Interview basics for Alfa
The interview stage of the Alfa (formerly CHP Consulting) recruitment process generally involves one telephone interview and two face-to-face interviews.
What to expect from a Alfa telephone interview
The Alfa telephone interview, which is conducted by a member of the HR department, lasts around ten minutes and is used primarily to gauge communication skills.
The telephone interview is mainly composed of straightforward conversational questions (eg: ‘Tell me about yourself’ and ‘What do you know about the company?’).
Face-to-face interviews at Alfa
At the first round interview with Alfa, candidates will meet an HR representative and a senior manager in person, while the final interview will be attended by two associate directors or directors of the company.
Unlike the telephone interview, the two face-to-face interviews are likely to involve some questions about asset finance and project development, so a basic understanding of the sector is necessary.
Alfa does note that technical knowledge is not a prerequisite for hiring (‘Candidates often ask if they need to have a technical background to be able to do well in this role. The simple answer is no!’), but it’s always worth researching both the company and their sector before interview.
The company actually provides advice on interview preparation on its website, saying that candidates should be clear about their own qualities and their interest in the role.
Company HR representatives also state that research is vital, and that candidates should demonstrate an understanding of ‘the company’s expectations’ as well as their own interest in the position.