TIPS FOR INTERVIEWS.
Have an interview coming up? Here are some of our tips on how to prepare, and what to try and avoid!
An interview is a chance for an employer to see if you’re the right person for the job. It’s your chance to make a good impression and show what you have to offer. You can also use it to help you decide if the job and the company are right for you.
Remember, they invited you for a reason No company invites a candidate to an interview unless they are genuinely interested in them. Remember this during the interview-it will help you stay confident.
The key to overcoming nerves and having a successful interview is preparation. Read our tips on what to do and what to avoid.
- Do go prepared.
- Do arrive early.
- Do make eye contact. But don’t overdo it to the point where you make the interviewer uncomfortable.
- Do take some time to consider your answers and respond thoughtfully. You shouldn’t feel pressured to answer each question in rapid fire.
- Do ensure that your most recent posts on your social media accounts show something positive and professional.
- Do use language that is appropriate for the job environment and demonstrate your experience.
- Do consider your career goals and clearly define your reasons for wanting the job.
- Do take time for pleasantries and a bit of casual social chat.
- Do understand that interviews are as much an opportunity to show the employer that you would be a pleasant person to work with as they are to demonstrate skills and experience, this is a social opportunity.
- Do your homework about the industry and the company.
- DON’T lie on your CV!
- DON’T leave your job without a job to go to.
- DONT waste a recruiter or companies time- you will loose ALL TRUST and many wont provide second chances.
- DON’T keep social media accounts public.
- DON’T post bad reviews on social media platforms of the industry you are in – they are your colleagues and the industry work close together.
- DON’T cancel interviews last minute without a urgent reason.
- DON’T go for a job you aren’t passionate about – you always want to give 100%.
- DON’T slate a previous employer. If you are successful – some day the interview could be your previous employer.
- DON’T lie on your CV!
- DON’T have an unprofessional voicemail message / email address.DON’T apply for multiple jobs with the one company.