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8 Essential Job Interview Tips

8 Essential Job Interview Tips

21 Aug 08:00 by Gavin OShea

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Whether you embrace or endure the interview process; these helpful tips will go a long way to increasing your chances of coming out on top and landing that dream job.

  1. Regardless of the type of interview you're preparing for, doing plenty of research and planning is key.

  2. Research the issues, trends and opportunities affecting the organisation and the wider market.

  3. Have a clear understanding of the vacancy and be able to explain why you are a great fit for the role.

  4. Avoid talking too much, be succinct when responding to questions (consider using the STAR Method to help you stay focused when answering the question).

  5. Enthusiasm and a positive attitude will instantly make you a more appealing candidate.

  6. Do not complain about your current or previous employers.

  7. Try to relax and show off your natural personality.

  8. End the interview on a positive note. Find out what the next steps are and when you’re likely to hear feedback.