• Interview tips

    Interviews can be a daunting experience for many people, however a little preparation can have a big impact. By following these simple tips you can make sure that you present yourself in the best possible light because you only get one chance to make a good first impression

    Do your research on the company or business you are interviewing with, a little bit of knowledge can go a long way

    Be punctual; arriving late for an interview sends out a bad signal 

    Dress professionally – no runners or denim

    Make eye contact with the interviewer and have a firm handshake

    Know your CV – you will be asked about your previous jobs and qualifications so prepare answers beforehand

    Don’t respond with 'Yes' or 'No' – give plenty of details and examples in your answer

    Listen carefully to the questions asked to ensure you give a relevant answer

    Don’t be afraid to ask the interviewer questions – about the job or about the company

    Be enthusiastic and show the interviewer that you want the job

    Practice – have a friend or family member do a mock interview with you

    Be honest, if you don't know the answer to a question don't be afraid to say so

    Relax, whether you get the job or you don't get the job, try to learn from the experience

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