Interview Tips

Before the interview:
 

Check the map and directions
Get a copy of the job spec, and review the companies website
Re-read your CV again
Print further copies in case the interviewer needs more copies
Get a good nights sleep
Leave in plenty of time
Remember to have telephone numbers and names of interviewers on you in case of delay
Remember Murphy's law. If it can go wrong - it will. Don't leave anything to chance.

 


Upon arrival:

  Who do you ask for?
The interviewer may be nervous too! Have some "stock" questions to relax both of you. You may have far to walk to the interview room. Perhaps someone else will pick you up and take you to the interviewer?

o Talk about their journey..? People like to talk - get them to do the work!
o Discuss the building, their products, successes, how long they have worked for the company etc.

Will you be offered a drink? Don't hesitate in telling them what you want. But if you think you will have the shakes, best to politely refuse.
Have your papers to hand and your questions ready. Use a folder for your documentation.
 
During the interview:
  Listen, Listen, Listen. You have two ears and one mouth. Heard that before? Remember it.
Some interviewers are better than others. Help them to get the best out of you
If you need to, take control - ask them if it's OK to talk through you CV with them
Body language is key. Don't slouch - and think about what you will do with your hands.
Don't interrupt. If you think of something important, make a note immediately and come back to it later
If you believe that you would be very good at this job, tell them exactly why.
   
  People buy people
  Sure, this is an interview - but if you genuinely get on with the interviewer and like them, the chances are they'll like you too. They will be looking to see if you will get on with the existing team - and will you add value and bring success to them.
   
  Good Luck
eChoice Recruitment Team

 
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