Things to Know About Interviewing.
Getting to this stage
If you are getting to the interview stage it means that your CV is working for you and that you are completing application forms effectively. Good CVs and application form technique should now ensure that you get offered an interview for the majority of vacancies you apply for.
Once you have been selected for a job interview, it's important to prepare properly. That means practicing interview questions and answers, dressing in appropriate interview attire.
The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. Dress professionally for a job interview, regardless of the dress code at the organisation. If you're in doubt about what to wear, it is best to err on the side of conservatism.
Research should always be your first step. Gathering background information on employers is a crucial element in successful interview preparation.
Well prepared is well performed. Effective preparation means that you will come across as confident, articulate and knowledgeable. More importantly, good preparation helps you manage your nerves and shows to the employer that you really want the job.
Plan your journey
If you are late for an interview you are very unlikely to get the job. You need to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of your interview. Plan the journey in advance, know what transport you need to catch in order to make it in time and then get the bus or train before it. If you are unable to check the location out beforehand make sure you leave enough time in case you cannot find the right building straight away.