Project Manager - Clinical Operations Solutions

Project Manager


KLIFO is looking for a Project Manager for our Glostrup office

KLIFO is expanding and wants to engage Project Managers into a dynamic and experienced team within Clinical Operations Solutions. The people we want to engage like to work in a consulting environment and have a positive, proactive, flexible, self-driven and self-confident personality. We can offer a highly flexible, free and trustful working climate with exciting customers and projects among competent colleagues where your knowledge, experience and contribution are valuable and highly appreciated.

The position as Project Manager:

The Project Manager (PM) is overall responsible for managing the clinical trials, i.e.:

  • Management of assigned project in all phases, from start-up to the end of the trial
  • Leadership of people involved in the project (CRAs, CTA, etc.)
  • Investigational site selection in order to assure the quality and conformity of the sites
  • Attending cross-functional project team in relation to trial(s)
  • Operational and scientific input to key project documents
  • Continuous relationship with the Principal Investigators and Sponsor to assure the success of the trial in terms of enrolment and quality
  • Management and resolution of issues occurring during the trial
  • Generation and management of Project Plans
  • Investigators and Monitors training and organization of meetings
  • Elaboration of trial specific procedures
  • Participation in data management activities

The qualifications of the Project Manager:

The Project Manager should possess the following qualifications:

  • MSc in the life sciences field and a minimum of 5-6 years of overall experience out of which 2 years must be in project management in the pharmaceutical industry/BioTech/CRO
  • Extensive knowledge of GCP guidelines, applicable regulatory requirements, medical terminology and clinical trial processes
  • Willingness to travel
  • Demonstrated project management skills including the ability to plan a project and operate within plan and budget
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills, ability to develop and maintain excel spreadsheets and to generate PowerPoint presentations

In addition to the above-mentioned qualifications the ideal candidate is a dedicated and collaborative team player that possesses excellent planning skills and is fluent, spoken and written, in English and in a Scandinavian language.

We offer:

  • Work within different therapeutic areas and with tasks of varying complexity
  • Work with a heterogeneous client pool (pharmaceutical companies, established biotech, inexperienced biotech, investigators/academia)
  • Build international client relations
  • Use and elaborate your competences and experience
  • Work in an interactive, flexible and positive working environment

As KLIFO is a smaller service provider, you will experience a high level of transparency, influence and a good possibility for individual planning.

Location:
KLIFO has offices in both Glostrup, Denmark and Munich, Germany. This position is located at our office in Glostrup

KLIFO is an established and integrated drug development consultancy with offices in Denmark and Germany. We provide end-to-end expert capabilities, enabling our partners to maximise opportunity, mitigate risks, drive innovation and achieve efficient project advancement. Further information about KLIFO can be found at www.klifo.com

Contact:
For more information, please contact Jennie Wilborgsson, Clinical Research Director of COS, at +45 93 638 820

Applications should be sent to:

moc.ofilk@boj, marked ‘Project Manager‘ before 6th September 2019.

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Clinical Research Associate (CRA) - maternity cover

Clinical Research Associate (CRA) – Maternity cover


KLIFO is looking for a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) for a one year maternity cover for our office in Glostrup

KLIFO A/S would like to engage a CRA in a one year maternity cover position. The people we want to engage like to work in a consulting environment and have a positive, proactive, flexible, self-driven and collaborative personality. We can offer a highly flexible and trustful working climate with exiting projects among competent colleagues where your contribution is valuable and makes a difference.

KLIFO is a service provider of drug development competences and operational services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and med-tech companies in Europe, US and Asia. The areas covered by KLIFO include Clinical Trial Supply Solutions, Clinical Operations Solutions, Pharmacovigilance Solutions, Regulatory Affairs Solutions, CMC Development Solutions and Drug Development Counselling.

The position as CRA:

The CRA is responsible for the pro-active site management including monitoring activity of trials, i.e.:

  • Participation in the preparation of trial documents for submissions to Competent Authorities and Ethics Committees/Institutional Review Boards
  • Visiting investigator and investigational site before a specific trial: pre-trial/site assessment visits
  • Performing initiation, monitoring and close-out visits
  • Elaboration of trial specific procedures
  • Support to data management activities
  • Continuous relationship with the Principal Investigators and trial staff to assure the success of the trial in terms of enrolment and quality
  • Assist in ensuring site compliance with protocol and trial objectives
  • Work in the clinical trial team, reporting to a project manager for trial related deliverables

The qualifications of the CRA:

The CRA should possess the following qualifications:

  • B.Sc. in the life sciences field or CRA specific diploma and a minimum of 2 years in a similar position in the pharmaceutical industry/BioTech/ CRO
  • Extensive knowledge of GCP guidelines, applicable requirements, medical terminology and clinical trial processes
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, ability to develop and maintain excel spreadsheets and to elaborate PowerPoint presentations
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to details

In addition to the above mentioned qualifications, the ideal candidate is a dedicated and collaborative team player, possesses excellent planning skills and is fluent spoken and written, in English and Danish.

