Fail to prepare; prepare to fail. When it comes to interviews, no truer words have been spoken. Here are some tips on how to get it right and make the right first impression.
First impressions are absolutely key. Arrive 10 minutes early; dress appropriately; maintain eye contact; be an active listener; smile and be positive; and show that you are completely engaged and interested.
Prepare a two minute pitch that you a completely comfortable with. This should include:
There are numerous standard interview questions that you may be asked, so make sure you have thought carefully about clear and concise answers. These could include:
Closing the interview
Use the end of the interview as an opportunity to highlight your enthusiasm for the role and reiterate why you are the right person for the job. Shake hands and thank the interviewer for their time, before sending a follow-up letter or email repeating your parting sentiments.
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