A list of the best interview tips on the net.
Ask for details of the interview structure, i.e., who will be interviewing you, for how long, and how many other candidates are there?
If you need more information about the organisation ask for it at this stage.
Practice common interview questions
When practicing interview questions and answers, try and think of examples you could use to describe how you have dealt with different situations.
Be fluent and confident about describing yourself and your personal capital: You are not boasting, merely stating quantifiable facts about what you have to offer, based on proven achievements and future potential.
Learn all your achievements from your CV and be prepared to elaborate on them, make sure you have all your facts and figures clearly at hand.
Be enthusiastic about your career and what you have achieved, but avoid unnecessary detail.
Talk in 'sound bites' until you catch the interest of the interviewer, at which point it is fine to elaborate.
Never interrupt - even where the question is obvious, wait for the interviewer to finish before your reply.
Listen actively - there is always something more to learn about the organisation and on which you might capitalise.
Always use positive language to describe your past career history and never criticise former employers, bosses or colleagues - it will simply mark you down as disloyal.
Your questions provide your final opportunity to sell yourself to the interviewer(s)
Find out more about the organisational structure, your prospective role in it, the nature of the job, the challenge it offers and its career potential
For your questions: If you feel that you will not remember all the things you need to ask, write them down and ask if the interviewer minds if you refer to your notes
Remember to limit the time spent on your questions to the interviewers because the panel will be irritated if you appear too demanding and throw the interview schedule off too much
Always write a thank-you letter after an interview
Re-affirm your continued interest in the post or email and say that you hope you will be called back for a further discussion.
If your application is unsuccessful, do not be afraid to call and ask for feedback. This can be invaluable advice to inform your next round of applications.
Remember interviewers have to convince you that you should join a company just as much as you need them to employ you.
Don't smoke before your interview
Focus more on what you can do for the company, rather than what they can do for you
Don’t bring up salary or benefits during the first interview
Pursue the job you're interviewing for even if you’re not entirely sure you want it
Don’t be negative about past employers or bosses
Be aware of your body language
Your job interview starts the second you walk in the door, so be ready. Practice walking into a room if you have to. But more than anything, learn how first impressions work and do everything you can to make a good one.
If you don't get the job, find out why! Think about it and even ask the interviewer what the winner had over you.
Watch you body language: Don't touch your face, don't bounce your leg, research nervous ticks and avoid them at all costs.
Keep your chin up, make good eye contact, be friendly (smile!)
Avoid talking about financial issues, childcare, bad experiences, and anything negative.