Candidate Tips & Advice
- Remember the names of the interviewers, and take note of their various roles.
- Make sure you are in a conferrable position which allows you to respond easily to all the interviewers.
- It's a good idea to ask for a glass of water as you will be doing a lot of talking, but its also good to take a sip if you want a few seconds to think about the question asked.
First Impressions count
Most people make an initial opinion of a stranger within the first five minutes of meeting them. According to research employers' impressions are made up of the following:
- Body Language and image (70%)
- Tone of voice (20%)
- What you say (10%)
As soon as you enter the building you need to be polite to everyone you meet; remain calm and confident, give a firm handshake, and remember always make eye contact. You need to put both yourself and the interviewer at ease by being down-to-earth whilst remaining business-like, it’s a good idea to have a few conversation openers, especially if the interviewer takes you to the interview room, it helps break the silence.