AllSwanseaJobs is specifically designed to help people find jobs in Swansea or to find jobs in the area of Swansea. With the recruitment market now more competitive than ever, you need to give recruiters lots of reasons to pick you when you get to the critical stage of being invited for a job interview.
The first minute of a job interview are hugely important. Here are a few helpful tips on what to expect and what to consider for your job interview.
Job Interview checklist
Rightly or wrongly, looks sometimes make a difference, be smart and look professional. Think about the company you are applying to - how do your potential future colleagues dress for work? If you already dress in a similar way then you're on the way to fitting in at your desired new job!
It is key to keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, so make sure you're prepared. Aim to arrive 20-25 minutes before your interview time, that way if your bus is late or you get stuck in traffic you'll still arrive bang on time. If you arrive early, you could wait nearby at a cafe or have a quick stroll around the locality thinking about what you plan to say in your interview. Aim to arrive at reception exactly 10 minutes before your scheduled interview time.
Eye contact is a very important aspect while on your interview and can make a important difference in how you come accross. If you constantly look away when speaking to someone, you are viewed.may come accross as lacking confidence or not interested or even being dishonest. So always answer their questions with eye contact, but without glaring.
During your job interview always be enthusiastic. Do not be unenthusiastic or mention any bad points about previous employers. Focus on your achievements and optimistic views, never forget to smile and be attentive.
Unfortunately the reality of life is that you are unlikely to be offered every job that you try for, however well suited you believe you may be for it.
If you do not get the job after an interview it is a wise suggestion to go back through the interview with someone and try to have them to flag up any areas where you could have done better. There will be other opportunities in time and any less that perfect interviews should be looked upon as part of a learning process.
Don't forget that performing well at an interview is a skill and it can be learnt and improved with help and practice. There are plenty jobs in and around Swansea - the main thing is to find the right one for you!
AllSwanseaJobs wish you the best of luck with you job hunting!
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