Please visit www.bespokebureau.com for more interview tips

So your professional C.V. has got you shortlisted for the job and now you have a date for your first interview. You’ve got some time before the big day so start doing your homework.

Research
Have you found out as much as you can about the job and the employer (via the internet or word of mouth from fellow professionals) prior to arriving?
Are you as sure as you can be about the sort of person the employer/interviewer is looking for?
Have you got your written references, diplomas and the like ready in a smart folder or briefcase to take to the interview and show (if asked)?

Making the right impression
Dress smart! This doesn’t mean to wear your uniform but a business-like suit is best – clean, pressed and remember that many people judge others within the first 10 seconds of meeting them for the first time.
Lose the excess jewelry.
Don’t splash on the perfume or cologne – best to leave it off all together.
The phrase ‘down at heel’ has a reason behind it – your shoes should be immaculate.
If prompted offer a firm handshake – it shows you mean business.
Maintain eye contact as much as you can without ‘staring’ – when answering a question you can look at your hands sitting folded in your lap (which shows you are carefully considering your replies)
Don’t waffle – answer question within 2-3 minutes maximum.
Speak correctly – avoid slang and lazy speech or grammar – y’now wot I mean at the end of the day

 

 

More info about Bespoke Bureau and the British Butler Academy:

Based in the prestigious heart of London (Guildhall in the city) for the past 11 years and now a franchise, we pride ourselves to be considered “The World‘s and The UK’s Best Household Staffing Agency” amongst staff agencies

Bespoke Bureau specialises in the recruitment of household staff internationally including House/Estate ManagersButlersHousekeepersChefsNannies, Gardeners etc for palaces, mansions, estates, prestigious houses and yachts all over the world. We provide high calibre staff – professional, multi-functional, discreet and flexible.

Over the years we have built a strong relationship with domestic staff candidates and private NHW and other clients alike which has led to new opportunities that enable us to provide a more comprehensive service with our clients’ needs in mind.

For assistance and advice on all the services we offer, please contact us and we will be delighted to help you.

We are a leading domestic staff agency in London due to our dedication to providing our clients with dependable, thorough and professional household staff. We have built up an enviable reputation across London and can provide tailored household staff services to suit our clients’ private household staff requirements.

We only hire experienced domestic staff who can deliver the high standards required from our private employers. Our household staff agency will undertake a rigorous domestic staff recruitment process, as we carefully check their household employment history and references, as well as interviewing each candidate at great length to ensure they have the right professional attitude and personality to work in the domestic staff service in the UK and overseas.

All our domestic staff on our domestic agency’s database understand the importance of hard work and discretion, and are 100% committed to delivering an outstanding household work service on a daily basis.

As a leading household staff agency, we will work alongside you to ensure that all your needs are met. We can provide an array of domestic staff to suit your household, including:

  • House Managers or Estate Managers
  • Butlers for private homes or hotels
  • Housekeepers, Head Housekeepers or Junior Housekeepers
  • Gardeners and Handymen
  • Nannies, tutors, au-pairs and Mother’s Helps
  • Personal Assistants
  • Valets
  • Chauffeurs and Private Drivers
  • Private Chefs and Cooks
  • Laundry Maids and ladies maids
  • And more domestic staff

More info on: http://www.bespokebureau.com/

Many of our domestic staff employees can combine a number of the domestic staff roles upon request, but this will depend on the hours of employment required. As well as being a leading domestic agency in London, we can also provide domestic staff services across the UK and abroad/overseas.

For more information on our household staff agency and candidates, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Sara Vestin Rahmani
Director
Bespoke Bureau, Peek-a-boo and Cupcakes

Blackwell House | Guildhall Yard
Bank | London | EC2V 5AE
Bespoke: +44 (0) 2031670925
Peek-a-boo: +44 (0) 2031670926
www.bespokebureau.com
www.peekaboochildcare.com

 

 

Bespoke and Peekaboo in recent News:

Our new Exciting Yacht academy (Reuters News release film)
Russias main news station visits the residential Butler school
The Bespoke Bureau Butler school Reuters visit (6 mins news)
The Guardian does 5 pages on The Yacht Academy
The world news org reports on Bespoke Butlers

Time out Dubai interviews Vestin on Butler trends

TVH11-The return of the Butler
CNN reports on Bespoke Bureau-From Jeeves to Jiang
Evening standard recommend Bespoke’s Butlers
Arabian Business meets with Vestin at the Yacht Academy

6 page story on Bespoke Butlers in the Jazeera Magazine by Sakhr Al-Makhadhi

The Global Post interviews Sara Vestin on Butlers
Washington DC and Chinese CCTV’s Richard Bestik visits Peek-a-boo
Great British post on Butlers in China with Bespoke
Tokyo TV News on Bespoke Bureau
Channel 4’s Brunch gets a visit from our Head Butler
CBS This morning reports on Bespoke Bureau
Paris Match Magazine speaks to Peek-a-boo
Swedish Dagens industri and PS tells about our success
Hotelier Middle East reports on Bespoke Bureau
The times report on the Modern Butler
Al Arabia News on our Nannies and Butlers
Arabian Business News reports on our Mid East Demand
Australia’s courier mail on Bespoke Bureau
The Daily Telegraph in Australia on Sara Vestin and Bespoke 
News.com in Australia reports on London’s Finest academy 
Adelaide Now reports on Butler Trends
Australian News talks to The bespoke Bureau
Daily Mail reports on Bespoke Bureau

Metro London on Bespoke Bureau
Reuters TV pays a visit to our London Academy
New York based Alex Burton talks to Sara
Russian TVC news channel reports on the Butler School
CCTV in China visits the school
Spanish Elmundo reports on Bespoke
The Economist Oct 2012
Sky news Oct 2012
Independent Oct 2012
Bloomberg TV Jan 2012
BBC Breakfast Mar 2012

Butler trends in China
China’s demand from Bespoke Bureau
British Butlers on the rise
Sweden reports on their Native Sara and Bespoke
Women’s everything interviews Sara on her businesses
The Telegraph-Chinese  Nannies in the rise

 

 

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