Our Top Five Interview Tips!
At CareerJuice, we always ensure that our candidates are fully supported, both in finding a job and during the interview process once they have found it.
Here we have pulled together our “Top Five Tips” on how to be the very best you can be, during your next interview.
You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make it count! Whether you are meeting your interviewer for the first time via social media, on the phone or in person, make sure that you present yourself as a professional. This means being polite, well dressed and confident. Although your interviewer will be expecting you to be a little nervous, they will also be anticipating clear and composed answers to their questions. Being prepared beforehand will make all the difference.
Nothing is worse than sitting in an interview and having your mind go completely blank when you are asked a question! Make sure that you do some research about the company and the role that you are applying for. You can have a look at their social media pages and website to learn more about them, what their mission is and their ethos. Moreover, ask at least one question that demonstrates you are interested in the company and their goals and the job that you are applying for.
Be on time. In fact, be early! Getting stuck in traffic or lost on the way to the interview are not good excuses and demonstrates that you were not prepared. If you are late for the meeting, it also tells the interviewer that you would also likely be late for work, if you were offered the job.
A big part of any interview is to establish if “your face fits”. It is unlikely that you would have been invited to an interview if you did not have the necessary experience or qualifications. However, being a team player is also essential, so the interview is your opportunity to shine and demonstrate that you can fit in with existing team members.
A favourite approach of many interviewers today is to ask you to give an example of something that has gone wrong and how you dealt with it. This is to provide the interviewer with an insight into how you respond to challenging situations, what you learnt, and how you turned the situation around; a vital skill in most professions. Although these types of questions are always a little uncomfortable to answer, treat them as a necessary evil and be honest, emphasizing how the situation was resolved.
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