Our Top Interview Tips That Employers Will Love
February 14, 2018 / Sharnie Carter
Everyone has had or will have an interview at some point in their life. Therefore, everyone has needed or will need some interview tips, too.
There are often myths flying around about certain things to do or what not to do in an interview. Some say dress formal, others say don’t. Some say ask about salary, and others don’t. It’s hard to know what to believe.
But we at Open Study College have been in this industry for a long time; we know what we are doing.
Many of our students progress onto successful careers thanks to our amazing courses and great advice. So now it’s time to pass it onto you. Here are some of our top interview tips that we know employers will love:
This is a given. Arriving early ensures you can find the venue in time and shows that you are serious and passionate about the role.
This is dependent on the type of industry you work in. If you are interviewing for a job in an office or managerial role, then dressing smartly is appropriate. However, for those working in the fashion industry or the arts, it may make more of an impression to dress fashionably – but still respectfully.
Research the company and the role
Having some background information on the company shows passion and initiative – qualities that all employers look for in their candidates.
Have some questions prepared
An interview is a two-way street; you are finding out whether you want to work there as much as they are doing the same for you. Have some questions prepared, such as “what is your favourite thing about working here?” … or “will I find out whether I am successful either way?” – this shows you are engaging in the interview.
Present positive body language
First impressions and body language make a big difference. If you sit arms crossed and slouching, this shows disinterest. Look your interviewer(s) in the eye, sit up straight and look engaged. It will win you some brownie points!
Nerves will take over and this may ruin your interview. Try to remain calm. Interviewers respect confidence (not arrogance) and the interview will seem to go quicker if you are less worried.
Remember that you are a perfect candidate
You have made it to the interview stage; this means that they already think you are great. So have some confidence in yourself and show them why that is true.
Depending on the job that you may be applying for, you will need some other tips to get you through. But we’re positive that these interview tips will tip you that little bit over the edge, and help you bag the dream career you have always wanted.