Whether you're applying for your dream job or scraping up some summer work, here are some tips for passing any interview! Read this articlehere
Dress to impress
First impressions count, wear the best suit you have, stun them when they see you and you're well on your way to that job!
Play up your strengths, what are you good at? Don't be over confident or show off way too much, nobody wants to work with a big egg head. Simply go in there and say to yourself "I can do this" and "I'm the best person for the job because of this....".
Read up on that company, who are their competitors, what do they offer, what can you add to that? Get googling!
Smiling shows your confident and cool. Even if you're unsure of an answer or feeling a little pressured (because interviews are scary) just smile and it'll help relax you and show you're an upbeat worker
Know your cv inside out and be prepared to talk about it like it's an Olympic sport. Summarise your strong points, qualifications etc. Focus on what the interviewer is looking for and see how you can match that job spec
Never be late
You're late and you're out! It's bad manners and makes you look bad. I'd advise to arrive around 15 minutes before hand. Make sure you know where the building is and hope you don't get lost or stuck in traffic!
When answering questioning keep eye contact with everyone in the room. It shouldn't be stressed or anything, imagine the interview to be like a normal conversation with a close friend!
Show you're interested in the job by asking about it. Ask how the company is doing, do some reading online and see if there is anything big happening at the moment. Show you're dedicated, interested and keen on knowing more about that place.
Often interviewers will ask you to describe a certain situation you were in and to give examples. Think of handy and real life approaches you had to team work, customer service, change, negative feedback, problem solving etc
Don't take it personal
Try give 100% and even if you don't get it, don't be upset! Every interview is a learning experience and you can get better at them. It's like learning a new skill. There's always a ton of candidates and only one position so be optimistic and try again next time!
Best of luck getting your dream job!
Love, Dita xx