How to Prepare for your Interview

Got that date in your diary for your first visit to Swansway Motor Group? We can’t wait to meet you!

Here’s a few helpful hints and tips on how you can get the most out of your interview:

Use LinkedIn

The world now revolves around technology so keeping up to date with the latest business social media sites is a must. We regularly update our LinkedIn account with daily posts about Swansway Life – giving us a follow means you can keep up to date with our new recruits, internal vacancies, group sponsorships, award recognitions and employee news, so it’s definitely worth a nosey before your interview so you have a bit of current knowledge!

Be inquisitive

If you have any questions at all, ask us; we love inquisitive people! Although you might think that you should just be answering questions, the job interview is as much your opportunity to figure out if you’ll be a good fit in the role and the company as it is ours. No question is a silly question, and we’d much rather you ask away than keep shtum.

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​Make eye contact

The simple things matter. Make eye contact naturally and don’t fear it, we don’t bite. You’ll find it’s easier when you are relaxed and open for your professionalism to shine through. After all, this is no regular interview, it’s an introduction to the family and we can’t wait to meet you!

Tips on how to get a job at Swansway

​Sell yourself 

As with a CV or cover letter an interview is a chance for you to show us your strengths and skills. Use this time to describe what it is that makes you, you, and don’t be afraid to let your personality shine. We want to find out what makes you tick, what inspires you and what your goals are – this is your chance to take the first step to your new career, so make it a great on. 

Start and finish with why the role is for you

Don’t be afraid to keep bringing the conversation back to you and why you’re here. You applied for the role and you’re gearing up for an interview because we’d love to know more, so remember why you’re there.

At each question or comment, tell us about your skills or talents, maybe share a personal experience of yours to really show what you’d have done differently, how you would have handled it and why you’d be a great addition to the Swansway family.

Don’t be put off because you ‘have no experience’

Believe it or not, one of the most common phrases our HR team hear when recruiting new candidates is ‘I would apply, but I have no experience.’

You’ll never know how well you could do unless you try, and we’re speaking from experience. Did you know that Swansway Motor Group Chairman, Mr Michael Smyth, began his career selling Hoovers? Only by taking a giant leap of faith did Mr Smyth go on to opening his first car dealership, Bolton’s’ Radcliffe Road Garage and then building Swansway Group – almost 50 years later, with over 1,300 employees.

All of us start from somewhere with ‘no experience’ so don’t let this stop you from trying – we know you’ll be great.

And there we have it! A handful of top tips to help you in preparing for your Swansway Group interview. All that's left to do now is to wish you the best of luck for your Swansway Group interview!

Tips on how to get a job at Swansway