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HOW TO NAIL THE INTERVIEW

1. RESEARCH THE COMPANY

– Find out what is important to them and how you can add value

 

2. KNOW THE JOB DESCRIPTION OF AVAILABLE POSITION

– Decide why they should choose you (focus on your skills and special characteristics, not how desperate you are)

 

3. DRESS APPROPRIATELY

– Ask the HR contact or recruiter what would be appropriate

– Be neat and tidy (hair and nails clean, clothes ironed)

 

4. BE ON TIME

– At least 10 minutes early, use bathroom if necessary

 

5. EVERYONE MATTERS

– Be respectful to all people you encounter on your way to meeting room

 

6. CONFIDENCE AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE

– Visualise how you can make a difference and enter interview with confidence and positive attitude

 

7. MAKE YOUR MARK

– Make eye contact, smile and give firm handshake

 

8. AVOID NEGATIVE COMMENTING

– Don’t trash talk previous employers, rather focus on lessons learned and personal improvement through challenges experienced

 

9. ALLOW THEM TO LEAD THE INTERVIEW

– Never ask about money until they discuss it

– Have questions ready to ask at the end of the interview

 

10. SAYING YOUR GOODBYES

– If they haven’t offered the info, ask them when they expect to make a decision

– Indicate if you’re interested to receive an offer – Leave with a friendly greeting

 

Happy Job Hunting

Christa Fourie (Founder of Keesta)