Nervous about attending a job interview?
Relax, read on and Network Recruitment Group’s team of consultants will advise you of some important interview tips for you to keep in mind at your next interview.

Preparation of your Resume...

Make sure your resume is up to date and preferably in point form. Include the following information:

  • Personal Details
  • Current Status
  • Skills (e.g.: typing speed, software packages etc)
  • Education
  • Further Education
  • Hobbies and Interests
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Employment History
  • Employment Referee's

Dress to Impress for your Interview:

Women

  • A straight forward business suit is best.
  • Be moderate with make-up and perfume.
  • Wear simple jewellery.
  • Hair and fingernails should be well groomed.

Men (Professional)

  • Business suit and tie, polished shoes.
  • Face should be clean shaven or facial hair should be neatly trimmed.
  • Hair and fingernails should be well groomed.

Men (Trades / Labourers)

  • Clean, ironed shirt and trousers.
  • Clean shoes.
  • Hair and fingernails should be well groomed.
  • Face should be clean shaven or facial hair should be neatly trimmed.

Research the Company and the Position

The more you know about the company and the position you are applying for, the better you will appear in the interview. The interviewer will be impressed by your interest and motivation.
Find out key information about the company, for example:

  • Office locations
  • Products and services
  • Competitors
  • History

The Do's and Don'ts of an Interview

Do

  • Plan to arrive on time or a few minutes early.
  • If presented with an application, complete it neatly.
  • Shake the interviewers hand firmly.
  • Be a good listener as well as a good talker and remember to smile.
  • People who feel good about themselves…..produce good results.

Don't

  • Arrive late for your interview.
  • Look inappropriately dressed.
  • Slouch in your seat.
  • Answer most questions with a simple "yes" and "no" answer.
  • Call the interviewer by the wrong name.
  • Badmouth your current or former employer.
  • Smoke before your interview, as a prospective employer will be able to smell smoke on you.