Interview tips: make a good first impression

Make a good first impression

If you've been asked to wait for your interviewers, it's a good idea to remain standing so you are on the front foot when you are making introductions (and not struggling out of your seat). Greet your interviewers with a firm (but not knuckle ...

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Interview tips: use open body language

Use open body language

Make eye contact with the people you are meeting and use open body language. You might be nervous, but do your best to keep your hands (relatively) still, and make sure you don't cross your ...

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Interview tips: avoid distractions

Avoid distractions

To avoid distraction, try not to have any paperwork in front of you. It's a good idea to have a copy of your CV and any other relevant documentation on hand, but keep it in a folder out of the way and keep the table in front of you clear. Even if ...

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Interview tips: common interview questions

Common interview questions

Tell me about yourself. This is often one of the first questions in an interview, and it can be a tricky one to navigate because it is so broad. Resist the temptation to tell the interviewer your life story, and focus instead on succinctly ...

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Interview tips: questions you can ask your interviewer

Questions you can ask your interviewer

It is essential that you ask some questions in the interview. It shows your enthusiasm and demonstrates that you have thought about how you would operate in the new role. Try to avoid asking questions about salary or hours (your people2people ...

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Interview tips: how to conclude an interview

How to conclude the interview

Thank your interviewers for the opportunity and their time and reconfirm your enthusiasm for the role (if this is the case). You can also ask if there is anything further they need from you and confirm the next steps and expected ...

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