Top Tips in association with City College Plymouth
Each week The Herald, in association with City College Plymouth, will present a series of top tips on how you can help yourself get a job. The series continues today with advice on what to do when you have secured an interview.
I've got an interview. What do I do next? Now the intensive preparation for an interview must start.
You are hoping to work for this company so make sure you find out as much as you can about them:
Look at the company website and find out what they have been doing and are planning next. What are their recent successes, for example?
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Find out about what is happening in their industry sector locally. Use Google to find out about it.
Work out exactly how to get to your interview; you will make a poor impression if you are late.
Plan what you are going to wear in advance. Make sure your outfit is suitable, fits well and is clean and pressed.
The trick to making the best impression is being prepared. Interviews are stressful, so make sure you have made your life as easy as possible before the day and then you won't be in a panic when you first arrive.
Read and check your interview instructions carefully – do you need to do a presentation or work trial?
Get plenty of rest and relaxation in the run-up to the interview date. No-one is at their best if they have been out late the night before.