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Preparing for an Interview

Now that you have secured an interview, you need to create a favourable impression at your meeting if you are to win the job. You have no way of knowing how many other candidates you are competing against, and you must convince your potential employer that you are the best person for the job in a relatively short meeting.

Being judged or assessed makes many people nervous and can provoke a stress response. When people are placed in stressful situations the first thing to be affected is memory, and your thought processes may also become slower than usual. To give yourself confidence and avoid interview stress you need to prepare in the days or weeks before your interview. Leaving things to the last minute will not fill you with confidence!

Interview hints and tips be prepared to shine and impress

Make sure your CV is well presented and that it accurately reflects your skills and experience, so that you can answer questions fully and clearly.
Be confident in your interview and maintain good eye contact throughout your discussion.
Learn all you can about the company and the role you are applying for well in advance of the interview
If possible, in the days before your interview get friends or family to help you practice your responses to ‘typical questions’ such as Why do you want this job?