Top 5 Interview Tips

Attending an interview can be incredibly nerve-racking especially if you aren’t prepared for it! In today’s post we will be helping you overcome those scary interview moments and hopefully also help to you feel more confident on the day with our top 5 tips.

Top Tip 1: Dress to Impress!

Making a good first impression is essential and if you have a wardrobe malfunction on the day then just that alone could ruin your changes of success. As much as we would all love to come to work in a cosy onesie, to make a good first impression you will need to be wearing smart business attire. A smart and slick looking individual is exactly what employers want to see when they welcome you into the room. So, make sure you look professional as those who look professional are professional.     

Top Tip 2: Speak Confidently!

Be confident in your response to interview questions and be completely truthful with your answers because if you are not you might get caught out and embarrassed. If a question is asked and you don’t know the answer simply tell the truth and explain that it is something you are willing to learn.  The employer is looking for someone who is enthusiastic, and you need to show that in the interview. 

Top Tip 3: Make Eye Contact!

If you are looking around everywhere and not focused on the employer, then the employer might think you aren’t interested. It is important to keep eye contact and listen to the employer’s questions carefully. Nodding your head and keeping eye contact will show you are listening and are interested in the role.

Top Tip 4: Have good body language!

Body language is extremely important when in an interview and it will also give the employer a good impression of you if you are presenting yourself in the correct manner. Make sure you are sitting up straight with your hands in your lap, don’t slouch or have your hands in your pockets or on your face, this will make you look uninterested. If you feel your body language needs improving, we even offer an online course that will help you master the body language skills needed for an interview. 

Top Tip 5: Prepare for the questions!

Preparation is probably the most important thing you can do before you go to the interview. You will need to do some research on what they do as it is common to be asked about the company when in the interview. It is important you show your knowledge of the company and research the job role so you can answer questions asked with confidence. If you fail to prepare for your interview you will most definitely  struggle when in the interview.

Just remember it is natural to be nervous when attending an interview and the employer will know that but if you follow these 5 tips and keep calm you will smash it! If you want to learn more about interview techniques check out our online Interview Skills course.

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