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Interview Tips

Preparation

Be PREPARED: Gather some background information on the company, do your research, most companies have websites.
Check the time, date and interview location. Estimate the time it will take for you to arrive 10 minutes before you are expected.
Know who you are meeting and what their position is.
Dress appropriately to create the correct first impression.


The Interview

Do not expect your experience/qualifications alone to secure employment. Personality is important; be positive, confident, honest and open.
Know your CV and be prepared to answer questions about your current & previous employers, as well as about you as an individual.
If you don’t understand the question, ask the Interviewer either rephrase or repeat the question. If you don’t know the answer to a question, say so.
Project your enthusiasm, sit up straight, smile and use eye contact with all interviewers.


Additional Advice

If you are not sure about any parts of the job or company, ask.
If you are asked what salary you are looking for, state exactly how much you require, which must be higher than your minimum to allow room for negotiations.
If you are asked whether you are interested in the position, unless you are very definitely not, always answer yes
 


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