Top Tips to help you prepare for that job interview

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PREPARING FOR A JOB INTERVIEW?

CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’VE GOT AN INTERVIEW FOR A NEW JOB!

These tips will help you to prepare for your interview, making you more confident, and much more likely to land your dream job!

HERE ARE MY TOP TIPS TO HELP YOU GRAB YOUR DREAM JOB

Prepare
As the saying goes: ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.’
Give yourself plenty of time to prepare and do some research.
Why did you apply?
A common interview question is ‘Why did you apply for this role?’, think about the reasons as to why the job appeals to you (don’t just say ‘My mum told me to!’ – yes, someone once told me this!)
Previous Experience
Take a look at the main duties on the job description/advert and make notes as to where your previous experience fits in. When you get asked these or similar questions in the interview you will have already thought about your reply.
Examples
‘Give me an example of when you worked as part of a team’ is another question loved by interviewers. These are called competency questions, and it’s always a good idea to have thought of a few examples beforehand.
Do Your Research
The internet is a great place to start. Take a look at the company online and make notes. Another common question is ‘What can you tell us about our company’ They aren’t looking for their whole history, but doing your research shows you are serious about the position.
Ask Questions
If you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask. Have a think beforehand of details you would like to know and take them with you.
Visit Before Your Interview
It will give you chance to find out how long the journey will take, where to park or how long to allow for public transport.
What to Wear
If you go at lunchtime or the end of the day you may see employees coming out and will get a good idea of the dress code. But, if you are ever in doubt about what to wear, my advice would be to go smart!
Take two forms of ID
You won’t necessarily be asked for them but some employers will ask for them so look prepared. Your driving licence, National insurance card, passport or a recent utility bill will be perfect
Practice
Ask a friend or relative to give you a mock interview. Start by writing down a few example questions for them to ask you, this will also help you think about answers you may be asked in an interview situation beforehand.
Don’t Panic!
If this is your first interview or you haven’t got much work experience, don’t be afraid to use examples from school or college. Remember the interviewer isn’t trying to catch you out – they are trying to find out more about you.
Relax
Smile, relax and enjoy the interview! Interviewers aren’t expecting brilliance in an interview, just an honest candidate who has taken time to do their research.
Tell them you’re interested
At the end of the interview you could say something like: ‘Thank you for the interview, I am really keen on this role and look forward to hearing from you.’
Remember each interview you have will give you excellent practice for the next one so don’t be too disheartened if you don’t get the role!

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