We offer:• Work within different therapeutic areas and with tasks of varying complexity

  • Work with a heterogeneous client pool (pharmaceutical companies, established biotech, inexperienced biotech, investigators/ academia)
  • Build international client relations
  • Use – and elaborate – your competences and experience
  • Work in an interactive, flexible and positive working environment

As KLIFO is a smaller service provider, you will experience a high level of transparency, influence and a good possibility for individual planning.

Further information about KLIFO can be found at www.klifo.com

Contact:
For more information, please contact Tina Hjorth, Clinical Research Director of COS at + 45 44 222 934.

Applications should be sent to:

moc.ofilk@boj, marked ‘Clinical Research Associate‘ before 01 September 2019.

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Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, DE

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Munich, Germany


KLIFO is looking for a Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist for our Munich Office 

The position

KLIFO is expanding its service offering in Germany by introducing a similar end-to-end drug development consultancy to what the company has in Denmark, including a Regulatory Affairs Solutions department. 

The Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist will be instrumental in building up our Munich-based regulatory affairs team and supporting the establishment of new regulatory affairs business in Germany and the DACH region. In addition, the position requires a hands-on approach to service existing and new clients. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Director Strategic Planning & BD in Munich and work in close collaboration with the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs Services from company headquarters in Denmark. 

Functions as Regulatory Affairs team Leader 

  • Project management 
  • Strategic advice 
  • Liaison with competent authorities 
  • General regulatory affairs work 
  • Management of regulatory procedures 
  • Preparation of submissions to Agencies 
  • Project management and cross-functional collaboration within KLIFO 

Qualifications and requirements 

  • MSC from the life sciences field or Regulatory Affairs specific diploma/master 
  • A minimum of 10 years regulatory experience 
  • Profound knowledge of regulatory guidelines, terminology and processes 
  • Experience in liaison with Medicines Agencies i.e. PEI, BfArM and EMA/FDA 
  • Drug development experience 
  • Network of regulatory experts in DACH 
  • Good leadership skills 
  • Collaborative mind-set 
  • Personal fit with KLIFO’s culture and way of working 
  • Extrovert service oriented mindset, preferably with experience from pharma and biotech 
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in German and English (written and verbal) 
  • Willingness to work from client sites, when required 
  • Ability to travel for work (in Europe, up to 25%) 

We offer

  • Work within different therapeutic areas and with tasks of varying complexity 
  • Work with a heterogeneous client pool (pharmaceutical companies, established biotech, inexperienced biotech, investigators/academia) 
  • Join a team of experienced colleagues where you use and elaborate your skills and competences 
  • Work in a European-based company with global reach 
  • Work in an interactive, flexible and positive working environment with a high-level of transparency and influence 
  • Flexibility to work partially home-based 

Location

This position is located at our office in Munich, Germany. 

Contact

For more information, please contact Christine Tiesler, at moc.ofilk@relseit.enitsirhc.

Applications should be sent to 

moc.ofilk@boj marked ‘Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Munich’. 

KLIFO processes your application and all related personal data exclusively for the specific hiring process. Your data is processed as confidential information, cf. the current data protection law (GDPR). 

Deadline: 31 March 2020 

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For more information about KLIFO, visit www.klifo.com.


Project Manager DE

Project Manager


KLIFO is looking for a talented and committed Project Manager, Clinical Trials, Germany

KLIFO A/S is expanding and just established its first subsidiary outside Denmark in Munich, Germany. KLIFO GmbH now wants to appoint a Project Manager

for the conduct of clinical trials into a dynamic and experienced team within Clinical Operations Solutions in its Munich office. The people we want to engage like to work in a consulting environment and have a positive, proactive, flexible, self-driven and self-confident personality. We can offer a highly flexible, free and trustful working climate with exciting customers and projects among competent colleagues where your knowledge, experience and contribution are valuable and highly appreciated.

