Put yourself ahead of the rest and research thoroughly prior to your interview.
An interviewer will tend to make up their mind during the first couple of minutes – therefore first impressions are vital! Here are some things to remember:
Remember that there is no point saying the right things if you do not look the part – they will not take you seriously. Things to remember are:
Most interviewers will ask the same sort of questions, so it is easy to be prepared. Think of answers to some of the questions you may be asked, you will feel more relaxed on the day. However, always remember:
Some interviews have questions that are designed to test your ability to cope under pressure, try to remain calm and do not feel pressurised – if you cannot think of a suitable answer, ask if you can return to the question later. Your reaction is more likely what they will be assessing.
At the end of every interview, you will generally be asked if you have any questions. It will show that you are prepared if you have some written down. Even if everything has been answered, mention that they have answered any questions you had, it will show you prepared for the interview. Good examples to ask are:
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