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Top 5 tips for your job interview

5 excellent tips for your job interview

If you have been selected for an interview you will need to prepare. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Our hints are for your benefit and come out of experience. You want to give a good impression and our hints will really help you impress.

Research your employer

Find out who your employer is, what they do, and key facts such as locations, services provided, prices they charge, and even who the competition are. Prepare to be asked questions about the company, look up fact`s such as last year`s profits and any news in social media or the company blog. Researching the industry they are in and any developments can really impress your clients and make you look professional.

Prepare and practice

There is no right or wrong format for the interview, however there are some questions that should always be prepared for. Questions such as what you are weaknesses will always crop up, being prepared for this question will put you in good stead, addressing weaknesses in the interview will give your prospective employer trust in your honesty. You should also practice explaining why you are the best person for the job, go into past experience in work and personal life.

Dress Smart

No matter what people say appearances are important, your prospective employer will judge you and how you look, the smarter you look the better. Simple things such as well fitted clothes and clean shoes sounds obvious but many people can overlook this.

Ask Questions

Be proactive, ask the prospective employer questions, this will show your interest in the company and the position that you are applying for. We recommend preparing at least 4 questions, questions about the company`s future, culture and what goals they are expecting from you and the company as a whole.

Stay Calm

Staying calm is very important, being in control of yourself and your answers will really boost your chances of becoming the person they choose for the position. Prepare for the interview, write down your questions and answers, get your outfit out ready the night before. Smiling is important, a firm handshake can also work well, stay calm, the interviewers are also just normal people like yourself.

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