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On the Interview day – Top Tips

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

We understand that it can be stressful on the interview day. We’re here to help keep you calm and make sure you’re ready for the day ahead, know what to expect and impress your future employer. See our top tips below.

Before you leave the house

  • 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
  • A firm handshake  (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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