Job interviews can be a daunting, scary experience but you can ditch the nerves by preparing answers to popular interview questions before you head out the door.
We take a look at the different types of interview question you can expect to get an offer you advice on how to go about giving answers that will get you the job.
- Arrive 10-15 minutes in advance.
- Be polite to the receptionist, he/she may ask you questions about yourself
- Know your CV- Review your work history and make sure what you say matches what’s on your resume
- Remember to slow down your speech and lower your voice tone
- When you meet with your interviewer, make eye contact and give a firm handshake
- Prepare to enter the room smiling and courteous, first impressions are everything
- Keep eye contact with the interviewer throughout
- Keep your answers concise, when people are nervous they waffle
- Try to relax, at the end of the day we are all human
- Take time to think by asking for a question to be clarified
- Stay calm at all times even if provoked
- Be a listener and show patience if gaps in questioning occur
- Body language is key – Use your body language to further emphasise the points that you are making and to show interest in what the interviewer is saying
- Questions – Always ask a few well thought out questions at the end of the interview. Write the questions down if you think you are likely to forget them and refer back to them at the end of the interview