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Interview Tips to help you get that perfect job in West Sussex

AllWestSussexJobs is intended to help people find jobs in West Sussex or to find jobs close to West Sussex. With the recruitment market now more competitive than ever before, you need to give recruiters even more reasons to pick you when you get to the important stage of being invited to interview.



The first thirty seconds of a job interview are very important. Here are some hint and tips on what to expect and what to consider for your job interview.

Job Interview checklist



  1. Be sure to double check the time, date and whereabouts of your job interview

  2. Plan the route the day prior, eg if you are being interviewed for a job in West Sussex you could get a route map from google maps so you can pin point the place to be before hand, or even better make a trip there the day before to avoid any grief on the day

  3. read up on the job and company before the interview, a few minutes keying the company's name into Google will be time very well spent. Read the company's about us page and any further information you can find. Your interviewer will be impressed if you have a reasonable understanding of the company and its background

  4. Re read through the job advertisement to ensure you are confident you know what the job involves and what the employer is looking for

  5. Skim back through your CV and have a hard think about exactly why you think you'd be good for this job



Look Good, Feel Better


Rightly or wrongly, looks can 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 look the part then you're on the way to fitting in at your desired new job!


Be on time!


It is key to keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a excellent first impression, so make sure you're prepared. Aim to arrive 20-25 minutes before your appointed interview time, that way if your bus is late or you get stuck in traffic you'll still arrive on time. If you arrive early, you could wait nearby at a restaurant or have a quick stroll around the locality thinking about what you plan to say in your interview. Aim to report to the front desk exactly 10 minutes before your scheduled interview time.


Hold your head up high and smile


Eye contact is important to get right while on your interview and can make a real difference in how you come accross. If you always 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.


Be enthusiastic and positive


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, always smile and be attentive.


Finally, don't give up your job hunt!


The fact is that that you are unlikely to be offered every job that you apply for, however ideal you think you may be for it.



If you do not get the job after an interview it is time well spent to run through the interview with someone and try to have them to flag up any areas where you could have done better. There will be more jobs to apply for in the future and any unsuccessful 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 West Sussex - the main thing is to find the right one for you!

AllWestSussexJobs wish you the best of luck with you job hunting!


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