Interview tips - Mayday Employment

Interview tips

Are you looking for your next great position? We know that interviews can be nerve wracking, so we’ve spoken to our experts and come up with a list of fool proof interview tips to help you prepare. If you have any particular questions regarding an interview we’ve put you forward for, please speak to one of our advisors who’ll be happy to help.

  • Personal Appearance

    Appropriate interview clothes – suit, shirt & tie, blouse etc. Tidy hair & Clean nails etc.

    Be aware of clinging smells i.e. smoke, strong scents, BO. Remove unnecessary jewellery.

  • Mobile Phones

    Turn off your phone before going into the building.

    Never leave your phone on silent or vibrate.

  • Time Keeping

    Arrive & report in 5-10mins earlier (This gives you time to collect your thoughts & get used to environment/office).

    Never arrive late. If unavoidable then phone Mayday immediately so as we can explain to company.

  • Allocation of Time

    Allow yourself plenty of time for the interview – they can last from 20 minutes to a few hours. We will advise you of approximate time of interview process beforehand. Ensure you know exactly where you are going.

    Do not indicate to company that you are in a hurry or that you haven't got time for the interview!

  • Details of Role/Company

    Ensure you have read and understood the requirements of the role fully. Be aware of the benefits & salary range beforehand. If they have products find out about it beforehand – visit their website, showroom or get a catalogue/brochure.

    Don't go in not knowing anything about the role or company. If salary & benefits have been stated then don't expect them to change for you.

  • Body Language

    1st impressions count - Smile! Offer your hand if they don't. Look them in the eye when listening and speaking. Sit up straight and look alert – show that you are interested in them and the job. Relax and enjoy the interview.

    Don't hide behind hair or hands etc. Don't slouch in the chair. Don't cross your arms across your body.

  • Interest in Role/Company

    If you want the job tell them. Show that you are eager and interested. If you decide that you do not want the role then be honest, but be polite.

    Don't give the impression you are not interested. Even if you decide you don't want the role you can still show you are interested in the company. There may be other opportunities they could consider you for!

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