AllGuildfordJobs is specifically designed to help people find jobs in Guildford or to find jobs close to Guildford. With the recruitment market now more competitive than it has been for some time, you need to give employers every reason to pick you when you get to the important stage of being invited to interview.
The first thirty seconds of a job interview are hugely important. Here are some hint and tips on what to expect and how to prepare for your job interview.
Job Interview checklist
Rightly or wrongly, looks sometimes make a difference, be smart and look professional. Bear in mind the company you are applying to - how do your potential future colleagues dress for work? If you already dress in a similar way then you're on the way to fitting in at your desired new job!
Always keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a excellent first impression, so make sure you're prepared. Aim to arrive 20-25 minutes before your appointed interview time, that way if your bus is late or you get stuck in traffic you'll still arrive on time. If you arrive early, you could wait nearby at a restaurant or have a short walk round the area thinking about what you plan to say in your interview. Aim to arrive at reception exactly 10 minutes before your scheduled interview time.
Eye contact is one of the most important aspects while on your interview and can make a important difference in how you present yourself. If you constantly look away when speaking to someone, you are viewed.may come accross as lacking confidence or not interested or worse still being dishonest. So always answer their questions with eye contact, but without glaring.
During your job interview always be positive. Do not be negative or mention any bad points about previous employers. Focus on your achievements and optimistic views, never forget to smile and be attentive.
The fact is that that you are unlikely to be offered every job that you try for, however perfect you believe you may be for it.
If you do not get the job after an interview it is a good idea to run through the interview with someone and try to have them to flag up any areas where you could have done better. There will be other opportunities in time and any failed interviews should be looked upon as part of a learning process.
Don't forget that performing well at an interview is a skill and it can be learnt and improved with help and practice. There are plenty jobs in and around Guildford - the main thing is to find the right one for you!
AllGuildfordJobs wish you the best of luck with you job hunting!
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