Interview Tips

20 January 2020

By Amy Goodfellow

Interview Tips

Be prepared:

  • Arrive on time (or 10 minutes early!) If possible,
    trial run the journey before hand. If you can’t avoid lateness.. call!

  • Turn your mobile phone off

  • Dress appropriately – you won’t get a second chance
    to make that first impression!

  • Be aware of your body language

  • Research the industry and company. Always check
    their website, their competitors and prepare some questions of your own.

  • Prepare for common interview questions. Practice
    Practice Practice! Be aware of the interview process, who you'll meet, their
    role etc

  • Line up your questions for the interviewer.

During the interview:

  • Maintain eye contact. Don’t rush your answers –
    it’s ok to take a little time to think about your answers before you say anything.

  • Answer questions honestly and don’t try to ‘blag’
    an answer. If you don’t know or don’t have that experience, be honest, but make
    it clear you’re a quick learner.

  • Clarify your selling points and reasons you want
    the job. Don't use long-winded stories. Make sure your answers are full and

  • Anticipate the interviewer's concerns and
    reservations; and prepare your ‘defence’

  • Think positive!

  • Make the most of the “tell me about yourself”

Close on a positive note and always thank the interviewer
for their time. Ask when you should expect to hear from them, or tell them how
keen you are on the job.

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