During your interview

After you have done all your research and preparation, hopefully you are feeling confident to attend your interview. Here are some additional tips to help you feel comfortable and impress on the day:

  • Remember that the company is primarily looking for a candidate who meets the criteria from the job description, but they are also looking for someone friendly, enthusiastic and authentic. The interviewer(s) are seeking an individual who will be a good addition to their team. So it is important that you are yourself, as you want to find a good fit too.
  • Remember to be polite and friendly to everyone you meet throughout the interview process.
  • Due to Covid-19 you won’t be expected to shake hands with your interviewer if your interview is in person.
  • It’s natural to be nervous, so take your time, speak calmly and clearly, and take a sip of water when needed.
  • It’s fine to ask for clarification on a question if you are unsure or to let the interview know that you would like to think for a moment.
  • It sounds simple but smiling is one of the most important things you can do throughout interview
  • Make sure you are sitting comfortably during the interview, sitting up straight and displaying open body language (for example using hand gestures to help demonstrate your points).

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