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Interview Tips & Hints

   
 

 

  • Don’t be late…in fact arrive 10 minutes early. Leave plenty of time to find your way there and have directions and a contact number close to hand should there be any unexpected delays.
  • Have all the details of who is interviewing you and what their role is within the company. Have a spare copy of your CV with you too.
  • Research the company – at the very least you should read their website / brochures, but it would also be a good idea to ‘Google’ them and look at any recent articles in industry related online publications.
  • Know your CV – make sure you can talk through all sections of your CV, particularly those skills and experiences that may be beneficial to your new employer.
  • Listen carefully to the questions. Answer with precise responses and don’t be afraid to say you don’t know that answer, rather than trying to make up a response.
  • Dress smartly and be positive. Maintain eye contact throughout the interview and always give a good, firm handshake.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the company and role you are being interviewed for, and why the interviewers enjoy working at the company.
  • Be yourself – don’t say you can do things that you can’t, as you will only get found out in the end.
  • Salary Negotiation – if asked don’t give just one figure, offer a range e.g. £25,000-£28,000. Or refer back to the agency as it is our job to negotiate the best possible deal for you.

 

It is a common myth that a CV should be kept to two pages. This however is not the case. Your CV is your first chance to sell yourself, so make sure you include all significant experience and major projects you have worked on that make you more attractive to a potential employer. It needs to be accurate, detailed and succinct…but don’t waffle. A good way of doing this is by the use of bullet points.