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Sentry Digital Systems is always looking for qualified, experienced senior field technicians for permanent and contacted work. Occasionally at times other positions do become available such as:


 

  • Network Systems Administrators

  • Visual Basic & SQL Web Developers

  • Web Graphics Designers

  • Software Developers

  • Field Service Engineers

  • TCP/IP, Cisco Technical Support Engineers

  • MSCE Support Engineers

Sentry Digital Systems enables businesses to achieve superior results by designing, building and managing their information systems and networks.

We are looking for enthusiastic, talented people with a spirit of adventure, people who will outperform customer expectations, people who will be catalysts for innovation, people who will drive technological advancement. Is this you?

Are you ready for this Xtreme opportunity?

If you feel you have what it takes to become part of a quality conscious, customer service driven team, you are invited to send your CV to:
enquiries@sentrydigital.co.uk along with a short cover letter outlining why you would like to join Sentry Digital Systems successful team and what you have to offer.


Alternatively these employment web site links might come in handy:

  • I.T. Jobs
  • Engineering Jobs
  • Healthcare Jobs
  • Computer Weekly
  • CWJobs
  • Gis-A-Job!
  • Visit BritishJobs.net for 1000's of UK Job Vacancies
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Jobmall
  • Jobserve
  • Jobs Unlimited
  • LGJobs.com
  • Monster
  • SAT UK Recruitment Guide
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Jobs Bulletin
     

Job Interview Tips

By reaching the interview stage you have knocked out the competition and can deduce several things. Firstly, that the company recruiting new personnel is interested in what you have to offer, they have read your CV and they have liked what they have seen.

You will also have lost much of the competition, as only approximately 15% of applicants reach this stage.

Having established that you have the fundamental qualifications for the job, you have to build upon this and impress the interviewers with your personality. The purpose of an interview is for the employer to meet you in person and evaluate whether your personality will fit into their company.

For you, an interview is a chance to impress and see if this company has an environment in which you would like to work.

First impressions Counts

Research by psychologists has shown that people decide what they think of you within four minutes of a first meeting, therefore is very important to make a good impression right from the start.

Get all of your preparation out of the way well in advance, and allow plenty of time to get to the interview so that you arrive in a cool calm state. Arrive ten minutes early and use the bathroom facilities to smarten your appearance. You will not be so nervous if you are well prepared and look your best.

Confidence is the magic word, if you are confident then you will be relaxed and able to talk lucidly about yourself, you will be able to look the interviewer in the eyes, you will not fidget - you will have the potential to clinch the job.

If you are not feeling very self-assured just think, you wouldn't have reached the interview stage if you didn't possess the attributes that the company desires.

Looking your best and being well prepared should help, so that when you meet the interviewer you will be able to greet them openly with a smile, look them in the eyes and shake their hand.

Don't let confidence come across as arrogance. Excess confidence can come across as arrogance can come across this way and it's not an attractive trait for the employer as it implies that you are not a good team player.

Attractive features that are desirable to all employers include:

Confidence in yourself

This can be expressed in so many ways. Look the interviewer in the eyes, shake their hand firmly. Be chatty and lucid, sit with good straight posture with your hands on your lap, be precise in your answers do not 'Um and ah'. Confidence comes with experience, so tell the interviewer about difficult situations that you negotiated in your previous jobs, perhaps even mention your world travels or a time you held a position of power within an organisation.

Approachability

To express approachability be friendly and open, smile and pleasantly greet everyone you are introduced to. If you trained other personnel in a previous job, or were a counsellor at college, recount an occasion when professionally someone came to you with their problem.

Sense of humour - but don't over do it

Do not set about telling jokes, but be responsive if the interviewer makes a humorous comment (even if it is not very funny). If you can subtly incorporate humour which is not at the expense of anyone else then do so, but bear in mind that this is a business interview and you should be professional.

Responsibility/trustworthiness

These qualities cannot be really seen in a person, but you can recount the times in your previous jobs that you have held positions of responsibility. For example any job in which you were responsible for personnel or if you were a youth leader at a community centre.

Initiative/leadership

These qualities are linked to confidence, but in addition show the employer examples of times you have used these skills and have prospered as a result. For example, you worked on a software solution to a work problem in your own time and it turned out to increase the efficiency of the task by 60%.

Body language

A first impression can be greatly influenced by a person's body language. Be open with your body language, ie, donít sit with your arms folded. Look at the interviewer when you are conversing with them and smile at them so that you look like you are enjoying the interview (even if you are feeling nervous).

Job Interview FAQ and Answers

1. What do I wear to an interview?

Dress smartly preferably in a suit. Both men and women should wear conservative clothes. Men should ensure that shirts are ironed and that their tie is not too garish or is of a comical nature. Women ought to wear trousers or a skirt suit and smart shoes.

2. What does an interview entail?

If you have reached the interview stage the employer has already noted from your CV that you have the essential qualifications for the job. An interview expands on this and shows what you are like in person and whether your character is suitable for the company. An interview also provides you with an insight into what it is like to work at this company. You will be asked questions relating to your previous positions your experience and what responsibilities you have held. The interviewer will probably ask you about certain aspects of your CV and what your long-term career goals are.

3. What should I take to an interview?

Take a couple of copies of your CV in case the one you sent to the company has gone astray. If possible take a portfolio of relevant work which you have done. A pen and paper to make notes with after the interview, perhaps you need to take a tube map or A-Z so that you can find the offices in the first place.

4. What sort of questions can I expect?

The interviewer wants to assess your suitability for the job, so you will be asked about what your previous responsibilities entailed, your qualifications, why you want the job, what you can bring to the company and perhaps some questions about what you enjoy doing out of work.

5. How long are interviews?

An interview usually lasts for about an hour, you should definitely aim to be in the office for at least that amount of time.

6. Who will interview me?

The head of the department to which you are applying, or a member of the human resources team will interview you. It is possible that there will be more than one interviewer, in which case the panel will be made up of HR personnel, Managers, and people who you would be working with directly should you get the job.

7. Are there different types of interview?

Interviews can be conducted in a number of ways. There are one-on-one interviews, panel/committee interviews, lunchtime interviews, and telephone interviews. Whilst the format may vary, the purpose of the interview will be the same, to get an insight into your personality and to see if you are suitable for their company.

8. How should I prepare for an interview?

  • Carry out research into the company, find out exactly what they do, and how many people they employ. What is their history and what is their future business strategy.
  • Make sure you know exactly where your interview is so you arrive punctually on the day.
  • You may like to practice by answering some commonly posed interview questions.

9. What qualities are interviewers looking for?

The things that interviewers will be looking for depends upon the industry sector and type of job that you are applying for. Generally employers are looking for:

  • Motivation
  • Confidence
  • Sociability
  • Initiative
  • Honesty
  • Intellect
  • Enthusiasm

Remember, be prepared, be successful.

GOOD LUCK

The Sentry Digital Team.


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