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Before The Interview

 

Before any interview you should:

  • Rehearse possible questions and answers, this will help to ease any nerves.
  • Think positively, imagine yourself enjoying the interview, answering questions with confidence etc.
  • Read over your CV/application form to ensure that if asked a question about information you have supplied the answer will be easily recalled.
  • Do your homework! Learn as much as you can about the company or college before the interview.
  • Do some research: ask people who work there, look on the internet. Find out what services/products the company provides, how long they have been in business, whether the company is growing or downsizing, the company’s reputation, etc. An interviewer will be impressed that you have made an effort to learn about the company or business. Read any material they send you!
  • Know where you are going. Drive by the site of the interview a day or two before the interview.
  • Arrive 10 – 15 minutes early.
  • Be prepared when you go to the interview. Bring extra copies of your resume, your portfolio, a notepad with some questions prepared for the interview, and a pen.
  • Dress for Success! Hair should be clean and combed. Fingernails must be clean. Keep perfume, cologne and aftershave to a minimum. Brush your teeth and don’t forget deodorant.
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