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There isn’t any exact science when it comes down to interviewing, but you can stack the percentages in your favour by following these simple tips:

job interview candidates

number one

 

Dress well! Now, I don’t mean Mickey Mouse Ties (yes, I’ve had one of these) and bright red and green socks I mean a clean, tidy business suit, plain shirt / blouse and a matching tie – follow this simple rule a little bird once told me; 1 plain and 2 stripe or 1 stripe and 2 plain.

 

number two

 

Make sure you prepare well, it’s no surprise that the candidates who prepare the best get the best jobs, it’s a fact and it’s something that there can be no excuse for. The internet has been around long enough to ensure that there is information about the company and sector you’re working in, so instead of watching the TV get busy reading and researching.

 

number three

Have plenty of questions written down for the inevitable “do you have any questions” bit. It will happen and you know it will so make sure you’re ready for it. This bit is so easy and you generate the questions from your preparation time. Don’t forget – Interviews are a two way thing. Asking questions you want to know the answer to is the perfect way to get to know the employer and the interviewer! Make sure that you have enough company information so that you feel comfortable, confident and excited going forward!

 

number four

Use the STAR method for delivering your answers to questions you’re asked: Now many of you will have heard of this and it’s a common thing. The beauty of this is it allows you to elaborate in context and it opens the door for further questions about the topic you have chosen to respond with. It’s a clear, structured and concise method and the best way of minimising the amount of questions that you just “don’t know” so here is a recap:

  1. Situation: The position I was in
  2. Task: What I was asked to do while in that situation
  3. Action: What I did after I was asked to do what I was doing in the situation
  4. Result: What end product of the action.

number five

DO NOT BE LATE FOR WHATEVER REASON IN THE WORLD APART FROM NUCLEAR DISASTER. If you’re going to be late then it would probably best to rearrange the whole thing! A minute here and there I guess isn’t going to kill you or the interviewer, but it may be the difference between two equally matched candidates and it’s just not worth the risk!

Written By Lee Narraway and Edited By Natalie Whaley

If you would like to discuss this short article in more detail then please connect with me and let’s chat.

Lee Narraway

Phone: 01925 747 712
Email: lnarraway@procorerec.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/leenarraway/
Website: www.procorerec.com/

6 thoughts on “Top 5 Interview Tips

  1. Christy B says:

    Great advice! I’ll be including this one in my Friday roundup, Lee

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    1. Lee Narraway says:

      Hello Christy, thank you for your comment. I hope you find useful my article! Thanks

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    1. Lee Narraway says:

      Hello Christy, thank you for sharing my article in your page!!! I hope people find it useful

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    1. Lee Narraway says:

      Thanks for sharing my post! I hope you find it useful!!!

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