First impressions are a vital aspect of your interview and you should appear comfortable, smart, professional and confident. Ask whether you need to wear a suit and tie – in some situations a suit is not always appropriate.
Body Language »
Make sure you offer a firm handshake, a smile and plenty of eye contact. If you are being interviewed by a panel address your responses to the entire panel, not just the person asking the questions.
How well you listen in an interview will be a strong indication of your communication skills. Be sure to listen to the questions you are being asked so that your answer is relevant.
Nerves can often affect the way in which we listen and reply to a question. Try to keep nerves under cnotrol and don’t be afraid to pause to think about an answer.
Dont' be afraid to ask questions throughout the interview if you feel you need further information or something is not made clear to you by the interviewer. Make sure you are factual and concise with your answers.
Ask what the next stage will be and reaffirm your interest in the role. Show enthusiasm for the job and be sure to thank the interviewer for taking the time to meet you.
Even if you are usure if the role is entirely suitable for you it is important to leave the interviewer with the impression that you do want the job.