Interview Tips

Common questions

Consider the most likely questions that you are going to be asked before you even get to the interview.
This way you are ready and won’t get stuck for something to say.

Research

Knowing a thing or two about your potential employer will assist you in the interview. Check the employer out in social media i.e LinkedIn so you know who you are meeting with.It will help you to tailor your responses and to show you are keen. Spend some time reading the corporate website at least.

Consider appearances

In most businesses looking smart is a given so you should think about what to wear carefully. True, some places take a more relaxed attitude to attire, but you cannot go wrong with conventional office wear to create a professional first impression. We always recommend a dark suit with a shirt and tie for a man with dark socks and smart shoes for the ladies smart suit if wearing a skirt always wear tights or stockings and smart closed shoes no sandals or flip flops!

Focus

On the day of an interview, allow plenty of time to get there without rushing or being stressed by delays. Take everything you might need such as notebooks, reading glasses, pens and a copy of your CV. Remember to look your interviewer directly in the eye, focusing on what they are saying.

First impressions

Stand up when you meet the contact offering a strong handshake saying I am ..lovely to meet you .Smile. A smile can be a powerful tool at a first meeting. Even if you feel nervy, make sure you smile because it will make you come across as friendly and relaxed.

Ask something

Never say you have nothing to ask at the interview. It makes you seem disinterested so always have a few questions to ask your interviewer planned in advance. Take a pad with you with prepared questions as when under pressure our minds go blank.

Make notes

Even if you are taking everything in, making a note creates the impression that you are paying full attention. This is one of the best interview techniques for people who want to come across as conscientious.

End positively

When the interview is approaching an end try to conclude on a positive note. This could be as simple as saying something like, “I look forward to hearing from you.”

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