Need Interview Advice?
We have put together some useful interview advice which includes help with body language, tips for the kind of information you should be sharing with your potential employer, online interview tips, and how a Skype interview differs to interviews conducted in person.
Research common interview questions asked in your field, as being able to answer questions quickly and confidently will present you as a competent and self-assured candidate.
Map out your best attributes, strengths and experiences most relevant to the job you are applying for. It is worth examining your weaknesses as well, as this is a question that can often throw people off in a formal interview situation.
Look into your potential employer and their company and take along printouts of their website in your interview folder. This will visually help to show your genuine interest in the company and it often stops clients asking what you know about them.
Remember to listen. Ensure that you display this in your body language and facial expressions. This is particularly important if you are taking part in an online interview, as the quality of the video can often mean that reactions or expressions are lost in transmission. This can be done by leaning in, maintaining eye contact and taking your time to answer questions.
Ensure you are prepared with all of your ‘Right to Work’ documents and leave yourself plenty of time to get to your destination in order to avoid becoming flustered and stressed before you even arrive. In the case of online interviews, ensure these documents have all been emailed to your potential employer. Set yourself up in a quiet room with good Wifi, at least fifteen minutes before your interview is due to commence.
Make sure you ask your own questions about the job role and the company in order to appear proactive and engaged. Prepare a list of questions and take them with you in your interview folder. That way you can check them off as you go and you won’t miss anything at the end.
Be friendly and engaging. No matter how professional and qualified you are, often a lack of social skills can be what lets people down in both face-to-face and online interviews.
Be authentic but simultaneously ensure that you use appropriate language in your interview, as well as dressing tidily and professionally.
Use this interview advice and you will be on track to secure your ideal job in construction consultancy, construction or building maintenance.
Remember that most people will find themselves in an interview situation at some point and it is perfectly normal to feel anxious. It is important to have confidence in your abilities, prepare thoroughly, and don’t let stress overwhelm you.
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