Your CV has got you an interview. Congratulations. Now you have to win the interviewer over. Here are some interview tips to land you that job.
Arriving for your interview
Expand on each point with your personal experience
Simply stating a series of headings such as “I am a good communicator” or “I am organised” is not proving that you can do something and has no impact. You need to back up the claims that you make with examples from your experience. Use the STAR method to help you achieve this.
Use active verbs and power words to describe yourself
Behaviour and body language
Your body language will give a lot of information to your prospective employers about you. They probably will not be looking at it specifically (unless it is so bad that they can't miss it!) but they will be subconsciously affected by it throughout the interview. Here are some tips:
Maintain a good posture
Limit your hand and arm movement
Maintain eye contact
Beware of the props
Questions for the interview panel
Always have questions ready to ask the interview panel. This is your chance to show you are confident, that you plan and are organised.
Here are some ideas…
If an interviewer prompts you to get the answers that they are looking for it can mean one of two things:
However, be warned some interviewers mark down when they have had to continuously prompt. So again practice your STAR technique and go through some mock interviews with the questions we have provided; give as much detail as possible.
Adapted from information found on ISC Professional: http://www.interview-skills.co.uk
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