KLIFO is a service provider of drug development competences and operational services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and med-tech companies in Europe, US and Asia. The areas covered by KLIFO include Clinical Trial Supply Solutions, Clinical Operations Solutions, Pharmacovigilance Solutions, Regulatory Affairs Solutions, CMC Development Solutions and Drug Development Counselling.

The position as Project Manager (PM):

The Project Manager is overall responsible for managing the clinical trials, i.e.:

  • Management of assigned trials in all phases, from start-up to the end of the project, both as overall project manager in close collaboration with the sponsor and as local project manager faithfully managing the local study responsibilities in the context of a larger study setting
  • Leadership of people involved in the project (CRAs, CTA, etc.)
  • Training and supervision of external staff and subcontractors
  • Investigational site selection in order to assure the quality and conformity of the sites
  • Coordinating cross-functional project teams in relation to trial(s)
  • Operational and scientific input to key project documents
  • Continuous relationship with the Principal Investigators and Sponsor to assure the success of the trial in terms of enrolment and quality
  • Management and resolution of issues occurring during the trial
  • Generation and management of Project Plans
  • Coordination and Implementation of Risk Management Activities
  • Training of Investigators and Monitors and organization and conduct of appropriate meetings
  • Elaboration of trial specific procedures
  • Monitoring of selected sites, e.g. KoL

The qualifications of the Project Manager:

The Project Manager should possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • MSc in the life sciences field or a medical/veterinary degree and at least 5-6 years overall experience out of which 2 years in project management in thepharmaceutical industry/BioTech/CRO
  • Extensive knowledge of GCP guidelines, applicable regulatory requirements, medical terminology and clinical trial processes
  • Demonstrated project management skills including the ability to plan and conduct an international, multicountry clinical trial and operate within plan andbudget
  • Willingness to travel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills, ability to develop and maintain excel spreadsheets and to generate PowerPoint presentations.
  • Fluent in English and in German (spoken and written)

In addition to the above-mentioned qualifications the ideal candidate is a dedicated and collaborative team player.

We offer:

  • Work within different therapeutic areas and with tasks of varying complexity
  • Work with a heterogeneous client pool (pharmaceutical companies, established biotech, inexperienced biotech, investigators/academia)
  • Build international client relations
  • Use – and elaborate – your competences and experience
  • Work in an interactive, flexible and positive working environment

As KLIFO is a smaller service provider, you will experience a high level of transparency, influence and a good possibility for individual planning. KLIFO Denmark is located in Glostrup and KLIFO GmbH (formerly medicomp GmbH) is located in 80339 Munich, Heimeranstr. 35, Germany. Further information about KLIFO can be found at www.klifo.com

Applications, including salary expectations, should be sent to:

moc.ofilk@boj

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Biometrician/Biostatistician

Biometrician/Biostatistician


KLIFO is looking for a talented and committed Biometrician/Biostatistician

KLIFO A/S is expanding and is expanding and has just established its first subsidiary outside of Denmark – in Munich, Germany. KLIFO GmbH is looking to appoint a Biometrician/Biostatistician for the planning, analysis and reporting of clinical trials. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic and experienced team within Clinical Operations Solutions and will work from our offices in either Munich or near Copenhagen, Denmark. The people we want to engage have a positive, proactive, flexible, self-driven and self-confident personality. We can offer a highly flexible and trust-based working environment with exciting customers and projects among competent colleagues where your knowledge, experience and contribution are valuable and highly appreciated.

KLIFO is a service provider of drug development competences and operational services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and med-tech companies in Europe, US and Asia. The areas covered by KLIFO include Clinical Trial Supply Solutions, Clinical Operations Solutions, Pharmacovigilance Solutions, Regulatory Affairs Solutions, CMC Development Solutions and Drug Development Counselling.

The position as Biometrician/Biostatistician within Clinical Operations Solutions:

Responsibilities of the Biometrician/Biostatistician include:

  • Act as the primary contact person for our customers concerning trial-related statistical aspects
  • Provide statistical consultancy on general or trial‑related aspects, internally and externally
  • Cooperate closely with data managers, SAS®programmers and project managers
  • Coordinate small teams of SAS®programmers, perform quality control of SAS®programs
  • Statistical planning of clinical trials: provide statistical input to trial designs and perform sample size calculations
  • Writing or peer review of the statistical sections of clinical trial protocols
  • Writing or peer review of statistical analysis plans
  • Perform statistical analyses using SAS®
  • Provide statistical contributions to clinical trial reports
  • Provide statistical support for publications
  • Support maintenance and further development of internal standards and of Standard Operating Procedures.

