Top 10 Interview Tips

1. Preparation, preparation, preparation! Watch Passengers (2016)

Make sure that you do your research. There’s no excuse in this day and age when you have Google at your fingertips! Look up the company and read about them. Make sure that you know who they are and what they do.

2. Review your CV and take copies

Read your CV before the interview. You’ll get no brownie points if they ask you about your hobbies and you have completely forgotten what you had put down. Make sure that you print out three or four copies of your CV so that you can hand them out at the interview. It makes you seem prepared and helpful.

3. Dress for success

A good grooming routine and professional appearance are absolutely essential. Make sure that your hair is clean and tidy, and that you wear minimal make-up – save the blue eyeshadow for a night out! A well-fitting suit is a wise investment and tells your interviewer that you are taking them and their company seriously.

4. Use your contacts

Ask around and see if any of your friends or colleagues has knowledge of the company or the person that will interview you. A little bit of insider knowledge can go a long way.

5. Be punctual

Whatever you do, don’t be late for the interview! Nothing gives a worst first impression. Similarly don’t be too early so that you’re sat in the waiting area whilst other interviewees come and go.

6. Use a firm handshake and direct eye contact

Give a great first impression by looking your interviewer in the eye and shaking their hand firmly. It shows a level of determination and commitment. But don’t be overly brash – you will come across as hard to manage.

7. Relax and be yourselfWatch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

It’s important to smile and be friendly but remember to be polite. You’re not hanging out with your friends at the pub but equally you’re not in a high court. Try to strike a balance.

8. Listen carefully to the questions and be honest in your answers

Nothing says that you’re not interested in the role than always having to say “Pardon” or “Sorry” because you haven’t been listening properly. Think through your answers but if you don’t know the answer, say so. Your interviewer will appreciate your honesty.

9. Emphasize your strengths

Know your own strengths and make sure that your interviewer knows them too. Try and weave your positive attitude, aptitude and motivation into the answers to the questions.

10. Take the time to say thank you

Close the interview by telling them if you’re genuinely interested in the job. Make sure that you get a business card from your interviewer and hand him/her one of yours if applicable.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *