Writing a winning application

  • Do keep focused. Have a good think about why you want to work for us and keep that in mind when answering the questions.
  • Do plan and proof read. Plan your answers before filling them form and keep them concise and well organised. Make sure you’ve answered all the questions and check for spelling and grammar.
  • Do have some fun with your application to give us an insight into your personality and make your application stand out.
  • Don't rush! Leave plenty of time to fill your form in and send it off before the closing date.
  • Don't be negative. Focus on your strengths and let your enthusiasm shine through.

How to impress at interview

  • Be prepared for your telephone interview. Have your CV and a pen and paper to hand. Answer the phone in a professional manner and talk clearly and confidently.
  • Plan your journey well in advance. Make sure you know the route and how long your journey will take. Check bus and train timetables (see www.nationalrail.co.uk for trains and www.tfl.gov.uk for London transport). Always allow a bit of extra time for heavy traffic or tube delays. Know where you’re going and who to ask for: bring your confirmation letter or email with you.
  • Come prepared. Do your research on the company. Think about the sort of questions you might be asked and prepare some answers. Find someone you can role play your interview with.
  • Ask questions. This is your chance to find out more and show how much you know about CBRE, so think up some questions beforehand.
  • Be yourself! Relax, we want to get to know the real you.