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How to get hired

27th August 2019

We’ve put together some tips on how to get hired. So, whether you’re searching for a job or preparing for that all important interview, take a look at the below tips on how to get hired.

Practice and prepare

Think through the typical questions interviewers ask. Think of examples that highlight your abilities and tasks you have performed well. While you don’t want to sound rehearsed a little practice will help you feel more relaxed.

Do your homework

Research the company’s history and try to demonstrate what you know. When the interviewer asks if you have any questions you could ask about the company’s future plans referencing your research. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, they can help you get hired!

Build rapport

While nerves are inevitable try to maintain eye contact with those interviewing you. Listen carefully to the introductions so you can remember the names and roles of those present.

Don’t fidget and relax

Remember, your body language says as much about you as your answers; a friendly, personable demeanour will help you to be remembered for all the right reasons. Key takeaway – try to stay as relaxed as possible.

Be prepared

Give yourself plenty of time to get ready for the interview. Plan your outfit, route and transport in advance. This will not only save you time but it will help your mind to stay focused on the interview ahead.

Be punctual

Aim to arrive ten minutes early. This will give you a chance to find your bearings, tidy yourself if necessary and to settle your nerves. Bring some notes with you to read through in case you need them for assurance at this time. Now is the time to put your phone on silent.

Say thank you

At the end of the interview shake each person’s hand and thank them for their time.

Follow up

It can be good practice to follow up after interview with an email. Repeat your thanks and reiterate your interest in the company. If you are unsuccessful in your application then don’t be afraid to ask for constructive feedback.

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