Its absolutely nerve shattering but preparing for a job interview actually stands you in good steed against those that don’t. When attending a new job interview the very first thing that happens between you and the interviewer is recognising your appearance. Making an effort and making sure you look great will give a good first impression even down to the little things like your shoes being polished. Whether your looking at a job in an office or a warehouse the effort that you make with your appearance will always be taken in to account when the interviewer is making his or her decision on whom to employ.
The initial greeting is also important and a firm handshake with eye contact shows your confident in yourself and will give a very good first impression. The walk to where the interview is also a strong part of the process so making an effort with your rapport is also a wise idea. Things like your journey there, the current weather, or possibly complimenting your surroundings should get you a good start.
When in your interview its always wise to know a little about the job role and the company your being interviewed by. This will enable you to talk confidently about the business and of course the role itself. Some people even make a list before they go to the interview but we feel its better if you can memorise it as that means you can keep your interviewer engaged in the conversation. You will have a number of questions and any good interviewer will want you to ask questions so that he or she can see your passionate about the business and the role you have applied for.
Let’s put it like this – the whole interview process is important and if you can outshine others with an array of confidence and an interest in the role that shows your passionate about working for the company this will stand you in good steed.
Heres a few other tips that could help you –
+ Take a hand written copy of your CV to hand over (even if they have one already).
+ Try to arrive at least 10 minutes early for your interview.
+ Make sure you turn off your electronics before the interview begins.
+ Try to smile as much as possible as this shoows your an approachable and happy person.
+ Take a notebook and pen so you can make notes.
+ Try to listen effectively and don’t interject until there is a chance to withour butting in.
+ Give honest and direct answers so your not waffling as this will also help.
+ Make sure that you get them to re-confirm anything that you may not understand.
+ Be CONFIDENT if you want the job don’t be scared to say so.
+ Find out if there will be any further interviews and when you might expect to hear from them.
+ Sending a thank you by email after the interview is a great way of showing how your also prepared to follow up.
Any interview will be difficult because of nerves and of course the unknown but by sticking to the above you will most certainly stand a better chance of success. Any role will require your passion, confidence and politeness so its important to show these elements in the interview stages.
If you need extra help why not get in touch who knows we may even have a role that fits you perfectly.