A smile, a firm handshake, clear communication and eye contact is essential.
Body language says a lot, keep it professional and remember not to fold your arms.
dress appropriately for your interview.
really do count.
Should you not be 100% sure of the dress code
rather over dress than under dress. It shows that you are
professional and take pride in yourself. You can always remove
a jacket, tie or accessory should you feel too formal.
Ensure you are
well groomed with tidy hair, clean shoes and
neatly ironed, clean clothing. Do not wear too much perfume
or aftershave and keep make-up, jewellery and nail polish simple.
Plan your journey beforehand to ensure you arrive at least 15
minutes early, this will ensure that you are relaxed and confident
and not rushed and stressed. Allow for possible traffic delays.
In case of a major hold up,
make sure you have the companies
so that you can call if you suspect you will be late.
Make sure you
know the names of the people who will be
Practice saying them if they are difficult to
There’s no such thing as enough preparation for an interview.
Find out everything you can about the company.
and look for current news. Being prepared allows you
to feel more confident and it shows that you are serious about
the opportunity and that you have put thought and effort into
Research the clients interviewing you on Google,
Linked-In and other relevant business media.
Prepare by practicing your answers to possible questions. Be your
own worst interview nightmare and imagine what the most difficult
question could be that you might have to face. Practice the answer.
Remember interviews are two-way meetings. Not only are they an
opportunity for the interviewer to find out more about you and if
you are suitable for the position but they are also an opportunity
for you to find out more about the organisation and the position.
Make sure you prepare relevant questions to ask them as well.
Be upbeat, positive and eager to take on the challenge. Never
Come across as negative, they will pick up on this immediately.
Follow the pace of the interview. If the client speaks slowly,
so should you. If the client speaks quickly, pick up your pace.
Remember to switch off your cell phone.
always polite to thank the person or panel conducting
the interview for having taken time out of their day
to meet with you.