The qualifications of the Biometrician/Biostatistician:

The Biometrician/Biostatistician should possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Diploma or master in (bio-)statistics, mathematics or comparable degree
  • Professional experience with planning, analysis and reporting of clinical trials in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, in a CRO or in an academic environment
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines
  • Profound knowledge of SAS®and Microsoft®Office
  • Familiarity with CDISC standards
  • Quality orientation, efficiency, and reliability
  • Customer orientation and flexibility
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written), and in either German or Danish.

In addition to the above-mentioned qualifications the ideal candidate is a dedicated and collaborative team player.

We offer:

  • Work within different therapeutic areas and with tasks of varyingcomplexity
  • Work with a heterogeneous client pool (pharmaceutical companies, established biotech, inexperienced biotech,investigators/academia)
  • Use – and elaborate – your competences and experience
  • A team of experienced colleagues
  • Work in a European-based company with global reach
  • Work in an interactive, flexible and positive working environment.

As KLIFO is a smaller service provider, you will experience a high level of transparency, influence and a good possibility for individual planning. KLIFO Denmark is located in Glostrup and KLIFO GmbH (formerly medicomp GmbH) is located in 80339 Munich, Heimeranstr. 35, Germany. Further information about KLIFO can be found at www.klifo.com

Applications, including salary expectations, should be sent to:

moc.ofilk@boj marked “Biometrician/Biostatistician”

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Data Manager/Programmer Clinical Trials

Data Manager/Programmer Clinical Trials


KLIFO is looking for a talented and committed Data Manager/Programmer

KLIFO A/S is expanding and has just established its first subsidiary outside of Denmark – in Munich, Germany. KLIFO GmbH is looking to appoint a Data Manager/ Programmer for clinical trials. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic and experienced team within Clinical Operations Solutions and will work from our offices in either Munich or near Copenhagen, Denmark. The people we want to engage have a positive, proactive, flexible, self-driven and self‑confident personality. We can offer a highly flexible and trust-based working environment with exciting customers and projects among competent colleagues where your knowledge, experience and contribution are valuable and highly appreciated.

KLIFO is a service provider of drug development competences and operational services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and med-tech companies in Europe, US and Asia. The areas covered by KLIFO include Clinical Trial Supply Solutions, Clinical Operations Solutions, Pharmacovigilance Solutions, Regulatory Affairs Solutions, CMC Development Solutions and Drug Development Counselling.

The position as Data Manager/Programmer within Clinical Operations Solutions:

Responsibilities of the Data Manager/Programmer include:

  • Cooperate closely with biostatisticians, medical reviewers and project managers
  • Database set-up and testing, usually within an eCRF system
  • Set-up and testing of online edit checks
  • Program (within the eCRF system or in SAS®) various listings, overviews and summary tables for medical reviewer, status reports, project management; provide updated outputs on a regular basis
  • Support programming (in SAS®) of data listings for clinical study reports
  • Perform quality control of programs
  • Writing or peer review of Data Management Plans and Data Validation Plans
  • Continuous data cleaning, data base lock
  • Support maintenance and further development of internal standards and of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Contribute to harmonization of data management processes between KLIFO offices.

The qualifications of the Data Manager/Programmer:

The Data Manager/Programmer should possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Professional data management experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, in a CRO or in an academic environment
  • Experience with the use of eCRF systems to set up eCRFs and online checks and to perform continuous data management activities
  • Very good SAS®programming skills are important
  • Familiarity with CDISC standards
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines
  • Analytical thinking, familiarity with medical terminology
  • Quality orientation, efficiency, and reliability
  • Customer orientation and flexibility
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written) and in German.

In addition to the above-mentioned qualifications, the ideal candidate is a dedicated and collaborative team player.

We offer:

  • Work within different therapeutic areas and with tasks of varyingcomplexity
  • Work with a heterogeneous client pool (pharmaceutical companies, established biotech, inexperienced biotech,investigators/academia)
  • Use – and elaborate – your competences and experience
  • A team of experienced colleagues
  • Work in a European-based company with global reach
  • Work in an interactive, flexible and positive working environment.

