Interview Tips

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No one loves getting interviewed, and we understand that, so to help you through the process here are a few of tips.

It might seem like a silly, thing but be on time – you should aim to arrive 10-15 minutes before your interview starts.

Your attire
Pay attention to your personal grooming and dress appropriately for the organisation – research this before your interview.

First impressions matter
Your success or failure in an interview is determined within the first five minutes – make sure you create a positive first impression.

What you are not saying matters as well
Be sure to smile, give a firm handshake, maintain eye contact and importantly have positive and interested body language.

Be comfortable to talk about yourself
At the beginning of an interview be ready to discuss some of your interests and experiences (most often those outside of work) as an icebreaker.

Show the interviewer you know what your talking about
Demonstrate to the interviewer that you have a good understanding of the industry, the company and the role by adding information you have learned from research to your answers and by asking informed questions of your interviewer.

This is your chance to show the interviewer that you are interested in not just the role, but how the company will be a great fit as well. Prepare specific questions about the role and company that you wish to ask.

Relate questions to your experience
When answering questions, use practical examples from past experiences that demonstrate you have the skills and personality traits for the job.
Take your time before answering questions, although not too much time.

Don't rush your responses
Listen carefully to questions, if you don’t understand a question, or did not hear it properly, ask for clarification. Always be sure to connect your skills and experience to the needs of the employer.

Keep positive throughout – even if the interview seems a disaster.

Time to shine, you know you are the right fit, now tell them why!
Sell yourself. Your resume has got you this far, but you now need to communicate why you are the right person for the job.

Remember it is an interview
Don’t be too informal, even though the interviewer may have put you at ease.

At the end
Always thank them for their time and let them know that you are interested in the role.

There are many guides that are available and that may be able to assist. We hope that the above few tips are able to help you during your next interview process. Good luck!

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