What Should I Research Before an Interview?

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An invitation to an interview is a good sign and it shows that the hiring manager was impressed with your CV. It also means that they see potential in you and that they're interested in finding out more about you, your skills and experience.

When it comes to being successful in an interview, preparation is key. A good place to start is by researching the company you’re applying to. Make it your mission to find out as much as possible including the company's history, why it was established and key people who work there. 

The type of information you are looking for should be readily available on the company’s website, LinkedIn, Glassdoor and news sites. Make notes of key information which might be necessary to talk about or use in your answers during your interview.

By taking the time and effort to prepare, a hiring manager will see that you are passionate about working for them. Commitment and passion are desirable traits and highly sought after by hiring managers.

As a bare minimum, you should turn up to the interview knowing:

  • When the business was established.
  • Company culture, mission and values.
  • Company history.
  • The type of people who currently work there. 
  • Key people who work there including CEOs and managers.
  • The person interviewing you. 
  • Their competitors and where they stand in the market.
  • What makes the company unique?
  • Clients they work with.
  • Products and services. 
  • Latest news.  
  • Future plans and ambitions. 

Who is Spencer Clarke Group? 

Since 2017, we've been changing the face of recruitment. From our employees, to the way we do business, to the culture within our office, we're determined to make a difference and create a positive impact on everyone around us.

Recruitment to us isn't just about matching candidates and clients; we’re passionate about finding candidates the perfect job which has the ability to boost their salary and standard of living, better their work life balance and improve their mental health. 

Similarly, we understand the impact which an experienced and skilled employee can make to a business and we love seeing clients thrive through the hard work of candidates which we have placed with them. 

We operate in two sectors:

Private Sector

Public Sector 

In eleven specialisms:

Accountancy & Finance

Education & SEND

Construction, Trades & Labour

Healthcare, Social Care & Nursing


Corporate Functions & Business Support

HR & Workforce Development

IT & Digital

Property & Asset Management  

Planning, Development & Regeneration 

Highways, Infrastructure & Engineering

If you’re searching for a new role, why not visit our job page to take a look at the latest opportunities? Alternatively, upload your CV and one of our experienced consultants will contact you when a relevant opportunity becomes available. 

If you’re struggling to fill a role, why don’t you give us a call on 01772 954200 to see how we can help? One of our consultants will be happy to listen to the challenges which you are facing and advise on the best possible solution for you.

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