Useful tips

Your Online Application form

Remember, first impressions count. The application form is a major opportunity to tell us more about yourself. Before you complete the form, gather the things you'll need to help you prepare:

  • Full and accurate details of your university courses and exam results.
  • Secondary education exam results.
  • Details of any work experience and employment you've had.
  • Your preferences for the line of service you would like to work.

Then, while you're completing the form, remember the following:

  • Read and follow instructions carefully.
  • Proof read everything you write.
  • Check your grammar and spelling.
  • Keep it real - don't just repeat statements you've read in our brochures and website.
  • Be honest about your achievements - these will be checked later in the process.

Aptitude Assessment Tests

These online tests help to determine your numerical and verbal reasoning ability. Do not panic, Just do the following,

  • Make sure you get plenty of practice by visiting www.shldirect.com for sample tests and example questions.
  • The test will be timed and you should work as quickly and accurately through the questions you're presented.
  • Read each question carefully and make sure you understand what's required before committing yourself to an answer, especially where multiple choice answers appear similar.
  • We also recommend you take these tests in a quiet environment; free of disruptions such as telephone calls, etc. and with quality internet connection.

Face to Face Interview/Oral Interview

This is the important part of the recruitment process, the more prepared you are, the more relaxed you'll feel. In getting ready for the day:

  • Remind yourself of the things you've done that can help you demonstrate the skills and qualities we've listed.
  • Think about the questions you're likely to be asked, and what your responses may be.
  • Come up with questions you want to ask in the interview.
  • Prepare what you're going to wear. Always dress "smart".
  • Make sure you know how to get there and how long it takes.

The day of the interview

It's extremely important that you're not late, so aim to get there in good time. If you're delayed contact us. You may want to bring a copy of your interview invitation, along with directions on how to get there. Allowing plenty of time to get to the interview will reduce the chance of you getting stressed before the interview. When you arrive, take a few minutes to relax and prepare yourself for the interview ahead.

When you enter the interview room:

  • Smile and be positive.
  • Engage in eye contact with your interviewer.
  • Sit up straight.
  • Try to relax and breathe normally.
  • Please turn off your mobile phone.