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Category: Events, Recruiter News
It’s the end of the interview and you’re asked “do you have any questions for us?” This is your chance to stand out from the competition. If you ask too few questions it will look like you haven’t properly researched the company which gives the impression that you are not really interested in the position. If you ask too many questions this can be annoying; make sure you have several good questions prepared.
1. Do you think I am the right person for this role?
If you want this job, it is important to ask this question. Hopefully there won’t be any concerns, but it is important to show the interviewer your interest and that you are more than capable of meeting the job spec.
2. What will be my biggest challenge?
Asking this question shows that you like to be prepared to meet the expectations which come with the job.
3. What are the three most important skills needed to excel in this position?
With every position there is a set amount of skills required to do well. If you need to be highly organised, is this an area you struggle in, if so can you improve?
4. Does the company offer professional training?
If training and professional development is important to you, make sure this is available in your new role.
5. What systems do you have in place?
You will need to make sure that their current systems are adequate for you to fulfil your role within the company. If they aren’t, find out if they are open to new suggestions of systems you have used in the past and know will work well. This will show that you are proactive and know when to use your initiative.
What not to ask?
Your salary – you should want the job because it will excite and motivate you, yes the salary is important but it shouldn’t be the sole decision. Wait for them to bring it up.
You should make sure that any questions you do ask has not already been covered. You want to make a good lasting impression, not a poor one which shows you don’t listen.
Category: Careers Advice, Interview Tips
The UK Government has relaxed the immigration rules allowing businesses within the oil and gas industry to employ skilled foreign workers. This news gives the oil and gas industry a boost to help fill specialised engineering jobs from out with the EU Zone.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has advised the immigration authorities to add the twenty new engineering job categories to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). The new additions added include mechanical, production and electrical engineering occupations.
Jill Turner, Immigration and employment law expert said; This is really good news for the oil and gas sector which is finding it difficult to recruit specialist engineers. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has listened to the concerns of employers and has taken steps to make it easier for firms to recruit outside Europe.
“Clients tell me one of their biggest challenges is being able to fill key jobs when bidding for or landing a contract and this creates uncertainty and undermines long term planning and business growth. ”
“MAC have acknowledged that there is a shortage of specialist skills in Aberdeen which is vital to the oil and gas industry and that it’s not possible to train people for those posts in the short term.
“In the last four years 100 job categories have been removed from SOL and it is relief that a so-called sunset clause has been ruled out because this would have made it easier to axe more posts and would be detrimental to recruitment in the energy sector.”
The SOL list is a record of jobs which are in demand and are not affected by the strict immigration rules which can often make it difficult for employers to hire skilled foreign workers. This change will allow businesses within the oil and gas industry to feel secure that they will have the workers to meet the required demands of the jobs.
Jill Turner, expert on Employment and Immigration law. Visit Jill Turner’s profile page.