BrightonJobSearch is custom made to assist people find jobs in Brighton or to find jobs in the area of Brighton. With the recruitment market now more competitive than it has been for some time, you need to give employers lots of reasons to pick you when you get to the important stage of being invited for a job interview.
The first minute of a job interview are critical. Here are a few helpful tips on what to expect and things to think about for your job interview.
Job Interview checklist
Rightly or wrongly, looks sometimes make a difference, be smart and look professional. Bear in mind the company you are applying to - how do your potential future co-workers dress for work? If you already dress in a similar way then you're on the way to fitting in at your desired new job!
It is key to keep in mind that you never get a second chance to make a great 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 bang on time. If you arrive early, you could wait nearby at a restaurant or have a short walk round the area 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.
Eye contact is a very important aspect while on your interview and can make a significant difference in how you present yourself. If you constantly look away when speaking to someone, you may well be seen as lacking confidence or not interested or even being dishonest. So always answer their questions with eye contact, but without glaring.
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, never forget to smile and be attentive.
Alas no matter how prepared you are the reality is that you are unlikely to be offered every job that you apply for, however well suited you believe 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 other interviews in the weeks to come 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 Brighton - the main thing is to find the right one for you!
BrightonJobSearch wish you the best of luck with you job hunting!