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How To Win At Interviews

28th November 2019

How To Win At Interviews

Hi folks, I’m Vicki.

I became a Berry in September. I started in recruitment just over four years ago with a specialist recruitment agency dealing with temporary staff and I now run the permanent desk in the Yeovil office.

I am still learning the ropes, from moving from being temporary specialist recruiter to a perm consultant, but I thought I would share with you my top three tips for winning at interviews!

Breathe!

Honestly, most of us have been interviewing for years. We have seen it all and heard it all and probably done some of it ourselves!

I certainly have a few funny horror stories I could tell! If we haven’t been interviewing for years, we are probably just as nervous as you are.

Take a deep breath and exhale just before you go in. If you’re not nervous this also helps to focus your mind just before you go in, giving you a chance to push everything that may have affected you that day out of your mind.

Body language

Did you know we make our judgements on people within the first 7 seconds of meeting them? Body language is so important for this!

Stand up straight, smile, put a spring in your step (but not so much that you’re bouncing off the walls)! We want to see you excited to have the chance to interview, we want to see someone who is fresh and ready to take on a challenge of a new role!

Imagine you’re a hiring manager for a moment, would you hire the person who is slouched over, with a disinterested attitude? Looking like they are only there because their mum, dad, wife, husband or partner has forced them to? No, they are going to pick the person that looks genuinely interested and is memorable for being friendly, open and genuinely interested in their business.

Do your research!

There is nothing worse than when a hiring manager asks you, so how many offices do we have? Your face goes blank, you have no clue.

They are expecting you to have done some background research into their company. You applied for this job, so show some interest at interview! Read through the website, pop on their company Facebook or LinkedIn profile. Most importantly, READ THE JOB SPEC! Make sure you know what you’re interviewing for. Research is key! 

 

I could go on and on but these three are the most important, in my opinion. Follow these steps and you will be well on your way to winning at interviews! 

 

 

 

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