forward in life. 
  8. If you do have a ‘mind blank’, let’s move on, we can always return to questions at the end… often the answer will just pop back into our minds! 
  9. Try to link your answers to your previous experience and from what you have researched on our website, this shows us that you understand what we are asking and also that you have taken the time to find out more about us. 
  10. Remember that an interview is just as much for you to ensure that we are a good fit for you!  

Finally just be you! We want you to be genuine and authentic in your responses so that we get to know the real you and your values, what matters to you.  If you have any questions once leaving the interview just send us an email, or give us a call and ask, we will be more than happy to answer. 

We hope that this helps and wish you the very best of luck in your interview 🙂 

Chloe Browne

Human Resources Coordinator

Useful links

21 Job Interview Tips: How To Make a Great Impression | Indeed.com

Job Interview Tips | reed.co.uk