On the Interview day

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On the Interview day

On February 9, 2011, Posted by , In Resources for Candidates, By , With Comments Off on On the Interview day

Before you leave

  •  Dress smart (clean your shoes)
  • Clean, neat and tidy hair
  • Remove excess jewellery
  • Aim to arrive approx 15 mins early
  • Take a Copy of Your CV
  • Make sure you know who you are seeing and their position
  • Make sure you have directions / know where you are going
  • Take a contact number so you can call if you are delayed

 When you get there

  •  Body language is important
  • Firm hand shake  (2 shakes)
  • Maintain eye contact
  • Sit upright but not too wooden
  • Don’t fidget – it shows nerves
  • Don’t fold your arms
  • Be attentive
  • Smile and relax
  • Take notes

 Turn off’s

  •  Untidy appearance (Clothes, hair etc)
  • Excessive jewellery
  • Too much perfume / aftershave
  • Informal / inappropriate attitude
  • Giggles
  • Disinterest
  • Lack of preparation
  • Candidates not having any questions
  • Uncomfortable body language

 Your Aim is

  •  Find out more about the company
  • Sell yourself
    • Relate your knowledge / skills to job requirements
    • Show you are keen
    • Ask if the employer has any reservations about you
    • Ask what the recruitment process is – what is the next stage?

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