On the day of the interview






Leave on time

Delays happen! Don’t leave the assessor’s perception of your time keeping skills down to the level of traffic you encounter on the day of the interview.

Being fifteen minutes early demonstrates that you can keep to schedule, while not arriving too early, and valuing your time.

This may seem obvious, but don’t forget where you are. Especially if the interview is going well, it can be easy to forget that you are in an interview, and lose your professional demeanor.

Your interview is your prime opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge. Remember that the assessor wants you to succeed as much as you do, concentrate on showing the qualities that make you an excellent candidate. If you keep the following advice in mind and show the assessor through your answers why you are the best candidate, you will have a much greater chance of capitalizing on your opportunity.

The assessor has only a limited time to make their judgment of you, giving you a limited amount of information which you can get across. Every piece of information that you can control you should attempt to represent yourself as positively as possible.

If you are not certain about the specifics of a question, ask for clarification. You will not be penalized for not immediately hearing a question correctly, but if your answer to a question is weak, then it will negatively affect the assessor’s assessment of you.

Taking notes during the interview shows that you are paying attention, and can provide you with a useful record of information exchanged during the interview.

Your interview is an opportunity for you to show you know the role inside and out. Make sure you take every chance to do so!

Much like your understanding of your role, the interview gives you a chance to show your skills. If the interviewer asks how you would complete a task, don’t just show your knowledge of how to achieve it, show them you have the skills to check if the job was done well.

Last impressions count! You want the assessor to go away with a positive impression of you, and a polite farewell is a fantastic opportunity to make it happen.

Post Interview

It is understandable if you feel nervous after your interview has been completed. Once the interview is over, it is down to the assessors to decide on whether or not you are the right applicant for the role. While you may feel like getting back in contact with the assessors after the interview has been completed, this is not recommended.

The policy at Elm is to inform candidates whether or not they have been successful. Unlike many other organizations, Elm believes that it is important to treat all of our candidates with respect. We endeavor to provide constructive feedback to candidates who are not successful and never ignore a candidate post-interview.
You will always be informed about the outcome of your interview when it has been decided, and a follow-up email will not increase the speed of the process.
If you do not receive the role, this does not mean you were a bad applicant. At Elm, we receive many applications for each role, and if you received an invitation to interview with us, you have already demonstrated a level of knowledge above the applicants who did not receive an opportunity to interview.


After your interviews are done, independent hiring committees made up of Elmers at various levels of the company review your candidate packet, which includes your interview feedback and scores, your resume, and any work samples you submitted. Hiring committees help make sure we’re holding true to our hiring standards as we grow.

If a committee recommends hire, the recruiter will communicate with you regarding the offer. In all cases, an interview feedback will be shared with the candidates after the selection decision has been made.

Your offer

Elm has a unique hiring process to ensure quality of hire. We strive to keep you updated, but don’t hesitate to reach out to your recruiter if you have any questions.

Once Hiring Manager & senior leader approves your candidacy, your packet (with a summary about you) goes to HR and top management for final approval. And then you get your offer.