Youre a unique and interesting person. The employer
wants to meet you.
1. Make sure you are right for the job. Don`t go for a job
in catering if you don`t know how to boil an egg.
2. Youve likely heard the expression: Dress for success.
Dress in the finest clothes that suit the type of work for
which you're applying. If you are going to an interview for
outdoor work, wear unworn, casual clothes.
For office or professional positions, dress up conservatively.
Ask someone to help you select an outfit from your closet
or take a friend from the business world shopping with you,
if you're not up on the standards. Don`t go overboard with
3. Arrive with at least 15 minutes to spare. This will allow
you to prepare any last details. (It also shows how keen you
4. If you have an opportunity to shake hands with the person
or persons doing the interview, give a firm, solid handshake.
5. Look the interviewer in the eye. You'll find benefit in
your ability to communicate, as you look people in the eye
more and more. Look directly at the interviewer when you are
6. Let your CV talk for you. Make it as interesting as possible
and don`t forget to include all interests and hobbies they
can say a lot about you. Be truthful.
7. Don't talk while the interviewer is reading your application
or CV. The interviewer can only do one thing at a time, even
though s/he's a boss.
8. Don`t slouch or fidget you will come across as lazy and
9. Prepare yourself for questions that they might ask you
about the company. This will show them how committed you are.
10. Ask questions, but make sure they are sensible ones,
not like, how long is the lunch break.
11. Don`t be afraid to make suggestions tell them any ideas
you have. This will show them how interested you are.
12. Remember they are human. Be open and honest. Don`t try
and be something you are not they will see straight through
13. Demonstrate your communication skills by listening to
the question you are asked. Answer that specific question.
If you don't understand the question, ask the interviewer
for clarification. Smart people who get ahead have the confidence
to ask more questions than sulking people who think they should
understand all questions and know all answers.
14. If you are asked why you left your last job don`t go
into a story about how awful they where (even if you were
treat badly) tell them your talent was wasted and that's why
you are there.
15. Let them know how much of an asset you are to the company.
But only if you are.