Get Ready For Your Interview With The Jobs Vacancies

December 13th, 2009

The interview is the second step in the job application process. Prior to this you should have written a CV and sent it off to potential employers.

An employer will come into contact with a CV through a number of channels, the jobs vacancies may have been advertised on a website, a head hunter was used or the applicant sent it directly to them.

Here are a few tips that will help in having a successful interview.;

Do some research on the company beforehand so that you are able to answer questions on development and ethos.

It is also best to practice with a friend or family member mock up questions that the employer will likely ask so you do not choke during the real interview.

You should arrive ten minutes before your interview time so that you can show the employer punctuality but do not come any earlier than that or you will inconvenience the interviewer.

Your CV will be the main piece of information that the interviewer has about you so take a copy along with you so you can answer any specific questions. if you have a portfolio that demonstrates your work you should take this for the interviewer to look at.

Remember to dress appropriately. An employer will not be convinced that you are sincere about the job if you turn up underdressed or scruffy. One must have finger-nails and hair well groomed for the interview. Be professional with a suit if you have one or very smart clothing if you do not. This would mean that shoes must be used to match the outfit. Keep the amount of jewellery on display to a minimum.

When you are in front of the employer, smile and greet the interviewer with a firm (but not bone crushing) handshake which is always a good start to get the interview moving.

listen to the questions you are asked carefully so you can answer well. Each must be answered truthfully and confidently to be able to sell yourself to the potential employer.

Thank the interviewer for their time and the opportunity once you have finished the interview.

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