Here are a few tips to help you pass your next interview!
Preparation is key:
*Research the company – their website will be the best place to start
*Plan the route – make sure you know where you are going, try a practice run if possible
*Prepare a list of questions to take with you
In the interview itself:
*Answer questions clearly and concisely
*Make eye contact
*Smile – even if you’re nervous you will come across as friendly and relaxed
*Listen to the interviewer, and never interrupt them
*Explain yourself by emphasising your skills, abilities, personal qualities and experience
*Be open about your achievements and give examples to support your answers
*Make notes during the interview if you need to
*Be aware of your body language, show your hands, this is a sign of honesty
*Always end the interview on a positive, with something along the lines of “Thank you for your time today, and I look forward to hearing from you”
Try to stay calm and relaxed, even if you are unsure how to answer a question and it puts you off, try to regain your composure and carry on, remember there will be other people who have been nervous too.