Top 10 (and a bit) Interview Tips

by / Monday, 05 February 2018 / Published in Uncategorized

Congratulations! You’ve made it to interview, perhaps the scariest part of getting a new job. So our team has put together our top 10 (and a bit) tips for interview.

 

 

 

  • Dress smart –suit up graphic

    Remember first impressions are key, it’s a good idea to lay out your interview outfit a couple of days before so you aren’t rushing around looking for something to wear.

 

 

 

 

  • Be on time –don't be late sticky note

    Ideally 5 to 10 minutes early if possible and make sure you leave a little extra time for traffic, you don’t want to have to rush or stress that you won’t be there on time.

 

 

 

  • Know where you are goingwhere are you going graphic

    Check the traveling time and location of the interview beforehand so you are not rushed on the day.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Check out the companyresearch

    They know about you, why shouldn’t you know about them? Have a look at their website, familiarise yourself with what they do and what they sell. The more you know the better, it makes you seem like you want to work for them.

 

 

 

 

  • Extra readinggoogle search

    Research the company’s competitors and the market they are in, set up google alerts to keep abreast of changes.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Be individualbe yourself

    Remember you could be up against other candidates so make yourself stand out and give them reasons as to why they should choose you. But remember to be yourself, come across as genuine.

 

 

 

  • Make sure you know who you are meetinghello name tag

    It’s not a good start if you get their name wrong!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ask questionsdont be afraid to ask questions

    Have a few questions prepared that are relevant to the role and don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t know the answer to a question.

 

 

 

  • Be confidentKeep calm and be confident

    If you weren’t good at what you do, they wouldn’t be interviewing you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Body languagehand shake

    Give a good firm handshake (practise if you need to) try not to slouch or fold your arms, your body language says a lot about how interested you are in a role. Keep eye contact – but not too much. Smile and be friendly.

 

 

  • Enjoy it!

And only one thing remains to say…. Good luck – You’ll be great!

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