Interviews can be nerve-wracking. The best way to stay calm before an interview is to be well prepared.
If you have been invited to attend an interview here are some useful tips:
To put yourself in the best possible place for success it’s important to gather some information about the company you have applied for and take time to prepare answers to common interview questions so you can be at ease wherever possible.
Most companies have their own website which can be a great place to find out information. In addition it’s worth looking on the CQC website which is a good way of gathering more detailed information.
Dress to impress
It’s always better to be over dressed than under dressed for an interview. It shows the employer you have made an effort and you are taking the interview seriously.
Be confident, be courteous, address the interviewers by name whenever possible and don’t forget to smile!
Don’t be late
Plan you journey, make sure you know what time you need to leave. You should look to get to your interview 10-15 minutes early. If there is some reason you are running late make sure you ring the employer and let them know as soon as possible.
Follow up after your interview
After your interview, write to the employer and thank them for their time in seeing you. This is a courteous thing to do and will also confirm to the employer that you are still interested in the position.
Whether successful or unsuccessful in getting the job always ask for feedback as this will be vital to you in your career journey for the future.
For more support and guidance when preparing for an interview, visit the Job Centre Guide website.