This issue has a double spread page packed with tips on how to get us that job by ticking all the right boxes…
Let’s get you these tips, I’m super excited
ACE THAT BIG INTERVIEW WITHOUT BREAKING A SWEAT
Now you’re one step closer to that dream job, here’s how to nail it…
So you’re one of the lucky ones and have bagged yourself an interview for a fantastic job – well done you! Now you have the date in your diary, how can you make sure you don’t blow it and fall at the final hurdle? Read and learn…
1 DO YOUR HOMEWORK
First off, understand the company. Who are their customers? How does your role fit in with the business? Knowledge is power, and the more you understand about what you’re walking into, the more confident you’ll feel. Ask your friends if they know someone who works there. Can they give you any insider info?
If there are any questions that you may feel uncomfortable answering, such as why did you leave your last job, or why have you been unemployed for so long, then role-play them. Grab your bezzie and get her to play the boss. I still do this with my friends and it always works a treat
3 DRESS THE PART
You probably hear this all the time but first impressions DO count. Make sure you look good and feel confident in what you wear. Also be aware of the environment you’re applying for. If it’s an office, dress more conservatively. If it’s for a fashion brand, feel free to be a bit quirky. And you don’t have to spend a fortune, either.
4 TAKE YOUR TIME
Don’t waffle when you’re talking and make sure you spend time thinking about answers. If you’re nervous, it’s ok to say so. You’re only human and try to remember that the people interviewing you were once sitting where you are now.
5 TAKE COPIES OF YOUR CV AND APPLICATION
Make sure you have one for yourself and at least two spare. Ask your interviewer(s) if they would like a copy as a refresher.
6 BRING YOUR NOTES WITH YOU
There’s nothing wrong with bringing in any notes you have made and referring to them at the interview. But only use them as an aid, not to read from.
7 REMEMBER THE TOE – SQUEEZE TECHNIQUE
If you feel yourself getting embarrassed, nervous or shy, squeeze your feet in your shoes to act as a little distraction for you.
8 ASK QUESTIONS
Ask them if they have any reservations about you that they’d like to discuss before you leave. This is a powerful question. It gives them the opportunity to discuss something that may be bothering them, and you can help to solve any concerns they may have there and then. Also ask when you should expect to hear something back.
(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘Ace that big interview without breaking a sweat By Michelle Dewberry’ in Issue 12th November 2012, I did not write this!)
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