As KLIFO is a smaller service provider, you will experience a high level of transparency, influence and a good possibility for individual planning. KLIFO GmbH (formerly medicomp GmbH) is located in 80339 Munich, Heimeranstr. 35, Germany.

Further information about KLIFO can be found at www.klifo.com

Applications, including salary expectations, should be sent to:

moc.ofilk@boj, marked “Data Manager/Programmer

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Compliance Coordinator, QA

Compliance Coordinator, QA


KLIFO is a leading drug development consultancy with significant experience in partnering with biotech and pharmaceutical companies to advance their drug development project. KLIFO provides consultancy and operational solutions within all areas of clinical research, clinical trial supply, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, CMC Development, QA and development of pharmaceutical and biotech products and medical devices
We want to engage a person with a positive, proactive, flexible and self-confident personality, who would like to work in a consulting environment.

The Compliance Coordinator, QA will be responsible for:

  • Administration, Quality oversight and management of KLIFO’s QA Management System
  • Responsible for maintaining an archiving system
  • SOP updates and writing of new SOPs within the quality area
  • Approval of quality related documents from GMP areas as SOPs, Deviations, Complaints and CAPAs
  • For the right person there will be opportunity in this position to become a Delegate Qualified Person and to be trained and qualified as GMP auditor

The Compliance coordinator, QA must have a academic background and some experience from working with medicinal products. You must be service minded and fond of systems and organization. You must be used to communicating in English

We offer:

  • GXP compliant quality system and production
  • Variation in the job
  • Diverse client pool (pharmaceutical companies, established biotech, inexperienced, virtual biotech,
    investigators/academia)
  • Opportunity to utilize many pharmaceutical competences
  • An interactive, open and positive working environment
  • High level of transparency – and influence
  • Room for individual planning

The position is new and there will be possibilities influence the job content so it will fit the experience of the selected person.

For information about the position you can contact Director, QA – Anne Ploug Jørgensen +45 44 222 982

 

Application:

Applications for the job must be send to; moc.ofilk@boj

 

Deadline:

February 18, 2019.


Qualification Coordinator

Qualification Coordinator


KLIFO is a leading drug development consultancy with significant experience in partnering with biotech and pharmaceutical companies to advance their drug development project. KLIFO provides consultancy and operational solutions within all areas of clinical research, clinical trial supply, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, CMC Development, QA and development of pharmaceutical and biotech products and medical devices

We want to engage a person with a positive, proactive, flexible and self-confident personality, who would like to work in a consulting environment.

The Qualification Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Planning and executing qualifications, including re-qualification of in-house facilities and equipment
  • Handling of Change Requests and deviations
  • Writing protocols and test plans for qualification
  • Perform qualification activities
  • Gather test results and documentation and write qualification reports
  • Responsible for equipment (service/maintenance)
  • Participate in Self inspections and audits (when required)
  • Participate in planning of new equipment and expansion/changes of equipment and facilities

The Qualification coordinator must have experience and interest for working with qualification, including related documentation and from working with medicinal products. You must be service minded and flexible.

You must be used to communicating in English.

We offer:

  • GXP compliant quality system and production
  • Variation in the job
  • Opportunity to utilize many pharmaceutical competences
  • An interactive, open and positive working environment
  • High level of transparency – and influence
  • Room for individual planning

The position is new and there will be possibilities influence the job content so it will fit the experience of the selected person.

 

Location:

KLIFO is located at Smedeland 36, 2600 Glostrup.

 

Contact:

For more information about the position you can contact Director – Henriette Pedersen +45 44 222 962

 

Application:

Applications for the job must be send to; moc.ofilk@boj

 

Deadline:

February 18, 2019.


Director for Clinical Trial Supply Distribution

Director for Clinical Trial Supply Distribution


KLIFO is a leading drug development consultancy with significant experience in partnering with biotech and pharmaceutical companies to advance their drug development project. KLIFO provides consultancy and operational solutions within all areas of clinical research, clinical trial supply, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, CMC Development, QA and development of pharmaceutical and biotech products and medical devices

We want to engage a person with a positive, proactive, flexible, service minded and self-confident personality, who would like to work in a consulting environment.

Clinical Trial Supply Distribution consists of 7 experienced Logistic Coordinators that handle all distribution within KLIFO in close cooperation with our production Operators.

The Director will be in reference to Vice President, Clinical Trial Supply.

