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Shake those interview nerves

You have created your perfect CV and it has caught a potential employer’s eye. Now the hard part, which many people struggle with The Interview!

Making sure you nail your interview with confidence and professionalism

The interview is your chance to shine and to put yourself and show that you are the right person for the job, so proper preparation is essential and with this in mind, Prestige Recruitment Specialists have created some tips to help you through this process.

Do your homework on the company and obtain information on what they do make or sell. Go to their website as this will not only tell you about what they do but also any interesting news about the company for example awarded a new contract or if they have won an award.

Remember this is your moment and you never get a second chance to make the right first impression, so good luck.    

Read the role

Read the role

Memorise yourself

Memorise yourself

Be punctual!

Be punctual!

Master the handshake!

Master the handshake!

Body language

Body language

Your presentation

Your presentation

Avoid sentence fillers

Avoid sentence fillers

Anticipate the questions

Anticipate the questions

Find out more when you can

Find out more when you can

Leave a good impression

Leave a good impression

Read the role

Read the role

Re-read the job description and remind yourself of what the role involves.

Memorise yourself

Memorise yourself

Know your CV and work history inside out.

Be punctual!

Be punctual!

On the day of the interview ensure you are smart and arrive 10-15 minutes before the anticipated interview time. Allow enough time for travelling and to take into consideration traffic and parking.

Master the handshake!

Master the handshake!

The handshake, as stupid as it sounds, is important. A good firm handshake along with eye contact shows a sign of confidence.

Body language

Body language

Body Language is important so how you express yourself goes far beyond words.

Your presentation

Your presentation

Do not chew gum or take your mobile phone with you.

Avoid sentence fillers

Avoid sentence fillers

During the interviews avoid the 'errs' and 'umms' and do not repeat yourself.

Anticipate the questions

Anticipate the questions

Try to anticipate questions the interviewer may ask.

Find out more when you can

Find out more when you can

Prepare to ask questions during the interview about the job role, the company and promote yourself, along the qualities that you possess making you the ideal candidate for the role.

Leave a good impression

Leave a good impression

Thank the interviewer for their time and for the opportunity.

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