Steps to prepare for a job interview

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Preparing in advance for an interview can dramatically increase your chances of making a good impression. Confidence and professionalism is important during an interview, but a lot of people find that their nerves hold them back and stop them from expressing their true personality. Here are some important factors to consider if you want to maximise your chances of success in your interview.

  • An interviewer will take a lot from your body language. Remember to sit up straight and confidently without slouching. It also helps to keep good eye contact with the interviewer otherwise you may come off as nervous or irritable.
  • A rule of thumb for interviews is to dress for the job that you want, rather than the one you have – even if attending for a position that will not require business attire in daily activities, such as a technician. There is no need to overdress; just make sure you look smart, professional and well put together.
  • With the amount of information available on the internet and easy communication with your past employers, it’s important that you are always honest and transparent. Instead of cushioning the truth, highlight the proudest moments your career so far.
  • Explore the company’s website and do your research before you go to visit them. You may also wish to think of some questions that you would like to ask them. This shows that you are interested in the position and aren’t afraid to ask if you aren’t sure of anything.

We specialise in all aspects of motor trade recruitment and aim to help candidates succeed in finding their perfect job. We have been in operation for many years and will do all we can to ensure your interview is a success, so you can take the next step in your career and find the success you seek. If you would like to know more about what we can provide for you, don’t hesitate to call us and discuss your needs.