 

The Director will be responsible for:

  • Daily Management of the Distribution department
  • Participating in the operational work
  • Close cooperation with the other Directors in Clinical Trial Supply
  • Maintain relations with our clients, through dialog and close cooperation
  • Close contact with our Subcontractors for courier services
  • Responsible for establishing new depots and maintain contracts
  • Establish a strategy for distribution in cooperation with the distribution team
  • Monthly reporting of executed and planned shipments on project level
  • Respond to distribution related customer enquiries in cooperation with Project Managers
  • Approval of invoices from Subcontractors
  • Be the expert on incoterms
  • Participate in audits of subcontractors (specialist level)
  • Participate in Self inspections and audits (when required)
  • Participate in Budget planning and Business plan development together with Supply Management team (Directors and Vice President)
  • Participate in KLIFO Extended Management Team

The ideal Candidate has experience within distribution and Management. A broad knowledge within GDP and knowledge in GMP and GCP is required.

IT knowledge at user level is required and you must be used to communicating in English

 

We offer:

  • A challenging job in a well-functioning team
  • An interactive, open and positive working environment
  • High level of transparency – and influence
  • Room for individual planning

The position is new and there will be possibilities to influence the job content so it will fit the experience of the selected person

 

Location:

KLIFO is located at Smedeland 36, 2600 Glostrup.

 

Contact:

For more information about the position you can contact Vice President Christina Vinum, +45 44 222 960

 

Application:

Applications for the job must be send to; moc.ofilk@boj

 

Deadline:

February 18, 2019.


10 Top Interview Success Tips

10 Top Interview Success Tips


After working as a recruiter at latest law jobs for most of my career, I’m going to share the top 10 tips for interview success that I picked up over the years. If I could only recommend 10 things to focus on before your interview, this would be it.

These are the interview success tips that will have the BIGGEST impact on your results. Let’s jump into the list and get started…

1. Research the company

Interviewers can tell when you’ve done your research, and they love seeing it.

And if you haven’t… it looks really bad, especially at the start of the interview when they ask things like:

Why did you apply for this position?

What do you know about us?

Why do you want to work here?

The start of the interview is your chance to make a great first impression. Walking in with zero knowledge of their business is one of the fastest ways to shoot yourself in the foot and NOT get hired.

It could even lead to them ending the interview early. That’s one of the biggest signs your interview went badly, and you definitely want to avoid that (for example if you were told it would be a one-hour interview, and you finish in 25 minutes).

2. Talk about specific accomplishments

Most people go into their interview and make general statements and talk in very general terms. To set yourself apart, you want to prepare specific examples and talk about DETAILS. Facts, numbers and real accomplishments.

Hint: this is true on your resume also. You’ll get far more interviews if you cram your resume with facts, figures and statistics instead of general statements like “responsible for handling customer requests”.

So when the hiring manager asks what you accomplished in your last job, or what you do each day, you should be ready to impress! This is not the time to hesitate or be unsure. Prepare ahead of time for this.

If you’re looking for your first job without any work experience, then think about accomplishments in your academic career – classes you’ve taken, projects you’ve completed, etc. That’s your most relevant experience!

3. Know what you want and what you’re looking for

If you seem like you are desperate or willing to take any job, you won’t get any good job offers.

You need to seem like you’re looking for the right fit, not the first job offer you can get.

This is a key part of interview success, and one of the most important tips I can give you.

So, how do you do this? You walk in knowing specific things about the company and the job (study the job description), and be able to explain how it fits what you’re looking for in your current job search.

Then the interview becomes about discussing whether the job is a good match for what you’re looking for. That’s the general idea. Most job seekers don’t realize this though, and go in thinking it’s an interrogation or a series of questions they need to “pass” or answer “correctly”.

4. Be human

You don’t need to seem perfect in the interview to get hired. Don’t try. Be human.

If you seem fake, or if you try too hard to give “perfect” answers, the hiring manager might not be able to get a real sense of what your strengths and weaknesses are. And if they can’t tell, they won’t hire you.

So, don’t go in with interview answers you read from the top of Google. If you found those in 5 minutes, everyone else did too. Come up with great answers that are unique.

Remember that it’s also okay to occasionally say, “I’m not sure”, or “Sorry, I’m drawing a total blank”. (This is okay once or twice per interview. If you find yourself doing it more, it’s a sign you didn’t prepare enough).

5. Ask great questions

Employers judge you heavily based on the questions you ask.

Running out of questions before you’ve met everyone, or saying, “I don’t have any questions,” can cost you the job. Asking “bad” questions can cost you the job too.

If you aren’t sure what to ask, here’s a master-list of the best questions to ask.

And here are 5 great questions to ask recruiters in particular (this is for phone interviews or first conversations with any recruiter).

This is often the difference between interview success and failure, so don’t neglect this part of preparing for your interview.

6. Learn the interviewer’s name and use it

I’m horrible at remembering names. I always have been. So if I can do this, you can too…

When you hear someone’s name, repeat it to yourself in your head once or twice IMMEDIATELY after you shake hands. This helps you remember it.

Most of the time, if you forget someone’s name, it’s because you never really “got” it. Immediately after you heard it, you forgot. So this is how to remember.

Then, use it in the conversation within the first 5-10 minutes of the interview. Now you’ll never forget it.

There’s another benefit to this too – using someone’s name helps you build a bond with them and build trust. Studies have shown you seem more confident, competent and impressive when you say someone’s name when talking to them.

Go talk to the CEO in your company, and I bet they’ll use your name in the conversation. Leaders do this. Successful people do this.

This is a very under-rated tip for interview success that anyone can do. It just takes effort.

You will build a stronger bond/rapport with the interviewer if you do this, and they’ll be more likely to remember you favorably and hire you.

7. Be upfront and use clear language

Don’t use vague language and “dodge” their questions. And don’t lie. They’ll usually know. Hiring managers interview a lot of people and have a great sense for this.

If you lie and get caught, there is no way they’re going to hire you.

And if you seem like you’re trying to hide information, they won’t trust you and won’t hire you either.

Hiring managers aren’t just evaluating your skill; they’re evaluating your character. If you’re going to be joining their team, they need to see what type of person you are. And no hiring manager wants someone who is dishonest on their team.

What do they want? Someone who stands up and takes responsibility when things go wrong, who can learn from past mistakes, who is honest if there’s a problem, and who isn’t afraid to tell the truth.

The interview is where they test this before hiring you. So just remember that while they’re judging your experience and skills, they’re also judging these character traits.

8. Never badmouth

Don’t badmouth former bosses, former employers, coworkers or anyone else.

Here’s what happens when you do: The interviewer will immediately become curious about the other side of the story. They’ll wonder if you were part of the problem (or the whole problem).

They’ll wonder if you’re someone who always looks to blame others. They’ll worry you have a bad attitude and won’t be able to fit into their organization. And they won’t hire you because of this.

So never, ever badmouth anyone from your past in your interview. Also, you never know if the interviewer knows somebody who you’re bad mouthing! Many industries have pretty tight-knit communities.

9. Make everything about THEM

Here’s a little secret: The interview isn’t really about you.

 

If you want to start getting a TON of job offers from your interviews, you need to start thinking about what the company wants. Make yourself seem like a solution to their problems.

How can you help them make money, save money, save time, etc.?

How will you make the hiring manager’s life easier if he or she hires you?

Figure out how to show this, start thinking about their needs and answering their questions with this mindset and you will be in the top 10% of job seekers.

Same goes for writing your resume. You want to stand out? Start thinking of your resume as being about THEM. It’s a document that should be “tailored” to the employer’s needs, showing them how your qualifications and past work will help you step into *their* job and be successful in their organization.

That’s the general idea, and it’s true for resumes, cover letters, and interviews.

10. Send great follow-ups

When your interview is wrapping up, ask each person you met for a business card. This will help you follow-up and boost your chances of getting hired.

Then, here’s what to do next…

One day after your interview, send “thank you” emails to each person you met, mentioning something specific you discussed with them and thanking them for their time. (You mention something specific so they know it’s not a cut & paste email).

If you want a word-for-word template you can use, read this article.

Also, at the end of your interview, ask the company when you can expect to hear feedback.

Then… let’s say they told you it would take five business days. On the sixth business day, if you haven’t heard anything, you’ll want to send an email to follow up and check for feedback.

Doing this will maximize the chance you get the job offer. If you are considering a career in law, do check out the law blog at latestlawjobs.com where you will be able to find many articles on career advice that I have written over the past few year.

About Me:

Tony is the head of business development at https://latestlawjobs.com . Tony has worked with an impressive roster of leading law firms in the UK and USA. In his spare time, Tony enjoys spending quality time with his wife Millie and their two kids and a German shepherd called Shmoggy. Tony is a big wine enthusiast and enjoy photography.